Can i upgrade to this processor?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ProcyonArts, May 4, 2013.

  1. ProcyonArts macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2013
  2. bax2003 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2011
    No. E54xx are Harpertown Xeons, and they are not supported on MP 1.1/2.1 models.
  3. ProcyonArts thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2013
  4. TheEasterBunny macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2013
    The X5355 is the cheapest upgrade. On eBay they go for around $40.00 each.
    The X5365 costs more, the difference in cost is hard to justify since the performance increase is meager. IF they had a similar cost, the X5365 would be a better choice.
    I watched eBay for about 3/4 months and found a pair of X5365's for $100.00 inc. shipping (50 a piece).
    The extra $10.00 each was worth it to me for the extra performance.
    Intel no longer produces these chips, so in time they will dry up (supply of them), but then the MP 1,1 and 2,1 is pretty old too.
    Read up on those links you were given, there is a fair amount to know before making this upgrade.
    Good Luck!

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