MacBook Pro 2006 [Upgrade]

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

  1. yasomoca macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2013
    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.

    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


    Jul 3, 2011

    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


    Jun 13, 2004
    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

    Jul 30, 2013
    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


    Jul 3, 2011
    sell yours for the 300
  6. scbond macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2010
    Nottingham, UK
    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

    Nov 22, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    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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