Updating imac hardware Tags: CPUs Hardware iMac Intel i5 Last response: June 14, 2010 1:26 AM in CPUs Share Anonymous CPUs Authority June 13, 2010 8:29:54 PM Hello, is it possible to update imac hardware after aquisition ? I mean, if I buy an i5 model can i upgrade it to an i7 model later ? More about : updating imac hardware | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Lmeow CPUs Master June 13, 2010 8:39:11 PM I wouldn't think so. You can upgrade a few parts with the Mac Pro, but I don't think so with the iMac. | Report abuse ak22 June 13, 2010 9:58:22 PM I believe you can only update the Ram you might be able to update the GPU but not the processor | Report abuse jimmysmitty CPUs Master June 14, 2010 12:18:30 AM Thats the down side to a Mac. They have very closed hardware setups so upgrading is near impossible or just damn expensive. In short, no. You would not be able to upgrade to a i7 from a i5 if you get a Mac. If you want the upgradeability option, you are best off going PC. | Report abuse jaguarskx CPUs Master June 14, 2010 1:26:29 AM jimmysmitty said: If you want the upgradeability option, you are best off going PC. Or buy a new iMac. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Updating imac hardware> Related ressources: ForumIMac or custom PC? Forum2012 27" iMac for gaming now and future ForumDumb question... I'll ask anyway... Imac GPU ? ForumApple will update iMac and Macbook Pro lineup this autumn ForumNew iMac 3.1Ghz vs Custom PC ForumClick here if your system won't boot or there is no video output ForumHomebrew Template ForumApple iMac Display Problems Reported ForumIMac disconnects from hardwired network 2010 Forum20 iMac Freezing ForumHomebuilt PC or an iMac for photo editing? ForumIMac CPU Hierarchy? ForumHD 4850 512 GDDR3 vs. HD 5750 1 GB GDDR5 - which is better in an iMac ForumExternal HD for iMac backup ForumImac i5 faster than macbook pro i5? ForumShould You Buy a New Mac Mini, iMac or Mac Pro? ForumDo I need USB3.0 on board headers? Forumrecomand hardware for animation with 3d studio max 2009_64bit Forum[Solved] Hardware Monitor showed 256 degrees Celsius!!!! ForumStrange hardware problem... More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !