Anyone swapped a C2D with a C2Q?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Eric-PTEK, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Eric-PTEK macrumors 6502

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    We ordered a 27" C2D 3.06Ghz 27" iMac from the reburb store for $1269.

    Tough deal to pass up, basically $269 for the computer when you compare the price of the new CD.

    Since the C2Q's are socket compatible, and actually some of them might have a lower TPW will they work?

    I just happen to have a few C2Q's sitting around, the Q9500(2.5ghz) and a Q9550(2.83ghz).

    Heard it should work but has anyone tried it yet and if not, why not?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think it was tried but they did not work. I don't know why because they use same R0 stepping as E7600 does. You can try if you want though
     
  3. bolen macrumors 6502

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    Are the CPUs in sockets in the iMacs? I thought all Macs had soldered CPUs.
     

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