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iMac - Can you take out the Core duo and replace with the Core 2 duo in the intel imacs?


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Can you take out the Core duo and replace with the Core 2 duo in the intel imacs?

I hope you can do this.


If you can.. does anybody know how?
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definitely not, different chipsets

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although, the imacs did not come with a soldered down processor, that implies at tleast some upgradeability.
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although, the imacs did not come with a soldered down processor, that implies at tleast some upgradeability.
Not necessarily. It just means that the processor isn't soldered in.
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Are you sure the chipsets are different?

I thought they were the same?
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they are the same!!!!
google it, you'll se how many people have done it with their iMacs and minis
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hey.. where did you find out that somebody has switched them out?
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hey.. where did you find out that somebody has switched them out?
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how much was an upgrade like this?
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I did not read the link.. but i hear all you need to do to change it is get a software update for the new chip.

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yes i hear also that all is required is a software update. Keep in mind replacing a new core duo imac with core 2 duo will void your warrany! is it worth it?

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That's not a Core 2 Duo, that's just a faster Core Duo.

It should be possible to put a Core 2 in the Core Duo/Solo Macs though. The Merom and the Yonah are both Socket M.
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That's not a Core 2 Duo, that's just a faster Core Duo.

It should be possible to put a Core 2 in the Core Duo/Solo Macs though. The Merom and the Yonah are both Socket M.
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so it is possible??
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yes, did you check the link...
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