- Sep 6, 2006
Basically can I put a core 2 duo in my core duo iMac?
i say you should sell your imac now and buy a new one in january with leopard preloaded. THEN it would be worth the troublebhagiratha said:I have been thinking of doing an upgrade on my 20" core duo imac to a 2.33 Core 2 Duo (T7600) processor. But at the moment, I cannot find this chip to buy from anywhere. Not even from ebay!.
I got an offer to sell my imac core duo, and not sure if I want too.
Is there so much of a BIG difference between the core duo and core 2 duo system ... apart from the core 2 duo being a 64bit processor.
I am planning on getting ready for when Mac OS X 10.5 comes out. I would surely need a 64bit processor by then.
newegg has the 1.83 core 2 duo as using a "CPU Socket Type Socket M". If am not mistaken, shouldn't it be a "Socket T".
I wouldn't bother. I've benchmarked my 1.83 CD against a Dell 1.86 GHz Conroe box and found < 10% improvement on a heavily CPU/memory bound task. I suspect that memory played a role, but it was much less than the 20% expected. (Faster Conroes w/faster RAM were as expected, but most of the boost was proportional to the clock speed).todd2000 said:Neweggs got the 1.83 Core 2 Duo for $249.99 if anyonmes interested http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819111303.
To answer your question, yes.RedDragon870503 said:Basically can I put a core 2 duo in my core duo iMac?