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Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: kap
Date: December 23, 2014 07:43PM
It's been running beautifully since the free upgrade 2 days ago! It actually runs smoother and faster than Snow.



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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: Catzilla
Date: December 23, 2014 07:47PM
I have a 3,1 that runs fine until it overheats, time to tear it down and replace the paste. 5GB ram.
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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: December 23, 2014 07:47PM
Runs fine on my 2008 MBP with 8GB RAM and a fast SSD, but Mountain Lion runs way better.



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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: Buzz
Date: December 23, 2014 07:56PM
Mavs is OK on the C2D MBP, but haven't gotten up the nerve to go to Yos yet, but w/ 4GB RAM, nice to hear that 3GB is gratifying.



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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: kap
Date: December 23, 2014 09:53PM
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Buzz
Mavs is OK on the C2D MBP, but haven't gotten up the nerve to go to Yos yet, but w/ 4GB RAM, nice to hear that 3GB is gratifying.

I have only been doing email, light net surfing and watching youtube. Nothing heavy. Should I up the RAM to 8 GB?



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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: December 23, 2014 10:07PM
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Buzz
Mavs is OK on the C2D MBP, but haven't gotten up the nerve to go to Yos yet, but w/ 4GB RAM, nice to hear that 3GB is gratifying.

I have only been doing email, light net surfing and watching youtube. Nothing heavy. Should I up the RAM to 8 GB?

If you're not rebooting every day then yes. Even when used for nothing more than email you're gonna find Yosemite slowing down dramatically after a few days without a reboot with that little RAM.



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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 23, 2014 10:36PM
I would add a SSD everyday of the week and twice on Sunday before adding any ram.





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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: December 23, 2014 10:49PM
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jdc
I would add a SSD everyday of the week and twice on Sunday before adding any ram.

That, too.



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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 23, 2014 11:20PM
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I would add a SSD everyday of the week and twice on Sunday before adding any ram.

That, too.

I am very happy with my SSD!



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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: robfilms
Date: December 24, 2014 08:14AM
is it difficult to install a ssd in a mbp 3,1 santa rosa?

i have watched the owc video and it seems doable but was wondering about real-world experience.

thanks in advance to those kind enough to share.

be well.

rob
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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 24, 2014 08:27AM
It's *very* easy.

I'm typing on a black 3,1 now.

I think it was a matter of removing the battery, removing four screws, pulling a bracket, pulling the HD, installing the SSD, putting the bracket and screws back, and installing the battery.

It took me 15 min. I could probably do it now in five.






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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: kap
Date: December 24, 2014 08:48AM
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Buzz
Mavs is OK on the C2D MBP, but haven't gotten up the nerve to go to Yos yet, but w/ 4GB RAM, nice to hear that 3GB is gratifying.

I have only been doing email, light net surfing and watching youtube. Nothing heavy. Should I up the RAM to 8 GB?

If you're not rebooting every day then yes. Even when used for nothing more than email you're gonna find Yosemite slowing down dramatically after a few days without a reboot with that little RAM.

That is sooooo Windows.



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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: robfilms
Date: December 24, 2014 10:35AM
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RAMd®d
It's *very* easy.

I'm typing on a black 3,1 now.

I think it was a matter of removing the battery, removing four screws, pulling a bracket, pulling the HD, installing the SSD, putting the bracket and screws back, and installing the battery.

It took me 15 min. I could probably do it now in five.

okay, i'm ordering one but if i can't do it you need to come over and complete the task.

i'll even spring for the coffee!!!

be well.

rob
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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 24, 2014 11:03AM
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robfilms
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RAMd®d
It's *very* easy.

I'm typing on a black 3,1 now.

I think it was a matter of removing the battery, removing four screws, pulling a bracket, pulling the HD, installing the SSD, putting the bracket and screws back, and installing the battery.

It took me 15 min. I could probably do it now in five.

okay, i'm ordering one but if i can't do it you need to come over and complete the task.

i'll even spring for the coffee!!!

be well.

rob

EZPZ. Just be sure to have the ifixit instructions setup on another display while you are doing it.
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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 24, 2014 11:05AM
This is the perfect SSD for you rob: [eshop.macsales.com]

And not to throw a wrench in things and not make you not do it, but RAM was talking about a MACBOOK 3,1, not a MACBOOKPRO 3,1 -- its not quite that easy... but not hard either. Just a lot of screws. Make sure you have the right small phillips screwdriver.

You will love the SSD.





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Re: Yosemite and 2008 MBP (4,1) with 3 GB of RAM
Posted by: robfilms
Date: December 24, 2014 11:10AM
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jdc
This is the perfect SSD for you rob: [eshop.macsales.com]

And not to throw make you not do it, but RAM was talking about a MACBOOK 3,1, not a MACBOOKPRO 3,1 -- its not quite that easy... but not hard either. Just a lot of screws. Make sure you have the right small phillips.

i just order two-one for the mbp 3,1 and one to act as the boot drive for the mac pro 3,1.

it is always a quandary whether to toss money at older machines.

i'm hoping to "squeeze" out another year on the mbp and want to see if i can keep the mac pro relevant as a fcp7/fcpx edit device.

fingers crossed.

be well.

rob
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