Intel chip swapping

Scarlet Fever

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Are all of the Core 2 Duo chips interchangable with the current Core Duo chips in the iMac? I know that Merom is compatable, what about Conroe and Woodcrest?

If they are, i might get an iMac instead of a 20" ACD :D
 

treblah

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Scarlet Fever said:
Are all of the Core 2 Duo chips interchangable with the current Core Duo chips in the iMac? I know that Merom is compatable, what about Conroe and Woodcrest?

If they are, i might get an iMac instead of a 20" ACD :D
Conroe and Woodcrest use a different socket compared to the Yonah and Merom, so no dice.
 

gammamonk

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hardware samples have been compatible (merom), but we're yet to see if production chips (ie, you can actually buy it) will work. I wouldn't assume you can't, but hope for the best.
 

netdog

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What tools would I need to open my Intel iMac if I should ever feel the need to upgrade it to the 64-bit Merom?