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Macbook - Core Duo --> Core 2 Duo


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Alright, we all know that sooner or later Apple will upgrade their notebooks to the Core 2 Duo, probably sometime before the release of Leopard, right? But my question is this. I just purchased a MacBook (with the Core Duo obviously) because I needed it now, not later after they release the Core 2. When it is released, how possible would it be to upgrade to the Core 2? See, I don't even know if they use the same socket type! I know with my PC (shriek, I know) I can change processors all the way from the Athlon 64 to the Athlon X2 to the Athlon FX without problems. But I'm curious if I, or a Mac professional, could change the processor from the Core Duo to the Core 2.

Thanks for any advice! And since I'm new to this whole "Mac" thing, if you have any random advice/tips, I'm all ears!

-SJ

P.S. I do have a question; although I know it would be slow, would Final Cut Pro run on my MacBook? Even though the graphics ability isn't top of the line... would I be able to use it?
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Alright, we all know that sooner or later Apple will upgrade their notebooks to the Core 2 Duo, probably sometime before the release of Leopard, right? But my question is this. I just purchased a MacBook (with the Core Duo obviously) because I needed it now, not later after they release the Core 2. When it is released, how possible would it be to upgrade to the Core 2? See, I don't even know if they use the same socket type! I know with my PC (shriek, I know) I can change processors all the way from the Athlon 64 to the Athlon X2 to the Athlon FX without problems. But I'm curious if I, or a Mac professional, could change the processor from the Core Duo to the Core 2.

Thanks for any advice! And since I'm new to this whole "Mac" thing, if you have any random advice/tips, I'm all ears!

-SJ

P.S. I do have a question; although I know it would be slow, would Final Cut Pro run on my MacBook? Even though the graphics ability isn't top of the line... would I be able to use it?

Both chips have the same socket and can be run on the same mainboard....

BUT, (and it is a big but) The Macbook's chips are soddered to the mainboard...

Meaning, basicly the mainboard and CPU are 1 unit. neye:


Edit: Now I would like to know if you could have your whole mainboard swapped out? That would be cool (but probably expensive)


Also, I am holding out for Merom (Core 2 duo mobile chips) some better video, and Leopard. Hopefully my wish will come true early next spring or later winter!!! :black:

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I'm sorry for reviving this long dead thread.

Now that we have moved past core 2 duo and are on to i5 and i7 I'm sure there is plenty of evidence for this question. If I know how to sauder well, then it is possible to switch the intel core duo processor with a intel core 2 duo processor correct? Has anyone experienced any problems who has done that?

Also, what are the benefits? Is the Intel core 2 duo that much better?

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Besides reviving an ancient thread, do you realize how difficult it would be to unsolder or remove a CPU from the logic board? Components are surface mounted - not just soldered to traces. It would be easier to swap out the logic board if you could find one cheap enough and then make it work.
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what is the difference between i5 core and i7 core?
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