Hello everyone, First thank you for all the good advises and solutions that you shared on this site, that helped several times. Well this is the first time that I couldn't find the answer to my mac question on macrumors, so I registered and am posting. I have an Imac 24 inch Intel Core 2 Duo 2,4 ghz and I would like to upgrade the processor to Intel Quad Core i7 870 2.93GHz 8MB OEM CPU LGA1156. I would like to know if this is possible. I found on ebay a seller that is selling these Quad core i7 2,93ghz processors click on the link to see the page. Some of you might think, what in the world are you doing that requires this much processing power, well I am an architect so I design a lot of graphics, 3D art and a lot more; so any process upgrade that I could add into my imac would help me get home a bit earlier every day I have few questions and I would be grateful for answers you might be able to provide: Can I upgrade my current processor to the processor Intel Quad Core i7 870 2.93GHz 8MB OEM CPU LGA1156? I understand the processor on imac is not soldered in, right? Upgrading the processor, it would not allow me to upgrade the memory form 4gb to 16gb right? I know that with memory upgrades osx detects the upgrade automatically so you don't have to reinstall anything, would this be the case also with the processor upgrade? And the last question is there any way that I can expand the memory capacity from 4gb to 8 or 16gb? Thank you for your help.