Upgrades

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ccsanford2016, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. ccsanford2016 macrumors newbie

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    Okay I just bought my project computer if you have seen my other post.

    I'm am wanting to redo an entire computer for my final project in my computer science college class. I am in high school.

    I bought a black mac 2007 got an awesome deal on it!

    I am going to put a SSD hard drive in it. I already have that picked out.
    PNY 240 gb SSD

    I need help with:
    RAM: I know it is ddr2 but not sure the next one etc.

    Also, the battery. I found one on amazon for $25 it had a 3 year warranty.


    Cosmetic equipment:
    Case for it??
    Keyboard cover? ?

    Other things to get??

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. sgiera macrumors member

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    There is the ram type.

    667 MHz PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM

    Maximum Ram is 4 Gbs.
     
  3. ccsanford2016 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. IC3D macrumors regular

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    I'd check out www.macsales.com I've always used their memory, and have always been pleased.
     
  5. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Kingston is good.

    Here's a few links to what I would put in there. I've had a few myself.

    4GB OWC RAM. 6GB is supported, and I had it in mine, but it's much more expensive for a minimal gain.

    OR Crucial RAM

    Basically the same, Amazon ships faster if you have prime. Do check the taxes though. That can make OWC cheaper, or Amazon cheaper if there isn't any.

    Crucial MX100 SSD. Pick your size, but 256 GB for $104.99 is a heck of a deal. 128 GB runs $62.99. These are very stable drives. I've installed over 40 of them in all capacities (I work in IT, fleet deployments plus personal work).

    OPTIONAL

    Arctic Silver V Thermal Compound. This isn't needed per se, but it can help. I went through my MacBook and replaced the fan first (rattled) and then did a clean up of the old thermal paste with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to clean it off with a coffee filter and purify it. Then applied new thermal paste using the Surface Spread technique used on mobile Core 2 Duo CPUs. It dropped the temp a decent bit. Ran cooler and quieter.

    Finally I also installed Mac OS X Snow Leopard on it along with Office 2011 and Adobe CS5 for all my work needs. Lion works, but it'll run hotter as it taxes the poor Intel GMA more than 10.6 does.

    Oh, and I made the Apple logo red. But that's another story. But it is fun.

    Full gallery here: [​IMG]



    Almost forgot, the battery I put in was this one from OWC. It's not cheap, but it works very well. The eBay one it came with died randomly and didn't charge right. Also didn't fit and was glossy. Piece of junk it was. The NuPower one lasts around 4 hours.
     

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