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Can a MacBook Pro Mid 2007 A1226 be retrofitted with an Early 2008 A1260 logic board?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The main reason to do this is to upgrade the CPU from the Merom Core 2 Duo to the Penryn Core 2 Duo, which is a required piece of hardware to run macOS later than El Capitan. The older Merom does not support SSE4, which the Penryn does and is needed to run Sierra and higher, albeit unofficially. I am not entirely sure if everything is physically forward compatible with later revisions of the logic board or motherboard, which I am interested in attempting to retrofit into an older but seemingly identical chassis. Are there any possible screw holes that may not align with the chassis or a new display connector or anything that may make this endeavor an overly ambitious one?


I'll also need to replace the wireless card inside the machine, but that can be sourced later once I find out that what I want to do with this MacBook Pro is even possible.

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