macbook white early 2008 upgrade

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  1. row-she macrumors newbie

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    hi there,

    i own a macbook white early 2008 (A1181, 2,4Ghz, Core 2 Duo).
    right now i have 2gb of ram and a 160 gb HDD installed.

    i'd like to upgrade to 4 gb ram and a 128gb SSD drive.

    i just wanted to ask, would those two items fit in my macbook nicely?

    >> RAM

    >> SSD

    i know it sounds kinda easy but i'm quite new to ram and ssd configurations
    so... any advice would be appreciated! (just please keep in mind that those
    prices are kinda what i can afford right now ;-)

    also... i know there is a way to get out the superdrive optical and install a second harddrive
    but i've only seen it for unibody macbooks. can this be done with mine too?

    thanks so much for your answers!

    cheers,

    andy
     
  2. pastrychef, Oct 3, 2015
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    pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

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    That RAM should work but it only runs at 667MHz while your MacBook supports 800MHz. In real world usage, you would probably never notice the difference though.

    The SSD should be fine.

    If you want to replace your optical drive with a hard drive or SSD, you would need something like:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Secondary-I...y-HDD-Caddy-/221590082868?hash=item3397cc5534

    However, keep in mind that a hard drive or SSD connected this way will be a bit slower because it is using a PATA to SATA adaptor.

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  3. row-she thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi pastrychef,

    thanks for your reply!

    so... if it works i think i might go with the ram i posted.
    i don't know if it matters but the ram that is installed right now is
    specified as 667Mhz so i thought i might be on the safe side using 667Mhz ram again?!?

    i also found this:

    >> optibay

    maybe i'm in luck tomorrow...
    this one should fit, right?

    thanks again!
     
  4. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Hello.

    Yes, the RAM will work.

    Yes, the optibay seems perfect as well.

    Glad to be able to help. ;)
     
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