What should I upgrade to ?

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  1. lschultz777 macrumors member

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    I have an old Macbook pro; Mac OS X 10.5.8, 2.2 GHz processor, 2 GB 667 MHz memory.

    I am getting a new Macbook pro in March for myself, but wanted to keep this laptop going for the kids for school stuff. So I don't want to invest in more memory,...

    Which upgrade would you recommend for this old Macbook pro to make it a little more functionable ?
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    which model exactly ?

    I believe the answer will be : Snow Leopard.
     
  3. lschultz777 thread starter macrumors member

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    This is what is says for about this MAC


    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro3,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP31.0070.B07
    SMC Version (system): 1.16f11
    Serial Number (system): YD8159MLX91
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-001B6398B058
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Ok, this the Late 2007 model.

    Since it has 2 GB of RAM "only", IMO Snow Leopard would be the best choice, by far.

    The Snow Leopard (10.6.3) retail DVD is still available on the Apple Store.
    After installing you can upgrade to 10.6.8 via Software Update.
    With 10.6.8 you can access the Mac App Store.
     
  5. lschultz777 thread starter macrumors member

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    ugh, my dvd player doesn't work. and i don't see no download for snow Leopard (10.6.3). Should i try maverick ?
     
  7. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    I would say : no, because of the 2 GB of RAM.
    (not enough for Mavericks, IMO).

    You should be able to either copy the DVD to a USB stick, by using another Mac, or use an external DVD player.
     
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    An ssd would make it a far better machine if it is just for the kids to surf the net and do some schoolwork then you can get a 64gb one cheap on amazon for $50.

    If you still want security updates etc then you'll need mountain lion at a minimum for an OS upgrade.
     

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