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  1. #1

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    Sep 10, 2009
    Can the processor be upgraded
    I own a Macbook pro and want to know if the processor can be upgraded to have it run faster.

    this is what is on it now
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB

    What can be upgraded for it to run faster. can not afford a new mac

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    19birel's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 02, 2011
    Late 2011 13" MBP 2.4 GHz i5 16gb RAM, Early 2008 Mac Pro 2.8Ghz 8-Core Xeon 6gb RAM OSX 10.9.x
    No, only way to THEORETICALLY do this is the swapping the logic board which would be 1) really expensive 2) really dangerous (you could muck up a ton of stuff really easy) 3) potentially impossible because the ports may not be compatible, especially if you don't have the unibody MBP. I was thinking of doing this in my MacBook too, but it'd not worth all the trouble and money only to possibly ruin your computer. Try to see if you can upgrade your RAM a bit more instead, that should help.

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    RavingMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 07, 2008
    In Denial
    16Gb Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    That's still a relatively fast machine. Has it begun to feel slower over time? Perhaps you just need to do some maintenance?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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