Is it possible to replace the processor from 2.4GHz to 3.06GHz?
I already have 4gb memos and am also replacing the 250gb HDD with a 500gb hybrid SSD but I was thinking about replacing the original C2D 2.4GHz (E8135) with a C2D 3.06GHz (E8435), is that possible? The order number is MB323LLA.
I've searched A LOT on Google and it seem's ok, it'll fit on the socket and all but I don't know if it'll have any heating issues - for that I'm thinking about buying the 24" CPU heatsink as well, will it fit?
No, unfortunately I don't have the money to just buy another iMac so my only option will be to upgrade mine - if that's possible, of course. :)
Any help here?
Well, I already bought the processor (fingers crossed hehehe) and now I ask you guys: does anyone knows if the heatsink of the 24" iMac will fit a 20" iMac?
I'm asking 'cause my only "source" are pictures on the internet and by what I've seen on those I'm really in doubt.
Here's the 24"heatsink:
Here's the 20"heatsink:
And here is the 20" iMac with it's own heatsink where you might get an idea of the space available:
By those pics I think there is a chance it will fit, but also there's a big chance it won't, does anyone know for sure?
== Final Update 09/18/2011==
Well, it took about 9 hours, but it's finally done! :D
To be fair, it should be ~6 hours, but the video card wouldn't work (no surprises as it was really a gamble - it was a ATI Radeon HD2600 but from a HP 8510W) so I had to start over from the beginning.
To those thinking about doing the same, know that this is real hard work - and I don't mean only the hours!
Granted it isn't as challenging - and scary - as changing the wi-fi antenna in my iBook G4 12" but it was so hard that I was sweating most of the time and got some blisters of blood in my fingers.
I don't remember hating something so much as I hate those "bleeping" Torx screws! Darn!!
Anyway, here are the tools I used with the parts I bought on eBay:
Now the before and after screenshots:
One other thing I knew before hand was that I would need to adapt the 2,5" HDD where it was the 3,5" HDD so I improvised some sort of bracket. But it turns out that the holes in this iMac's HDD are different from the ones in the HDD I used as a model, so I had to improvise in the improvisation :P
Oh and credit where it's due: I would've never done that if it weren't for the guides I found here. Honest!
So thank you guys at iFit, you didn't make the job easier, but certainlly made it possible - and less risky! :)
And last, but not least: yeah, now it's WAAAY faster!! :D