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good evening all,

I just got a mid 2007 MacBook 2.0 c2d 2gb ram. just installed lion and updated it to 10.7.5. this MacBook screams!! It is really unbelievable just how fast it is running lion, it was fast running snow leopard and people told me i won't be happy with lion with only 2gb ram but I figured out that since I have both lion and snow leopard on dvd it wont be a big deal to revert back to snow if i wasnt happy with lions performance. lion seems to rock though.
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good evening all,

I just got a mid 2007 MacBook 2.0 c2d 2gb ram. just installed lion and updated it to 10.7.5. this MacBook screams!! It is really unbelievable just how fast it is running lion, it was fast running snow leopard and people told me i won't be happy with lion with only 2gb ram but I figured out that since I have both lion and snow leopard on dvd it wont be a big deal to revert back to snow if i wasnt happy with lions performance. lion seems to rock though.
Congrats on getting the MacBook!!! A MUCH better and more modern laptop than that old G4 iBook you keep bragging about...ha ha! Just teasing!

- Nick

p.s. By the way...if this is the MacBook model I think it is...it can be upgraded to 4gig of ram...but only around 3.25gig is addressable. So a little room to "grow".

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I still have the iBook, still too good to get rid of it. I believe it is a MacBook 2.1
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Nick, there were a couple in 2007. I have a 2007 that has the X3100 video chip that will run officially 4GB and 6 with the kit from OWC. Using it right now with 4GB and Lion and it's pretty fast and smooth even with many things running. I wanted to keep the Dual Channel RaM in if possible so stuck with 4GB.

Some call this a Mid 2007 so that was why I posted this.

Just checked and Lion is calling this a Late 2007! Oh well!
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I still have the iBook, still too good to get rid of it.
Hey...nobody said anything about getting rid of it. I have a few just like it.

For someones "main" computer in 2013...you really need an Intel Mac capable of running newer OS version's...which with your MacBook...you now have.

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I believe it is a MacBook 2.1
Yes...this is the model I was thinking it was. It is capable of what I listed above (4gig ram, approx. 3.25gig addressable).

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I still have a blueberry g3 imac. I usully get rid of other stuff but not computers, now if it was a winblows machine, that would be a different story!
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I still have a blueberry g3 imac.
I have a few of those as well.

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it is really unbelievable that apple products work so long and actually work well. the g3 is almost too slow to do anything but light web browsing but it is amazing that it still will... wont wind a winblows computer that still works after that long, think it was made in like 1999
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just heard from a friend of mine who has the same macbook that apple is replacing the top cases because of cracking.... wondering if they still are? if not no big deal
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I'd encourage you to add some RAM if you've got room in the budget. It'll work nicely now but may slowdown in the long run (especially since 2GB is the minimum).

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i probably will add another 2gb in the near future, not really needed now but better to hve more than not enough
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just heard from a friend of mine who has the same macbook that apple is replacing the top cases because of cracking.... wondering if they still are? if not no big deal
This is something Apple has been doing for quite a while (years)...I had a MacBook I owned repaired for this issue a couple years ago.

I couldn't find any active Apple documents still referencing the free repair program for MacBook topcase & display bezel cracking (I think Apple pulls these documents from their servers when the official time period for repairs has concluded).

But...via internet searching...I spotted some folks saying that they were still getting (recently) the repair done for free. So maybe it is still being done "unofficially" on a case by case basis. So I would say give Apple or your local Apple Store a call to see what they can do for you.

Good luck,

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Thanks Nick, maybe I will have to stop by there tomorrow since the Apple store is only about 2 miles away.
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Thanks Nick, maybe I will have to stop by there tomorrow since the Apple store is only about 2 miles away.
Excellent. My closest Apple Store is only 2 miles away as well (lucky)!

Please let us know what they say/do. If they will do the repair for free (if they have the parts on hand)...they will usually do the repair while you wait.

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