Santa Rosa or Peryn CPU in my MBP?

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  1. metamind macrumors newbie

    metamind

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    I tried to find more information about my processor because I am confused about if my MBP is a Santa Rosa or Peryn CPU enable computer...

    My Specs:

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    I found very confusing information about my laptop because there is not clear documentation at INTEL website. My computer is supposed to be a Santa Rosa late 2007 but it was upgrade to this processor 2.6 GHz. when I go to search info about it , there is no info about any Santa Rosa CPU with this specs, only Penryn.
    I didn't find any accuracy documentation for my processor so far.
    It looks that INTEL produced 2 versions (T7800 and X7800) other websites says E6700 with same specs.
    Some light about how to get this information?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Its both, the C2D chipset that's called Penryn.
     
  3. Solid Raven macrumors member

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    I thought the chipset was called Santa Rosa, the cpu itself is penryn.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    This is correct.
     
  5. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    Penryn is the CPU, Santa Rosa is a "platform" - CPU + mainboard chipset + wifi adapter. (That's just Intel's way of selling its other products along with its CPUs). Apple never used all the parts, but MacBooks with Merom/Penryn and Intel Mobile 965 Express series chipset were referred to as "Santa Rosa" anyway.

    Your processor is probably T7800, and if so it's Merom, not Penryn.

    Link to T7800: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=31729&processor=T7800&spec-codes=SLA75,SLAF6

    More about Santa Rosa (and generally Centrino) platform: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrino#Santa_Rosa_platform_.282007.29
     
  6. Joruus macrumors member

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    Quite Simple, or not so.
    Grab a Copy of Virtual Box. Download any linux Distrubution, something like Damn Small Linux and after you logged into the Shell type this: cat /proc/cpuinfo voila your done :p
     

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