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  • my splitty is a 1962 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh, can laptops be upgraded?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    my splitty is a 1962 wrote:

     

    Oh, can laptops be upgraded?

    Yes, so now it is time to identify your wifes laptop, then I can tell you how much Ram it will take.

     

    Open Applications>Utilities>System Info, go to Hardware Report and tell us the Model Identifier please.

     

    Don't include the serial number.

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  • my splitty is a 1962 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Model Name:          MacBook Pro 15"

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro1,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core Duo

      Processor Speed:          2 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          2 MB

      Memory:          1.5 GB

      Bus Speed:          667 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:          MBP11.0055.B08

      SMC Version (system):          1.2f10

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    my splitty is a 1962 wrote:

     

    Model Name:          MacBook Pro 15"

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro1,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core Duo

      Processor Speed:          2 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          2 MB

      Memory:          1.5 GB

      Bus Speed:          667 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:          MBP11.0055.B08

      SMC Version (system):          1.2f10

     

    Either your wife is the most patient person in the world or she will need a new Mac.

  • my splitty is a 1962 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guess you're saying it can't be upgraded then?

     

    Sell it? Much resale value, or keep it for the kids but then they work in hefty programs like itunes and garage band etc with movies galore!

  • my splitty is a 1962 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    my splitty is a 1962 wrote:

     

    Model Name:          MacBook Pro 15"

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro1,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core Duo

      Processor Speed:          2 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          2 MB

      Memory:          1.5 GB

      Bus Speed:          667 MHz

      Boot ROM Version:          MBP11.0055.B08

      SMC Version (system):          1.2f10

     

    Either your wife is the most patient person in the world or she will need a new Mac.

     

    Hi, just wondered if you could confirm my last reply to this?

     

    Also, is it even worth upgrading to 10.6 as on 10.5.8 at mo.

     

    Thx

  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    While the machine can be upgraded, it wouldn't be worth the time or money to do so. You could put an ad on Craigslist or in your local free sheets for it as what you have right now will be worth something to someone. Use that money to put toward a new Mac. Models from 2009-2010 can be had at fairly reasonable prices if you know where to look.

     

    Good luck.

  • my splitty is a 1962 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What about G4's? I have two sitting in the attic! Same deal or can they be upgraded too? Think one's a 500GHz with 1.25GB RAM!! Wow!! The other is slower!

  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    You're going backwards here. A G4 Mac is inferior to one with an Intel processor, but essentially the same deal as my previous reply to you. Sell what you have and use the money to purchase a faster, more modern machine.

  • my splitty is a 1962 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just thought I'd get another opinion as did actually start another thread - https://discussions.apple.com/message/20827076?ac_cid=op123456#20827076

     

    Thay say it can be done, but I'm wary! The amount spent on parts to upgrade would be too much compared to buying another. But if u say sell them, is there really a resale value if they're pretty useless?

  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    As I told you the first time, old parts will have some value to someone. How much, no one can say. The best way to find out it is to search on eBay, look at current and ended auction listings, and determine what might be a fair price. You don't necessarily have to sell on eBay - if you live in a major metro area, Craigslist might be the way to go. If the systems are working and in decent shape, you will be able to claw at least some money back. against a newer system. If you don't want to deal with the hassle of it, you could always donate the machines to Goodwill or some charity and claim an estimated value as a deduction on your taxes.

  • my splitty is a 1962 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm in N Ireland!!

     

    Will look into it, thx

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    my splitty is a 1962 wrote:

     

    What about G4's? I have two sitting in the attic! Same deal or can they be upgraded too? Think one's a 500GHz with 1.25GB RAM!! Wow!! The other is slower!

    PPC machines (like the G4) can not run Windows, you need Intel processors for that.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,655 points)

    saturnotaku wrote:

     

    You're going backwards here. A G4 Mac is inferior to one with an Intel processor, but essentially the same deal as my previous reply to you. Sell what you have and use the money to purchase a faster, more modern machine.

    FYI, you can't run Windows on a PPC powered machine, it's not inferior, it doesn't work at all!

  • saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    I am well aware of the fact that Windows can only run on Intel processors. I was talking about from a performance standpoint. The Core Duo runs circles around the G4 in pretty much every area except idle power consumption.