The processor in that computer is an E7600 (info) running on an LGA775 socket. The only upgrade path at the moment is to the slightly higher clocked 3.33 GHz model, though it would likely not be cost effective and would void warranty. As for the i9/i7/i5, no, they will physically not fit in the socket as they use LGA1366.is it possible to upgrade the processor of 27" imac. what kind of processor is 3.06GHz? is it desktop or mobile? What is its code number. if it is possible which processors are suitable? i want to replace with a 6 core i9 (32nm)?
Still run into about the same deal, you cannot upgrade the heatsink to go to a radically higher TDP than Apple has designed for, and Apple doesn't offer BIOS upgrades for new CPUs.The E7600 is a desktop processor.
I wasn't implying the processor is or is not upgradable.Still run into about the same deal, you cannot upgrade the heatsink to go to a radically higher TDP than Apple has designed for, and Apple doesn't offer BIOS upgrades for new CPUs.
The lack of BIOS updates are likely the largest drawback, keeping you from enjoying future CPUs in the same sockets.
Correct.The E7600 is a desktop processor.