Hi, I have found my computer's processor speed (3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) to be a severe limiting factor for my recreational use, specifically recording high quality video. I am interested in replacing my current processor with a new one. Here are the requirements that I have found: • Aluminum iMac (not the white one) • New processor with same or smaller TDP (my iMac is 65 watts) • New processor is socket-compatible Is all this information correct? If so, does that mean that any of the processors shown here would work? I would love to upgrade to this i7 Quad-Core. Or would it being Ivy Bridge cause problems? If so, I would still be very content with the Sandy Bridge one. Aside from the warranty,* what potential drawbacks are there? I have personally upgrade my RAM and opened up my computer to explore its inner workings, but I would take the computer to an authorized Apple reseller to officially do the upgrade on the processor. * I am not concerned about voiding the warranty.