So let me intro myself I guess... I'm Prunes. I own a mid-2015 Macbook Pro Retina 15", and a mid-2011 iMac 21.5". Any more questions, just ask away I want to do something I haven't seen a whole lot on the interwebs, and I'm not sure if it's been done here, so if it has, link me and delete this post I want to take my 2011 iMac and upgrade the CPU in it. After speaking with an Apple Support associate, I was told the socket was the H2, and so that gives me 2 options in terms of CPU's. The i7 2600s, or the i7 3770. Or does it? I'm basically here to figure out what would have to be done to get that 2600 swapped in, and what negative (or postive) effects it could have on my dreadfully slow system. I can't afford an upgrade at the moment, and I need the revitalized speed to do some work, so naturally for a PC noob the first thing I thought of was a CPU upgrade. I've read around that an SSD upgrade could help, but I also read about how hard it is to get the OS installed onto it, not saying I believe it since I installed Windows 10 to a 120GB hard-drive, I believe anything is possible. Any help here would be greatly appreciated, and I plan on doing a DIY if it can be proven this can work without burning my house down. So drop knowledge on me and help me learn! Cheers!