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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:23 am    Post subject: Anyone tried to do iMac Intel CPU Upgrade Reply with quote

Specifically a merom cpu?

I've seen the folks with Minis upgrade -- any brave iMac owners?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm affaid to say that doing a CPU upgrade on any iMac is very very hard. The G3 models do have CPU upgrades but there isn't much of an performance boost(550MHz).

As for the G4 models there is a company that does them but the processor itself is soldered to the logic board so instillation will prove to be a nightmare.

And the G5 and Intel models have the fastest processors on the market and i not sure if any third party companies have tried to make an upgrade for it.

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But i'm sure there will be more in future.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:33 am    Post subject: yeah... Reply with quote

Topgunn on the MacRumors forums did it with great success (Core 2 Duo Merom T7400 QLZT Engineering Sample) and he put some nice pictures up. Check it:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=221112
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have any idea if the processor board just "plugs in" or is soldering required? Where can I get a 2.33 processor for my 17" iMac? Thanks for the help.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
Anyone have any idea if the processor board just "plugs in" or is soldering required? Where can I get a 2.33 processor for my 17" iMac? Thanks for the help.

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As you can read and see from Zinns link above, at least Topgunns iMac had a socketed processor so no soldering may be required. However, you need to be very careful: if the CPU does not slip in easy, you need to check all pins. If you are not familiar with such work, you may need some help by a professional.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:37 am    Post subject: or Reply with quote

Or instead of a professional, just someone who builds PC's a socketed CPU is an extremely easy upgrade, and the LGA775 are pretty easy too.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My merom is on the way! 2.16Ghz! I will post pics of the process once done. Hopefully get it in time for "Turkey Day", if so I will be busy doing that, I also have Artic Silver 5 on the way to get the job done right!

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