IMac cpu. Upgrade???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hkdylan1, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. hkdylan1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    I'm new to MacRumors and I was thinking of getting the new IMac (3.06GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard Disk, ATI HD 4850) using boot camp and I was wondering if there was any way to upgrade the CPU. Any ideas? Video tutorials would be much appreciated!

    Thanks in advance:cool:
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    searching the forum will bring up a number of threads about this.
    Opinion is divided as to whether or not it's possible without a mess.
    You'll lose your warranty if you do.
    No videos since no one has shown they can do it.
  3. 300D macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009
    The upgrade is known as "select the Core i5 option when purchasing."
  4. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    If you are wanting to possibly upgrade in the future, you should "upgrade" now and get the i5. No one knows for sure if the CPU will be upgradeable, but theoretically yes it should be since it is socketed. The other issues are warranty and firmware.

    Here are threads on the exact same topic as yours:

    Close thread.
  5. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Upgrading iMac's CPU is VERY hard process. It'll void your warranty and there is a chance that the CPU you upgraded to won't work.

    Get the best one you can NOW and don't worry about upgrading

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