Macbook Pro Hardware Upgrade

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

  1. lotsofstuff macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    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

    Jul 14, 2011

    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


    Jan 15, 2003
    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

    Oct 5, 2008
    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

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England
    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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