2.1 GHz vs 2.4 GHz

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Blueimac, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Blueimac macrumors newbie

    Blueimac

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    I have the following specs -
    MacBook (13.3 inch Early 2008) (MB402LL/A) Model No. A1181
    MacBook 4,1 Intel, Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz
    The Intel "Core 2 Duo" (T8100) 45 nm "Penryn" processor includes
    two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip.
    6GB PC2-5300 DDR2 667 MHz / 64GB SSD Crucial CT64M225
    Running - Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6.8



    and was tinkering with the idea of upgrading to a 2.4 GHz logic board, But was also wondering would it really make much of a noticeable difference in performance ?

    what can i say, I'm in a small town in Tennessee and very bored right now
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Blueimac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Blueimac

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    not an option right now, with christmas coming soon and maybe next year at tax time ..besides i like experimenting and upgrading my Macs
     
  4. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    The cost of a new logic board is probably more than the cost of a new (used) MacBook.
     
  5. Ca$hflow macrumors 6502

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    I don't believe a logic board would cost $700.00.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    believe it

    On a mbp, it was over 900
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    iFixit comes close with a staggering $599.95 to purchase a replacement logic board for my 4 year old Macbook.
     
  8. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on the year, model, processor, and size a logic board can run over over $700.

    Also, a MacBook can be found for well under $700 depending on where you look.
     
  9. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Logicboards are crazy expensive.... stupid really, it could be a lot of fun.
     
  10. Blueimac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Blueimac

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    the in and out of it all

    iFixit would be the last place that I would shop for parts, the prices are much higher than other sources I've found.

    Actually I already found a 2.4 GHz logic board at a great price, Just trying to decide if it would be worth bothering with replacing the one that's in my MacBook now

    I've already had to replace the upper case/keyboard because the original one went dead, Upgraded the memory and hard drive.

    I would like to add a second internal hard drive, The DVD drive was dead when I bought it and I've already removed it, So the space is ready to be used.
     
  11. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    Well then by all means do it, and if you want double the fun, make a thread here, post pics and results. I for sure would love to see that. If I found a board for my MBP, at say... 300USD. I would totally do it
     

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