"About This Mac" incongruity

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jpine, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. jpine macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Well, I'm selling my 12-core 5,1 Mac Pro and moving to Windows (gag!). So in preparation for the eBay sale, I'm getting all the computer's specs from "About This Mac" Overview and I noticed something weird that I had never noticed before. It says my computer is a "Mac Pro Server (Mid 2010)" and that is has "2 x 3.06 Ghz 6-Core Intel Xeon" processors. The problem is that there were no 3.06 processors for 2010. These were offered in 2012. I am not the original owner of this machine. Is "About This Mac" wrong or is it possible it is a 2010 machine with upgraded processors? I can't think of any other alternatives.

  2. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Sounds like it's a 2010 with a pair of upgraded processors.
  3. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Most plausible explanation is that the CPUs were upgraded to dual X5675s at some point. The label located on the back under the PCIe slots should tell what the original processors were.
  4. jpine thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Thanks! I had forgotten about the label. I'll check it out in a bit.
  5. jpine thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Yep! The back sticker near the PCI slot openings says 2.80. Looks like a processor upgrade happened sometime before I bought it. Thanks for your input, guys! Off to eBay I go. ;-)
  6. orph macrumors 65816


    Dec 12, 2005
    yep look at the sticker at the back, may be a 4.1 thats been upgraded
  7. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Flashing 4,1 Mac Pros does not change the description shown in the "About this Mac" window; the computer would still show as a 2009 model in there.

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