Embio
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Embio

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    1. DuPPs
      DuPPs
      Hi Embio,

      I live in London. If its lion you are looking to get running on the unit you will not be able to do a straight install as lion will look at the model identifier and not allow you to continue installing. What you must do is install on a true 64bit apple product and then put the hard drive back into the macbook and it will work.

      With regards to the ram limit, im not too sure if you will get more than 3gb. Im assuming you would as 64bit is able to utilize more than 3gb whilst 32bit (core duo) is only able to utilize 3gb (from a windows point of view anyway).
    2. Embio
    3. Embio
      Embio
      Hi DuPPs,

      Either of those would be great! I am not too bothered about the difference between a 2.0 and a 2.3 - really 64bit operation is all I'm after here. And perhaps a potential increase in RAM size!

      Can I ask where you live?

      Thanks,

      Matt
    4. DuPPs
      DuPPs
      Hi Embio,

      I sourced the chip from a dead 15" macbook pro logic board. Im not too sure how you would go about sourcing another. I might have a few 2ghz or 2.2ghz core2duo processors suitable. you would want a processor that has a 667mhz bus speed.
    5. Embio
      Embio
      PS. Where did you source the processor from? Suitable chips w/pins are easy to find, but w/o pins are a little more tricky it seems.
    6. Embio
      Embio
      Hi DuPPs,

      Thanks for getting back to me. I'm in the UK, near Manchester. I of course understand that nothing is guaranteed with this kind of work!

      I have read that similar upgrades on Core Duo iMacs have allowed the machine to use 3GB of RAM - I don't suppose this is something you tried?

      Thanks,

      Matt
    7. DuPPs
      DuPPs
      Hi Embio,

      Yes I have had many people ask me to repeat this procedure on their Core Duo Macbook/Macbook Pros. What country do you reside in?
      I might do another one for the fun of it but with such an operation i must warn there is a small risk that something could go wrong (google delamination).

      Regards,

      DuPPs
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