MacBook 2007 - what minimum to do?

Vinsane38

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Original poster
Jan 5, 2014
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I really like the vibe on this site so I signed up - not common for me.

This isnt about the money, more about being effective. New Years resolution was to inventory all the apple and blackberry stuff in the home, today focusing on the MacBook.

My goals? KISS, data security, surfing and blogging, ability to use latest Firefox. MAYBE load MS Office or the like...not interested in partitioning, dual booting, etc. (see KISS)

Still running Leopard 10.5.8
Hardware is 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB 667MHz SDRAM
Screen still looks great, this thing lightly used since the IPhones became like little computers...

SO - how to upgd the OS to 10.6 or 10.7? RAM to 4GB? confident I can do upgrades myself also (havent tinkered much since late 90s)

Any other ideas would be appreciated - thank so much for your input, and a prosperous New Year to you all :D
 

Vinsane38

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 5, 2014
3
0
Texas
great tip

must be my lucky day...

found 4GB of RAM for $30 (same part # as on Apple.com) and that retail box upgd to Snow Leopard ($20), both on AMZN.

during checkout, it asked me if I wanted to use AMEX rewards points.

Total cost - zero-point-zero.

thnks to jchase-x and other on the site to inform me quickly. this project is on a roll.
 

logana

macrumors 65816
Feb 4, 2006
1,390
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Scotland
Are you sure that you got the correct ram - 4GB DDR2 (2 x 2GB) sodimms for $30 sounds very cheap - are you sure that it is not DDR3 ram (which won't fit) ?
 

jchase2057

macrumors regular
Dec 6, 2010
234
1
Detroit
The HDD is easily accessible as well. It is behind the short side of the battery. An SSD or newer HDD would definitely be worth the investment
 
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