Refurbished 21.5" iMac cores i5 or i7, is it possible?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DrHPMW, May 31, 2010.

  1. DrHPMW macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2010
    As the title suggests...
    Is there any possibilty of ordering a refurbished 21.5" iMac with either cores i5 or i7 custom built into it?

    My thoughts why it would not be possible were along the lines of: hardware architecture disallowing this kind of hybridization to occur, as in the system was just never built for those processors.

    I know this sounds like a stupid question, but it would help immensely if someone could tell me whether this is above is possible.

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    21" doesn't have i5 or i7, only 27"
    refurbs can't be custom built; you buy what they offer.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Simply, no. 21.5" uses Core 2 Duo which is hugely different from iX CPUs, it uses LGA 775 while Nehalems use LGA 1156. Quad cores used in 27" are also too hot for 21.5"

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