13" aluminum unibody, 2.0 or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor.

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Can I upgrade to Intel i7 Processor?

Hi there, I have a Macbook5,1 Unibody late 2008. I was wondering If I can upgrade my Intel Core 2 Duo Processor to an Intel i7 Processor, Im also interested in upgrading my ram to 8GB. THANK YOU for your answer. Ill be anxious waiting your reply. Sincerely, Marco.

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Thank You very much mayer, do you think that the Intel Core 2 Duo is good enough or is there really a big difference between the i3, i5 and i7 and the Core 2 Duo? Should I really buy a new Macbook Pro or jsut upgrade the RAM and Hard Drive? Thank you for your opinion : D.


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*Apple officially supports a maximum of 4 GB of RAM. Originally, this model was only unofficially capable of stably supporting 6 GB of RAM, but as confirmed by site sponsor OWC, it is capable of supporting 8 GB of RAM if updated to Boot ROM Version MB51.007D.B03 and running MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or higher.

  • Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" (Unibody) Specs

Identifiers: Late 2008/Aluminum - MB467LL/A - MacBook5,1 - A1278 - 2254

The processor is integrated into the logic board and can't be switched out.

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You're talking to a guy that was thrilled when I could upgrade a Mac from 1 MEG of RAM to 4. The answer to, "is the Core 2 Duo good enough" is tough. It's really according to what you do with your Mac. Your machine bookmarks at 3628. In a 13" machine, the late 2011 i7 benchmarks at 6967. A late 2011 15" MBP i7 benches at 10623. A MacBook 11" i7 Mid 2011 benches at 5718. My MacPro 2008 runs at 10362. So if you're a gamer, upgrade. If your just using the net and doing accounting your book is fine. If your just doing accounting the 1986 Mac + is fine ;-). Here's the benchmarks: http://browse.geekbench.ca/mac-benchmark...


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