are the mac pro processors swapable

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jamesi, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. jamesi macrumors 6502a

    jamesi

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    as the title asks, are the processors in the mac pro able to be taken out and changed with a processor i buy off of newegg. this would play a major role in deciding whether or not to get a mac pro. that and funds
     
  2. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    Yup - although don't swap in new processors till your AppleCare warranty expires, because it'll void it.

    Oh, and don't expect Apple to support swapping processors...
     
  3. jamesi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, they're standard Xeons in what appear to be standard sockets. You need a long screwdriver for the heatsinks, but if you can afford Xeons then you can afford a screwdriver :)
     
  5. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    True that. I really wish I had a need for a powermac. I'm also really glad that I don't since not spending as much money is great too! Luckily I'm a laptop guy as siting at a desk bothers me.
     

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