Mac Pro 2,1 CPU upgrade.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ilegal31, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. ilegal31 macrumors member

    ilegal31

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    Hello,


    I have two old Mac Pro's one is a 1,1 model and the other one is a 2,1 model, I had saved some money this year to make a CPU upgrade, my intention is to upgrade the 1,1 to an 8 core CPU "Using the ones from the 2,1 mac pro", and upgrade the 2,1 to a more powerful CPU, can anyone please provide information on how can I do it and where to purchase the processors?.


    I appreciate all the help provided.


    Thanks.
     
  2. bax2003, Dec 22, 2014
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    bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    You may also check out some videos showing how to upgrade a 1,1 Mac Pro. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=2006+mac+pro+cpu+upgrade+

    The CPUs are being sold at eBay.
     
  4. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    If your 2,1 is a legit 2,1, it already uses the most powerful CPUs available for that machine.

    As bax has said, the X5365 Quad Core 3.0GHz are the fastest either machine will take, and it is most likely what is currently installed in your 2,1. Your 1,1 can be bumped to equal power, but I would personally recommend those X5355s at 2.66GHz because they are exponentially less expensive and offer almost the same performance.
     

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