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|Jan 24, 2013, 05:25 PM||#1|
NEED HELP with Upgrading Ram and Hard drive
I have a late 2007 macbook pro 3,1 (15.4-inch: 2.2GHz)
I can't afford to go out and buy a new computer so I want to upgrade my old computer but have never done anything like this before.
I want to upgrade the ram to 4 8 or 16 GB. How do I know which hardware to buy that will match my computer model. Do I need to upgrade my OS from Leopard in order for the computer to recognize the new ram (I heard that could be an issue)
I would also like to upgrade my hard drive to free up space. Is this possible? if so what hardware is best suited?
If I do these upgrades can I upgrade my Operating system to Mountain Lion
Finally, are there any good programs to clean up my mac so it runs faster?
Thanks So much!!
|Jan 24, 2013, 05:30 PM||#2|
The best one for me is to visit Crucial.com
Crucial will scan your system and tell you what Ram is compatible with your current system and then list the products available. Ram is quite cheap at the moment in the UK (not sure about US)
I would try that out my friend!
It will also tell you how much ram your computer can hold (best to stay within the supported ram thresholds)
Youtube has some great videos showing step by step process of changing HD and RAM
This may also help you
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|Jan 24, 2013, 06:08 PM||#3|
Thanks Very much! Those sites were quite helpful.
Anywhere to find a compatible Hard Drive?
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