Upgrade Macbook Pro's Motherboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by simerjots, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. simerjots macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Guys I have the old Mac book pro 17" Core Duo.
    I want to know if I can update the motherboard, I want to upgrade the processor but the processor is not upgradeble so I decided to ask if I upgrade the motherboard. If yes can someone tell me where I can purcahse the motherboard.

    Thanks
     
  2. kperrone macrumors newbie

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  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I don't know if anyone has tried it, but I don't see any reason why the motherboard from the late 2006 Core 2 Duo model wouldn't work. However, I wouldn't recommend spending any money on such an upgrade. You would be better served spending money on a faster hard drive than a new motherboard. You would feel the difference much more than upgrading from a 2.16GHz Core Duo to 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo, and it's cheaper as well.
     
  4. simerjots thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which hard drive do you reccomend, not the exact drive but can you give me some specs
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I would recommend a 500GB 5400RPM drive, but in all truth, there is one drive in particular that comes highly recommended, the Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB.
     
  6. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    You mean Scorpio Blue?
     
  7. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Yes, my mistake.
     
  8. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    If you're upgrading for speed, you should get a 7200 RPM drive, or even an SSD
     

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