Performace increase for MacBook Pro 13" (2009)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by j-hov, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. j-hov macrumors member

    j-hov

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    #1
    I have the 2009 2.23 ghz 13.3" MBP & just ordered a 8 gig ram upgrade for it. Anything else you guys recommend to improve performance? I was tempted to purchase a 7200 rpm hard drive or ssd, but would rather hold off on that since I really don't need anymore hd space atm.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. riveting macrumors 6502

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    Well, there are only ram and hd can be upgraded, you already got the ram, and you don't want to upgrade HD or SSD. I don't think there is anything else you can do. But I still feel upgrade or add a SSD would be a huge improvement in the responsiveness of the computer.

    Personally, I would just sell the 2009 MBP (you can probably get $600 at least ) and buy a refurbished 2011 MBP (only $800+tax) for upgrading.

     
  3. j-hov thread starter macrumors member

    j-hov

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    #3
    Thanks for the advice, but I don't want to spend more $$. Is there some UI tweaks for lion that would increase performance? Similar to windows where you can tweak the UI and get major speed improvements
     

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