?? on upgrade parts.

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  1. hitman21988, May 21, 2011
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    hitman21988 macrumors newbie

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    I have a, i guess you would call it late 2008, mac book pro bought in feb 2009.

    System info from Geek Bench:
    MAc OS X 32 bit
    model: Late(2008)
    Processor: core 2 due t9550 @2.66ghz
    memory 4gb 1067 ddr3

    my question is i want to upgrade the hard drive and memory. Sense i see everyone going for the ssd and spending tons of money, it not something i want to do for ssd. I just wanna go to a 7200rpm drive, but frankly idk what to look for and i dont wanna go back words in performance lol.

    Now for the memory i would like to do 6gb of memory sense i know the late 2008 macs can do 8gb but ill never use it all lol so 6 should be good. Now as you can see my memory at 1067 i would like to go 1333ghz with a good timing but i need some help sense i know macs are a little picky with memory. if it was a pc i would be able to help my self out on this one easily but with mac i dont want to waste shipping back and getting the right stuff. just wanna get it done in one shot.

    Either way i hope this makes some kinda sense, if not ill be more than glad to clear up anything i may of made confusing. :D:apple:

    P.s i would want to go with a 1333hz 7-7-7-xx but on new egg i only see the kingston hyper X and i saw that it would need the xmp memory file but i know macs dont have that sooo. is the 9-9-9-xx the same as the stock latance of the 1066 memeory?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Any hard disk will do. I have a WD scorpio black, and it's great, but other manufacturer's drives work just as well. As for memory, I don't believe the 1333MHz will actually run at that speed, it would likely just downclock itself. Plus you would have to replace the second 2GB stick, which you won't if you do 6GB of the standard speed. Also, 1333MHz really wouldn't provide you with any benefit, speedwise or otherwise, especially on a scale as small as 6GB.
     
  3. hitman21988, May 21, 2011
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    hitman21988 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ya, i know the little bump in mhz wont do to much but i know from my experience in building pc is hat the latency is what you really want for quick response and stuff.

    also the hd you were saying is the one i was thinking about getting. did you see a bump increase from the standard 5400 drive?
     
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    The 1333MHz is all higher latency than the 1067 (9 vs 7), so by that, it would actually be slower. However, the difference is so small that it would literally be impossible to notice.

    Yes, there is a decent speed bump, nothing particularly amazing, but it is noticeable and appreciable. It's not 6Gb/s, but no HDD can even saturate 3Gb/s, so it would be pretty well pointless.
     
  5. hitman21988 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so if upgrading the memory what should i go for then? if i see it even worth going for?
     
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