Intel Mac :: Upgrade From Core I5 To I7?

Apr 16, 2012

I bought my imac with intel core i5 but i would like to upgrade to intel core i7. Does apple do it or do i have to do it privatley?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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PowerPC :: Non-intel IMac G5 Upgrade To Intel Dual Core Processor?

Nov 29, 2007

Has anyone tried to upgrade their old iMac G5 with a new Intel core Duo processor? If so how do I go about installing one?

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MacBook Pro :: Upgrade From 10.5.8 To 10.6 On 2.53 Intel Core 2 Duo?

Jun 27, 2012

I have a 2-3 year old powerbook pro 2.53 intel core 2 duo. It is currently running 10.5.8. Is it possible to upgrade to a later operating system? I am finding that I need newer to run some of the modern softwwre.

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 15"

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Intel Mac :: Upgrade To Lion On It With Intel Core Duo Processor?

Mar 22, 2012

I need to install Lion to move from to icloud, but my imac has an Intel Core Duo processor. Can I upgrade to Intel Core 2 Duo?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Lion Upgrade

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Intel Mac :: Core Duo 216GHz Memory Upgrade?

Mar 11, 2012

I have 20" iMac core duo 216GMZ w/ 1GB and want to upgrade memory, how much can I install?  Have 2 512MB DIMM.  Does the new RAM have to be same memory capacity for both DIMM?  I wanted to upgrade from 10.6.8 to Lion and don't have enough memory which prompted the inquiriy.  The Lion installer said I need to have min 4GB.  How much memory in excess of 4GB is advisable for Lion to be a smooth running OS.

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Mac Pro :: 2 X 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon Memory Upgrade?

Oct 7, 2008

I would like to upgrade the memory on my mac pro to 8gb (4 x 2gb) plus the original 2gb (2 x 1gb) that comes standard for a total of 10gb. I have looked on [URL] and the prices range from $198.99 to $799.99 for 8gb (4 x 2gb) kits. The Omni Technologies Optival is mighty tempting at $198.99 and I see that OWC has 8gb for $269. What do you recommend? Is Optival any good? The reason I an adding 8gb is for multi-tasking video/audio etc.

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Mac Pro :: 2x2.66 GHz Dual Core Intel Xeon - Processor Upgrade

May 4, 2010

I recently purchased a Mac Pro and it's awesome. BUT I wanted to know is it possible to swap out the processors for maybe 2 quad cores or even 2 3.0 GHz processors and if so, how would you do it? Is this possible? (pictures of the motherboard are attached)

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Mac Pro :: Upgrade To Lion With A Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor

Feb 27, 2012

Am I able to up grade to Lion with a Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor installed in my Mac Pro

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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PowerPC :: How To Upgrade Dual Core Power Mac To Quad Core?

Apr 1, 2008

is it even possible to upgrade an old dual core powermac g5 to a quad core or even an 8 core.

I have a dual core one and i really need to upgrade to a quad or even 8 but it is so expensive to buy a whole brand new one and i was wondering if there was a way to just get a new processor and more ram or what not.

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Mac Pro :: Upgrade Quad-core To Octo-core?

Feb 13, 2007

If you have the guts and a few thousand dollars, why wait for Apple to release it?

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Intel Mac :: Gray Screen At Startup 27" 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core I5

Apr 5, 2012

My one week old iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5. first started problems by not goping to sleep even when I forced it.

I shut it down using the shut off button and unplugging it from power for more than 5 munites.

I turned it back on, it does the usual startup chime and then gray screen. I have restarted twice from the shot off button and still getting the same result.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: Upgrade Base Dual 2.4GHz Quad Core To Dual 2.93GHz Hex Core

Oct 3, 2010

I'm just going to order a new Mac Pro and noticed that it was slightly cheaper to order the base dual processor model and buy the 2.93GHz hex cores myself. A couple of questions arise:

Will my AppleCare still be valid or will I have to keep the 2.4GHz Xeons if I need to return it to Apple for any reason?

Is there market for the 2.4GHz processors?

