Updating imac hardware Tags: CPUs Hardware iMac Intel i5 Last response: June 14, 2010 1:26 AM in CPUs Share Anonymous a b à CPUs 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 Lmeow a b à CPUs 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. 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 Related resources Priority for Updating Tower Hardware - Forum Updating mid-level build, bottleneck/laggard hardware? - Forum Updating Hardware for gaming PC - Forum Need help updating my computer hardware! - Forum Tom's Hardware iOS news app not updating or refreshing news. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jimmysmitty a c 127 à CPUs 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. jaguarskx a c 473 à CPUs 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Updating my gaming computer. Looking for input on prioritizing my hardware upgrades. Forum Are there any Nividia geforce 8800 gs driver update for iMac ? Forum Unstable hardware performance after updating to Windows 8.1 Forum Apple will update iMac and Macbook Pro lineup this autumn Forum Why does XP assign a number when updating device hardware? Forum SolvedGTX 760m driver update "This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware" Forum Why does XP assign a number when updating device hardware? Forum SolvedRate my hardware specs please? (updated) Forum SolvedNeed hardware update advice Forum Looking to update my computers hardware, but im a bit of a spoon at it! :) Forum Weird Black screen of death after hardware updates. Forum Need Hardware Detection Help (UPDATED) Forum SolvedHardware update for Dell c521 Forum Updated hardware; now Windows 7 crashes when waking from sleep Forum Error "[program name] has been blocked from accessing Graphics hardware" After 8.1 update Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !