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What the title says, need to go from 4 to 8 gb of ddr memory to improve the performance of my Mac.

How much do we think my local premium reseller will quote me for this job. Suggestions below please. :D
 

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Nobody dared eh :lol:

The premium reseller has recommended I buy a solid state hard drive from Amazon (£99.99) and they will fit it for.... wait for it....



£137.50p


:smash: :irked:

£237.49p... Errrr, I'll put up with a slightly slower Mac thanks :lol:
 

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I chucked some second hand memory in mine... £8. HD was fine with it.

Job jobbed.
 

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Eh? You need more memory, so they're suggesting upgraded storage?
 
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If you have an iMac it's just a case of removing the panel at the underneath/bottom of the screen and either adding to or replacing modules.

You will have to check on the apple website to see if your machine will accept more memory.
 

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Is Faff Cat applying for the position of Daft Cat :confused:


Recent posts would suggest that he is :nutter:


Going forward I suggest Faff Cat be known as Faft Cat :Evil:


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They gave me some spiel about the standard mechanical disk(?) on a 2011 MacBook Pro wasn't fast enough, I didn't need memory I needed a solid state disk ?

Being a know nothing on these things I decided to do the smart thing and do nothing until you lot had a say. :D

The £237.49 figure was the cost of the new solid state disk from [cough]Ebay[/cough] (£99.99) plus the cost of fitting (£137.50) I feel my wallet is being molested by this amount. :tut:
 

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Well fitting an SSD will certainly speed up disc access, so start up of the computer, and loading up some programs mostly. But it won't make a difference to overall performance of programs you're running.
 

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They gave me some spiel about the standard mechanical disk(?) on a 2011 MacBook Pro wasn't fast enough, I didn't need memory I needed a solid state disk ?
Well, thats a load of testies... as i'm typing this on my 2011 Macbook pro. I've upped my RAM. Thats all :) its still plenty quick even with a fairly full HD...

on another note were flogging my wifes 2012 Macbook Pro if anyone wants it? pm me ;)
 

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Well, thats a load of testies... as i'm typing this on my 2011 Macbook pro. I've upped my RAM. Thats all :) its still plenty quick even with a fairly full HD...

on another note were flogging my wifes 2012 Macbook Pro if anyone wants it? pm me ;)
How much did you up the RAM by Zoo? My initial thought was to double it.
 

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I upped mine to 8gb. I read somewhere that a mac will accept 16gb with no issues at all! ill see if i can find the webpage! :thumbs:
I think I will try upgrading to 8gb ddr ram :thumbup: Did you do it yourself or did you 'get a man in' to do it? Looks simple enough to DIY it.
 
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