uMBP has been slow these days, pic of iStat. Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vader1990, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. vader1990 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have the uMBP 2.4Ghz, 250GB 5400-rpm, 2GB ram, 9600m gt from October 2008. It has been a little bit slow these days. Its not as responsive as it used to be. I generally have a lot of apps running. I'm looking to upgrade this machine. What components do you recommend I upgrade.

    This is what I always have open. Word, Excel, Mail, Safari w/ 4ish tabs. Sometimes iTunes. Sometimes MATLAB.

    Here is a pic of iStat:


    Thanks!!
     

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  3. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    Get 4GB of RAM and you will be all good. I have a mini that has 2 GB and it is usable but slow. 4GB will give you I nice boost and consider a 7,200HD. Both upgrades are relatively cheap and easy to do.
     
  4. warrena macrumors member

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    +1 From my take on your iStat, I would add more memory. The 7200rpm drive would also help, I would go with a larger drive to help maintain speed as you add more data.
     
  5. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Ah, didn't notice the 2GB, upgrade, it'll definitely give you a big speed boost.

    Crucial are good quality and reliable.

    MacBook Pro: How to remove or install memory - Apple guide.
     

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