RAM and HD upgrades on MB 5,1

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Macdaddy1129, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Macdaddy1129 macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2010
    So I want to upgrade my Macbook 5,1(late 2008) RAM and HD. I've done quite a bit of research, including reading all of the guides on here. Here's what I'm looking at.
    My Specs: http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-2.0-aluminum-13-late-2008-unibody-specs.html

    RAM:http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/8566DDR3S6GP/

    With this 6gb ram, will I run into any issues? I've done quite a bit of research and have found that my macbook will support 6gb ram although apple only "officially" supports 4.

    HD: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Samsung/HM500JIMFWU2/

    Thoughts on this hard drive? Did some research on it and have read great things about it. Any better options? Also, I chose 5400rpm because I've read about people having noise and vibration problems with 7200rpm ones.

    Lastly, I plan on installing the RAM and HD just like in these videos(below). I shouldn't run into any problems with the new hardware should I?
    RAM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY2LC6JKZ4k

  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    That RAM will work fine, although that HDD looks a bit expensive. You could probably get a 500GB 5400 RPM drive for $60, and an enclosure for $15 separately.

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