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    Can i replace my intel core 2 duo with intel core i5???

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    Can i replace my intel core 2 duo with intel core i5???
    Hi,
    I'm a new mac user and im curious about upgrading my imac even though i just brought it.lol

    i'm currently using a 24" aluminium imac with an intel core 2 duo processor. i wanted to know if it is possible to replace this with a intel core i5 processor as this is one that is in the 27" imac.

    any help would be grateful. thanks in adavnce...

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    Can i replace my intel core 2 duo with intel core i5???
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    Nope can't do it...the CPU's are soldered on the motherboard, and the CPU's are probably different sizes (length x width, or different pin configuration)...sorry.

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    Can i replace my intel core 2 duo with intel core i5???

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    imac 24", 3.06 GHz intel core 2 Duo, 4GB 800MHz DDR2
    Can i replace my intel core 2 duo with intel core i5???
    Hi,
    I'm a new mac user and im curious about upgrading my imac even though i just brought it.lol

    i'm currently using a 24" aluminium imac with an intel core 2 duo processor. i wanted to know if it is possible to replace this with a intel core i5 processor as this is one that is in the 27" imac.

    any help would be grateful. thanks in adavnce...

    (I reposted this in here because i may have posted it in the wrong section previously)

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    Can i replace my intel core 2 duo with intel core i5???
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    No need to double post.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Can i replace my intel core 2 duo with intel core i5???

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    imac 24", 3.06 GHz intel core 2 Duo, 4GB 800MHz DDR2
    thanks Nick.

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    Can i replace my intel core 2 duo with intel core i5???

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    core 2 duo vs intel core i5
    post on mac.jpgunless you also replace your mother board there is no way to interchange the two, forget about bio's compatibility and would it still work to its full potential, they just won't fit, the i5 is simply bigger than the core 2 duo physically, not to mention that common sense would say that in order to have faster processing speeds you would need more pins...... so in short if you want to go with the I series processors just buy a laptop with one in it, or replace your mother board spend the same amount and have to deal with the hassle of getting and apple product open.

    in picture (right) Intel Core i5 inside (left) Intel Core 2 duo inside

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