CPU upgrade on 2010/12 MP 12 core

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  1. Mactrunk macrumors regular

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    I've been doing searches here and found lots of info.
    Maybe too much for me to sort it all out.

    I've got the chips and I'm ready to install them.

    For those here who have done this procedure....

    What would you recommend as the best "help" resources?
    Videos, step by step written instructions, articles etc.

    Any last minute tips before I jump in to this?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. lexR macrumors regular

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    If you have a 2010 Mac Pro (5.1) I believe the procedure is a lot easier as the CPU sockets are already set up for the integrated heat shields so should be simple, if you have a 2009 (4.1) that you have EFI hacked to 5.1 with dual cpu's then it becomes a bit trickier,

    Good luck either way and if you've done your research then all good!

    Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
     
  3. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502

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    the lid-less bi§%h problem..

    Wow, someone with guts!

    You got the right forum, friend. What you need is at least an hour of your time to read this guide:

    http://pindelski.org/Photography/technical/mac-pro/

    Good luck, maybe you can post back once successful!

    :apple:
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors G3

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    This guide is for Mac Pro 2009 (4,1), not for his Mac Pro 2010-2012 (5,1).
     
  5. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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  6. Mactrunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the help and advice!
    This forum is great!

    The upgrade went smoothly and the machine is working fine.
    A bit nerve wracking for me, but I just took my time and followed the directions.
    I was very nervous waiting for the start up chime...
    Quite a relief to hear that lovely sound and then she booted up just fine.

    Nice speed boost.
    Well worth the time and trouble.
     
  7. Mactrunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Geeze, I just read some of the concurrent threads.
    So sorry to hear to hear of the troubles.
    I'm thinking I lucked out.

    In my case, the original Apple thermal was kind of sloppy.
    I would never have known.

    I'm getting lower temps now.

    I'm sending encouragement to all.
     
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  9. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    I just upgraded a 5.1 dual E5620' to x5670's in less than 15 minutes.
     
  10. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

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    I just upgraded a 4,1 in a bit under 3 days and 15 minutes
     
  11. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    I upgraded my 2010 and I'm still waiting for it to boot. :eek:
     
  12. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    No lol! :D
     
  13. Mactrunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Too funny!
    Thanks again for the help and advice.
    Just got a GB of 32124 and I'm very happy.
    Amazing that this machine can keep up with the new one.
     

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