What is the net upgrade from 10.6.8

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sess, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Sess macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2013
    I do not totally understand how much memory I have in my MacBook Pro. Below are my specs and could someone please explain what I have and how high I can go. I would like to install QuarkXpress 9
    Thank you in advance.
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,4
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.49f2

    Oh by the way, I am blond!!!
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    The information you posted lists your MBP having 4 GB of memory (RAM - Random Access Memory) and you can go up to 8 GB of 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM RAM.

    But if you meant "storage capacity" with memory *, you can get any 2.5" S-ATA HDD or SSD with a maximum height of 12.5 mm and expand your storage capacity to 1.5 TB via HDD or 512 GB via SSD.

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

    * Btw, "memory" is not the same as "hard drive / storage capacity":
    It is recommended, to have 10 to 20 % of the SSD/HDD's capacity unused.
    The above links also apply to SSDs.

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