Can I upgrade to the 3.33GHz processors or will this not work?

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Power Mac G5 :: Upgrade G5 Dual 2.3 To New Mac/Window Dual Core/quad Core ?

Dec 5, 2007

I scanned the posts and didn't see this question, but honestly I didn't read all 20K + messages.I bought in late 2005 a dual 2.3 G5, about 6 months before the Mac/Windows combination came out. Does anyone know if I can upgrade or is it too costly to do so compared to buying a new machine.

PowerPC G5 Dual 2.3
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MacBook Pro :: Can Replace 13" Early 2011 Dual Core 2.3GHz Intel I5 With The Coming Ivy Bridge Quad Core

May 29, 2012

The ivy bridge processors are coming out soon (or may already be out). I have heard that macbook pro 13" models might be able to use the new processers due to their lower energy useage. I presume that I will be able to take my mac to an apple store and have it installed. Is this information true?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Lion Install On 4,1 Upgraded From Core Duo To Core 2 Duo?

Jun 12, 2012

I've upgraded my iMac 4,1 to a core 2 duo processor in order to install Lion although I still get a message from App Store saying that Lion cant be installed on my computer - I have all the basic system requirments - RAM - free space - latest version of Snow Leopard and  processor ...


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Mac Pro :: Upgrade From 4-core To 8-core?

May 14, 2010

I'm on a 4-core currently, and will be buying an 8-core next week. Is the transition as easy as just taking out my hard drives and dropping them into the new Mac Pro? Or do I actually have to start with a fresh install of Snow Leopard?

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IMac :: Which One Is Better/an 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Or An 2.8 GHz Intel Quad Core?

Dec 18, 2009

first, I didn�t know if this thread should be here or in Buying Tips, but anyway. My doubt is about the brand new 27� iMac�s processor, If I should buy a more GHz one, but with only two cores, or should I buy little bit less GHz one, but with four cores.

It really worth pay $200 more? It really worth the four cores? My main needs are run CS4, some Final Cut, maybe Logic Studio, and switch between different OS's (OS X, Windows, and Linux). I think even a 21.5� model would be more than enough, but I just wonder If Quad Core gonna give me more power (I hope so).

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Mac Pro :: GPU Upgrade For 8-Core 2.8GHz?

Mar 5, 2009

The HD2600XT is, well, old..I want to get a new graphics card for my mac pro, but I don't want to pay the premium for mac only cards, I've read that you can flash a 8800GT to a mac card, but they're nowhere to be found anymore, which of the currently available cards can be flashed to be a mac compatible cards? I want to be able to use just that card only...

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Mac Pro :: Can You Upgrade Processors In Quad Core?

Oct 12, 2008

I just ordered a Mac Pro with Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2G of memory, 2 500G hard drives and I am wondering it is possible to upgrade it to 3.2GHz more cost effectively then buying it from apple directly during the purchase of a computer or even post purchase?

Also my unit came with 2 500G HD's, this comp is the lifeline for my webstore, web design and storage for all my personal stuff. So i am wondering if I should just buy 2 more 500G drives for roughly 80-90 a drive( and a Raid Card to back up the first 2 500G drives or just buy a Western Digital 1 or 2 TB external OR buy a 1TB Time capsule.

The sole reason for the external or extra internal drives is in case the first 2 500G drives fail I don't lose any data.

Lastly, I bought the basic ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB card to run two monitors(one for the webstore, one for web design, photoshop and Adium or anything else I would use on the daily). I plan on putting in as BR drive(i know Leopard does not support it) but I was looking to use it for burning BR movies, and if need be run MV(microsoft Vista) to view/copy and burn BR movies(the two screens I am getting are HDCP), i am afraid this card does not support 1080P BR data, does any one know which one will?

I have talked to a Mac Genius and got no real info do to me wanting to use non Apple components IE non apple supplied HD's, memory(buying a 8G memory kit from to reach 10G of memory) and BR drive and Dell Monitors(more cost effective and supports HDCP/BR)....

