Macbook Pro 2006 17"

CPU: 2,33Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 (Codename: Merom, Instruction set: x86, x86-64, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, L2: 4MB) 2 cores
RAM: 3GB DDR2-667 (Supported modules: DDR2-400, DDR2-533, DDR2-667 SDRAM) Max: 4GB
VGA: 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 (Internal DAC: 400Mhz) 1680x1050 TFT LCD Panel
Audio: SigmaTel STAC9220 
Floppy: No
Touchpad type: Trackpad 
Lan: Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet
Wifi: Atheros AR5008X 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter (Apple)
USB Ports: 3x v2.0
irDA: Yes
DC: 85W (original magsafe 1)
Battery: Yes, holds the charge
OS: Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

This model is awesome but had some problems, like cooling. It was reaching 100C of cpu heat when browser running one simple web site. There was need to replace heatsink and coolers, the coolers was used from 15 inch model of the same year macbook pro, also new thermal paste have been applied. Things have changed a little bit, now cpu heat never reaches 80C and it's safe to use it. Even under heavy loads it does not reach 80C, battery also replaced with the cheap one from china, it holds up to 2 hours of average use. The mountain lion was installed using some unofficial patcher, because this model as i correctly remember only can run Lion. I'm using it mainly with Kodi media center, because it nicely works with Apple remote control, white one with irDA. It has big nice screen to watch movies, etc, it have enough cpu power to do so.

macbook_pro_2006_17.txt · Last modified: 2022-09-02 00:27 by e1z0
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