Early MBP 08: What Can I Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by legaleye3000, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 31, 2007
    I already upgraded to a 7200rpm hd and up to 4gb ram. Anything else that would help boost speed? Can you upgrade the video ram or video card, or is all of that built into the logic board?

  2. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    Nothing. I have the same machine and have done the same upgrades and that's as good as it gets. Also, for some reason OS X recognizes 4GB, but applications can only use 3.5.

    Maybe add an SSD, but you've already bought the new 7200 RPM HDD.

    Everything else is soldered to the motherboard. You might be able to get a motherboard with an 8600M GT with more memory and a faster processor, but that would be quite expensive and it may or may not work.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Well you can replace the optical drive with another HDD or better a SSD.

    You can further upgrade the RAM to 6GB.

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