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    When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Penryn

    HEXUS founder, David Ross, lays his 24in iMac on the line. Will his attempt to replace the processor with a Penryn model work?
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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    nutz!

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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    now THAT'S a HEXUS style article from heaven....and it brings good echoes of days gone by, when every other thing we did was a mod/overclock/tweak etc



    Great great read

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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    Upgrade your life Dave, upgrade your life...

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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    Dont you just hate it when that happens!

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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    Must be the EFI/BIOS not recognising the chip properly, right?

    Or is the unlocked nature of the chip confusing the board such that it manages to pick the lowest multiplier?
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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Must be the EFI/BIOS not recognising the chip properly, right?

    Or is the unlocked nature of the chip confusing the board such that it manages to pick the lowest multiplier?
    It is the fact the CPU is unlocked - it's common to happen on laptops / systems with no multiplier control.

    Late next week the CPU should be here so we can try again

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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

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    Late next week the CPU should be here so we can try again
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    I hope you didn't put it back together
    I'm using it now....

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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    That was a great experiment/article. Goes to show what a cakewalk upgrading your pc is.

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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    Nice to see someone else using a Cybertool
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    Still can't understand why DR is not upgrading in Zero-G...

    ...surely gravity-assisted component-swaps is for amateurs
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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    you know how they say that you cannot run osx on something other than a mac because of the terms and conditions of the licensing aggreement etc etc?
    upgrading the cpu surely voids these conditions also? as its modifing the mac against it's mac hardware?
    granted its a "upgrade" but surely like a oem you'd need a new license or it to be preformed by a mac technician?
    not bitching just pondering the concept of their terms ...
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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    the wording in the license says the computer needs to be "Apple-labeled". i don't think apple would be able to claim a computer stopped being apple-labeled if you open it up - though they'd need to send the lawyers out if someone tried claiming an apple sticker made something "apple-labeled"

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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    just wondered if modifing an apple machine i.e. opening it yourself and manually upgrading it was against the EULA?
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: When an Intel Core 2 Duo X7900 just isn't fast enough: upgrading an iMac to a Pen

    nope

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