What is the CPU Wattage?
I have a 27" iMac (2011) i5 2.7 GHz
I have read that upgrading to i7 3.4 GHz is possible
I'm not sure to understand the WATT energy consumption of the i7 vs i5. Is it the same WATT consumption for both processor?
My iMac is powered 24/7...
thanks to all
thanks for the information about my question...
i forgot to tell my actual configuration of my iMac 2011 27" i5 2,7Ghz:
- 32GB Ram
- AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512GB
- 1 SSD Crucial M550 256GB (primary OSX Snow Leopard)
- 1 SSD SanDisk 256GB (mounted into SuperDrive slot with DataDoubler by OWC)
i have also an extra SSD MERCURY ELECTRA 6G 120GB that i am using at the moment with OSX Yosemite
it's my intention to upgrade again the iMac (if possible) with a 2GB Graphic Video Card, another internal SSD (for 2 indipendent OSX, i need a SATA SWITCH), adding an extra eSata port (i have also the KANEX Thunderbolt to eSata Adapter) and an i7 processor...
for what i read, upgrade is possible, right? but HEAT is the problem... the actual FAN installed into my iMac are NOT sufficient to dissipate heat? i have to upgrade also the fan?
the upgrade from i5 to i7 processor can made more improvement? i am able to see the difference?
the OSX that i want to use is Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion (Yosemite/El Capitan have very good interface but many many frippery inside for me)
thanks to all