21.5" Imac i3 3.06 - cpu question...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DarkVinda, Mar 24, 2011.

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Cpu in 21.5" Imac

  1. i3 3.06

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  2. i3 3.2

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  3. i5 3.6

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  1. DarkVinda macrumors regular

    DarkVinda

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    Manchester, UK
    #1
    Hi all about a month after opening the imac box - im bored - running 8gb ram and will be getting more but its runny a ok atm :D

    just wondering over at www.ifixit.com they have a cpu replacement guide.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iMac_Intel_21.5"

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/iMac-Intel-21-5-Inch-CPU-Replacement/1859/14

    this to me looks like a standard i3 cpu - if so what do you reckon i could get away with placing in :D i know it wont take a SB edition...but i can still source an ORIGINAL I3 CPU or even a 3.6 i5 :D

    any ideas on if it would fit and also do they change the cooling for a 3.06 i3 up to the 3.6 i5 - as surely all other parts would be the same????

    i aint afraid of taking a screwdriver spudger or dremel to anything as i repair laptops ps3's xbox360's etc etc for a living.

    i know a mac is different but i stripped my old 15" late 2008 mbpro down for something to do :D

    Cheers

    Vinda
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    i5-680 has the same TDP (73W) as the i3s so it should work out-of-the-box.
     

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