Hello all, i have done some searching already and lots of reading. I have got to the point where i have 5 pages open and they all tell me something different. So i thought i'd start another thread, understanding some members are probably rolling their eyes I have a stock standard Late 2011 13" MBP, still on original battery. MacBook Pro, Late 2011 13" Model Identifier: MacBookPro 8,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 4 GB Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B27 Still running Lion 10.7.3 (11D50d) Goal: Give it a Birthday I have a New Battery, SSD to fit and update to Mojave 10.14 I would like to do a ground up rebuild with the new HDD, Fresh Install. I'll keep my old HDD to access files from in a USB case (i'm thinking). 1. Is it a good idea to update my Late 2011 to Mojave? (Can it be updated to Mojave in 1 go? Be ok on a Fresh Install?) 2. Should i go for 8Gb of RAM or will the 4GB be ok (i don't render) 3. Would anyone kindly offer me the best process to upgrade to Mojave with the new SSD? (Make a BOOT USB? Or install the OS on the new SSD then install it? Patches?, so on) 4. Any issues with the fan running flat out after update? (i have read) SSD is a Samsung 860 EVO sata 6GB/s 5. Do i need to upgrade to a 2012 hard drive/IR cable? Should i do the Battery and SSD at the same time, or do the Battery first and reboot up the old HDD to see there was no issues? Thank you, i'm sure you all get asked this a lot.