To upgrade or not?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dwhynman, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. dwhynman macrumors regular

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    I have a 2007 2.0 ghz whit macbook that i bought for my daughter. She has moved on to a new computer. Now i want to use it for my son. I am thinking about replacing the ram and upping it to 2GB. It also needs a new battery, new charger since the old one is showing wires, and I am thinking about replacing the hard drive. Total investment about 2 hrs and $300. Do you think this is worth it. All he will use it is for word, excel, and safari. should the rest of the computer hold up? I think it should. Or is the computer not woth a $300 dollar reinvestment. No matter what i am replacing the battery and the charger since those are needed I guess the question is do i replace the HDD and the RAM?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    RAM is so cheap nowadays so I would definitely upgrade it. 2GB is the minimum nowadays
     
  3. dwhynman thread starter macrumors regular

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    What about the Hard Drive would that make any difference? That is just about the same price as the RAM and they are both in the same place.
     
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    Unless he needs more space than the current HD offers, I would pass on the HD upgrade.
     
  5. tonyt3rry macrumors member

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    Keep the setup, It Should do what you want it to do. Its basic stuff he wants it for and not stupid memory intensive programs
     
  6. ZebOfMac macrumors regular

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    As others have said the RAM is a def upgrade and is really cheap.

    For the Hard Disk, personally I would wipe it clean and do fresh install. If he start getting close to filling it, then look at another drive. Until then he should be fine for school with what it came with. After all this is not a gaming machine.

    I see these computer still in University by people who have had them when they started and they are still going strong.
     

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