Upgrade mid-2012 rMBP Logic Board?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by VacTacks11, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. VacTacks11 macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    Starting to find that my mid-2012 rMBP is getting a bit long in the tooth.

    If it were possible to find a 2013 or even 2014 15" rMBP logic board, would I be able to replace my current logic board with it?

    I upgraded the WiFi on it last year, and that helped, but the 8 GB RAM and slower(ish) processor is starting to show their age.

    Thanks
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Your processor is barely slower than the current machines. What makes you think it is inadequate?

    It's not very likely that you can upgrade the internals without issue. I wouldn't waste my time trying to get this to work.
     
  3. VacTacks11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply. I should have focused on the GPU over the CPU. The newer GPUs (Intel and nVidia) are newer, with more RAM, and are faster. I would argue this would be the primary reason I would want to upgrade.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I think you'd save time and a headache or two if you just sold off your computer and bought a new/used one of a newer vintage.

    With the cost of a logicboard(I believe a new one retails at over $900, don't quote me on that), you'd probably come out ahead monetarily that way. Add to the fact that it probably won't fit anyway.
     

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