Macbook Pro Hardware Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lotsofstuff, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. lotsofstuff macrumors newbie

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    Hey! So my mac hasn't been the fastest in the past year or so. And with the upgrade of Lion it seems to have gotten a tad bit slower. So, my questions are what hardware can I buy to improve my mac's performance/speed, is upgrading RAM going to be the best thing to do, etc?

    Hopefully this is enough info:
    2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    MacBookPro 2,2
    2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    ATI Radeon X1600 128 MB
     
  2. BigDrives macrumors newbie

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    More ram will likely help, as you only have 2gb. Ram is relatively cheap these days so it seems like a no brainer to me.

    Edit: Start with ram, most everything else will be a fair amount more expensive.
     
  3. Naimfan Suspended

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    You can also get a 500 GB 7200 RPM hard drive--like a Hitachi--and that will help some as well.

    How much free space do you have on your hard drive?
     
  4. lotsofstuff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Crucial's scan said that 4gb of ram would be the maximum (2gb in each slot). Is that enough and/or true?

    I have 100gb free out of a 160gb hard drive.
     
  5. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    4GB RAM yes, but can you get a crucial 128GB M4 SSD? They are expensive but offer a great speed boost.
     

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