Upgrading an iMac with a Merom

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by brandon6684, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    I've read a couple articles about people upgrading minis with prerelease Meroms when the minis first came out, but most of those are short on details. Has any one heard of upgrading iMacs or Mac minis with production Core 2 Duos(Merom)? If so, does anyone know if the firmware in those machines work with all the 64-bitness and stuff, thus making it about the same as the expected Merom iMac updates?
  2. kered22 macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2006
    Torrance, CA
    I've seen those, it should work. Those were near final chips, so there shouldn't be any differences between those and the final ones for sale now. System Profiler may just mis-identify it but that should be about the only issue. I'm sure someone will stick a final Merom into a Mini or iMac soon. :)
  3. brandon6684 thread starter Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    I hope so. Appareny the Core 2 Duo performs even better than the Core Duo(and they are basically at the same clock speed), not to mention, a 64-bit CPU could give the machine a big longer life span. Too bad my MacBook is stuck where it's at.
  4. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Apparently you have to solder the chip on, you can't just pop it in?
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    you can just pop it in the imac, but not the macbook

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