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Mac Pro :: 3.33 GHz Westmere 6 Core Xeon Upgrade

Apr 14, 2010

I'm getting so bored of waiting for Apple to bring out a new Mac Pro. So I'm now thinking why it's not possible to upgrade the processors in my dual 2.66 quad core Intel Xeon Nehalem to the new Westmere 3.33 GHz 6 core Xeon processors.They run the same voltage range so the existing power supply should be fine, have the same 1366 socket and can use the same RAM specs. Cooling should be fine as wel However, will the motherboard in the dual Nehalem Mac's run Westmere processors? Does the BIOS need to be upgraded? Would a 3rd party motherboard run them instead?I'm gathering no one has done this yet.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can't Upgrade From 10.6.8 To 10.7 Without A Core 2

Apr 23, 2012

Can I get iCloud if I use a MacBookPro with Intel Core Duo (not Core 2)? I can't upgrade from 10.6.8 to 10.7 without a Core 2.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mac Pro :: 6 Core Upgrade Or 27" Cinema Display?

Sep 17, 2010

I have a set budget for my 2010 Mac Pro and am having a tough time deciding between upgrading or a display. I have narrowed it down to either upping it to a 6-core Westmere or getting the base 4-core 2.8 Nehalem model and using the upgrade money for a new 27" cinema display. The upgrade to a Westmere is pretty much the same price as the new display. I will mostly be using it for Final Cut and CS5. Is the Westmere going to make a huge difference? If I go for the Westmere I will still have to cobble together enough $ to get an LCD. I also plan to add at least 16GB to it once my finances recover .

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MacBook Air :: Config Is A 1.8 GHZ Core 2 Duo Base - 4GB Ram Upgrade ?

Jan 4, 2011

Figured I would come right to you guys (even though I'm a Macbook PRO owner I know this is the place to ask questions)My current config is a 1.8 GHZ Core 2 duo (base)13" model, 128GB SSD, 4GB ram upgrade (is this smart?)Warranty 1 year...will upgrade later this year.Free printer..100 cost, 100 rebate..worth it?Anything else I should add? How will this perform with imovie, iphoto, windows dual boot if I choose to?also adding pre install of iWork...41 bucks to add with student discount and promo price.

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Mac Pro :: Time To Upgrade Original Dual Core 2x2,66?

Jul 19, 2009

Usually pick up a new mac tower ~4yrs or so and now that im halfway through usually more or less max it to the hilt to last me. Lately havnt had the time focus on trends of who's putting out the most rock solid drives, ram, and what the best setups would appreciate some feedback on my simple upgrade project for the home office...My usage is primarily heavy photography in pshop, lightroom, etc and moderate HD video editing in FCP.

First off think its time finally replace my wrt54g linksys router with one that supports NAS via usb, firewire, or ethernet... Eyeballing the 610n. Goal is to backup my data via time machine over the network now.

So for this effort i'd like to pick up 2 external 1.5tb or 1tb drives here in order to support the time machine backups, suggestions? Currently have a couple seagate 500gb externals in raid 1 via usb directly into my tower for time machine backup purposes and they are low on space. I would most likely raid 1 these as well for redundancy. What's the deal on raid 5 & 10, do the basic osx disc utilities support that yet?

Current spec on the quad core mac pro tower is the stock 250gb drive used only for the OS and apps, plus a couple 500gb seagate drives.Like to pull the 2 internal seagate drives and replace with 4 of the most reliable 1tb or 1.5tb internal drives on the market, seagate & wd have usually treated me right. Like to run raid 0 on each of the 2 pairs internally for speed so id essentially have about ~2 tb of daily workable space. Are the 2tb drives there yet in terms of reliability & value?

Lastly as for ram, risers a & b both are paired with 512 in each slot for 2gb total. Thinking 8gb would probably be sufficient for my purposes. Where are the best ram deals currently for the quality stuff.Budget isnt too much of an issue, prefer to pay few bux more quality instead of crap though im a frugal spender. Figure ~100-200ea for the internal drives, bit more for the externals, ~300 for couple 4gb ram modules,~200 for the router...

