Model A1174 with 2 GHz Core Duo or Model A1207 with 2.16 or 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo

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Upgrade CPU and HD


I cannot update to the operating system yosemite because apple limited the possibility to update for iMACs from Mid 2007 . I have an iMac from early 2007 running with the operating system snow leopard 10.6.8. What CPU do you recommend with which specification?

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Does this CPU works with my iMac:

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Can you recommend a SSD Drive which I can use with this specific iMac to increase the speed of the iMac in combination with the right CPU

Below you can find the iMac Specification's:


Modellname: iMac

Modell-Identifizierung: iMac5,1

Prozessortyp: Intel Core 2 Duo

Prozessorgeschwindigkeit: 2,16 GHz

Anzahl der Prozessoren: 1

Gesamtzahl der Kerne: 2

L2-Cache: 4 MB

Speicher: 3 GB

Busgeschwindigkeit: 667 MHz

Boot-ROM-Version: IM51.0090.B09

SMC-Version (System): 1.9f4

Seriennummer (System): CK7050WRVUW

Hardware-UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2CDEFCE

thanks in advance


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Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.4.7 (8K1106) Maximum MacOS: X 10.7.5*

*This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion" if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM. Although it has a 64-bit processor, it has a 32-bit EFI and is not capable of booting into 64-bit mode. It does not support "OpenCL" either. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment. This model cannot run versions of OS X newer than 10.7.5 "Lion."

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I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news !

The CPU on this iMac is not upgradable.

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