Processor Change...?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SRLMJ23, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    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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    KylePowers

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    CPU is soldered, not socketed. Can't replace it

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    CPU is in red
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    you have a 2011 MBA with a C2D processor :confused:

    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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    KylePowers

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    He has a 2010. The orange is the Nvidia GPU
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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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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