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August 16, 2010 12:47:55 AM

SO here is a cool Question...


My wife has a 13" MacBook Pro that is slow as hell. I have an Extra intel i7 975. Yes I know you have figured out what Im thinking. :lol: 


Here is the question. ...

Can I swap out :lol:  her intel core 2 duo 2.26 and replace it with the intel i7 975 Extreme edition. Would it fit? easy swap? Mess anything up?


I build rigs but I never mess with Macs and Im anxious to see how much they suck when I open it up.


Expert and serious advice appreciated. Thanks

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August 16, 2010 1:05:37 AM

monstermankc said:
SO here is a cool Question...


My wife has a 13" MacBook Pro that is slow as hell. I have an Extra intel i7 975. Yes I know you have figured out what Im thinking. :lol: 


Here is the question. ...

Can I swap out :lol:  her intel core 2 duo 2.26 and replace it with the intel i7 975 Extreme edition. Would it fit? easy swap? Mess anything up?


I build rigs but I never mess with Macs and Im anxious to see how much they suck when I open it up.


Expert and serious advice appreciated. Thanks




Im pretty Sure I cant lol
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August 16, 2010 1:25:56 AM

Even if swaps could work on an OEM rig like Mac's, the i7 975 is an LGA 1366 and a desktop processor whereas the C2D is a LGA 775 and a notebook (in this case) processor.. So, its an awesome NO CHANCE on your swap plans..
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August 16, 2010 1:32:32 AM

Id suggest you run just run boot camp on that Macbook and send me the 975.
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August 16, 2010 1:50:20 AM

you have a 0% chance of this working...
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August 16, 2010 2:03:21 AM

monstermankc said:
SO here is a cool Question...


My wife has a 13" MacBook Pro that is slow as hell. I have an Extra intel i7 975. Yes I know you have figured out what Im thinking. :lol: 


Here is the question. ...

Can I swap out :lol:  her intel core 2 duo 2.26 and replace it with the intel i7 975 Extreme edition. Would it fit? easy swap? Mess anything up?


I build rigs but I never mess with Macs and Im anxious to see how much they suck when I open it up.


Expert and serious advice appreciated. Thanks


Hmmm.... I estimate about -10% chance of it working. :whistle:  :lol: 


As some one else said, Core i7 975 is a desktop cpu on the LGA 1336 socket.

Core 2 duo's/quad's (desktops) are on an LGA 775.


With this being a notebook, core 2 duo would be either on socket M or P.
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August 16, 2010 2:09:51 AM

warmon6 said:
Hmmm.... I estimate about -10% chance of it working. :whistle:  :lol: 


As some one else said, Core i7 975 is a desktop cpu on the LGA 1336 socket.

Core 2 duo's/quad's (desktops) are on an LGA 775.


With this being a notebook, core 2 duo would be either on socket M or P.

all recent Macbooks have CPUs soldered on to its logicboard I believe.
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August 16, 2010 2:20:28 AM

warmon6 said:
Hmmm.... I estimate about -10% chance of it working. :whistle:  :lol: 


How did you even arrived at a 10% working possibility.!!
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August 16, 2010 2:36:46 AM

Emperus said:
How did you even arrived at a 10% working possibility.!!


thats negative 10%
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August 16, 2010 7:46:35 AM

even if you could put it in, i wouldnt really recomend it - the stock cooler that comes with the cpu is like a "minimum heatsink". If the mac has a heatsink, i doubt it would be sufficient and i srsly doubt you can fit the stock cooler in the mac.

If the mac is used for powerful tools, it would take alot out of the cpu and overheat like hell (it might burn or just break).
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August 16, 2010 2:44:33 PM

Sell the i7 and MacBook Pro and buy a new system for your wife. If she wants a Mac, the new MacBook Pros with the i5 processor are pretty sweet. If she is willing to go with a "PC", your options are virtually limitless.

Now, let me ask you this. When you say the MacBook Pro is slow, what do you mean? I have a similar MacBook Pro 15" that is pretty capable and is very responsive. What are you doing that is running so slowly?
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August 16, 2010 2:49:18 PM

Emperus said:
How did you even arrived at a 10% working possibility.!!



He wrote a negative 10%.

This is an estimation which, I presume, allows for the OP breaking his wife's computer somewhere during the process of discovering that LGA775 and LGA 1366 processors are not pin compatible.
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August 16, 2010 5:35:05 PM

jefe323 said:
thats negative 10%


Got it.. I had misinterpreted the first time.. My bad..
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August 17, 2010 12:18:56 AM

I have a question!

Why would you want a 975 in a notebook anyways? O.o
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August 17, 2010 12:59:55 AM

Raidur said:
I have a question!

Why would you want a 975 in a notebook anyways? O.o


Now why having that cpu in general, i couldn't say...


Although why would you have a desktop cpu in a laptop form factor?

well if you're a power user/enthusiast that like the power of desktops but going to be in moving around frequently/ need that kind of power in a remote location.... A desktop nor a normal laptop not going to cut it. That were the specialty desktop replacement laptops come in.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_inf...

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August 27, 2010 1:04:49 AM

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