What can I upgrade?
MacBook Pro 15" 2.66GHz i7 Core 2 Duo Model A1286
My MBP is becoming really slow.. I use a photoshop and aperture quite a lot and I think it's time for an HW upgrade!! (upgrading to a new retina it's too expensive!! )
I want to upgrade my RAM and maybe my logic board to my mid 2010 15" MBP (A1286)
I just want to make sure i'm doing the right thing...
I can go up to 8Gb DDR3 1066MHz PC3-8500
(or can be upgraded to 16Gb)??
I have the 2.66GHz i7 core 2 duo.... with a GForce 330M
What is the best upgrade? can a 2012 Logic board fit?
You're not going to do much better with a logic board replacement and it's cost prohibitive. The maximum RAM is 8 GB. But your original hard drive, a 500 GB (5400 RPM), could definitely be improved on. I personally like the
500GB Scorpio Black Hard Disk Drive
2.5-Inch | SATA 3.0Gb/s | 7200RPM | 16MB Cache
for this machine.
You could also go with an 3.0 Gb/s SSD drive.