Second chance through upgrades?
I have an old 2009 iMac 3.06 GHz that started to show signs of dying.
The GPU is toast, it's running slow (already installed 8GB of RAM) and runs hot.
Since the GPU is toast, turning it on would require 9 restarts before the LCD would come to life, and despite having lots of free space and just a few startup apps, it's slow as mud.
My dad wanted to ditch the old iMac and buy a new one (hopefully not the Pro), however I wanted to give a shot at making it run as new. Here are a few things I wanted to upgrade on the Mac:
- Better CPU (most favorable)
- Radeon 6xxx swap
- SSD (as boot drive)
- RAM (just a refresh with new 2 GB x 4 sticks)
I wonder if it's possible to do any of the upgrades? I have seen a few CPU upgrades but most were done on a 3.33 GHz Core 2 Duo version, and the Radeon swap was done on the Core i-series.