Mac Upgrades

Upgrades are available on most Apple Mac Computers

iMac, Macbook, Mac Mini, Macbook Air


Most Mac Computers can be upgraded with more memory to make it run like a new model.

Memory can be in the form of RAM or Storage Space such as HDD or SSD

If your computer does not have a minimum of 4MB RAM memory that will need to be upgraded to run the latest operating systems such as Sierra and High Sierra but the biggest performance upgrade is to replace the standard Hard Disk (HDD) with a super fast Solid State Drive (SSD)

Very old models may not be able to be upgraded to the latest Operating System but will still benefit from an increase in memory. Hard Disk Drives (HDD) over 4 years old should be replaced with another HDD or SSD. This alone will give a noticeable performance increase.

To find out if or how much your Apple Computer can be upgraded, you firstly need your computers serial number which can be found on the underside of MacBooks or the base of the stand on iMacs or click on “About this Mac“. Once you have your serial number send an email to support@itguyswa.com and we can then give you a written quote of options that will suit your Apple

Most early Mac’s were shipped with as little as 512 MB of RAM (Internal Memory for running programs) new Mac’s are now supplied with either 8 or 16 GB, this is the amount of memory Apple recommends for their latest operating systems such as Sierra and High Sierra, and a warning here, if you wish to upgrade to the latest operating systems such your Mac will need a MINIMUM of 4GB RAM

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Depending on the age of your Mac, you can upgrade RAM up to 32 GB but it varies per model. Another way of finding out the type of RAM your computer supports is the click on “About This Mac” -> “Memory” this will show the type of RAM installed and the number of RAM slots available.

RAM for Mac’s varies in price from model to model but is generally around $75 for 4 GB plus installation cost. For an accurate quotation, please send an email to support@itguyswa.com  with your Mac serial number.

Upgrading the RAM on your Mac will make your programs run faster, especially if you are running more than one application at a time. However it will not increase your startup time or the performance of applications that access the HDD a great deal such as databases and video editing. To increase this speed, upgrade or add a SSD (Solid State Drive).

See below for upgrade details on your particular type of Mac.

http://dev.itguyswa.com.au/macbook-air-upgrades/

Macbook Upgrades – Apple Macbook and Macbook Pro Upgrades

iMac Upgrades – Apple iMac Upgrades

Mac Mini Upgrades – Apple Mac Mini Upgrades

 

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4 comments to “Mac Upgrades”

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  1. Marcus - May 27, 2017 Reply

    Hi there,
    I want to upgrade the RAM on my 2012 MacBook Pro. from 4 GB to 16 GB.
    I just want to buy the RAM. Do you sell the memory sticks over the counter?
    Thanks

  2. mark sharman - August 5, 2017 Reply

    Looking to upgrade my MAC Pro 4.1 to 5.1 so as to take advantage of Sierra and various software packages. What are my options? Can you guys help?

    regards

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