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Model A1311 / Late 2011 / 3.1 GHz Core i3 processor / Education only model

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CPU Upgrade for EMC 2496

I currently have a 3.1 processor. Is it possible to upgrade to a 3.3 processor?

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You can actually go up to 3.4 GHz. Here’s the CPU you need, and a guide for replacing the CPU and the thermal paste is below.

Arctic Silver Thermal Paste

How to Apply Thermal Paste

Arctic Silver ArctiClean

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428 CPU Replacement

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Arctic Silver Thermal Paste

$8.99

Arctic Silver ArctiClean Image

Product

Arctic Silver ArctiClean

$9.99

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How to Apply Thermal Paste

Difficulty:

Easy

5 - 20 minutes

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428 CPU Image

Guide

iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2428 CPU Replacement

Difficulty:

Difficult

3 - 5 hours

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