iMac (2010) 3.2 GHz i3 upgrade to i7?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iCrizzo, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. iCrizzo macrumors regular

    iCrizzo

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    #1
    I have searched Google for the answer and it seems I am getting mixed results. I have an iMac 2010 and I am wanting to upgrade the i3 to either the i5 or i7, preferably the i7 ( http://goo.gl/KDDl ). I was looking at this one on NewEgg. I am curious if this will work though, are there any power issues? Has anyone done this that can confirm it will work?

    Thanks
     
  2. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

    jayhawk11

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    Gigantic pain in the ass.

    Why don't you just sell your i3 and buy a refurb i7? Probably going to end up costing the same money, plus you'll get a better GPU.
     
  3. lukekjones macrumors newbie

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    I realise this is an old topic but I just upgraded the processor in my 2010 iMac i3 3.2 to an i7 870 2.93. Pretty simple upgrade if you are able to undo a few screws and plugs from the motherboard.

    The price of the i7 870 has dropped to around £215 in the UK, so it's a reasonably cheap upgrade if you are brave enough to have a go.
     

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