Early 2011 model, A1278 / 2.3 GHz i5 or 2.7 GHz i7 processor.

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Can I upgrade CPU in my MBP 13 Early 2011?

Can I upgrade CPU in my MBP Early 2011 to increase device's speed? Which CPU model is compatible with my book? I have Core i5 2,3GHz installed.

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No, you can't change the CPU chip as you can in the desktop systems as its soldered to the logic board Vs held in a socket.

It is possible to exchange out the full logic board with a different board as long as you are exchange it within the same series of system.

Frankly, the cost of the board and the amount of labor to do this is not worth the effort Vs buying a new system for such a small incremental speed bump when your system is working.

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