Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shadowschild, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. shadowschild macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Ok so ive been doing alot of work on my macbook pro. I installed a 500gig hard drive and 4 gigs of ram. Now can I upgrade my intel chip? I preferably would want to upgrade it to a quad core, if i do that, do i need a new logic board? And if so what one? If not that I would want to give it a faster core 2 duo, is any of this possible,a and if so, how? PM with answer or reply here, thanks!!:cool:
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    No its impossible. The CPU (and GPU) are both soldered to the LB.
  3. shadowschild thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    so i cant do that even if i buy a new logic board?
  4. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

    Aug 22, 2007
    Thats a no go area. If you did those hard drive and RAM updates, how do you not know that the CPU cannot be changed?

    Seems a little funny to me :cool:

    My advice, dont do anymore messing to your MBP.
  5. vm7118 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    NJ, USA
    seeing as how the cpu, northbridge, and gpu are all on the bottom of the logic board, he wouldn't have seen them (and seen how they are attached) without removing the logic board itself.

    which you don't have to do when changing the RAM or HDD.

    but no, there isn't really any way to upgrade the CPU or GPU or motherboard, for that matter. that's why a lot of us are freaking out hearing about all these nvidia gpu's failing... the only thing we can do is let it fail (just happened to me for the first time), and get it replaced under warranty if we have it (again, just did it for the first time).

    i'm hoping it happens 2 or more times in the next year, so i can get a new laptop. this damn nvidia thing is pissing me off.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You can use hot air to solder it, but somehow you will have to find a motherboard with no CPU on it and a BGA CPU of your choice.

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