Has anyone been successful in trying to put an ivy bridge in the 2011 imac? updated: ROG has reported this is not possible because no one else can verify hackerywayne's results the final final word is that no its not possible to put ivy bridge in the 2011 imac. I am gonna wait till someone posts a vid of an install of an ivy into a 2011 imac till I conclude it works. ROG has posted pics of his install. so I am believing him till someone posts pics of a successful ivy install. Just a heads up for ppl thinking of upgrading. A 2600 is the only cpu that can work in ml. if you want to use the others 2600 i7 k or 2700 i7k you won't be able to boot up to ml but you can boot to lion. I just noticed that hackerwayne is using the 3770s not the 3770. Can we have confirmation that the 3770s can work? but even then the specs his showing should be 3.4 the 3770s is 3.1 ghz so it doesn't still match up. hmmm i'll take it with a pinch of salt. http://ark.intel.com/products/65524/Intel-Core-i7-3770S-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz still waiting for a brave soul to try using the firmware of the new imacs on the 2011 though it probably won't work z68 to z77 chipset. Also if your looking to upgrade becareful you can potentially break your imac. a report of someone who did the cpu change and failed: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1497867 it dustbined his entire imac. So be aware there is a potential for failure and upgrading is not a 100% success rate.