Mac Pro 3,1 heatsink replacement

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by leeyacobi, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. leeyacobi macrumors newbie

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    So I want to add a 2nd CPU to my Mac Pro 3,1. I looked on eBay for Mac Pro heatsinks and noticed that Mac Pro 1,1 heatsinks cost $25 and Mac Pro 3,1 are at the cheapest $75. Both heatsinks look the same so I was wondering if I can use a cheaper Mac Pro 1,1 heatsink on my Mac Pro 3,1?

    Thanks in advance

    L
     
  2. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    I am assuming your 3,1 Mac Pro only has the single CPU. Better to verify and confirm with a Mac technician or Apple service center if the heatsink from a 1.1 Mac Pro works fine in a 3.1 Mac Pro or if you can simply add a second CPU. Though there is that price difference but better to be safe and sure even though they are identical. The heatsink is one of the important part of the Mac Pro.
     
  3. leeyacobi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes it is a single CPU with an empty 2nd socket. As for my original question, I was hoping I could get the answer here.
     
  4. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Hi leeyacobi. Let's hope other members can give their feedbacks on your original question. Sorry I could not be of much help.
     

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