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Old 07-01-2018, 11:43 AM   #1
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Worth effort to upgrade the RAM for Macbook (13-inch, Late 2009) from 2 to 4GB?



Hi all,

Seeking opinion on whether it's worthy the effort to upgrade my RAM capacity from 2 to 4GB after I reinstalled the OS as shown in the screengrab.

Basically, this is a spare Macbook which I intend to do some photo editing work on the go.

And after I installed the new OS, the performance seems to lag (not unusual for its age) which is why I wonder if it's effort the $$ and time to upgrade the RAM, if available.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:26 PM   #2
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Is it on SSD or Harddisk? SSD may be better upgrade
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:30 PM   #3
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Is it on SSD or Harddisk? SSD may be better upgrade
Pardon me asking, may I know how to check whether it on SSD or Harddisk? as I m an Apple noob

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Old 11-01-2018, 12:01 AM   #4
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I sourced around and found a shop which claimed the model I mentioned is able to have the RAM upgrade to 8GB instead of 4GB which was stated on the Apple site, too good to be true?
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:08 PM   #5
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Yes, itís 8GB RAM; you can check on everymac.com or Mactracker. Both are reliable.
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Old 13-01-2018, 01:18 PM   #6
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Yes, itís 8GB RAM; you can check on everymac.com or Mactracker. Both are reliable.
Thanks, will source ard.
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Old 14-01-2018, 12:18 PM   #7
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Open the bottom casing

Pardon me asking, may I know how to check whether it on SSD or Harddisk? as I m an Apple noob

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Hi all,

Seeking opinion on whether it's worthy the effort to upgrade my RAM capacity from 2 to 4GB after I reinstalled the OS as shown in the screengrab.

Basically, this is a spare Macbook which I intend to do some photo editing work on the go.

And after I installed the new OS, the performance seems to lag (not unusual for its age) which is why I wonder if it's effort the $$ and time to upgrade the RAM, if available.

Thanks for any help.
lag due to indexing, wait a week for it to reindex
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Old Yesterday, 07:47 PM   #9
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SSD is a better upgrade
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Old Yesterday, 08:18 PM   #10
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I think need both the RAM upgrade as well as the SSD, as that model comes with a mechanical HDD.
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