Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Change CPU of MacBook Pro 2010

I am wondering if it would be possible to change the intel Core 2 Duo of my MacBook Pro 2010 for and intel i7 ?

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The laptop i5/i7 are not pin compatible with Core 2 Duo CPU’s. In addition the PCH logic & I/O systems can’t support it either. You also need specialized tools to lift the CPU and you still need to have access to the correct CPU to put on.

The cheaper root would be to find a newer logic board and just swap it out. Now the fun begins! You’ll need to do some research to figure you which board would work and it still might not be possible.

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