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I recently upgraded from imac11,3 27" i3 (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i3-3.2-27-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.html) to I7-870 CPU.

The things that I learned:

- You must choose exactly the same model of CPU: i7-870 for maximum compatibility

- With i3 CPU, max ram / slot = 4 GB.  With i7, it can support 8 GB ram /slot.

- if you are dismantling the imac the first time, be prepare to spend 2-3 hours.

- be careful not to clean the memory slot - there are stories people pushed the memory slot pins and render it not usable.

- Unplug the power cord and let it sit for a few minutes for the electricity to discharge from the capacitor before removing the screen.

- it is possible to add a 7mm SSD and placed it underneath the DVD rom slot area. You will need a SATA power splitter and a SATA data cable.

Good luck!

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