Quad Core CPU in imac 24"?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Grillbiller, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Grillbiller macrumors newbie

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    Hay...
    i was wondering...
    are there anyone who had successfully upgrade a Core 2 Duo to a Quad Core in the imac8,1.

    i can see that the CPU is using a LGA 775 Socket T.
    witch means that i can put a INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q9650 3.0GHZ 12MB 1333MHZ S-775 to get a extra boost of cpu power.

    right now i have a E8435 Core 2 Duo at 3.06ghz.
    i cant find anything on google.. the early who had try change a CPU in a imac was a Core duo to a Core 2 duo...
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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  3. Bkxmnr macrumors regular

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    It seems like if they can make OSX run on non-Apple hardware, then they should be able to make a C2Q work in place of a C2D.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    24" iMacs have Socket P, not LGA 775. You could put in QX9300 but seriously, 1000$ for 2.53GHz quad ain't that good deal. You could sell your current and grab a refurb i7 for less!
     
  5. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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    Any success upgrading to any Socket P processor?
     

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