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Is it possible to replace the processor from 2.4GHz to 3.06GHz?

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.

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mcgyver89 [Entry]

According to Mactracker the two iMacs have the same logic board system bus (1066mhz) so if the processors form factor are identical the 3.06Ghz should fit.
mcgyver89 [Entry]

"I'm 90% certain that the heatsinks are not the same size. I don't have one in front of me at the moment, though.

Since you already bought the processor, just try to install it with the 20-inch heatsink. The only potential drawback would be firmware incompatibilities. iMacs aren't meant to be upgraded... so I don't know if your 20-inch logic board will be able to use the new processor properly."
mcgyver89 [Entry]

If it fits there shouldn't be an issue. I would not bother replacing with such little upgrade in speed. Go ahead and try but you won't notice much of an increase in performance.
mcgyver89 [Entry]

"I just bought one of them on ebay with Intel core 2 Duo 2GHz IMac A1224

according to Google processor look like that:

http://www.computerclinicliverpool.co.uk...

2 months ago I was repairing (don't laugh I know it is boring PC) my dell laptop so I striped my laptop down and I can remember that there was the same processor T7200.

Anyone know if I can take processor form faulty laptop with high clock and put it to my imac ?"