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Is it possible to upgrade the Intel processor of a MacBook Pro bought in '07 with the one that came in the latest release this year?

I was hoping that instead of shelling out $2,700 for the newest MacBook Pro just released, I could instead spend just a few hundred to upgrade the processor inside (and whatever else) for the one I already have from '07. is that possible?

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First you need to know if the processor in your Mac book pro is the same as the newer ones. They may not be comparable with your mother board. Locate your system specs and see what type of processor you have. Odds are the newer ones are not the same type so this may not be a good thing.

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Definitely not the same. Mine is a dual-core; the new ones are quad-core i7 (at least for the 15" & 17"). How about upgrading the motherboard too? Maybe hard drive too if necessary? I recently upgraded the memory from 2 to 4 GB too, but assume that probably won't be compatible with the new motherboard and/or processor either. Basically, it'd be like putting all new interior components inside the same body/chassis. You wouldn't know the difference until you turn it on and use it. Not to mention the ports on either side too... are those mounted on the motherboard from inside too?
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best option then is to buy a new one.
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