Model A1312 / Mid 2010 / 3.2 GHz Core i3 or 2.8 & 3.6 GHz Core i5 or 2.93 GHz Core i7, ID iMac11,3

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i7 875k (unlocked) compatible with iMac 27 Late 2009-2374?

Finding mixed info regarding compatibility of Core i7 875K with iMac (Late 2009/2374 27").

Does anyone KNOW if the unlocked i7 875K will work in the Late 2009?

I've found info where Apple offered the same processor as an iMac 2010 option.


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According to this No - The "Mid-2010" models have faster processors, have a faster architecture with faster memory, and have faster graphics processors compared to the "Late 2009" model each replaced.

In addition a CPU upgrade is a major DIY project. You have to almost completely disassemble, then reassemble the machine. The cost of a new CPU, the restriction that it can't be just any CPU (which you have recognized and allowed) and overall cost effectiveness is questionable.

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