cMP swap single processor tray for dual

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jaxrox1, May 21, 2016.

  1. jaxrox1 macrumors newbie

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    I've got a mate who's got an old unused 4,1 with a dual processor tray that has 2x 6-core 3.33GHz X5680s on it.

    My 4,1 is the single processor version. Is it possible to use his tray in my computer? Will it cause problems or issues, or just run relatively okay? I assume I'll need to flash the firmware?

    Thanks
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

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    Flash your Mac Pro to 5,1 and swap processor trays and it should work fine. Or you can just swap machines with your friend...
     
  3. DPUser macrumors 6502a

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  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I always look for this kind of swap, but all my friends still using their dual processor Mac Pro, no chance yet :oops:
     

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