Should I upgrade my late 06 black macbook with 4GB RAM+SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by doublemac17, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. doublemac17 Guest

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  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    If you're not ready for a new one then this is the way to go..
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Agreed, this is a great way to put a lot of life into an old machine.
    I guarantee you will recognize a speed difference.
     
  4. doublemac17 thread starter Guest

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    Any advice on pushing OS X Lion onto it afterwards?
     
  5. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    A year or so ago I upped my 2,1 MacBook to a 500 GB/7200rpm HD and then about 2 months ago I jumped from 1 to 4 (3.3) GB RAM. I feel like that was more than adequate. The SSD would be even greater for you. I just don't think I'll hold onto this laptop long enough to justify one myself. And I keep waiting for the price per GB to drop more.

    You either need to update to 10.6.x first if you don't have it already, or buy the Lion USB install version. Personally, I'm not interested in Lion. Our work Macs have them, it's okay. I'm also worried about potential decreased performance due to higher requirements. I think I'll finally upgrade to 10.6 though. I've been sitting at 10.5.8 for ages.
     
  6. davenz macrumors regular

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    I have considered doing this to my 2,1 macbook. However that is an expensive upgrade for a computer with probably a year or so left in its life. its managed 5 years- which i am impressed with as it is.
     

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