extra chip in nehalem mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by makatak88, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. makatak88 macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure its been asked before guys but i was wondering if I get the single processor nehalem mac pro can I at a later date put in a extra processor to upgrrde it to an 8 core machine?

    cheers
     
  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

    Cynicalone

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    No.

    Different boards in the Octo and the Quad. Unlike the old days there isn't an empty socket just sitting there for you to drop another chip in.

    I suppose if you could find someone selling spare parts you could maybe swap out the processor tray?.?
     
  3. makatak88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    damn - thanks - knew it was too good 2 be true
     
  4. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Actually the logic board is the same. There are different CPU/RAM trays. Its still a major expense.
     

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