Upgrading 2010 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dke11ett, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. dke11ett macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested in updating my MacBook Pro Mid-2010 with 2.26 GHZ Intel Core 2 Due processor. Anyone have any luck with moving it to 16 GB RAM? I'm definitely going to do 8GB RAM and either a Crucial BX100 250GB SSD or a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD.

    MacBook has a cracked screen so it must be used with an external monitor, but still functions like a champ.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Only the 13" model from 2010 can boot sucessfully with 16GB RAM with the correct boot rom version, you never mentionned which size you have.

    The SSD is a good move.
     
  3. dke11ett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry about that! It is a 13" so i'm in luck.
     
  4. dke11ett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do i determine the correct boot ROM version
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    8GB 1066MHz (2x4GB modules) if 15", 16GB 2x8GB 1066MHz SODIMM if 13" and on OS X 10.7.5 or higher.

    SSD is good move but be aware it's SATA II (3Gb/s), so you'd be seeing read/write speeds of ~300MB/s due to the SATA bottleneck, rather than the high 500s. So basically don't spend too much money on the SSD as anything above 350 read/write won't make a massive difference. Either Crucial or Samsung is a good shout though.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    If you've kept up to date on EFI updates, you probably already have it.
     
  7. dke11ett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Crucial does not appear to have any 16GB SODIMM. Or at least it says it is not compatible with my system.
     
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  9. dke11ett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This article is absolutely on point and confirms my idea! Thank you so much.

    Will definitely be hooking up my 2010 MBP and using it at home.

    Forced to work with ThinkPad at work, but yet again, I'm sure that's a lot of us
     
  10. c8rlo macrumors 6502

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    i have the same MBP running Yosemite w/ 8GB RAM and the Crucial BX100 250gb SSD and it flies with no hiccups. Newegg has a good deal on the Crucial BX100 for $79.99 w/ promo code EMCAXKS35. Expires tomorrow 11:59pm PT on 9/16/15.
     
  11. dke11ett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the tip! I'll be sure to check that out!

    Glad to hear there is hope my 2010 MBP can keep running great for a few years
     

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