Improve performance - Upgrade RAM or install Solid State Drive
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)
- 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
- 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
My laptop has become almost unusable. It takes forever to boot up. After I'm working on it for a while (not ever 1/2 hr), I start getting the 'twirling ball' consistently whether trying to open a website or simply opening or creating a file. The battery gets extremely hot and the power starts going down rapidly. I'd like to try to salvage it.
Would it be better to upgrade the RAM from two 2GB cards to two 4GB cards. Or would it make more of an impact to replace the original hard drive with a solid state drive.
I would probably install a 500GB drive, although I don't think I'm having a problem with storage (500GB out of 750GB). Should I do both?
Thanks very much.
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