MacBook Pro 2006 [Upgrade]

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yasomoca, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. yasomoca macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a June 2006 MB Pro. It really gives me hard time to watch some quality movies, or even to play moderate games. If i have some bucks up to $200, what do you recommend? In details plz.

    configurations:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    ATI Radeon X1600:

    Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1600
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Hard Drive : Capacity: 250.06 GB (250,059,350,016 bytes)
    Model: SAMSUNG HM250HI

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    I recommend two things:

    First ask the mods to move this to the correct section.

    Second I'd take the $200 you have, the $300 you could get for your MBP and find something a bit newer. $500 ought to buy an '09 maybe even a '10 depending on where you live. The will get you improved graphics, bigger HDD, and more RAM.
     
  3. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 1.83GHz!:D
    SSD for the boot drive is probably the only thing worth doing. That's in addition to you using it for what it's actually great at, posting online!:p
     
  4. yasomoca thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the prompt reply and advice, but unfortunately, i don't have +$300 for the replacement. I already saw some like '09 and even '10 on ebay, but what in hands isn't equate what i am looking for. Thanks again.

    What about the Graphics? Ram ? Bios ? :eek: let's see what others will recommend and i will think about this if it will be the only one worth doing. Thanks ;)
     
  5. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    sell yours for the 300
     
  6. scbond macrumors 6502

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    You can upgrade the memory and the hard drive, that's it. Most would argue it isn't worth getting memory as it'll be old tech which you won't be using in a future machine when you do upgrade to something newer.
     
  7. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    Well, you've maxed the RAM, so there are three things to upgrade:

    1. an SSD to replace the HDD
    2. an 802.11n card to replace the 802.11g card
    3. Snow Leopard, if you're running Tiger or Leopard.

    Personally though, I think it's time for an upgrade to a newer system (you can get late 2010 MBAs for under $500, which is a better use of upgrade funds.
     

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