Can I upgrade the processor for this model?
Nothing at all has been upgraded on my MacBookPro1,1 since I first bought it, aside from replacing the adapter cord and (very recently) a new battery.
I want to get replacement parts to upgrade to as new of OS as I can, and from what I had read before it sounded like I could upgrade the hard drive and RAM in order to run OS much newer than what I have on there (which is OS 10.4.11) but what I had read was that with the processor this model came with, I would be unable to run the latest OS (and unable to run current versions of many programs, including adobe creative suite) due to the processor being 32-bit instead of 64, even though it is a Intel chip with 2 cores.
I looked for more information about the processor, and in some places people were saying you can't replace the processor because apparently it would require removing it from the board and soldering in a new one with an awful lot of leads.
But then I found a thread where people were talking about getting new processors for this model of mac, discussing which specific ones they were upgrading to with some details that went over my head because there's so much I still need to learn about this sort of stuff. And all the people who were talking about it in the thread never said anything about HOW a person would go about replacing the processor, and the thread was a couple of years old so I don't think it would do much good to try and revive that discussion by adding on a request for more information. Besides, from what I've seen, there's not much how-to information around there anyway.
In looking at the ifixit guides for this laptop, I don't see one that mentions processors or CPUs, I'm wondering if the guide for replacement of the logic board is what I would need for replacing the processor... but if the logic boards that would physically fit into this laptop were never made with processors that were 64-bit, then I suppose I'd be out of luck in any case because it would mean that I wouldn't be able to find a replacement that would match what I'm looking for.
Am I just confusing myself, or what? Please someone explain this to me, or at least let me know whether it's possible for me to find what I'd need.
Is this a good question?