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Offline chrisNova777

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upgrade a 2006 imac cpu to run OSX TIGER on intel cpu
« on: May 15, 2019, 02:06:23 PM »
both the 2007 + 2006 imacs have SOCKETED CPUS!!!!
http://lowendmac.com/2016/cpu-upgrade-options-for-2006-imacs/
https://everymac.com/systems/by_year/macs-released-in-2006.html



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iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-Inch1.83 GHz Core Duo (T2400)
iMac "Core Duo" 2.0 20-Inch2.0 GHz Core Duo (T2500)
iMac "Core Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG)1.83 GHz Core Duo (T2400)
iMac "Core 2 Duo" 1.83 17-Inch (IG)1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo (T5600)
iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 17-Inch2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7200)
iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 17-Inch2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7400)
iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 20-Inch2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7400)
iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 20-Inch2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7600)
iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.16 24-Inch2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7400)
iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 24-Inch2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7600)

these all have 667Mhz FSB and can take up to a T7600 cpu
other 667mhz fsb cpu options being T7400 + T7200

you can buy a t7600 on ebay now for 21$
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Intel+Core+2+Duo+T7600+2.33+&_sacat=0&_sop=15&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1

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Merom – 65 nm process technology
Mobile CPU (SMP support restricted to 2 CPUs)
Introduced July 27, 2006
Family 6, Model 15
same features as Conroe
Socket M / Socket P
Variants
Core 2 Duo T7800 – 2.60 GHz (4 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB) (Santa Rosa platform)
Core 2 Duo T7700 – 2.40 GHz (4 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB)
Core 2 Duo T7600 – 2.33 GHz (4 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB)
Core 2 Duo T7500 – 2.20 GHz (4 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB)
Core 2 Duo T7400 – 2.16 GHz (4 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB)
Core 2 Duo T7300 – 2.00 GHz (4 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB)
Core 2 Duo T7250 – 2.00 GHz (2 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB)
Core 2 Duo T7200 – 2.00 GHz (4 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB)
Core 2 Duo T7100 – 1.80 GHz (2 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB)
Core 2 Duo T5600 – 1.83 GHz (2 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB) Family 6, Model 15, Stepping 6
Core 2 Duo T5550 – 1.83 GHz (2 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB, no VT)
Core 2 Duo T5500 – 1.66 GHz (2 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB, no VT)
Core 2 Duo T5470 – 1.60 GHz (2 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB, no VT) Family 6, Model 15, Stepping 13
Core 2 Duo T5450 – 1.66 GHz (2 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB, no VT)
Core 2 Duo T5300 – 1.73 GHz (2 MB L2, 533 MHz FSB, no VT)
Core 2 Duo T5270 – 1.40 GHz (2 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB, no VT)
Core 2 Duo T5250 – 1.50 GHz (2 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB, no VT)
Core 2 Duo T5200 – 1.60 GHz (2 MB L2, 533 MHz FSB, no VT)
Core 2 Duo L7500 – 1.60 GHz (4 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB) (low voltage)
Core 2 Duo L7400 – 1.50 GHz (4 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB) (low voltage)
Core 2 Duo L7300 – 1.40 GHz (4 MB L2, 800 MHz FSB) (low voltage)
Core 2 Duo L7200 – 1.33 GHz (4 MB L2, 667 MHz FSB) (low voltage)
Core 2 Duo U7700 – 1.33 GHz (2 MB L2, 533 MHz FSB) (ultra low voltage)
Core 2 Duo U7600 – 1.20 GHz (2 MB L2, 533 MHz FSB) (ultra low voltage)
Core 2 Duo U7500 – 1.06 GHz (2 MB L2, 533 MHz FSB) (ultra low voltage)

to swap out a T5600 to go to a T7600 would be a jump from 1.83ghz to 2.33ghz
this upgrade combined with an SSD provides for some great performance running osx tiger 10.4.11 and leopard 10.5.8 on an intel cpu also can run snow leopard and lion of course; these systems are limited to 3/4gb ram tho but i loved the combiend aesthetic of the TIGER OS with the white color of the imac. a great match for running cubase 4/5, Live 7/8 + Reason 4/5 + PT Mpowered (with an M-audio Interface) also great match for running Logic Pro 7.2+ https://www.macworld.com/article/1049028/logic.html https://support.apple.com/kb/DL369?locale=en_CA https://support.apple.com/kb/sp600?locale=en_CA

might be a better idea to buy an old mac Mini tho if the screen has been in use for the last 10+ years its probably close to death
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Mac mini "Core Solo" 1.51.5 GHz Core Solo (T1200)Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.661.66 GHz Core Duo (T2300)Mac mini "Core Duo" 1.831.83 GHz Core Duo (T2400)

http://lowendmac.com/2016/upgrade-options-for-2006-and-2007-mac-minis/

again this is only worth it if u want to use 2005-2008 audio software for audio production
as it will run much faster on the intel cpu rather then on the ppc G4/G5
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,147.0.html
http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php/topic,148.0.html

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