iMac cpu upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by squeeks, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. squeeks macrumors 68040

    squeeks

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    so people upgrade their mac mini's to core2 duos, is it possible to upgarde the Core2 duo in an iMac to a faster speed? Say drop in a 2.4gig chip in a 2.0gig 17" imac?
     
  2. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    I think it's possible, but not worth it--2.4GHz Meroms retail for $550+.
     
  3. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

    squeeks

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    ah yes, i see that.

    i guess i could get the 2.2 for $340
     
  4. theheyes macrumors regular

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    The iMacs have a 667 bus so its not as simple as just "dropping a 2.4Ghz" in. Added to the fact its a bit of a pain to get the case open I would have to say it isnt worth the effort.
     
  5. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    The best you can do on the current iMacs is the T7600 (2.33GHz).
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    iMacs use socket M. The 2.2/2.4/2.6 (soon) CPUs use socket P. Unless Intel decides to produce faster socket M CPUs (not likely because socket M belongs to the soon deprecated Napa chipset), you are out of luck. :(
     
  7. amc382 macrumors regular

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    i doubt the speed bump will be worth the money.
     

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