Can I swap out my Logic Board for a later version?
I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro with a 2.3ghz Processor, an Intel HD 3000 Graphics Card, 250GB Samsung EVO SSD, and 8GB 1333Mhz DDR3 Ram.
I had a voltage sensor error with the Apple Hardware test, and I took my Macbook to a Genius Bar last week. They concluded after an overnight test that I had some corrosion or 'failing' Voltage Sensor, which concurrently caused a 360% CPU Kernel_Task spike, rendering the Macbook useless when the MagSafe AC adapter was disconnected.
However, after the Genius Bar cleaned out my Macbook interior, the Kernel_Task issue has resolved itself. Though I am weary of the Logic Board essentially failing, instead of replacing the macbook with the same version Logic board, I was wondering if I could possibly install a Early 2011 with a better processor, Mid to Late 2011 or Mid 2012 Logic Board? Even to go as far to ask if I could get a logic board with a dedicated GPU; additionally, if it would be compatible with my macbook. If I am spending $500+ CAD, I rather upgrade my logic board if possible.
Cheers, and thank you!
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