I'm trying to revive my old college laptop which is a white macbook from early 2009. I pasted the hardware a software specs below. The last thing that I did with it was update it to Mountain Lion, which turned out to be somewhat of a mistake because it is now painfully slow (which is why I haven't touched it in a while). I'm looking for suggestions for how to bring it back up to speed.
Here's what I have in mind:
- Update the RAM. 4Gb at least and 6Gb if possible
- General cleaning. I'm considering CleanMyMac 2, but I'm not sure if the gains I get from it will be worth the $40.
- Lastly, I'm considering upgrading to an SSD.
Thanks in advance,
Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook5,2 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 2 GB Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz Boot ROM Version: MB52.0088.B05 SMC Version (system): 1.38f5 Serial Number (system): W89064CJ4R1 Hardware UUID: F898BAE6-8231-55EE-9CE8-604194507E5A Sudden Motion Sensor: State: Enabled
Software: System Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63b) Kernel Version: Darwin 11.4.2