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    Upgrading the processor on my macbook pro core 2 duo 2.16?

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    Question Upgrading the processor on my macbook pro core 2 duo 2.16?
    Hey guys I am a college student currently working on my degree in computer science but haven't gotten that far yet

    I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade my processor on my mac, I have taken computer maintenance so I know how to take it apart and not fry anything. But I am unsure as to what the macbook would support?

    Currently I have it at 4gb of ram already and I am getting my way through school as a designer and running my own company(home based) and I would like to keep the money that I do earn for other things than a new macbook. I run adobe AI, PS, DW, and at times other applications at the same time and it can be a bit sluggish.

    Any tips on what processors I could get? I5 or I7 would be nice if it's possible

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    Upgrading the processor on my macbook pro core 2 duo 2.16?
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    No you can't.
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    Upgrading the processor on my macbook pro core 2 duo 2.16?

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    hmm, oh well too bad, I guess I will look for a new macbook...

    and just because I am curious, why would it not be possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigideaguy View Post
    hmm, oh well too bad, I guess I will look for a new macbook...

    and just because I am curious, why would it not be possible?
    Cause the CPU is solder to logic board.
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    Upgrading the processor on my macbook pro core 2 duo 2.16?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Cause the CPU is solder to logic board.
    And if i unsolder it?


    Sorry, i don't mean to be rude but i still don't see why I can't.

    Thanks for your help thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigideaguy View Post
    And if i unsolder it?


    Sorry, i don't mean to be rude but i still don't see why I can't.

    Thanks for your help thus far.
    Good luck with that. You can try it, post back with result.
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    Upgrading the processor on my macbook pro core 2 duo 2.16?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Good luck with that. You can try it, post back with result.
    Thanks, but I don't want to risk it, no one has even told me what other processors are compatible.

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    That is impossible without special machines. There are many hundreds of pins and a machine solders them. No socket in the MBP. If you could get it out without ruining the multi layered board, you would be my new hero!

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    Upgrading the processor on my macbook pro core 2 duo 2.16?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    That is impossible without special machines. There are many hundreds of pins and a machine solders them. No socket in the MBP. If you could get it out without ruining the multi layered board, you would be my new hero!
    oh wow, nevermind then lol

    I might just open up my macbook to look, but i think I will leave the soldering to the machines...... for now

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