Upgrade current Intel iMacs to Merom?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Spartacus, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Spartacus macrumors member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm thinking of buying one of the current 20" Intel iMacs, and I'm wondering if I will be able to upgrade the 2.0 Core Duo to a Merom after they are released. (I understand that opening up an iMac will be difficult, but that isn't my concern.) I understand that the iMac is socketed and the current Core Duo will be pin compatible with Merom, but realistically, will I be able to buy a Merom chip a year from now and put it in the current iMacs?

    Thanks folks! The Mac community rocks!
     
  2. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

    mmmcheese

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    Feb 17, 2006
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    If it is pin compatible, the current (i945?) chipset, and the firmware supports the new processors, then it should work...

    Thermal profiles should be about the same for a slightly faster processor, so I doubt that'll be an issue. We have to wait until we get more details on each part (just before launch) before anyone will know for sure.
     

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