2.8 Core 2 Extreme profiled as as Core 2 Duo?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jarbo, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. Jarbo macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2006
    Hi All-

    I was wondering if any of you can help me verify something.

    I Just got my 24" iMac, 2.8 Core 2 Extreme (nice) from Macconnection.

    Originally it was listed as, what I thought was a non-standard configuration.
    • 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo
    • 320GB Drive
    • 1GB Ram

    I didn't think there was a 2.8 Core 2 Duo and I suspected it was a mistake so I emailed support. They told me I was correct and that the iMac was listed incorrectly.

    They changed the listing on their site to read "2.8GHz core 2 extreme" and I bought it. My Receipt says core 2 Extreme as well.

    I was happy to take a smaller drive and only 1 GB of RAM. I already have a HUGE firewire drive and upgrading RAM to 4GB is only + $160 bucks.

    So now I have the machine. I am all set up and happy. and I go to the system profiler and it in fact tells me that the processor is a "2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo"


    Would it list it as "extreme" in the profiler?
    Is there a 2.8 core 2 Duo?

    Can somebody with a 2.8 GHz Core 2 extreme take a look and tell me what it says in the system profiler or "about this mac" in the apple menu.

    Cheers, Happy New Year.
  2. nout72 macrumors regular


    Dec 27, 2007
    The Netherlands
    Don't worry, your's is a core duo extreme. :)
    When you run Windows on your bootcamp partition - that is if you ever want to run Windows on your Mac - it will tell you it indeed is a core duo extreme.
    The same story with the videocard used, system profiler tells it is an ATI Radeon 2600 PRO when in fact it is an ATI Radeon mobility 2600 XT.
    The Windows partition seems more accurate in identifying the hardware.
  3. djc6 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
  4. Jarbo thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2006
  5. jvette macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2007
    I have the 2.8 extreme with 500 gig hard drive and 2 gig of ram. It was the$2200 model. I had a Student discount plus Iphone discount so i figured why not get the top of the line. When I check mine it says 2.8 core 2 duo. I purchased mine from the local Apple store.

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