Question: Should I upgrade my 2009 MacBook Pro 17"?
I have a 2009 17" MacBook Pro. Recently it's started shutting down randomly, so I replaced the battery and reset the SMC, it helped for a few days but now it shuts down during boot up. It should also be noted that the 500GB hard drive is just about full.
I've read a million articles trying to figure out what to do. It's not an option to buy a new Mac right now and if I can give my Mac some TLC and buy a couple more years, I would love that.
1. Should I install a new hard drive? What kind? 1TB?
2. Should I install new RAM? What kind?
Any help or advice would be appreciated, and please explain simply as I'm still learning all of this.
MacBook Pro 2009
OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
2.8 Ghz intel core 2 duo
8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3