2010 Mac Pro DP on 1 Processor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 100Years, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. 100Years macrumors regular

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    I thought I read somewhere on this forum, that these models can work just fine with only 1 processor installed....so this got me thinking -- if you only install 1 processor, then you could go with a generic LGA1366 i7 even though it only has a single QPI link. Is this right, or am I wrong?
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    There is certainly no official support for it and I've never seen it attempted, but maybe it would work.

    You would still only be able to use 4 memory slots if that was why you were thinking of it being something worth doing. So the only benefit is in a financial one if you were upgrading.
     

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