Advise please

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by shaun21gb, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. shaun21gb macrumors member

    shaun21gb

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    Hi guys,

    I am thinking about going down the route of changing the cpu's in my mac pro from 2.66GHz to a matched pair of 5160 @3GHz cpu's ??

    Would this be an easy change or is there allsorts of problems to sort out.

    Any info would be great .

    Regards
    shaun:apple:
     
  2. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    I take it you have a 1,1 Mac Pro? It's a rather straight forward swap. Make sure you have the right tools and thermal paste.
     
  3. lowendlinux Contributor

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    You need a really long allen key and the front fans and left memory riser slide are not in any way fun to remove
     
  4. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Hi Shaun There is a two part video on upgrading a 1.1 cMac Pro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU6qQRfhrXA

    Just go slow in removing the heatsinks and take note one of the heat sensor cables is connected behind the memory cage. Good luck. :)
     
  5. shaun21gb thread starter macrumors member

    shaun21gb

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    update on my CPU swop

    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to give you an update on my CPU swop from 2.66GHz to 3GHz.
    arrived in the post this afternoon and i started As soon i got home and all the advise i was given all guided me in the right of doing this upgrade.

    And it all went with out any problems, so once again guys thanks for all the advice and links to youtube video's about this upgrade.

    So once again thanks to all :):):):)
     
  6. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Welcome and glad to know the upgrade went well. Enjoy your Mac Pro! :)
     

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