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Re: [tlug] Macbook Pro RAM upgrade.
- Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:03:55 +0900
- From: Kevin Sullivan <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Macbook Pro RAM upgrade.
- References: <CA+w5MAR4t-1N5Wh7JZPDQPmo6_uAPNjiA_GvxVafbrc+4LAqdA@mail.gmail.com>
On Sun, 2018-02-04 at 00:19 +0900, Deepika Ghuriani wrote: > Hi Friends, > > I have a MAC book pro late 2011 with 4 GB of memory, I want to upgrade > its RAM , can anyone suggest me where to get it done ?? and also > wanted to understand what is the general life span of a MAC Book. > > > Thanks for the help! > > > Regards, > Deepika > I can chime in. I have two mid-2012 Macbook Pro's. Both upgraded to SSD and 16GB ram. Bought them from PC Depot Tsujido used for about 75,000yen each in original 4gb/500HDD configurations. Then upgraded them. I am happy with the results... healthy RAM, "enough" storage for a mobile, letting the 2.5ghz dual-core perform well enough for my tasks. Price for RAM about 15-16,000 yen (Amazon). Crucial DDR3 PC3L-12800 CL11 8GB 1.35V/1.5v (W3N1600CM-8G) SSD I used Samsung EVO 850 in 500GB and 1TB flavors. (1TB = MZ-75E1TOB/1T). Not cheap. Tools needed: very small Phillips + driver, and a small Torx 6 for swapping the stud/pins over from HDD to the SSD drive. Small note, the screws on the case back are of (?) 3 different lengths, so its helpful to lay them out on a piece of paper in the same orientation they came from. Very small and precise and if you lose them you are screwed, so be careful and in a clean environmnent. YouTube videos demystify the process, this isn't hard to do. Just go gently and don't overtighten or overly bend/stress the SATA connector. Both upgrades together make them fly. SSD for boot times, and RAM for general use and rarely hitting swap. Even with a dual core i5 2.5ghz, it has good enough performance for me. Though it is still chunky in weight-- I like that, it feels solid and I have less worry about damage. For about 3,000 yen you can also get a USB 3.0 UASP 2.5 external enclosure for recycling the old HDD, which you could use to boot from when cloning the hard drive. Having started in DOS, then Win, then OS/2, then Win, then Linux again, and now Linux/Mac/Win (...and master of none) My Evernote / NixNotes from new expeditions into Mac-Landia so far: Macbook Boot Options: Press then Release when Apple logo/progress bar appears. Holding down during boot: Option key = show other connected bootable devs (i.e. ext. USB drive) D during startup= should show hardware testing capability from bios? C during startup= boot from CD Option + N = netboot... if I had a netboot server Hold Shift until apple logo... = safe boot Recovery Mode Options= Command + R (disk check/first aid options) Internet Recovery Mode = Command - Option + R Reset PRAM (parameter RAM) = Command + Option + P + R Reset SMC (Non-Volatile RAM) = pwr off, then Shift-Ctl-Option+ Pwr, release, restart normally Command + V = Verbose mode-- shows all output (=dmesg) Command + S = single-user mode, non-graphical text cmdshell Screenshot - (puts it on desktop) Command Shift 4 -------------- I am now somewhat interested in making my own Hackintosh and bringing that lovely OS/X onto my desktop... now that I have extra drives already formatted... Intel i7 chipped gigabyte board, check... Not there yet but it looks like it could be an interesting project. > > > -- > To unsubscribe from this mailing list, > please see the instructions at http://lists.tlug.jp/list.html > > The TLUG mailing list is hosted by ASAHI Net, provider of mobile and > fixed broadband Internet services to individuals and corporations. > Visit ASAHI Net's English-language Web page: http://asahi-net.jp/en/
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