Core 2 Duo Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rayray1017, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. rayray1017 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I currently own a first generation intel iMac 2.0 core duo, and was wondering if it would be possible to swap out the processor at a later point in time for the core 2 duo chip? thanks. --ray--
     
  2. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    there are so many threads on this... prob. not...

    what computer are you running
     
  3. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Did you even read his post?

    Yes, you theoretically should be able to swap out your Core Duo for a Core 2 Duo (Merom) chip, because they are pin- and platform-compatible. That said, it's possible your mobo might not recognize it without the EFI equivalent of a BIOS update. I haven't heard of anyone trying this yet.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Bad form to cross post.

    See my response in the other thread. Right now it's just too expensive.

    B
     
  5. rayray1017 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry, didn't know if my post would be answered. my bad.
     

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