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

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  1. drjaymez macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. will592 macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
  3. drjaymez thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    iMac CPU = Socket M
    Q6600 = Socket 775

    Won't fit.
     
  5. drjaymez thread starter macrumors member

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  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yeah, no. They moved to the desktop processors in 2009. The earlier models are all socket P or socket M (laptop sockets). T7600 (2.33GHz Core 2 Duo) is the fastest socket M processor.
     
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