Core Duo and Core 2 Duo are socket compatible.Can you replace the core duo processors in the intel imac's with a core 2 duo processor?
Yes people have done it. Newer versions of OS X should identify the processor correctly.Has anyone done this yet? I'm not interested at all right yet, but later next year I will be once leopard comes public.
truz said:I'm guessing it has to be socket m?
or will the following work as well?
Delicious copy pasta! I must repost it.*sigh*
Core 2 Duo (Merom) - Socket M (PGA 479 modified)
Core 2 Duo (Allendale/Conroe) - Socket T (LGA 775)
Xeon 51xx (Woodcrest [Core 2 Duo]) - Socket J (LGA 77
Well what they said. I'm going to hold out until next year though at least. Socket M Merom chips will be cheaper. I won't have to worry about my warranty either when it expires.generik said:Actually if you want Merom that badly it'd be more worthwhile to sell your old iMac and get a new one.
The C2D will probably set you back $300 or so (probably much less in the future though), and you end up with a machine that has no warranty.