How do I check what chipset type I have?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MeSince83, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. MeSince83 macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    I would like to know where I can find on my MBP my chipset type. I want know if I have Penryn or not.
  2. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    There is no difference in the chipset with the new revision, it is still Santa Rosa. The easiest way to tell which "revision" of MacBook Pro you have can be determined through System Profiler, you'll see "MacBookPro4,1" if you have Santa Rosa with a 45nm "Penryn" processor, "MacBookPro3,1" if you have Santa Rosa with 65nm Core 2 Duo CPU, etc.
  3. tbohlsennswssrg macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2007
    Roseville, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Download Mactracker (see here):

    You go to "About this Mac" in the Apple Menu to Find out your Computer ID.

    So you can tell what model MBP You have
  4. MeSince83 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2008
    Cool, thanks guys. I'm coming straight from the other side so there's a lot that I don't know.
  5. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2007
    Novi, MI
    im looking at that site on my iphone. and all the macbooks say they are merom chipsets? no SR
  6. theLimit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2007
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
    It says they have Merom processors, nothing about chipsets. The current MacBooks and MacBook Pros are built on Intel's Santa Rosa platform, with Intel Mobile 965 Express chipset and Penryn processors. The previous MB & MBPs were also Santa Rosa, but with Merom processors. Before that were the MB & MBPs built on Intel's Napa platform with Intel Mobile 945 Express chipset and Merom processors, and the first MB & MBPs were Napa with Yonah processors.

    I know it gets confusing, even I'm not 100% sure I got this all right. If I'm wrong, someone please correct me.

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