2700k i7 on a 2011 iMac?

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  1. Buffsteria macrumors regular

    Buffsteria

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    I've been looking at the forums and it seems some people upgraded the CPU on 2010 iMacs. I'm going to upgrade the CPU on my PC and wanted to use its current 2700K in the iMac as seen here:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Upgrade-iMac-Intel-Core-i3-CPU-to-Core-i7/8670/1#.T-LHZPX4JW2

    The question is, can we do this on the current 2011 iMac? Or has something changed? Searching the forums brings up one account of someone saying they did it. But it didn't seem like a reliable post.
     
  2. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    The first thing to note is they didn't use a 2700k. You did know that, right? Isn't the heat output too much with a 2700k?
     
  3. Buffsteria thread starter macrumors regular

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    The first thing to note is that they were using a 2010 iMac. ;-)
    So I'm asking about a 2700k on a 2011 iMac. But yeah I have no idea about heat!
     
  4. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Well before you progress, I would get an idea about it! What's the point of going to all that hassle only to find out it won't work at best and you trash your iMac and processor at worst?
     
  5. Buffsteria thread starter macrumors regular

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    Last I looked, that was why I made this thread. :D
     
  6. Rlnplehshalo macrumors regular

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    Apple don't like 'Modifications'. And it would have to be the mobile processor I'm guessing. You would require the correct logic board, firmware and compatible hardware. A massive task to undergo and it would be cheaper and easier to buy a refurb or a current iMac.
     
  7. Buffsteria thread starter macrumors regular

    Buffsteria

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    Why are people responding to my thread without reading it? What the heck?
     
  8. lannisters4life macrumors 6502

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    Haha, welcome to Macrumors.
     
  9. leman macrumors 604

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    i7-2600 will most probably work, but I am unsure about the i7-2700K... I don't think that you will find many people here who have attempted such upgrade. But we all would be very interested in your report if you decide to go through with this adventure :)
     
  10. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a

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    Why are you want to upgade your cpu your are you a professional your work is so demanding??
    If it is sell your imac and buy an mac pro if not think again as your i5 is more than enough.
     

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