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Just as the disclaimer for Jackass: The Movie says: This stunt was performed by a professional, so neither you nor your dumb buddies should try anything shown in this how-to.
WHAT YOU NEED
> iMac with Intel Core Duo processor
> Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (we used a T5600; $249.99, www.newegg.com)
> Torx screwdrivers #6, #8, #9
> Phillips screwdrivers #1 and #2
> Credit card or similar plastic shimmer
So you jumped on the Intel-Mac bandwagon too soon and now your Core Duo-equipped iMac feels inadequate? We're here for you, friend, with a step-by-step guide for something that, in retrospect, we'd actually recommend you don't try: replacing your iMac's Core Duo processor with a Core 2 Duo chip.
Why the upgrader's remorse? Would you attempt brain-transplant surgery on your brother? That's kind of how this feels. So we respectfully suggest that you enjoy this pictorial as infotainment only. And if you must try it yourself, know that different-model iMacs may have different screw layouts on the motherboard, and you may also encounter differences en route to the board as you're disassembling the casing (not to mention that it'll instantly nullify your warranty).
Still here? Before you start, clean off a large, static-free tabletop and gather up the tools listed. This is a very complex project that you might need to leave overnight, so the kitchen table isn't the best choice.