13" MBP Upgrade Tonight - 4GB of RAM, 500GB HD - Feedback

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  1. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

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    The mailman just dropped off 4GB of RAM (Crucial) and a 500GB HD (WD Blue).

    I'm going to be installing it in a base model 13" MBP later tonight (see sig for current specs.

    I know this a popular upgrade for a lot for 13" MBP users. What benchmarks should I run before and after? I'd like to see how my performance increased or deceased.
     
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  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    X Bench gives a nice point of reference and checks the disk performance. GeekBench is pretty much all processor.

    You could also use AJA but X Bench should suffice.
     
  4. zw-gator thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just finished putting in the 4GB of ram and HD, now waiting for osx to install.

    I was surprised that I didn't need 10.5 on the HD before installing 10.6 with only the upgrade disc.

    bad news, I think the Blue is a little louder than I thought (I was wishing for dead silent)...but at least it's not DOA *knock on wood*
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't recall the Blue being that loud. Are you putting your ear up to it or something?
     
  6. zw-gator thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha yes

    I'm just being very picky :p
     
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I actually just did the same upgrade except my drive is a 5400 Hitachi 500gb
     
  8. zw-gator thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Remember Xbench is going to give you the results you're looking for mostly because geekbench does measure mostly processor.

    Edit: Just saw that mentioned above. I got nuttin then. :eek:
     

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