iMac CPU upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by andreigherghe, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. andreigherghe macrumors member

    andreigherghe

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    Hello!
    I'm looking forward on buying the 21.5 iMac, base model. One question tho:

    After some digging on the inernet, it's using the Core i5-2400S CPU. 65W, LGA1155.

    Will i be able just to throw in the Core i7-2600S? Same 65W, same LGA1155. I see it's used on the online Apple Store, on the 21.5" iMac i7 option.

    How about the i7-2600? Instead of 65W, it's consuming 95W. I think it will overheat more... But it's less expensive, and more powerfull (3.4GHz VS 2.8GHz)

    Thanks!
     
  2. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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  3. andreigherghe thread starter macrumors member

    andreigherghe

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    So yeah, i can use the 2600S, but not the 2600. Good enough :)
     
  4. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    have you read what it says?
    "Consequently, just as it is for the "Mid-2010" models, it is likely that it is possible to upgrade the processor in a "Mid-2011" model to a faster processor of the same type, but unlikely that it possible to upgrade a stock Core i5 equipped model with a Core i7 processor."

    Yes the thread says it works, but apparently no one knows, You can try it out. Good luck pal
     

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