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

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What cpu and graphics card are compatible with this iMac?

Hello, i have a emc2496edu imac and it has a dual core i3 with 256mb AMD Radeon HD 6750M is there a compatible graphics card and cpu for this upgrade? i would 4 cores and and at least a 1gb graphics card. and also is there a firmware patch i can use to get mac os mojave to run on it?

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So what should i do at this point? Should i replace the logic board with a late 21.5inch 2012 imac logic board? Would that Even work? Or should I just sell my imac and put the money towards a new one?

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As I stated in your other question figure out how much you are willing to put into this system. I would focus on the CPU, RAM and If you can Storage (SSD). Also consider what you are planning on using your system for.

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Hi Zachary,


The best option is to find some replacement parts pulled from old iMacs, though upgrading CPU to run Mojave, isn’t possible. Too many power draw issues.

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@iphonerepairman - Tim, There are solutions here without going that far.

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Zachary - You should go back to your original question as the answer is there as far as upgrading your system. You can install either a i5 or i7 CPU. What cpu can I upgrade my iMac to?

As far as sliding in a 2012 logic board, sorry thats not possible! Apple altered the 21.5 system design quite radically in 2012.

An alternative to upgrading the CPU & GPU board is to replace the full logic board with the 2011 21.5” iMac with either a i5 or i7 logic board within this series iMac12,1

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