Can I upgrade my 3.06Ghz core duo cpu??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by seapup66, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. seapup66 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering what CPU upgrades were possible for My 27" IMAC.
    It's running a 3.06Ghz core duo CPU now.

    Is it possible to go to a quad core with that mother board????

    Thanx
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    You could upgrade it to E8600 (3.33GHz dual core). Quad core (Q9something) was tried but it did not work.

    IMO you're better off selling it and buying a new or refurb i5 or i7.
     
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    sell it and spend the money instead for a new iMac and with a bit luck you have money left over , new processors are expensive for the E8600 (would not fit a used processor)you are looking at about £250 , and fitting it is not as simple as in a pc as you nearly have to take the whole iMac apart and one mistake and you had a working iMac , you would not be the first who did a upgrade and destroyed some vital parts
     

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