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villagemusicman
Apr 20, 2010, 12:57 PM
Evening,

This is hot from the kitchen!

Just replaced the X5150's with X5365's and everything seems to be running fine. In 'About this Mac' the CPUs are listed as '2 x 3.0ghz unknown' so am thinking they must be ES versions.

Cinebench has an issue with the OpenGL as it reports an error as 'OpenGL Reference Matching Test Failure' so it doesn't report test results. However it does report for the CPU at 6.27pts. Not sure if that is great compared to the original reading of 2.89pts with the X5150s. I think the MP is also a bit noisier so am wondering if i should get smcfancontrol and tweak. Any ideas?

Here are the two Cinebench results:

X5150

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1205/picture3uk.png (http://img526.imageshack.us/i/picture3uk.png/)

X5365

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/1723/picture4go.png (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/picture4go.png/)

If there is anything i should or could do to tweak the system for better performance please advise.

Big shout to BOZZ and GUGUCOM for their patience and support and all the other good people here!

Thanks,

VMM



bozz2006
Apr 20, 2010, 03:57 PM
It's good to see you're up and running. Welcome to the "Affordable 8-core upgrade" Club!

MacVidCards
Apr 20, 2010, 11:53 PM
7300GT has to go

flatfoot
Apr 21, 2010, 12:39 AM
You can fix the unknown processor issue easily by installing AboutThisMac, which will list the processors kinda like this:

villagemusicman
Apr 21, 2010, 02:44 AM
Thanks guyz, can anyone list a reliable link for the 'AboutThisMac' download please? I've had a look around google and am not entirely confident with the links provided...rapidshare etc.

EDIT: No worries found it and it workx ;-)

JPamplin
Apr 27, 2010, 07:03 AM
That's great news! How much were the 5365s?

villagemusicman
Apr 27, 2010, 07:14 AM
Hi,

Got them for 485 inc postage. Then the very next day another pair went for 310 :mad:

Anyways, they work and core temps never get over 60 C which is reassuring. Also after installing 'ATM', they show show up correctly.

Should be able to keep this mac now for another few years so that's a plus :D

nobbystylus
Jan 22, 2011, 09:51 AM
Old thread i know, but i'm about to get a x5365 to upgrade my old 2.66 2006 mac pro. Anybody got any good online walk throughs or tutorials on how to go about installing the upgrade? I'm pretty tech savvy but don't want to ruin my machine!

lewdvig
Jan 22, 2011, 10:58 AM
http://www.o0o.it/pro/

neckarb
Jan 22, 2011, 12:34 PM
Overclock! Zdnet Clock in OSX, Systool in Windows ;) I've set my X5355's to go from 2.66ghz at boot to automatically bump it to 3.25ghz in Windows :) :D

talward
Feb 20, 2011, 11:17 PM
Hi,

Got them for 485 inc postage. Then the very next day another pair went for 310 :mad:

Anyways, they work and core temps never get over 60 C which is reassuring. Also after installing 'ATM', they show show up correctly.

Should be able to keep this mac now for another few years so that's a plus :D

I'm curious. I just completed this upgrade myself and no problems. However, it seems that my operating temperature doesn't come close to 60c without the help of SMC and can easily goes past it without it. I'm wondering, are you getting those temps on the heatsink reading or on all "CPU cores"?

Plus to achieve below 60c on the single cores I have to set the "CPU" fan around 1400rpm. That puts the "CPU heatsink" around 35-38c.