MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Is it possible to replace Core i7 2.0 with more powerful?

With the brand new (2011) Macbook Pros, is it as possible to replace Core i7 2.0 GHz with Core i7 2.2 or 2.3GHz?

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This is very a debatable question, see this link on the same question for the i7 iMac. http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/2029/...

We haven't had upgradeable processors since the G4 towers, but it appears Apple has gone back to socketed processors. I haven't worked on a i7 MacBook yet so I just don't know, but when faster processors become available I'm sure the folks on iFixit will be some of the first to get info on it, so keep posted. Here's an article that gives me a great deal of hope for upgrading machines in the future: http://www.hardmac.com/articles/335/page...

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Interesting that I got a downvote on this since I stated it was debatable, gave links to the debate and a link to the upgrade. It's my sincere hope that we do have upgradable processors in the near future, and I think we will have. But we have to have better processors to do it. It will increase my business. Sure, I give down votes. I identify myself and why I gave the down vote. In my opinion, a person that gives a downvote and stays hidden with no reason for the down vote is an abject coward or very juvenile. You may disagree with me, and that is respectable. Let's see what solves the problem, that's the real test. I got 27 down votes today, I'm not sure I gave that many answers

by mayer

Hey, Mayer. I just want to state for the record that I didn't down vote you. Your advice is very valuable for most questions. You do have a tendency to be blunt with your answers. 27 down votes in a day... ouch. You probably just made somebody mad. Otherwise, the laptop processors have been built-in to the logic board for years including the new ones. It's possible they down voted you for speculation. Also, calling people "abject coward or juvenille" isn't going to make them want to justify their down vote. They'll probably create another account and down vote you again. ;)

by Josh

Thanks Josh, I know you didn't downvote me. You didn't upvote me either. It also appears you didn't read the links I gave on upgrading the new processors.

by mayer

After viewing your references I think they provide an answer the OP's question so I'm canceling the downtick. Ralph

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Not with a MacBook Pro, no. The processors are soldered onto the logic board. Find a way to do it and I'll go into business with you. :)

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