CPU upgrade in base 2011 21.5" iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macdot, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. macdot macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone tried to upgrade the i5 in the base 2011 iMac to a 65W i7 processor? Apparently it works with models that had upgrade options (but the base model didn't), but I haven't heard definitively one way or the other if you can upgrade the base model.
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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  3. macdot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But that just shows how to do it... doesn't say anything about if it works on the base model or not. Unless I'm missing something.
     
  4. Schtumple, Jan 26, 2012
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    Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Again, googling brought me to a thread with this quote that someone did with a 27inch (the same WILL apply to your machine though)

    Just make sure:
    A. It doesn't use a lot more W (+25% of original absolute max)
    B. Doesn't run too much hotter
    C. It's the right socket... I've seen people try to force the wrong socket CPU in, it's ridiculous/embarrassing.

    If you have to ask "why?" on any of those points, then you should not be trying to change the CPU yourself.
     

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