MBP Logic Board Swap CoreDuo to C2Duo. Is it Possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bbrosemer, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2006
    Now that the C2duo MBP is out does anyone know if it is possible to swap out the logic board on a Core Duo MBP and replace it with a newer C2duo logic board.
  2. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    Maybe... but why? Sell the MBP CD and buy an MBP C2D!
  3. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    It would probably be too expensive to make worthwhile. The suggestion to sell and then buy a new one seems like the best option to me.
  4. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2005
    Little grey, chilly island.
    The ports wouldn't align probably unless you were swapping out the 17inch version. The new 15" has firewire 800, the other did not.

    Besides which, I don't see why on earth you'd perform this procedure when you can sell second hand and re-buy cheaper. Plus, the speed difference between models wouldn't be enough to qualify an upgrade for most people!
  5. bbrosemer thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2006
    Yes it is the 17'' version and I can get the logic board for about 400 the 2.33 Ghz... Would selling and buying cost me more...? Unless someone on here wants to take the 17'' 2gb ram 120gb hd MBP off my hands for a resonable price of course...
  6. bbrosemer thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2006
    I want the 64bit for future proof. I dont want to deal with not having that when leapord comes out.
  7. sycho macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2006
    Then get a computer with 64bit data bus, really, all this I need 64bit crap is stupid. It only has handful of 64bit registers, a half-ass 64bit enable chipset, not a true 64bit computer. :rolleyes:

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