iMac Intel 27" EMC 2309 (Late 2009, Core 2 Duo 3.06 or 3.33 GHz) ID iMac10,1, EMC 2374 (Late 2009, Core i5 2.66 GHz or Core i7 2.8 GHz) ID iMac11,1

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CPU upgrade, from i5 to Xeon?

Looking at upgrading my pretty iMac for an upcoming game, I see that from i5 to i7 has been done. With the cost of the Xeon and the i7 being comparable, has anyone tried this?

Eg. Xeon x3470 instead of i7-870?

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Time to buy the new Mac Pro!


THat's not your machine you have an iMac10,1 or iMac11,1. Some machines have been able to make the upgrade (that was a 11,3)… your's is not one of those models -Did you follow my link?


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Apparently Can you replace the i5 processor with an i7? the one person who claims to have tried it says no.

Sell the old machine take that money and what you would have had to spend on a new CPU and buy a new one.

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