Worth upgrading iMac Core Duo to C2D?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tampasteve, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. tampasteve macrumors 6502

    I have a 20" iMac early 2006 Intel Core Duo 2.0GHZ as well as a Intel Mac Mini Core Solo. I am thinking about upgrading the iMac CD to a C2D and taking the CD and putting it in the Core Solo. However, my real question is if it is worth upgrading the CD to a C2D?

    Obviously upgrading the Solo to a Duo will be a decent jump, but is it worth the hassle of getting into my iMac to swap these processors? I have opened up the iMac to swap the HDD so I know I can do it, the question is really if there is enough of a speed boost to bother or should I just upgrade the Core Solo Mac Mini to a C2D and not bother with the iMac right now?
  2. antman2x2 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    New YAWK
    Honestly, no.

    The amount of work involved is way too much to "upgrade" to a pretty aged processor.

    Save your money. Get yourself a new iMac.

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