MacBook 2,1 (Late 2006)

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  1. Rori macrumors newbie

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    Hiya everyone,

    I've had a MacBook 2,1, from Late 2006 as per the title, passed down to me and i'm trying to revive it. Currently it has 3GB of mismatched RAM salvaged from a dead HP laptop, and a $30 128GB SSD I found on eBay that's working pretty nicely. The Mac is currently running OSX Lion 10.7.5, with Trim Enabler On. I just purchased some KomputerBay RAM from Amazon so I can get a 2x2GB (4GB) RAM matching pair so I can have Dual Channel to get a tiny speed boost. I also intend to buy the Anker battery replacement on Amazon seeing as how Anker is seemingly a good battery brand, and is more affordable. Is there anything else I can do to revive this aging MacBook?
     
  2. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    I actually just did some similar upgrades and repairs to my grandfather's Late 2006 MacBook. We upgraded from Tiger to Lion and upped the RAM to 4 GB (with 3 GB accessible). No SSD yet, but the RAM upgrades were a marked improvement, and the machine handles Lion quite well. Luckily, Lion is still relatively well supported by the applications he uses.

    I think we've reached the end of upgradability for his machine, but I'm hopeful it will allow him a year or so more use out of it.
     
  3. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    That's really about as far as you can go with those MacBooks. The SSD upgrade is really worth it though, I put one in my mid-2007 recently (which is very similar to your late 2006 model) and it woke it up big time.
     

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