Help with processor upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by maclancer, May 13, 2017.

  1. maclancer macrumors regular

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    I am using a 2009 MacPro with the 2010 firmware applied. Can someone link me the latest processor upgrade that I can install in it?
     
  2. Filin macrumors regular

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    W3690 or X5690 for single CPU board

    X5690 for dual CPU board
     
  3. maclancer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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    There's a lot more to it than just the CPU PNs. Do you have a single or dual process 4,1 cMP? The CPU upgrade procedure is far easier on a single CPU 4,1 than a dual CPU model.

    And there are also more CPU upgrade possibilities that correspond to the number of cores you require.

    Lou
     
  5. maclancer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have the single processor, the MacPro already have 16GB ECC RAM.
     
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  8. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Yes, if it's an OEM CPU (Not a pre production sample unit) no pins are broken, and it's in good working order, it will work in a 4,1 single processor or a 5,1 single or dual processor without issue or modification.

    The seller has good feedback, so I wouldn't worry about it.

    Are you running 1333MHz RAM that the CPU supports?

    Lou
     
  9. maclancer thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, the standard 1066 ECC RAM.
     

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