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Has anyone tested the iMac7,1 with any of the following Socket P chips? I selected chips that were "extreme", quad core or had a clock speed higher than 2.6GHz.
 
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Montevina platform
Montevina platform
 
2.53 GHz Core 2 Extreme QX9300 1066 MT/s 45 W
 
2.27 GHz Core 2 Quad Q9100 1066 MT/s 45 W
 
2.00 GHz Core 2 Quad Q9000 1066 MT/s 45 W
 
3.07 GHz Core 2 Extreme X9100 1066 MT/s 44 W
 
3.07 GHz Core 2 Duo T9900 1066 MT/s 35 W
 
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Santa Rosa/Santa Rosa Refresh platform
Santa Rosa/Santa Rosa Refresh platform
 
2.80 GHz Core 2 Extreme X9000 800 MT/s 44 W
 
2.80 GHz Core 2 Extreme X7900 800 MT/s 44 W
 
2.60 GHz Core 2 Extreme X7800 800 MT/s 44 W
 
2.60 GHz Core 2 Duo T9500 800 MT/s 35 W
 
2.00 GHz Core 2 Duo T7300 800 MT/s 35 W
 
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The QX9300 will not boot on an iMac8,1.
 
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Source: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r27371760-iMac-Compatible-CPUs
 
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A Q-Spec (qualification) X9000 will boot on an iMac7,1 but will underclock the processor to 400MHz and benchmark reflects a slower processor. No S-Spec (shipping) processor has been tested as of this writing.
 
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Source: http://hexus.net/tech/features/systems/11295-when-intel-core-2-duo-x7900-just-fast-enough-upgrading-imac-penryn-cpu/
 
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A T9500 will boot on an iMac7,1 but "System Report" reports that the processor is 700MHz with a 400MHz FSB. Xbench reflects a part faster than the original T7300 that was installed.
 
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Source http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1428453
 
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So the confirmed working parts on the iMac7,1 are the following
 
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2.80 GHz Core 2 Extreme X7900 800 MT/s 44 W
 
2.60 GHz Core 2 Duo T9500 800 MT/s 35 W
 
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I would love to include the 2.80 GHz Core 2 Extreme X9000 but no one has yet upgraded to a shipping part of this product yet.
 
While searching for a X7900 on eBay the seller was writing that he will be upgrading to a X9000 for his Dell M6300. I know it isnt an Apple product but they share the same Santa Rosa platform.
 
I am just doing preventive maintenance research in the event that I have to replace the HDD of my iMac in the future. May as well install a better processor with a faster HDD. May even swap out the MXM if it is feasible.

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Original post by: 9001034 ,

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Has anyone tested the iMac7,1 with any of the following Socket P chips? I selected chips that were "extreme", quad core or had a clock speed higher than 2.6GHz.

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Montevina

2.53 GHz    Core 2 Extreme QX9300    1066 MT/s    45 W

2.27 GHz    Core 2 Quad Q9100    1066 MT/s    45 W

2.00 GHz    Core 2 Quad Q9000    1066 MT/s    45 W

3.07 GHz    Core 2 Extreme X9100    1066 MT/s    44 W

3.07 GHz    Core 2 Duo T9900    1066 MT/s    35 W

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Santa Rosa

2.80 GHz    Core 2 Extreme X9000    800 MT/s    44 W

2.80 GHz    Core 2 Extreme X7900    800 MT/s    44 W

2.60 GHz    Core 2 Extreme X7800    800 MT/s    44 W

2.60 GHz    Core 2 Duo T9500    800 MT/s    35 W

2.00 GHz    Core 2 Duo T7300    800 MT/s    35 W

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The QX9300 will not boot on an iMac8,1.

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Source: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r27371760-iMac-Compatible-CPUs

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A Q-Spec (qualification) X9000 will boot on an iMac7,1 but will underclock the processor to 400MHz and benchmark reflects a slower processor. No S-Spec (shipping) processor has been tested as of this writing.

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Source: http://hexus.net/tech/features/systems/11295-when-intel-core-2-duo-x7900-just-fast-enough-upgrading-imac-penryn-cpu/

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A  T9500 will boot on an iMac7,1 but "System Report" reports that the processor is 700MHz with a 400MHz FSB. Xbench reflects a part faster than the original T7300 that was installed.

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Source http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1428453

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So the confirmed working parts on the iMac7,1 are the following

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2.80 GHz    Core 2 Extreme X7900    800 MT/s    44 W

2.60 GHz    Core 2 Duo T9500    800 MT/s    35 W

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I would love to include the 2.80 GHz Core 2 Extreme X9000 but no one has yet upgraded to a shipping part of this product yet.

I am just doing preventive maintenance research in the event that I have to replace the HDD of my iMac in the future. May as well install a better processor with a faster HDD. May even swap out the MXM if it is feasible.

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