Upgrading the processor?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yearofthe, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. yearofthe macrumors regular

    yearofthe

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    Late - 2009
    21.5"
    It has an Intel "Core 2 Duo", but I really want to upgrade to an i5 (or an i3 at the least.) Anyway of doing this?
     
  2. Wheeler macrumors member

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    Nope
     
  3. TMRaven macrumors 68020

    TMRaven

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    You can't upgrade the cpu without first getting a motherboard with compatible cpu socket. At which point you might as well buy a new iMac.
     
  4. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

    DanielCoffey

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    If the iMac is in good condition, you could consider auctioning it or trading it in and putting the proceeds towards a new iMac.
     

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