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

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

  1. DrHPMW macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Cheers
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    21" doesn't have i5 or i7, only 27"
    refurbs can't be custom built; you buy what they offer.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    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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