Help me revamp my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cpt.iphone, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. cpt.iphone macrumors member

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    Hey all!
    I have a 15" MBP (1.83Ghz and dual 512MB RAM) that I bought about 3 years ago. I know everyone here loves to figure out ways to make apple products better, so does anyone have any suggestions on how I can revamp my MBP? I have an iMac now so I use that for pix and movies so that isn't bogging down the laptop. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!:D: apple:
     
  2. PacMookBro macrumors regular

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    2gb + Ssd

    Get two 1GB PC2-5300 SDRAMs for 2GB memory upgrade for less than $50 bucks and one Intel SSD, if you have Benjamins to incinerate. :D
     
  3. cpt.iphone thread starter macrumors member

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  4. PacMookBro macrumors regular

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    80GB for about $360
    160GB for about $730
    at newegg

    The price is acidic but it will soothe dramatically over time...
     
  5. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    Ram - check
    SSD drive - bollocks - just pick up one of the newer 7200rpm drives w/a 16mb cache and you'll still be laughing.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    That's smart. Pay like $800 in upgrades when his computer is worth less. :rolleyes:
     
  7. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Given the fact the laptop is three years old and a massive failure is probably imminent at some point within the next year, I would just save for a new computer. No matter how much money you throw at it you will still be CPU limited.
     
  8. PacMookBro macrumors regular

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    Realistically, the first generation 1.83 Ghz MBP only needs 2GB ram upgrade. I remember going from 512MB to 2GB was significant on my first 1.83 MBP. 1.83Ghz Core Duo is still a fast and recent CPU and it can handle most of the tasks most computer users do everyday.

    By the time you see the limit in 1.83, buy a new MBP to suit your need.

    (The latest 15" MBP hard drive is user-replaceable so if you, an enthusiast, must have SSD now, you can always transplant it in your next MBP.)

    I hope this helps.
     

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