Possible CPU Upgrade - 2006 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ih8reno, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Hi all, I will be getting a 2006 iMac with a core duo 1.83GHZ processor. Would it be possible to change it for an intel core 2 du0 2GHZ T7300?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ih8reno thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Does anybody know the answer? I am about to get the iMac and want to confirm the available upgrade.
     
  3. hamiltonrwatch, Nov 5, 2016
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    hamiltonrwatch macrumors regular

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    "Would it be possible to change it for an intel core 2 du0 2GHZ T7300?"

    In a word - yes.

    That said, you're still looking at a 10 year old computer. I too own a 2006 iMac. About a year ago, the display started tiling - subtle at first, then more pronounced. My research dug up a design flaw where the solder holding the graphics chip to the motherboard disintegrates over time causing overheating. It's a fairly easy fix if you're comfortable taking one of these apart. However, once fixed, it's still a 10 year old computer. I purchased a late-2012, maxed out the CPU, GPU, and RAM. It runs Sierra, and every task I can throw at it, effortlessly.

    If you have the means, I would give serious consideration to purchasing one of the newer iMacs.
     

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