Upgrade - let's assume somethin.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by freshe, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. freshe macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2012
    Okey, here's the question.

    Let's assume that new iMacs will come with the ivy bridge and well different graphics of whatever type.

    If you have an imac running on sandy bridge is it possible to just replace the cpu and just out of theoretical interest the GPU keeping the old mobo ?

    All done by an expert rather than DIY at home. Would that, if possible at all, make any sense in terms of trying to sell your old (yet still new imac) and then buying new one ?
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    some imacs can upgrade the cpu inside of it. the graphics are a bit more complicated. ivy cpu into a sandy mobo is more of an unknown. but a 27 inch quad core i5 with a 2.7 quad could most likely go to a quad i5 3.1 cpu

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