Mac Pro 4 core 2.8 Dubble Socket?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tysontabs, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. tysontabs macrumors member

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    Hello all, I'd like to know if the four-core mac pro motherboard has room for a second processor socket or, is that board equipped with only the single CPU socket?

    I would like to keep my options open for future expansion.

    Do any of you know?:confused:

    Tabs
     
  2. mojopixel macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the middle of finding this out too; apparently the MP has a free socket if you only go for just the one processor so in theory you should be able to upgrade to dual processor in the future.
     
  3. tysontabs thread starter macrumors member

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    That's great!

    Yet another area for expansion.

    Tabs
     
  4. codemancmc macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, this has been in a million forums, but yes, the 4-Core version of the new Mac Pro (Harpertown) does have the 2nd socket, but an Apple-like heat sink would be required which is hard to come by.

    Upgrading is possible though, if this helps in your purchase decision.
     
  5. tysontabs thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you buy the heat sink from apple? I may want to upgrade or install a second CPU in the future.

    P.S. Sorry, I could not find a similar posting on this issue

    Tabs:apple:
     
  6. codemancmc macrumors newbie

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    No, I don't think Apple will sell you the part unless you happen to be best friends with a Genius. I'd look for a third-party website or Ebay to sell them.

    I believe they are the same heat sinks that appeared on the previous Mac Pro iterations, so there might be upgrade kits or spare parts for sale somewhere.

    Sorry I can't be more help.
     
  7. ray_uk macrumors member

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    :D

    There will be a market for it so the parts will undoubtably become available sooner or later.

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