new MacBook w/new HD and Memory

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stvfisher, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. stvfisher macrumors member

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    So I ordered a MacBook (BlackBook), and new Western Digital hard drive (320GB, 5400RPM) and 4 GB of RAM (Kingston)... all from newegg. I expect the items to come today or tomorrow, so here's my question...

    Do I boot the laptop up and use it with the original parts for a set amount of time, or do I go straight for the upgrade and immediately remove the manufacturer memory and hard drive and replace them with the upgraded parts?
     
  2. djinn macrumors 68000

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    Go straight to the new parts and get that puppy up and running!
     
  3. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I don't think that it would make a difference on when you would do it, so swap them out first.
     
  4. nslyax macrumors regular

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    I would start it up and make sure it is working right before changing anything, just in case there is a problem you know it isn't with any of the upgrades.
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Good point, make sure that there would not be an immediate need to return the computer before swapping out the drives.
     
  6. stvfisher thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I was thinking... but I also thought about just rolling the dice and putting in the new parts, THEN if there was a problem switching back to the old parts to confirm where the problem exists.

    Do you think I should just start it up and just make sure it boots, or should I actually 'test drive' it for a few days?
     
  7. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    If anything, test drive it for a few hours, if no problems show up by then, then I would toss in the new HDD and RAM.
     

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