8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2006 7:47 AM by Macbook Semi-Pro
novex Level 1 (0 points)
i saw some forum that the use a mac mini core solo change to core duo.that was very impressive.Hope that i also can change the macbook pro with sort kinda way......does anyone have any idea about it.because this might be a very good news for those mbp who slower than 2.0ghz

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=91459

mac book pro 1.83ghz 15 inch 1.5gb ram, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Nick A Level 4 (1,465 points)
    The processor is soldered onto the logic board. The only way to change this is to try your way at soldering, but this is extremely stupid and will likely break the macbook which apple will not cover. Or you could obtain a logic board with the faster chip already soldered on, but there's no way to do this unless you find a board on eBay or a "broken" macbook pro for parts with a functional logic board, etc.

    Nick
  • William Rivas Level 5 (4,250 points)
    i saw some forum that the use a mac mini core solo
    change to core duo.that was very impressive.Hope that
    i also can change the macbook pro with sort kinda
    way......does anyone have any idea about it.because
    this might be a very good news for those mbp who
    slower than 2.0ghz

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9
    1459



    Like Nick said, it is soldered in... Good at soldering? He he...

    William
  • Andrew Miller Level 2 (280 points)
    Upgrade to 2GB RAM and you will be better off ...
  • missrising Level 1 (45 points)
    Some people have reapplied the thermal paste to their MBP's. I have done this on other laptops in the past and in doing so i had to take the CPU out temporarily and then put it back with the thermal paste added.
    I don't know how the people who have done this on their MBP's did this though? Did they take out their CPU while they did this or not?
    Maybe somebody who has done this could answer.
  • El_Coyote Level 1 (40 points)
    they just applied the paste to the 3 chips on the logicboard. no need to remove them from the board. i've never had to do that in my pc either.
  • JeremyR Level 1 (40 points)
    I know William was joking, but for those that don’t…

    You can’t manually reapply the solder to the chip, so it can’t be replaced. (without very expensive equipment).

    I wouldn’t worry too much, there is not much of a performance difference anyway. Also, I am not sure if they made other subtle changes to the laptop to compensate for the additional heat of the new chips.


    MacBook Pro 17"   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • missrising Level 1 (45 points)
    they just applied the paste to the 3 chips on the
    logicboard. no need to remove them from the board.
    i've never had to do that in my pc either.


    Thanks for explaining, it doesn't appear that they touched the CPU which would have to be removed if thermal compound would have to be reapplied.
  • Macbook Semi-Pro Level 2 (250 points)
    Thanks for explaining, it doesn't appear that they
    touched the CPU which would have to be removed if
    thermal compound would have to be reapplied.


    The CPU, GPU, and Northbridge are SOLDERED directly onto a logic board. You can't remove any of them. To reapply the thermal compound the entire logic board =must be removed.