MP 1,1-5,1 2010 CPUs in 2009 CPU card in 2010 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rabidz7, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

    rabidz7

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    Do I need to flash any firmware to run two X5690s in a 2010 Mac Pro that has a CPU card from a 2009 Mac Pro, or is it plug and play?

    Thanks
     
  2. majus macrumors member

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    A CPU tray from a 2009 is not compatible with the 2010/2012 machines.
     
  3. flowrider macrumors 603

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    Physically it will fit, but the fans will run at top speed. Also the 2009 cMP CPU trays use unlidded CPUs. Have your CPUs been delidded? Or are you planning on using spacers to mount your CPUs?

    Basically a mismatch that you should not contemplate.

    Lou
     
  4. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    It will work he will just have to learn to enjoy the full speed fans at all times due to the mis-match of the trays.
     
  5. HaypurTiryading macrumors member

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    If he swap the trays SMC chip, will fans back to normal?
     
  6. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    No clue if that works, if able to program it with the newer version then it would work. But no one has ever done that I have hear of and if it were possible they would be doing it for certain and we would have known about it by now.
     

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