Max C2D CPU for white 2006 imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by totallytech, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. totallytech macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2013
    Hi Guys,

    Whilst trying to repair my 2008 24" alu imac I bought a 2006 24" white imac thinking I could use the parts....

    I cant - nearly all the parts are totally different :(

    So, I'm looking at replacing the logic / mainboard of a white 24" 2007 imac. Currently the part is 820-1984-A and I'm guessing I'll need to replace like for like, no issue, I'm looking around $150USD for a tested working on.

    Currently the processor is a T7400 (SL9SE) 2.16 C2D Socket M. Whats the fastest replacement my imac would take?

    The 2008 alu was E8435 (SLAQD) 3.06 C2D Socket P (Penryn) and I've googled and found various places where Socket P and M are swappable.

    Has anyone done this?

    I'm also wondering - I know the 2006 white mainboard is DOA, but how can I test the CPU, If I have to replace the logicboard and CPU I may as well buy another complete unit.... Any ideas?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    The only thing swappable between the 2006 and 2008 iMacs is the hard drive. Nothing else will work. The fastest CPU for white Intell iMacs is the Intell T7600 at 2.33Ghz.

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