Upgrade Late 2006 17in iMac core 2 duo 2.0 to core 2 quad q6600?

drjaymez

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 27, 2008
49
0
I know plenty of people upgraded their core duo to core 2 duo. Not sure if anybody ever tried a core2 duo to core 2 quad? Sockets look compatible. Not sure if the iMac would recognize it, and if it did, what speed it would set the processor at.

I've acquired a late 2006 iMac with a broken display that I plan to use as a small OSX Lion server. I'm not in a hurry to take it apart, but thinking about potential.

If nobody can definitively say it WONT work, maybe I'll give it a try some day and take pics. The chips are less than $100 used these days. And I've only got about $100 in the iMac. The time and effort involved with the possibility of it all being futile are the biggest downsides in my mind.
 

will592

macrumors newbie
Aug 21, 2012
1
0
Phoenix, Arizona
Doing the same thing

I actually have the quad core cpu on my desk ready to go in a 24" version of the same machine. Have you tried it yet? I'll let you know how it works out for me!
 

drjaymez

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 27, 2008
49
0
I ordered it from eBay today actually. Did you try yet? I will have to take down the work wiki server and have a good half-day to fiddle with it, so I'm not sure when I'll get to it.