Upgrade Ram and Internal Hard drive

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  1. JLemm macrumors regular

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    I have a MacBook Pro from july of 2007, recently it has been slow and I don't have the money to buy a new one. What ram do you guys recommend to upgrade my 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM to 4GB? also what internal hard drive can I upgrade to, since mine is only 120GB? I have the 120GB FUJITSU MHW2120BH, in it right now. Thanks!
     
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  4. ChazB macrumors member

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    If you upgrade the RAM and so from a HDD to a 240-256GB SSD you'll see a big jump in performance. My CTO just upgraded his 4 year old laptop with RAM and an SSD and it runs better than some new ones with stock RAM and HDD.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I may be wrong but I think the max RAM you can have is 2Gb on that generation MBP.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/Pro/Core2/
     
  6. JLemm thread starter macrumors regular

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    I read somewhere that for my model 4GB is max
     
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    simsaladimbama is right (as usual!) :D

    You can find specs on all Apple products:
    • By visiting EveryMac.com
    • By using Mactracker
    • By entering your serial number here to find specs for your model. (Be aware that some models can use more RAM than Apple shows. Check EveryMac or MacTracker to verify.)
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I was confused with that generation's white macbook, my bad.
     
  10. Dresevski macrumors 6502

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    I have you exact computer. Just upgrade the RAM to 4GB, just match the specs and get any brand you like since everyone has their own preference it seems. Then do what I have been thinking about and put in the SSD as your main drive and slide the HDD over to the optical bay. Kits are on ebay that will work and you might find that your optical drive just doesn't work anymore (like I did).

    You might be spending 1/3 of the cost of a new MBP though...I might just re-up and go for the 13" with the bolt!
     
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Can't do an opti on that generation MBP, the opitcal drive is not SATA.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The 2007 White MacBook also supports 6GB of RAM.
     
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  14. eUnique macrumors member

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    Actually I have the 2007 MB and it currently has and is using 4GB.
     
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    What internal hard drives do you guys recommend?
     
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    Probably a HDD for more capacity. Since I only have 120gb now and it's almost full. I have like 3gb left...
     
  18. miamirulz29 macrumors member

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    You could go with a 1tb hdd or go with a ssd + hdd with an optibay mod.
     
  19. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    :confused:
    As I said before, an opti-bay cannot be put into a non-unibody macbook pro.
     
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