Santa Rosa + Penryn = ? Profit ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Reelknead1, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Reelknead1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    Here is the question for you smart people. I have a Santa Rosa 2.4 MBP, I also have a Penryn mobo with a 2.5 ghz. I know the difference is that the Penryn are 45nm vs the Santa Rosa which is 65nm's chipset. Does anyone know if they will swap easily. Meaning can I swap the entire mobo board into the Santa Rosa casing. Do they have the same plugs and orientation on the board.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Maybe these guides in combination with this listing can help.

    I don't think you will see that much of a speed gain though.
  3. Reelknead1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    Not to worried about the speed gain, The santa rosa might be going out on me. That is why I'm asking.
  4. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    See this, it should work. The logic board should be the same as both use Intel's PM965 chipset, the only difference is the CPU
  5. Reelknead1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2009
    Thats what i thought. I have worked on both computers before and don't remember seeing any differences.

    Can anyone else verify this?

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