1. rachaelslp22's Avatar
    Hey, I am a tech nerd on a budget and do mostly word processing and research on my computers since I write novels.
    I bought a macbook a1181 thinking it was 2009. It was 2007. So I'm trying to use office 365 on it and it is impossibly slow!
    I paid 100 dollars for it, so I'm not out a ton but I don't know if I should try to add RAM or just sell it and get a newer model. I only have about 200 to spend.
    This will not be my primary computer since I have a Sony duo 13 inch that I use at work.
    Opinions?
    Rachael
    12-06-2016 12:24 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    How much RAM does it have? Based on the research I did, the model you have is VERY upgrade-able, and a RAM upgrade is just about the best upgrade you can do. It's also a fairly easy task, from what I read. Check out this article....

    How to Upgrade MacBook RAM: White/Black, A1181 @ EveryMac.com

    Also check prices at Crucial (they are THE best for memory)....

    Crucial.com - DDR4, DDR3, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades
    aximtreo likes this.
    12-06-2016 12:49 PM
  3. racerhomie's Avatar
    Get a cheap 128 or 256 GB SATA3 SSD eg Samsung 840 ,OCZ Agility
    pkcable likes this.
    12-08-2016 08:32 AM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    Get a cheap 128 or 256 GB SATA3 SSD eg Samsung 840 ,OCZ Agility
    This is another good upgrade! New to macs-emoji-thumps-up-5.jpg
    12-08-2016 10:44 AM
  5. rachaelslp22's Avatar
    Thanks! I'll be looking into SSD! This will be my new adventure to try a mac!
    pkcable likes this.
    12-10-2016 04:38 PM

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