Intel Processor MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MBPro825, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. MBPro825 macrumors member

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    Would it be possible to take the Intel processor out of my Macbook Pro (2.26) and replace it with a 2.8 Intel from a Dell Dimension 4600? I don't plan on doing this anytime soon, I just wondered if it was possible because they are both intels. Are there different dimensions for each processor and if there is, is that a problem?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, not possible at all. Processors aren't "plug-and-play"
     
  3. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Without getting into specifics, no it can't be done.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Going beyond the different sockets the MacBook Pro uses a soldered processor.

    Just going off hand is the 2.8 GHz processor from the Dimension a Pentium 4? That's another wreck of performance comparisons.
     
  5. goMac macrumors 603

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    If the processor in your desktop is a Pentium 4, your laptop faster would be faster anyway.

    But regardless, no. You can't really replace a laptop processor, and you certainly can't replace a laptop processor with a desktop processor. Laptop processors and desktop processors are different.
     

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