Can I upgrade the Ivy Bridge CPU to a Haswell in my Late-2012 iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by h4lp m3, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. h4lp m3 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 27" (Late-2012) iMac and I have to replace the logic board anyway, so I'm wondering if I can upgrade the CPU while I'm at it to a Haswell.

    I want to replace my 2.9GHz Intel Core i5 (3470S) "Ivy Bridge" processor with a 3.5GHz Intel Core i7 (I7-4771) Haswell processor. Are they compatible? Do they use the same logic boards?
     
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  3. maflynn Moderator

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    No, I don't believe you can plug in a different logic board
     

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