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  • Answer to: 16 GB possible with OS X Mountain Lion or Mavericks?

    My system is the 2.4Ghz Penryn Core 2 Duo with the Nvidia 320m GPU. Not the latest and greatest but for my photo editing, using my Mac has been a most amazing tool with Aperture. The model of mine is a stock unit (MC47LL/A) that I picked up at Best Buy and upgraded to it's current specs listed with my HDD and 8GB memory upgrade (Samsung matched originals from Data Memory Systems and has performed extremely well with a improvement overall in comparison to Mountain Lion but working in Photoshop and Aperture has slowed a bit as the apps have grown more complex and file sizes increase. Thanks to the 7200RPM HDD has helped a bit. In all my Macs I have used matched pairs of memory modules as I am very well aware of the issues that running mixed modules can bring. I'm already running OS X Mavericks ever since public release and have had no problems (only a gripe ever since moving on to Lion and losing Front Row as I loved watching my content on my 27" ACD) So the upgrades on my system I have not skimped out on with ...


  • MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Hard Drive Replacement

    Had no issue since installation of a 7200RPM WD Scorpio 750GB drive and had no issues with vibration. I did notice back when I got this MacBook Pro though, the pre-installed Apple branded drive was only performing at half of the 3Gbps potential (1.5)

    I could see letting Apple get away with that on a consumer level machine but for the premium price, I expect performance.

    Needless to say even running the same HDD on my same MBP, I've had not a single problem with the HDD upgrade. Best money spent on it along with additional RAM.

  • MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Battery Replacement

    Once you have a set of spudgers, you will wonder how you ever went without them. :-)