1. L

    MP 6,1 Am I Frying My CPU? (MP 2013, E5-2667v2)

    [Whoa, just reviewing what I wrote, this got long, sorry about that!] Hey all, new member here... First of all thanks for all the great resources here in the forum, which helped me a great deal in my recent upgrade to an 8-core E5-2667v2 from the stock 4 core on my MacPro 6,1. So in general it...
  2. ltpitt

    The quest for the perfect Bondi Blue

    Hi all! I am currently trying to build the beefiest Bondi iMac on the planet. At the moment this is the configuration of my Rev B: 512 mb ram / 300 Mhz (overclocked 233 Mhz CPU) Voodoo2 card SSD I think there is still room for improvement. I've read about legends that reballed beefier CPUs...
  3. S

    iPad Pro Ipad A14X CPU model coming this year?

    Hi people, I'm very interested in purchasing an IPP 12.9 as an additional tool for my Design and Illustration job. I'm not on a big urge for it and since I found out that the recent A12z is just a slight improvement from the A12x from almost 2 years ago, I wonder whether it'd be best to wait...
  4. Appledoesnotlisten

    16" is HOT & NOISY with an external monitor! :(

    I received a base 16" today and am disappointed because it get's as hot as my 2017 with an external 4K monitor. Is anybody else experiencing the same issue? I always work with external monitors and running on high resolution and this heating performance is upsetting. It's not cooler than the...
  5. askunk

    What GPU will work for the new ARM CPUs?

    So far we've seen spectacular performances by the GPUs on iPads and iPhones. Those few graphic cores integrated on Apple APUs work great and reach easily 120 fps in games with Metal on pretty decent resolutions (the iPad), albeit dealing with a "stripped down" version of a PC game. However...
  6. M

    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 2,1 Random Restart Overtemp

    Hi guys, I am having problems with a 2007 Mac Pro 2,1. The symptoms are the following: Random restart. Cannot actually boot again (restarts before mac os finishes loading) unless you let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Sometimes the CPU OVERTEMP leds illuminate after. Sometimes they don’t. Either...
  7. O

    iMac not powering up after upgrade (RAM, SSD, CPU thermal transfer)

    I did a few upgrades to a 2017 21.5" Retina iMac, and unfortunately, upon reassembly, it isn't powering on. Here's a photo of it, display disconnected. In the second photo I've labelled things for reference. Status: In the photo, AC is plugged in Of the 5 diagnostic lights, the first one...
  8. Y

    MP 1,1-5,1 Fastest CPU Upgrade for Mid-2010 Mac Pro 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Westmere Xeon

    Hi everyone, I've reviewed the compatibility list, but want to check.... can I upgrade a single-CPU Mid-2010 Mac Pro 5,1 with a Nehalem Xeon W3565 to a single Westmere X5690? And if so, is that the best CPU I can use in this single-CPU situation (w/o upgrading the backplane)?
  9. G

    MBA i5 or i7?

    I wonder what the differences are between the i5 and the i7 CPU in the new macbook air. 1.1ghz with 3.5ghz boost Vs 1.2 with 3.8ghz boost. Are those numbers the only difference? Or does the i7 have more threads or other benefits? Other question: What is the model number on the Iris Plus...
  10. legareal

    MP 7,1 Process uses 2.3x CPU resources on 16c Mac Pro than it does on 8c iMac Pro

    Is someone able to explain why this might be? I have a process running (some internal app) which uses 78% CPU consistently when running on our iMac Pro 8 core machine but 176% CPU consistently when running on our Mac Pro 16 core machine. What's the point in having double the cores if each...
  11. Romanesco

    MP 7,1 Aggregate List of Mac Pro (2019) Compatible Components

    An aggregate list of compatible components for the Mac Pro (2019) to be of reference when upgrading the machine. Will update the post from your suggestions bellow. CPUs (added by mikeboss) Intel Xeon W-32223 @ 3.5 GHz (8 cores) Intel Xeon W-3235 @ 3.3 GHz (12 cores) Intel Xeon W-3245 @ 3.2 GHz...
  12. X

    UPGRADE Xserve 2,1 early 2008 from single to dual CPU

    Hey, I have upgraded my early 2008 2,1 Xserve with 1x 2,8 GHz Quad Core Xeon with a second same CPU. This was a few years ago in late 2013 and have never realy used it. Only a few hours. In late 2016 the trouble started with an issue of CPU B FAN 2 IN spinning at 18 - 19k rpm all the time...
  13. P

    Upgrades for iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)

    Hi I am looking to do some upgrades to my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) iMac17,1 Quad-Core Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz. Want to upgrade the CPU and the SATA mechanical drive. Can anyone tell me if the Intel i7-6700K is the fastest CPU you can put in this particular imac? Can you put an i9 for...
  14. s.m.t.

    MP 1,1-5,1 cMP 2009 Single to Dual CPU Upgrade

    I just purchased a dual CPU tray to upgrade my single X5690. I am planning on purchasing a second X5690. I see the two methods available to me is to have them de-lidded or to use spacers and a thicker thermal pad. If I go the de-lid route, who is the best service to have the work done. I...
  15. H

    G5 Quad boots but #7 RED LED turns on and then off briefly, then goes to sleep.

    So I have a G5 quad and it boots ok, then the fans start to get pretty loud (I don’t believe full speed but I would say faster than it should be, but then after a couple of minutes, it freezes up and goes to sleep (sometimes it just freezes on what ever screen your on). I checked the LCS and it...
  16. O

    2019 MBP - High CPU temp

    So I recently bought the new base 2019 MBP and while I didn't buy it for games or the sort I do enjoy the occasional league of legends and such. When I tried LoL on the Mac it was super smooth with high fps but the cpu was a constant 90 degrees celsius with fans at 100%. Is this harmful to the...
  17. flaubert

    MP 1,1-5,1 What if... the community designed an updated CPU tray for cMP 5,1?

    OK, so this is a crazy, off the wall idea... but what if it was possible to design and implement a replacement PCB that would fit the standard CPU tray and heat sink of a classic Mac Pro 5,1? If you don't mind me summarizing 557 pages and over a million page views from the "Waiting for Mac Pro...
  18. P

    MP 1,1-5,1 Questions regarding upgrading CPU/RAM/FIRMWARE

    I have an early 2009 8 core Mac Pro 4.1 (details attached) and I'm looking to make it quicker. I've just installed 4x 4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 ECC RAM (My mac is ECC enabled) and I've left 4x 2GB ram in from before (they are all made by Kingston). I've also got the OS on an SSD. My geek bench score is...
  19. M

    MP 1,1-5,1 CPU A runs hotter then CPU B

    Hello, I just upgraded my processors to dual Xeon X5690's. It seems that CPU A is running about 10 degrees hotter than CPU B. Is this normal? Sadly, I never looked at the temps before upgrading the CPUs. Thanks! BTW. My system is a 5,1
  20. bobitavu

    cpu upgrade fail single x5675 mac pro 2009 updated 5.1

    Hi, sorry for the double post, maybe some readers will only get it here Hi everyone, new to this forum. Mac pro 2009 mono cpu (stock mono 2,66) updated to 5.1, high sierra with bootrom MP51.0089.B00 BootROM CPU update fail !! Trying to install a x5675 bought on ebay After cpu change and new...