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Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (08) Specs

: Early 2008 - MB133LL/A - MacBookPro4,1 - A1260 - .

I have a Macbook pro late 2008 model with a 2.4 ghz processor logic board, I'm thinking in getting a better logic board in that same year (so that all the ports match my current chassis).

Is it possible to replace my current logic board and place a faster one into my current Macbook pro (same ports - logic board layout)?

Do you think there'll be problems with the other equipment as in speakers, super drive, keyboard, display to not work because they aren't "compatible" with the mother board I'm going to replace?

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Samtaylor I would think it is safe to assume that a board from the same year will fit. I did not get into this business until lately and have no record of 2008 models, but common sense says you're right and same year should fit.

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I believe I have gotten you to the correct machine.

Stay within the same A1260 model number and you should be OK. You can upgrade to the 2.6 GHz board to make it this machine: Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 15" (08) Specs

Identifiers: Early 2008 - BTO/CTO - MacBookPro4,1 - A1260 - 2198

Get Apple part #661-4689

Here's how to do it:

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Logic Board Replacement

However I don't think find the small speed bump worth the cost. A better solution would be to install a 500GB hybrid hard drive. Bump the RAM up.

Standard RAM: 2 GB Maximum RAM: 6 GB*

Details: 2 GB installed as two 1 GB modules. No slots free.

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 6 GB of RAM using one 2 GB and one 4 GB memory module.

500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive Image

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