Upgrading Intel iMac CPU

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by netdog, May 8, 2006.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I have seen a number of posts that the beta Meroms have been dropped into Intel Minis and iMacs and seem to work fine. I realize that this is a bit premature as the Merom isn't out yet, but how on earth would I get into my iMac to swap the chip when the time comes?

    I have taken apart and reassembled many PCs, and even have built one from parts, but I have no idea how to open my iMac. Is the process explained well anywhere? Are specialized tools readily available?

    Also, what do I have to watch out for to avoid making it obvious (if I switch back to the Yonah if I need servicing) to avoid having them void the warranty?
  2. joelypolly macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2003
    Melbourne & Shanghai
    I am sure one Merom is out there will be plenty of FAQs and videos one how to do this.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    A quick Google search for Intel iMac disassembly reveals this as the first result.

    I'm sure there are many more too.

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