2010 macbook help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sadowx13, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. sadowx13, Sep 13, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2013

    sadowx13 macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2013
    So I think I need to upgrade my MacBook because recently I've been getting some awful lag. use firefox with 3-30ish tabs, steam (I shut it off when I'm not using it), skype, i message, notes, parallels 8(windows 2000), game capture hd, and Microsoft office suite. I would like to add the adobe cloud stuff but that for later. I have two ideas.

    1: optimizing osx can I do this? I have a feeling its not quite like windows.

    2:Upgrading I was thinking of ditching the dvd drive and throwing in two WD red 750gb or 1tb dirves and 16 gb of ram.

    I'm I missing something to speed up my mac will new thermal past stop my spu from getting hot and thus not throttled? and would raid 0 be used across all os's I want to use windows or Ubuntu.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    First of all 30 tabs of Firefox will slowdown any system if memory isn't readily available.

    I would advice to first go full capacity on the RAM of your Mac. Then if speed loss persists, go with the SSD upgrade.

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