Some advice [can I upgrade iMac to a quad core?]

freeway29

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Hi all just need to know got a 20 inch imac 2008 model and its got intel dual core 2 and need to know can i upgrade it to a quad core thanks.
 

Mohammed1

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Hi all just need to know got a 20 inch imac 2008 model and its got intel dual core 2 and need to know can i upgrade it to a quad core thanks.
Here this should help:

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/faq/mac-pro-how-to-upgrade-processors.html

If you need more help just ask.
 
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Hi all just need to know got a 20 inch imac 2008 model and its got intel dual core 2 and need to know can i upgrade it to a quad core thanks.
While that iMac uses a socketed CPU, there are no quad core desktop CPUs compatible with that.

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freeway29

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Ok thanks to all that have replied, i guess my next option is then to look for a imac 2010 or 2011 model quad core with the super drive still in if you know where i can get one from let me know thanks.
 

Weaselboy

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Ok thanks to all that have replied, i guess my next option is then to look for a imac 2010 or 2011 model quad core with the super drive still in if you know where i can get one from let me know thanks.
You can get a refurb. 2012 quad core iMac from Apple here then just add a USB Superdrive. That would give you what you want with a full warranty just like a new machine.