What upgrade A1181 2008 macbook

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  1. robwarner, Jun 9, 2013
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    robwarner macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2008 macbook A1181 DDR2 PC5300 SODIMM 667MHz, which i have not used for some time i do most of my work on a PC, i would like to start using it for more than music and photo's. From a little searching it seems i have to upgrade to snow Leopard to have the benifit of apps, was is a little unclear is do i need to upgrade my memory or RAM whatever that is? I know i sound like an idiot but i am a fast learner
     
  2. borostef macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2008 MacBook 4.1 with snow leopard on it, 2 GB of RAM and I have to say it is still a pretty capable machine... I recently put an Corsair SSD in it, which I had previously used in my PC... That was really worth doing, it responds much faster now... I am waiting for my 4 GB RAM upgrade kit to arrive from OWC, and will be installing that also... And yes, you do need OS 10.6. to use the App store...
     
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    RAM is important. Definitely go to 10.6 as well. Make sure you have enough HDD space.
     
  4. robwarner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My Processor is 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory is 2GB 667 MHz

    Would i need additional memory and should i upgrade to snow leopard?
     
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  6. borostef macrumors 6502

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    No, you don't need extra memory to upgrade to Snow leopard... It will work with 2 GB, your memory needs depend on what you plan to do with your MacBook... But I would put another 2 GB in there, it will help the overall performance...
     
  7. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    You should upgrade to Snow Leopard. Also, the RAM will probably help if you are noticing slow downs due to paging out to the HDD. It will compound if you have low free space. What you posted is probably cutting it close in terms of capacity available.
     
  8. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    more memory is never something you would regret...and in my opinion snow leopard is the best operating system that has ever existed.
     

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