Mac Pro 4.1 cpu upgrade - matched pairs?

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  1. derb ryan, Oct 30, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2014

    derb ryan macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I get a dual cpu Mac Pro in the next days and consider upgrading the cpu.
    Do I need a matched pair? I try to find answers but didn't find any topic on this. Buying 2 single cpus is cheaper than buying a matched pair.

    Any recommendation on the stepping? The ones I'm lookng at are X5650 SLBV3

    Thanks!
     
  2. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Matched pairs are not required, however the CPUs must match each other as to Intel model number (matched specifications). My experience it's best to buy from the same seller at the same time.

    Lou
     

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