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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 50mmstudios, Apr 20, 2018.
what can I do to make a lil faster for video editing?
Replacing your hard drive with an SSD would be first step, if you haven’t already. Something like this should do it. You may want to take the opportunity to increase the hard drive size to 500GB or higher at the same time if budget allows to make room for all those big video files.
Doubling the memory would be the next step. According to EveryMac you can put 8GB of ram in there, so one of these will max it out. You may be able to get the MacBook to recognise 16GB of ram (2x8GB SO-DIMMs) if you want to take the risk.
IFixIt have details instructions on replacing both the Hard Drive and RAM.
Get yourself a cheap pc if you're not using final cut.
What’s the Risk with the ram what will happen if i did use the 16 I have found a ssd on Newegg.com now I’m stuck about the Ram lol
The most likely worst case that will happen is that only 8GB of the 16GB will be recognised, or that the MacBook won't boot with the 16GB memory upgrade. It shouldn't do any permanent damage and providing the place you bought the ram from has a good returns policy you can just swap the memory for an 8GB kit with them if it doesn't work.
If you're looking at spending $300-$400 to upgrade this MacBook though it might be worth thinking about using that money to replace it with a newer one with more grunt. If you can sell your MacBook for $100-$200 you should be to find a 3-4 year old MacBook/Pro/Air on eBay for that money.