New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

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


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mehulp

 
Member Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posts: 5
mehulp is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: imac 24", 3.06 GHz intel core 2 Duo, 4GB 800MHz DDR2

mehulp is offline
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...
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 28,192
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
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.

- 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
QUOTE Thanks
mehulp

 
Member Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posts: 5
mehulp is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: imac 24", 3.06 GHz intel core 2 Duo, 4GB 800MHz DDR2

mehulp is offline
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)
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 28,192
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks
mehulp

 
Member Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posts: 5
mehulp is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: imac 24", 3.06 GHz intel core 2 Duo, 4GB 800MHz DDR2

mehulp is offline
thanks Nick.
QUOTE Thanks
wolfeceh

 
Member Since: Jun 27, 2011
Posts: 1
wolfeceh is on a distinguished road

wolfeceh is offline
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
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« screen problem (iMac) | Is there a program like Publisher for Mac? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Intel Core 2 Duo Speeds? whitetar Apple Notebooks 2 05-06-2008 06:21 AM
Can you take out the Core duo and replace with the Core 2 duo in the intel imacs? earbird Apple Desktops 14 09-11-2006 05:56 PM
So the newest model iMac G5 Intel Core Duo (20") is the best one to get, right? Hexium Apple Desktops 6 05-27-2006 08:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?