HELP..Bought a 2010 Macbook Pro it needs a new processor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheLastUnicorn, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. TheLastUnicorn macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
    So my old macbook died and i cant afford a brand new one so I bought a second hand 2010 macbook pro. Everything seemed fine when I went to look at it just seemed to need an upgrade in the operating system because of some missing updates and plugins when i tried to download yosemite i got an unable to complete message because the processor is a "core duo" and not a "core 2 duo" is there any way to upgrade this or another operating system i can upgrade to that is newer than 10.6 which will have the necessary plug ins and updates...I tried a regular software update for current operating system but it tells me there are no updates available for it at this time...really hope i didnt just get ripped off :( any help is greatly appreciated.

    specs below..

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.2f10
    Serial Number (system): SystemSerialNumb
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CBCA45D2
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
  3. TheLastUnicorn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
    dammit really wish i had known that any idea what the newest operating system this machine can handle would be?
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    You got ripped off.

    It's a 2006 MacBook.

    Snow Leopard is the latest it can run.
  5. TheLastUnicorn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2015
    thanx ...anyone wanna buy a 2006 macbook pro?
  6. yjchua95, Jan 12, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015

    yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    You'd be better off donating it somewhere.

    I doubt anybody would put down some cash for it.

    Myself, I wouldn't. I'd just use it as a home server.
  7. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    Yeah your going to have a tuff time selling it. Unfortunately, the newest OS X version it will run is Snow Leopard which is getting up there in age and is no longer getting updates for most Apps.
  8. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816


    Apr 12, 2007
    I would just bite the bullet and use it while saving up for a new or refurbished Pro.

    The Core Duo is a 32-bit machine, not sure if anyone is going to want to buy that.
  9. BoneDaddy Suspended


    Jan 8, 2015
    I'd buy it but I got my daughter a 2008 for 200 dollars. Don't know what you paid for it and not sure what you plan on selling for. I am especially in the market for a black older Mac. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay? If it wasn't too much, just use it as an entertainment setup. That's what I plan on doing.
  10. Crugga macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2010
    Where did you buy it?
    If it was ebay id get a claim open and send it back if it was sold as a 2010.

    If not they are good machines still. Sure you would find a buyer for it, its intel after all. Look the part and should run most software.

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