imac 21.5 (mid 2010) upgrade to i7 2.93 ?

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  1. panosfuel macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody.
    This is my first post.
    I recently purchased a mid 2010 imac with i5 3.60gz processor.
    I was wondering if it takes a future upgrade of an i7 2.93 quad core as they have the same socket at mb.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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  4. flopticalcube, May 27, 2011
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    flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    22w power difference there. It might be too much for the fans and the PS.

    Edit: i7-860s is 9w more so doable if you can under volt it with Coolbook. You would gain about 60% in pure CPU performance.
     

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