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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Is the Graphics card upgrade possible?

I can't install Lion. Graphics card is too old. Can this be fixed?

Mac Book Pro manufactured in 2006

Model Name: MacBook Pro

Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1

Processor Name: Intel Core Duo

Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 2 MB

Memory: 1.5 GB

Bus Speed: 667 MHz

Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08

SMC Version (system): 1.2f10

Serial Number (system): W86100R1VJ0

Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CB881FE1

Sudden Motion Sensor:

State: Enabled

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Your machine has a Core Duo processor, and Lion requires a Core 2 Duo processor. There are software hacks which will allow it, but there's a reason a Core 2 Duo is in the system requirements, and it's going to be very slow without one. Your board is replaceable, but you cannot upgrade components on it. Here's a video I made which will give you a good idea as far as what board you can replace yours with:

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+ John, a really fantastic teaching video, I've subscribed and can't wait to watch them all.


Thanks, glad you like it! I made it after having to sort through and figure out about 500 random A1181 boards, and realizing that there seemed to be no comprehensive guide to understanding all the models and their differences.


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thank you rdklinc, for your answer. Unfortunately I can't watch youtube anymore in my G5, because I don't have a Flash Player and Adobe just let you download it for Intel machines only. It really sucks. Another bully practice from big corporations. They force you to buy, buy, buy and buy.

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