Macbook Pro 15'' Upgrading Intel Processor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Simon 5000, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Simon 5000 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Okay, so this is my first post here, I am a long-time Windows user and I'm making the jump to a Macbook Pro, a very expensive one, at that.

    I'm getting the highest end 15'' Macbook Pro and I'm adding a 7200rpm 500GB drive. One thing I am worried about is the Intel 2.8ghz processor.

    I want to upgrade to 3.06ghz and would like to know the effect it would have on my battery life combined with the 7200rpm.
  2. imthekuni macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2009
    shouldnt have too much of a difference with the processor since they are both based on a 35W TDP
  3. Simon 5000 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Awesome, that's great to know. I'm on a Toshiba Satellite A300 and it gives me under 2hrs battery life at best. Hopefully I'll be getting over 6hrs at best with my new MBP!

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