I am fairly new to this community but from I have seen so far there is a lot of knowledge contained in these threats.
I have a MacBook (unibody late 2008) with the following specifications:
Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MB51.007D.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.32f8
Serial Number (system): W8******1AQ
Hardware UUID: ******
Sudden Motion Sensor:
After installing Lion a few weeks ago everything has significantly slowed down I feel that a revamp boosting RAM and memory would help. I currently have 2GB RAM (2 x 1GB) and 160GB hard drive. Hard drive details below:
NVidia MCP79 AHCI:
Product: MCP79 AHCI
Link Speed: 3 Gigabit
Negotiated Link Speed: 1.5 Gigabit
Description: AHCI Version 1.20 Supported
FUJITSU MHZ2160BH FFS G1:
Capacity: 160.04 GB (160,041,885,696 bytes)
Model: FUJITSU MHZ2160BH FFS G1
Serial Number: K64******N6T
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Medium Type: Rotational
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
BSD Name: disk0s1
Capacity: 159.18 GB (159,182,127,104 bytes)
Available: 16.87 GB (16,865,333,248 bytes)
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /
Capacity: 650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)
BSD Name: disk0s3
I have done some research on line and I have the following questions:
1) What is the maximum RAM my mac can take without causing problems. Apple mentions that the maximum RAM is 4GB (2 x 2GB) but I have seen mentioned in threats that up to 8GB have been installed.
2) The RAM quoted in the specs from apple is DDR3 PC3-8500/DDR3-1066. Could I use a faster chip such as DDR3 PC3-10600/DDR3-1333 or is this upgrade not advisable.
1) Is there a limit to the maximum capacity re hard drive. The maximum apple used to offer this model was 320GB. I would ideally would like to go up to 500GB to 1TB.
2) The specs of my existing drive are: 160GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive. Could I get a faster disk, say 7200 rpm to increase performance and will this have any significant impact on battery life and heat?
Further more any recommendations in terms of any of the above welcome.
A lot of information but I wanted to offer all the info needed for meaningful advice.
Thanks in advance.
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