Model A1311 / Mid 2011 / 2.5 & 2.7 GHz Core i5 or 2.8 GHz Core i7 Processor

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replace i5 with Intel Xeon E3-1260L

Hi,

i read at this Page, 95W Core i7 doesnt work with the Power supply from this iMac.

can only use 65W CPU.

but does a Xeon E3-1260L work? (45W TDP)

thanks :)

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According to the ARK, they are socket compatible, have the same Intel HD, and same memory bandwidth and speed supports. As you are going from a higher TDP chip to a lower TDP chip, the cooling system wouldn't be an issue.

There is no reason the E3-1260L shouldn't work.

http://ark.intel.com/products/52275/Inte...

http://ark.intel.com/products/52208/Inte...

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thank you.

whats about the microcode for xeon CPU?

does the iMac indetify as "Unknown" or it is possible that the iMac won't boot?

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