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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It's possible to upgrade from i5 to i7 CPU?


I have an iMac 27" late 2009 with Intel Core i5 2.66 GHz, and i'd like to upgrade to a i7 processor. I saw in the Teardown of this Mac that the Socket is the same, about a LGA 1156 Socket H. It should be compatible, so is it possible to upgrade? And when, which speed:

2.8, 2.93 or 3.06 GHz?


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there is a guide for exactly this problem at (translated from french site"upgrade

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+ This was really great to learn. It's been a long time since we could do processor upgrades on Macs. I look forward to doing a lot of these.


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Yes. Guide is here -

Upgrade iMac Intel Core i3 CPU to Core i7

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