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I need help for an iMac mid 2011 21.5 upgrade :((((

Hello! I'm new here! Hope you're all having a great day!

I'm looking forward to do a processor upgrade to my iMac mid 2011 21.5 inch... But I have a really important question about it...
I saw that this particular model supports the i7 2600s (It's got a 65W TDP), but then noticed that the 27" supports a 2600, with a 95W TDP...

 

Would I run any risk if I use a 2600 instead of a 2600s? Do both PSUs have the same wattage as in the 21.5" and the 27"?

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7 minutes ago, Sushibe said:

Hello! I'm new here! Hope you're all having a great day!

I'm looking forward to do a processor upgrade to my iMac mid 2011 21.5 inch... But I have a really important question about it...
I saw that this particular model supports the i7 2600s (It's got a 65W TDP), but then noticed that the 27" supports a 2600, with a 95W TDP...

 

Would I run any risk if I use a 2600 instead of a 2600s? Do both PSUs have the same wattage as in the 21.5" and the 27"? 

It's not so much an issue with the power supply, but an issue with the thermal output of the CPU. The 95W TDP i7 2600 will run too hot for the iMac to be able to cool it effectively, and it will likely thermal throttle and see worse performance under load.

 

In my opinion it's not worth the cost and effort upgrading from an i5 2400s to an i7 2600s.

CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x16GB 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34 eSports | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB + Crucial MX500 2TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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Are you sure? I mean... Having in count that my model shipped with an i7 2600s, should be... Good? I think? The cooler should BE prepared for that kind of load

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