February 21, 2009

Blackbook gets an upgrade

It seems the trusty laptop is now over 2 years old. Where did the time go?

Old faithful is a Apple Macbook (black) 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 1 GB of RAM, circa mid 2007. I recently realized for the low price of approximately $20 USD, I could double the memory. And while the 2 year old machine still seems to be fast enough, for only $20, why not?

I could have gotten 4GB for $30, seems like a good deal right? Unfortunately, the laptop only "officially" supports 2GB of RAM. Doing some reading, it seems 3GB *may* have been possible, but for my web browsing, 2GB will probably be alright.

All went well with the upgrade, the little dude seems to boot twice as fast.

Old Memory
The old memory (2 x 512 MB SO-DIMMs)

New Memory
The new memory (2 x 1 GB SO-DIMMs)

Open Compartment
Battery Removed, Ready to upgrade memory

Installing Memory
Inserting the new memory DIMMs

Posted by stoltenow at February 21, 2009 5:36 AM


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