My Mac Pro is from 2009, was a 4,1 with the 3.33GHz Quad, now it's got the 5,1 firmware with W3680 6-core 3.33GHz CPU. No heat issues whatsoever no matter how long I render HD video. Stays cool when not working hard.If the firmware is flashed to 5,1 can the 2.66 cpu be upgraded to the W3680 Xeon 3.33?
I read somewhere that the chipset in the 2009 macpro4,1 lacked some sort of stepping feature that the W3680 uses..
Nope. 1,1 Mac Pros use different architecture and will only work with 5100 and 5300 series chips.The computer I'm thinking about is a Mac Pro 2.66GHz Two Dual Core Xeon. - Apple Computer MA356LL/A.
Will this computer upgrade to Hex?