5,1 Upgrading processors, what to do?

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  1. AkuskaUK, Jul 24, 2016
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    AkuskaUK macrumors 6502

    AkuskaUK

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    Hi all,

    Thank you for replying in my previous thread about buying new processors. Since they will be arriving soon, what should I do to prepare?

    This is worrying me (http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...-2010-westmere-how-to-upgrade-processors.html) In that article it says that the 2010-12 versions are ALSO de-lidded? I was under the impression that the 2010 uses a spring loaded system that locks LIDDED processors in?

    Can I just install my x5677's into my 2010 as I would a normal pc, or do I have to use washers and spacers?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: I have articlean and arctic silver 5 ready, my friend will be doing the processor swap as he does it for a job and I don't trust myself with hardware anymore.
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    They are wrong. 2010-2012 Mac Pro 5,1s use lidded CPUs.
     
  3. AkuskaUK thread starter macrumors 6502

    AkuskaUK

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    I thought as much! I have the Apple service manuals for the 2010 mac pro and they are lidded in the pictures.
     

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