Apple :: Installing Penryn MBP Top Case On Santa Rosa MBP
Jan 28, 2010
i got my santa rosa MBP not too long ago (i bought it second hand). i am extremely happy with the machine as it is a 2.4ghz c2d with 160g hdd at 5400rpm and 8600gt 256mg gpu. i know this has been discussed many times, so i have been reading about the multi touch trackpad and was a bit bummed that i didnt get the newer 2008 penryn model instead. 2 days ago i was thiking about replacing the SR MBP top case with a penryn MBP top case and have the multi touch, 4 finger gesture ability on my SR MBP. therefore i started googling to see of people have actually done conversions and worked..fortunately, i found a member on this forum and confirmed that it actually works...but unfortunately there was not guide for this operation. I would really want to hear from those that has performed such replacement operation and perhaps give me some tips and what i may need to watch out for. in addition to that, does anybody know of a guide for this replacement? would the penryn top case keyboard and trackpad connections fit the SR MBP? any modifications needed?
As I'm 100% sure I want the older intel santa rosa macbook pro, I was just wondering if there were models with the glossy screen? I want a matte screen as I tend to sit outside with my laptop, so how will I be able to differentiate between the two?
I'm about to buy a new Dell notebook... but, I'm not so sure I want one of the new Inspirons. I'm a heavy gamer and movie watcher (This new laptop will be hooked up to my 37" LCD TV) and would like the fastest Dell available. I would buy a Sager or Alienware, but our dealer account with Dell kinda only lets me get Dell.
Are the new Santa Rosa platforms really the way to go? I would like to stay on the "cutting edge" as it were, with the newest technology out. But are they fast enough to play games decently? (Source, BF2, 2142, FEAR, Oblivion and so forth..) The 8600M GT isn't the fastest card out there, but should I go DX10 just to stay on top of things?
If I did, the specs would be:
SYSTEM COLOR: Sunshine Yellow
PROCESSOR: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7700 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/4MB cache)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Genuine Windows® Vista Home Premium Edition
DISPLAY: High Resolution, glossy widescreen 17.0 inch display (1920 x 1200)
VIDEO CARD: 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8600M GT
MEMORY: 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
HARD DRIVE: 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
OPTICAL DRIVE: CD writer / DVD player (Combo Drive)
Looking at purchasing an Outlet XPS m1330, since I can't afford it otherwise. The processor is the T7500 2.2 Ghz, 4MB cache. Does anyone is this a Santa Rosa chip, since these chips are supposed to be better than Memrom.
I'm a proud new owner of a MBP 13-inch. couple of matters.
(1) A good skin/sleeve/cover/case to protect it on the go. Ideally I'd like a very lightweight and elegant skin or shell that's on all the time to protect the exterior from wear and tear, without trapping too much heat.
(2) I need a sleek padded case to carry the unit and typical accessories (charger, adapters, mouse) and other small items.
(3) I'm looking for a convenient laptop stand for my desk to set the MBP alongside an external monitor.
i am interested to know if the pogo stylus will work on the trackpad of the penryn mbp; also, what is a good software that allow us to draw mindlessly? since i am only drawing some simple graphs for economics classes i am not looking for a wacom intuous/bamboo level of precisions and wanting to use it before making a 300ish purchase of a new HDD for my x41t (233x CF isn't fast enough i guess)
As I am patiently waiting for MBP 13" to arrive, I was thinking about the best way to protect it from physical damage because I hear that the aluminum body is prone to scratches and dents rather easily.
So, I was curious to know how other members on this board are protecting their MBPs. Are you using a sleeve or a case (shell) or both? I was looking to purchase a Incase Neoprene Sleeve and maybe a specks satin shell, but I don't know if that is overkill or is really needed.
my UMBP got way too damn hot. and was getting tired of the heat. So I started out just taking the bottom of the notebook case off and blowing it out. Then I started looking at it more closely, the fans have no direct access to fresh air intake. Yes I know the speakers/keyboard are meant for that. But the tinkerer in me fired up the drill press and with a 11/32 bit started making some small holes areound the fan intake and ram. Well my MBP now runs so much cooler before I was running 44-55C on mbp just idling and light web browsing. No I am so so happy to say my MBP is running at 35-40C. That is significant decrease in temps.
My son's MacBook Pro (15 inch) has a case warp problem that's probably caused by something in the superdrive pushing out the plastic strip on the front of the laptop. I suggested taking it to the Apple Store to see what it would cost to fix (probably a Superdrive replacement at a minimum). I also asked him if he'd like a new 15 inch MBP but he likes his current system despite the problems. It has a Windows XP partition and all of the software that he likes on it which would have to be moved over. I'm disappointed with this generation MBP with the nVidia problem, the failed superdrive and now the current problem.
I have the 17 inch model of the same generation but I haven't had any problems with mine. I'd personally just prefer getting him a new one and I might just go ahead and get one and set it up (he's at a university for the summer and uses his MBP for his job there).
In general, are the Aluminum MBPs more problem free than the previous generation plastic models? Are there fewer Superdrive issues?
i need to know which case is good for the 13 inch macbook, other then the Speck Seethru Cases. I think the speck cases are great, but if anyone knows of any other, or better case the the Speck cases, Also if anyone knows of a silicone type case for the macbook.
I was wondering that since the socket for the processor in the M1730 is a socket P and thats the same socket the new Penryns will use, will it be possible to just drop one in like we were able to do so on the E1705 when Merom came out? The run at a much lower voltage and from this review [url] it would increase battery life and is more powerful to boot so it just sounds like a good idea.
Crap, looks like I messed up the topic for this thread.
I know some folks have put a T9300 in their m1330, but the screenshots I've seen show the bios incorrectly detecting the CPU speed (A06 I believe). I want to know if the new A07 bios has corrected this issue, but I never saw any followup. Can anyone who has done this upgrade confirm/deny if A07 fixed the detection issue?
It seems like the temperature readings from both cores of my P8400 on my Dell Latitude E6500 running Windows 7 RC have some sort of minimum built into them. The reported temperatures will never drop below 32 for Core 0, and 39 for Core 1. Even after I resume from suspend, when the CPU should be at room temperature, as soon as I boot up it's 39/32. Similarly, while temperatures above that on SpeedFan show normal fluctuations, like you expect from a CPU temperature reading, once it hits the floor, it just becomes a flat straight line.
I'm not sure if this is the sensors, the software, or what.