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Discussion in 'iMac' started by 300D, Oct 22, 2009.
So, does it make any sense to get the i5 and throw in a faster i7 than Apple offers?
Someone already has an LGA-1156 based iMac?
C2D, but no reason to believe the i5/i7 will be any different. Swapping the 2.66 i5 for a 2.93 i7 shouldn't be much of a hassle, if you're not afraid of being on your own warranty!
The only other option right now is the Core i7 870 and that's very overpriced. There isn't a successor to the 870 in the roadmaps, yet.
I wonder if apple changed the thermal layout between the i5 and the i7, if so it'll be more of a hassle andmight not even be feasible to replace the i5 with the i7 down the road.
It looks like the 27" iMac is using an LGA 775 based E7600 with 3 MB of L2 cache. That would explain a lot. Welcome to 2007 hardware Apple.
Quad core is possible but who knows what the firmware will support.
I really doubt most people are buying an iMac to rip it open and replace the CPU
Some people will do it but they are a VERY small percentage