Can I use a 2.16GHz 256MB logic board on a MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo?

I have a busted 2.16HGz 128MB logic board, and have found a 2.16HGz 256MB logic board, can i use that as a replacement? will the extra 128MB be a plus or a problem?


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"The 128 MB vs the 256MB is a function of RAM installed, not the mother board. Your machine should be able to take up to 2 GB of RAM:"

mayer, I believe he is referring to 128MB vs 256MB of VRAM. Quite commonly the base model 15" has half the VRAM of the upgraded models.

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It won't necessarily fit, for instance a 2.4GHz Penryn board doesn't fit in a 2.4GHz Santa Rosa (one generation before) computer. Best to stick with the correct generation or else you tend to have problems with temp sensors and whatnot. Although, a Core Duo really isn't worth the repair.

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This is most likely your current logic board a 2.16 Core 2 Duo: MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1211) 2.16 GHz Logic Board

The 2.16 board you found may or may not be a core 2 duo. It could be a core duo and unsuitable for you.

This logic board, a 2.33 Core 2 Duo will drop right in with no problems: MacBook Pro 15" (Model A1211) 2.33 GHz Logic Board

Although iFixit currently has it listed as "out of stock", I would contact them here and ask for one as they may have it but not gotten it to the inventory list yet:

To be sure all this is correct, please remove the battery and look in the compartment and its side walls for your exact model.

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