looking for some add on /upgrades for my early 2008 MBP

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  1. solarisc macrumors member

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    I currently have 2.4GHZ, 160GB SSD X25m, 6GB RAM. I am loving how fast the SSD can boot up.

    I am looking for some updates on the hardware but i don't know anything else i need to upgrade.

    I am sorry for sound like a spoiled brat but...i have some money to spend on this machine.

    I don't have the money to buy a new one however.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    For you it's more of an issue of what you can upgrade. Anything on the logic board is out, and the GPU is probably out too.
     
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    You could always add an external monitor, wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse
    Although those are more accessories than upgrades

    I think you are pretty well tapped out in that regard

    Do you have an adequate backup strategy
    If not, that is where I would invest the money
     
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    Can the speakers be changed???
     
  5. solarisc thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your responses,

    yes, i do have an external monitor, magic mouse, and yes i do have some HD for backup...

    Is there anyway i can upgrade the logic board to the uMBP? I think it wouldn't fit with my current case, so i might as well buy a new uMBP don't u?
     
  6. solarisc thread starter macrumors member

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    Good question, anyone?
     
  7. jawa12083 macrumors member

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    I saw somewhere (ifixit i think) that there was a tutorial on removing the speakers. If that's possible, why not put in brand new ones? HP Envy has Monster/Dr. Dre speakers...
     
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    Can an SSD be put instead?

    Someone a while ago suggested that the 16GB ssd chips in upcoming ipad is $10. You could put SL on it, and everything else on the harddrives. This way, the system runs super fast (but applications stay the same)
     
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Geez, all you can upgrade is the RAM, which is sorta pointless, or get a bigger SSD, which you probably won't need... Though you could get a skin for the MBP, if you like skins that is:D
     
  10. solarisc thread starter macrumors member

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    Not sure i understand what you meant. Is the 16GB going to the optical bay? Since i already have a SSD drive. DO i need an additional Hard drive?

    Can i overlock this processor? if so, could someone tell me how? 4.1 MBP
     
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    Well the flash chips are pretty small. Size of a penny? I don't know how they work (they're NOT sata for sure... And not USB.)
     
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