Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Can I replace a 2.4Ghz with 2.0Ghz to reduce cost?

Black MacBook 2.4GHZ 320GB HD that I purchased and the logic board had a spill on it. I already opened up the laptop and took out the logic board to replace, but I find myself in a bind because most 2.4Ghz processors are a little bit out out what I can afford. Can I replace the logic board with a lesser Ghz processer to cut down my cost?

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Actually, you can't. Core Duo and Core 2 Duo lower A1181 casings have slightly different screw locations, so you wouldn't be able to attach the board correctly. I'd have to look, but I believe there are other small differences as well. Also, the inverter cable is different between the Core Duo and Core 2 Duo boards, so you'd need a different cable than what you have now. Stick to a Core 2 Duo board in order to avoid issues.

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Actually the poster doesn't seem to be asking about Core Duo vs C2D, just different speed boards, if you check the part page though, it's incompatible with 2.4 versions.


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