What processor to upgrade and imac 2CD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by munkees, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. munkees macrumors 65816

    munkees

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    I have an imac with a 2 core duo 32bit, I want to grade it to a 64bit new processor, which processor can I use (conroe?) I have seen this one forsale

    INTEL Core 2 Dore E6750 2.66GHz FSB1333MHz 4M LGA775 Retail BX80557E6750

    it is a socket 775.

    also I see

    this

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor 2.4GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 8MB cache Retail it has the same socket, so would this one work?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No. Intel iMacs use Socket M CPUs. They are numbered like T7200... and such.
     
  3. munkees thread starter macrumors 65816

    munkees

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    is it worth updating to 64bit on m old iMac? does the 2.0 64bit really perform better than the old 32bit core duo?
     
  4. Sharangad macrumors member

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    I may be mistaken but the EFI firmware on your machine is probably 32 bit and probably won't allow the chip to run in 64 bit mode.
     

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