CPU Upgrade 2009 Mac Pro Success

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Zorn, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Zorn macrumors 6502a

    Zorn

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    #1
    Just wanted to mention in case anyone else with a 2009 MP is on the fence about a CPU upgrade, I just did one on mine last night. Installed a W3680 hex-core CPU, and it honestly could not have been easier. I've built and worked with PC's for a long time, and this was easier than a CPU install on any PC motherboard I've worked with.

    The heatsink has guides so you know right away that you put it in the right position before you start tightening screws, something which rarely happens on a PC. Very very smooth process and running great. I highly recommend the upgrade!
     
  2. Ironjer macrumors regular

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    #2
    Yes, it is. The problem is When you try upgrade a dual cpu 2009...
     
  3. Tom-Create-Pro macrumors member

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    ^^ This. Wouldn't try it unless you are sure about what you are doing. We never advise our customers to do it themselves.
     

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