Core 2 Duo Question

rayray1017

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 1, 2006
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Texas, Houston
Hi,
I currently own a first generation intel imac 2.0 core duo, and was wondering if it would be possible to swap out the processor at a later point in time for the core 2 duo chip? thanks. --ray--
 

rogersmj

macrumors 68020
Sep 10, 2006
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Indianapolis, IN
apachie2k said:
what computer are you running
Did you even read his post?

rayray1017 said:
I currently own a first generation intel imac 2.0 core duo
Yes, you theoretically should be able to swap out your Core Duo for a Core 2 Duo (Merom) chip, because they are pin- and platform-compatible. That said, it's possible your mobo might not recognize it without the EFI equivalent of a BIOS update. I haven't heard of anyone trying this yet.