Upgrade my iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iModFrenzy, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    So I managed to pick up an iMac 2006, Core 2 Duo 1.83Ghz. This is my first iMac, so I have some questions.

    As far as I know this iMac has a upgradable CPU, so I was wondering if I can upgrade to a Core 2 Duo Extreme 3.06ghz.

    And next question is the GPU, I have owned a GMA 950 laptop in the past. I haven't got the iMac delivered yet but I would like to know if I could upgrade the GPU.

    Thats mostly it.:)
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    To be perfectly honest and frank, putting $10 into a near 10 year old computer is $10 too much.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Clearly you've never been in the PowerPC Macs sub-forum ;)
     
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    That is true, but I still contend my point.
     
  5. matreya macrumors 65816

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    I have to agree, that a 9 year old iMac is not worth spending money on in terms of CPU/GPU upgrades. A Mac that old is limited to something like 6GB of RAM, which is not enough these days.
     
  6. MindsEye macrumors regular

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    Its going to be difficult to get a definitive answer in regards to the CPU as we're talking about a near 10 year old machine. My gut feeling is no due to when your iMac was released and the CPU in question, i can't imagine it being compatible with your Logic board.

    The GPU will be soldered onto the Logic board so that will not be upgradable.
     
  7. iModFrenzy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at my sig:p
     

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