How have you upgraded your Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bmcgonag, Mar 23, 2009.

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Have you upgraded your Mac?

  1. Yes - I've upgraded, and I'm happy I did.

    76.9%
  2. Yes - I've upgraded, but wish I hadn't

    7.7%
  3. No - But I plan to upgrade it soon.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. No - and I never will.

    7.7%
  5. I'm waiting for my warranty to expire.

    7.7%
  6. I wish I knew how....

    7.7%
  1. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    Location:
    Texas
    #1
    I'm interested to know what types of changes / upgrades you've made to your mac?

    On my white 24" iMac I've upgraded the Ram from 1 GB to 3 GB and the HDD from 250 GB to 1TB.
     
  2. lazydesi macrumors 6502

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    Gr8 Adelaide
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

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    Sod off
    #3
    I haven't done anything to my PowerBook G4.

    But my Power Mac G4 is a different story:

    -512MB RAM upgraded to 1GB
    -19" CRT upgraded to 20" WFP LCD
    -Radeon 7500 upgraded to Radeon 9600 PRO upgraded to GeForce 6800GT
    -40GB Quantum HDD upgraded to 2x Hitachi 250GB and 1x Seagate 500GB SATA with PCI SATA controller.
    -Dual 533 Mhz CPUs upgraded to single 1.4GHz (overclocked)
    -DVD-ROM upgraded to Pioneer 107D DVD-RW
    -USB 2.0 PCI card (I'm on my second after the first one died)
    -PCI slot cooling fan
    Added an original (802.11b) AirPort card
    OS 9 upgraded to OS X Panther upgraded to Tiger

    I'm very happy with the tower, it was worth upgrading. My only complaint is the noise, an expensive problem to solve. I've just gotten used to it.
     
  4. Benguitar Guest

    Benguitar

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  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    #5
    Some Macs are easy, others are more difficult. iFixit.com has a lot of tips on upgrades. The MacBook drive and RAM were easy. The mini was a little tougher. I'm not looking forward to upgrading the HD in the Alu iMacs.
     
  6. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Oct 6, 2007
    Location:
    Australia (WA)
    #6
    My Upgrades to my Macs

    1. Powerbook G4 - Installed a new 120Gb drive in there to replace the 40GB 4200 RPM. Installed 1 GB DDR to bring it up to 1.25GB

    2. Mac Mini - Installed a new 160GB drive in there once again to replace the 4200RPM. Installed 512MB DDR

    3. Macbook Installed 2 GB of DDR2 Memory, New 160GB Sata Hard disk, i kept running out of space, old drive was a 80

    4.Macbook Pro - has had 4 Gb installed. nothing else done yet
     
  7. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    Sep 22, 2008
    #7
    Macbook.

    Changed the 1GB stock RAM to 4GB
    Changed the Stock 120GB HD to a 320 GB HD
    Changed the CDRW-DVDROM to Superdrive
     

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