logic board upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CrAkD, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. CrAkD macrumors 68040

    CrAkD

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    if anyone saw my previous thread my macbook got pretty severe water damage. im thinking about rebuilding her from the ground up just to see if I can do it. I had the whole thing apart and put it back together and have built custom pcs for years so im pretty sure I can. its an early 2006 core duo model. I was wondering if it would be possible to swap in a C2D logic board?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Hmm, actually I'm not sure now that I think about it. If it's the pre-unibody Macbook C2D logic board it might be possible.
     
  3. CrAkD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    care to share the reasoning? as I've searched this a bit and aside from the fans being a little different most people say its doable. the body didnt change when they switched from Core Duo to C2D in 2006
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    You are correct about the fan or rather the heatsink connections. Some of the later Core Duo MacBook have the same connections as the Core 2 models so you may not need a new heatsink/fan. Early Core Duos have what is called a 4 wall connection (vertical) - the late 2006 and mid 2007 Core 2's have a 3 wall (horizontal) connection. If you look at the fan connection on the early Core Duo then the early 4 wall connection is similar in style just a narrower connection.....

    What you want to avoid is the late 2007 onward logic-boards which have totally different heatsinks, fans, speaker and bluetooth connections. They have a different style bottom case and the 2 are not interchangeable.

    If you have a Core Duo then you are limited to the Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz, 2 Ghz and 2.16GHz logicboards.
     
  5. CrAkD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    were the 2.16ghz only available in the early 2007 models? So I can just search for 2.16ghz logic board and not worry about much else? or do you have a part number? Also What would I have to do to make the 3 wall connections work on the 4 wall?
     
  6. marsmissions macrumors 6502

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    Dude, just buy a new computer, it will be most cost effective.
     

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