Swapping motherboards possible ?

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  1. superpopsss macrumors regular

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    So I was thinking about this, a core i7 with 16gb of ram is around 1000$
    I currently have the i5 with 4gb of ram, they go on eBay for 600/700$.

    Could I swap them ?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. superpopsss thread starter macrumors regular

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    So a late 2013 core i7 with 16gb of ram will fit in a base model core i5 with 4gb of ram.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, but both logicboards must be from the same model revision.
     
  5. superpopsss thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean by revision ?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Only switch logicboards between late-2012 or 2014 models, not between a 2012 and a 2014 model.
     
  7. superpopsss thread starter macrumors regular

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    So only a late 2013 or 2014 will fit. Alright thanks.

    Its a cheap upgrade if you think a bout it.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    A 2013 logicboard will not fit into a 2014 machine because they are not the same model. Only a 2014 logicboard will fit in a 2014 machine.
     
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    If the i7 board is from a 15" model, and I assume your i5 board is in a 13" model, it won't fit, because the i7 board is physically bigger.
     
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