Can the Processor be updated in my early 2008 24" Imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Jaybird-99, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Jaybird-99 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if the processor in my early 2008 I Mac can be updated. The question is if it is soldered or if it is socketed. I read somewhere that it was a ZIF socket, If this is true and it is socketed, can I possibly find a newer more powerful processor to upgrade with (a quad core) and what compatible processor would be. Right now my computer has the Duo core 3.06GHz model.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    They are socketed but I don't think there has ever been a successful quad-core upgrade as the processors don't appear to function, perhaps it's a firmware issue. You would be better off selling and buying a new one as the Sandy Bridge quad cores are much improved over the Core 2 Quads.
     

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