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Old Nov 27, 2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Updating processor in Intel core duo iMac?

What processor fits in a 2006 iMac?

I'm looking to get down and dirty and attempt to change my processor

I know there are already people who have done this with success using a Intel core 2 duo processor but I was wondering if there are other options?

It will at least make it easier to find the processor.

Will it be possible to run a quad core?

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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So I know that there are members who put in Core 2 duo processors in these white iMacs.

My question is can I fit a newer processor in there too?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 04:51 AM   #3
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You can put a core 2 duo in there but nothing higher. And I think only certain types of Core 2 Duo aswell but not entirely sure.
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You can put a core 2 duo in there but nothing higher. And I think only certain types of Core 2 Duo aswell but not entirely sure.
Yip you are right I think. 667 FSB max ...

Thanks for that btw
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What processor fits in a 2006 iMac?

I'm looking to get down and dirty and attempt to change my processor

I know there are already people who have done this with success using a Intel core 2 duo processor but I was wondering if there are other options?

It will at least make it easier to find the processor.

Will it be possible to run a quad core?
While technically possible you have to weigh the merits of spending the time and money on a 6 (almost 7) year old computer. There is an old term in car racing, "You can't turn a pig into a pure bread horse but you sure can make an awfully fast pig." I think that applies in this case.
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While technically possible you have to weigh the merits of spending the time and money on a 6 (almost 7) year old computer. There is an old term in car racing, "You can't turn a pig into a pure bread horse but you sure can make an awfully fast pig." I think that applies in this case.
Not looking to go racing but just looking to get the most out of my ride

There is no chance of me getting something new unfortunately ... I was hoping that I could fit a descent 4-core in it but I guess a duo-core upgrade will do since I want to run Lion.
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