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Replacing and upgrading Macbook Pro Unibody Logic Boards


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Hey, I am currently using a mid 2009 15" Macbook Pro. I've had it for years and upgraded some of the parts including putting in an SSD in conjunction with a big hard drive (to make a fusion drive) and more RAM. It still runs pretty nicely but the logic board's processor is quite old and so it's beginning to run slow. I'd prefer not to buy a new laptop at this time but I was wondering if I could perhaps install a newer motherboard from another unibody Macbook Pro with a newer processor. The laptop has Yosemite installed currently. It's been a good music server for many years and I'd like to keep it going and fresh if possible, advice would be appreciated!

 

Specifically this is what I have now: https://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Unibody-Mid-2009-2-53-GHz-Logic-Board/IF161-045

 

And ideally I'd like to install: https://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-Unibody-Mid-2012-2-3-GHz-Logic-Board/IF161-097

 

I've replaced the motherboard before, I'm only concerned about compatibility issues. Thank you!

Macbook Pro -> Audirvana+ -> Meridian Explorer -> Objective2 Amplifier -> Westone ES5 IEMs

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