24" iMac CPU upgrade? (Late 2006)

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  1. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

    Flyinace2000

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    I have a 24" iMac (white) with the following specs:
    2.13Ghz
    3gb Ram
    25gb Hard Drive
    7600GT

    if i wanted to replace the CPU what's the best i could do or which intel chip can i buy from newegg that would work?

    Thanks

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac6,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 3 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM61.0093.B07
    SMC Version: 1.10f2
     
  2. Flyinace2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The T7600 is the fastest one that will ever be produced for that machine. Its the last one to be Socket M. The newer iMacs are Socket P.
     
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Of course, you longer you wait, the cheaper you can get the 2.33 for.

    But heck, that's almost like a power pc mac update: power books now upgraded from 1.33 to 1.5 ghz!

    i've got the 20" little sister of the same machine. its maxed out to 3 gig, it has applecare until october 2010. I'm happy with how it runs and performs. even parallels 3.0 is snappy on it. Compared to my powermac, it's quiet as a whisper.

    If you always have to have the newest, latest, fastest, etc., let's face it, you're always going to get punked by apple. Especially with the switch to intel and they're revolutionary new chip every six months roadmap.
     
  5. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Doesn't Apple solder the CPU into the socket, making upgrades (effectively) impossible?
     
  6. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    No, one person upgraded his 24" Aluminum iMac to Penryn. Though I think the system only recognized 400mhz or something, i forget.
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Not necessarily so. Since these are mobile CPUs and laptops usually solder their CPUs onto the mobo, there isn't a huge aftermarket for upgrades. Therefore, I suspect supplies of these CPUs to be fairly tight and since Intel has already stopped production of them, the price may not necessarily drop in the future.
     

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