Hey all, newb here but a vet on building systems. I'm working on a upgrading logic board on 2015 13" MBP. It's got a 2.7 GhZ i5, 8GB board, I am looking upgrading to a 3.1 GhZ i7, 16GB board. I'd be glad to hear any thoughts if you have experience with that.
Hello @hellhamm3r. If you bought it with these components, the only things you can upgrade are the RAM and SSDs. Since it's soldered to the board, you would would need to purchase another board or sell your MBP for a model that has the processor that you would like to upgrade to.
Hey @TS_EmileC. Thanks for the feedback. Do you know if 3.1 GhZ i7 16GB logic board is compatible or can be a direct replacement of a MBP that originally came with a 2.7 GhZ i5, 8GB board?
@hellhamm3r just chiming in. FYI it can be expensive to replace a logic board for a five year plus Macbook Pro.
But if you are wanting to experiment or replace the board yourself, you'll want to make sure the logic board supports the CPU that is installed in the mac.
We're assuming MBP is a early 2015 and not a mid or late 2015 MBP. See link below for the Early 2015 MBP, which should have an I5-527U processor.
The logic board has to be compatible with this processor. The I5-527U can be turbo boosted to 3.1ghz, so there should only be one logic board that can go with your early 2015 MBP.
Any other logic board may not work with your MBP.
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