Mac CPU Upgrade & USB 2.0 To Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gamesonly778, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. gamesonly778 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    How can i upgrade my macbook pro mid 2010's cpu :apple:
    i want to upgrade it to a i7 can anyone help

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)
    Processor:2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory:4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB :)

    Usb 2.0 to thunderbolt

    is there a such thing as a usb 2.0 to thunderbolt if there is please comment the link to the product :apple:
  2. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    You cant on both counts I'm afraid. If you want to upgrade you'll need to buy a new macbook
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
  4. snaky69, Sep 12, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014

    snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    It's easy really. All you have to do is buy a brand new computer.

    You do not seem very computer savvy, so I'll explain. About 99% of laptops, regardless of brands are not upgradable except for RAM and hard drives (and even then, some computers have soldered RAM and proprietary hard drives, like the current retina MBP). Usually all components will be soldered to an electronics board, often called motherboard, mainboard or logicboard.

    You cannot upgrade anything on those boards, everything is soldered in. Desoldering and changing components is technically doable, but the costs are prohibitive and there's quite a good chance of making an expensive paperweight out of the mainboard.
  5. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    The only way to upgrade the CPU and GPU is to buy a new rMBP.
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Buy a new MacBook.

    You can only upgrade RAM and HDD/SSD. Nothing else can be upgraded, because it's soldered.

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