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Old Mar 8, 2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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Processor Change...?

I was wondering something: Since my MacBook Air has an Intel Core 2 Duo chip in it, couldn't I technically upgrade the chip to a Core 2 Quad? There is one Core 2 Quad that runs on a LGA 775 platform which I'm assuming (have to do a little more digging) is what my processor is based on.

On the other hand I am kind of scared to open up my Mac and mess around with the CPU because I just got it at Christmas and if I ruined I would kill myself!

What do you all think?
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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CPU is soldered, not socketed. Can't replace it



CPU is in red
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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you have a 2011 MBA with a C2D processor

And no, the processor is not replaceable.
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The only sort of CPU "replacement" you could do would be putting a logic board from a newer/higher specced Air, such as the mid-2011 logic board.

I might be wrong about this; I'm not sure if Apple changed the size of the board from 2010 to 2011.
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you sure its not the orange. it looks like the orange is the cpu to me. the reason i think that is because the die is bigger for the included intel hd graphics built into the same chip.
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He has a 2010. The orange is the Nvidia GPU
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 02:28 PM   #7
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Yeah I have a Late 2010, i put the wrong date in my signature (gotta change that). So yeah late 2010.
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