imac intel 2.0ghz (core duo) cpu upgrade ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by truz, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. truz macrumors 6502a

    truz

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    Question,

    Can you replace the core duo processors in the intel iMac's with a core 2 duo processor?

    Has anyone done this yet? I'm not interested at all right yet, but later next year I will be once leopard comes public.
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yep, the cpu in the iMac CD can be swopped out for a C2D. :)
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Core Duo and Core 2 Duo are socket compatible.

    Yes people have done it. Newer versions of OS X should identify the processor correctly.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Merom
     
  4. truz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Delicious copy pasta! I must repost it.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Merom

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=240518
     
  6. generik macrumors 601

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    Actually if you want Merom that badly it'd be more worthwhile to sell your old iMac and get a new one.

    The C2D will probably set you back $300 or so (probably much less in the future though), and you end up with a machine that has no warranty.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Well what they said. I'm going to hold out until next year though at least. Socket M Merom chips will be cheaper. I won't have to worry about my warranty either when it expires.
     

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