Santa Rosa + Penryn = ? Profit ?

Reelknead1

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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.
 

Hellhammer

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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
 

Reelknead1

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

Can anyone else verify this?