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ICloud :: Cannot Upgrade To Lion From MobileMe On MBP Core Duo?

Feb 2, 2012

I have a MBP 1,1 Core Duo which will not support Lion. I also have an iPad. I cannot upgrade to get iOS 5 features. I also am having problems seeing my mail on my MBP in Mail and don't want to have to use Safari to get mail. What are my options short of buying a new Mac

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac :: 27" Core I5 - I7(Mid 2010)Memory Upgrade

Jan 4, 2011

Buying a new iMac next month and was wondering if I can just order it with 4gb ram and add two 8gb sticks from OWC to obtain 12gb total?

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Graphic Display Upgrade On Mac Pro 3,1 2x3,2GHz Quad-core

May 18, 2012

Anyone know if I can upgrade my Nvidia GeforceGT120 with the NVIDIA Quadro 4000 per Mac on my MacPro 3,1????? I have a 30inch cinema display and a Wacon Cintiq 21". Could I connect both of them on this card?

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Intel Mac :: Cannot Boot From Selected External Drive On Intel Core Duo 10.4.3?

May 29, 2012

OS X 10.4.3 IMAC Intel Core Duo. I backed up my HD on an external drive so I could upgrade to Snow Leopard. I wanted to test that I could boot from the external drive and selected it as my start up drive. When I did a restart I got the Apple and the turning gear and then suddenly a black screen with this on it:
"May 28 22:23:11 too quickly throttling, exited system abnormally bad system call too many failures in succession I have no name!"

I tried several dozen times with no luck. I think when I made the copy of my HD on the external HD I may have neglected to make it "bootable" (moving too quickly). My internal CDROM is busted so I use an external CDROM. I can't boot from it at all with the proper start up buttons pushed. It keeps trying to boot from the external drive. If I turn the external drive off and try to boot from the external CD I just get the grey file with the ? in the middle of it.

I tried using another external HD I have with OS 10.4 on it, but it won't recognize it either with fan, alt, shift, delete pressed at start up. My internal drive (a Seagate 2 tarabite drive) works great, but how do I reset it as the start up drive when I'm stuck with this black screen. One more thing, when I try to reset PRAM I don't get a second gong.

iMac Intel Core Duo 2GHz 17", 2006 model

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MacBook Pro :: Differences Between Core 2 Duo / Core I5 And Core I7?

Dec 4, 2010

I see the numbers of everything from Core 2 Duo, to the slightly faster and cooler Core i3, to the supposedly faster core i5s and i7s. The benchmarks go up accordingly, but I found this does not always equate in a faster experience on most tasks.

Here's my experience so far on processor upgrade:

In one computer trade school re-certification class I am in, we are working with Windows Server 2003 on a Quad Xeon platform and it's incredibly slow.

But in a previous class we had the previous generation server edition on older Xeons, and while not fast, it was much better. On paper the newer multi-core Xeons should have made a difference, but could 2003 server software be that much more bloated than the previous Windows server edition that it would stall like that and make us wish we had the older setup?

I am going to try out the Adobe CS lab and put the new high end Dells to the test there and see if they work better than when we had an older CS version on older Xeon equipped Dells.

I don't know if this is something to do with Dell, or if Apple's increasing processor bumps/generations are going to similarly not make a difference in the speed things appear to go at, whether it's Adobe stuff, server stuff, or anything else that needs power.

I know somebody who plans on a Core 2 Duo, i5 or i7 MBP and I was wondering if the higher end processor is worth it in that case (iMovie being the main program of use).

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Intel Mac :: Upgrade The Memory On (circa2007) So That Can Upgrade To ISX Lion And Then Be Able To Use Icloud?

Mar 25, 2012

how to obtain a bigger memory for my imac so that I can upgrade to OSX LIon and then to icloud?  My imac currently has 1 Gb memory and I need 2 Gb apparently.  Apple can no longer supply a 2 Gb memory.  I will need to knowe hwre to buy a suitable memory and how to change it.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 1 Gb memory

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