Mac pro 5.1 upgrade CPU

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  1. waldorffr macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I'm suprised to know that we can upgrade our processor. (it's my dream)
    I'm not really enjoyed with those new Mac Pro 2014 and I would to keep my old Mac Pro.
    So here is my question.

    Does this processor is compatible ?

    BX80613W3680

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon W3680 - AT80613003543AF (BX80613W3680).html

    Type CPU / Microprocessor
    Market segment Server
    Family Intel Xeon 3600
    Model number ? W3680
    CPU part numbers
    AT80613003543AF is an OEM/tray microprocessor
    BX80613W3680 is a boxed microprocessor
    Frequency ? 3333 MHz
    Turbo frequency 3600 MHz (1 core)
    3467 MHz (6 cores)
    Bus speed ? 6.4 GT/s QPI (3200 MHz)
    Clock multiplier ? 25
    Package 1366-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array (FC-LGA10)
    Socket Socket 1366 / B / LGA1366
    Size 1.77" x 1.67" / 4.5cm x 4.25cm
    Introduction date March 16, 2010
    End-of-Life date Last order date is September 27, 2013
    Last shipment date for tray processors is September 5, 2014

    it's a Mac Pro MacPro5,1 (mid-2010)

    ty for your answers :)
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

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  3. waldorffr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tyvm !

    So I guess I have only 1 processor.

    Informations matériel*:

    Nom du modèle: Mac Pro
    Identifiant du modèle: MacPro5,1
    Nom du processeur: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Vitesse du processeur: 2,8 GHz
    Nombre de processeurs: 1
    Nombre total de cœurs: 4
    Cache de niveau 2 (par cœur): 256 Ko
    Cache de niveau 3: 8 Mo
    Mémoire: 12 Go
    Vitesse d’interconnexion du processeur: 4.8 GT/s
    Version de la ROM de démarrage: MP51.007F.B03
    Version SMC (système): 1.39f11
    Version SMC (support pour processeur): 1.39f11

    I can't expect so to have 2 processors right ? ty
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Yes, it's a single processor Mac Pro 5,1 which can install the W3680.
     
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  7. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Yep the W3690 or W3680 as mentioned by Flowrider will work just fine. There are members here who have upgraded their CPUs to W3680 or W3690. There is an old thread here about members upgrading their Mac Pro CPUs. The prices have gone down and it's a good time to upgrade.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1122551

    I know your thread topic inquiry is on CPU upgrades though you can still add other upgrades like a Sata 3 SSD blade or USB 3.0 card.
     
  8. waldorffr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    awesome sauce !
    ok, I will order one in April.
    I will just add another memory, 4GB, like that in total i will own 16GB
    And the video card, the 680GTX.

    The hard disc, idk, because I have a Velociraptor already.
    WD VELOCIRAPTOR SATA III 6 GB/S - 500 GO - 64 MO

    I will doing the upgrade and post my feedback here :)

    ty everyone !
     
  9. avkdm macrumors regular

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    Just letting you know X5690 (X56xx) will also work even though they are made for dual processor machines.This gives you another option. I put one of these in my cMP
     
  10. waldorffr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Neat.
    I seen one like that
    12 CORE Apple Mac Pro 5.1 Matched Pair Six Core 2.66GHz XEON X5650
    But it's 2 processors, so how have you done ?
     
  11. avkdm, Mar 18, 2015
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    You need to only install 1 processor. The only difference is the extra I/O bus to communicate with another cpu.
    It will NOT work the other way around though(e.g The W3690 will not work in a dual processor board)
    Yours is a single processor board so X and W series CPUs will work.
    Flowrider explained this in another thread - refer to post#10
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1620885
     
  12. waldorffr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mmmm I'm a little bit confused.
    Mine board can handle 1 processor only.
    The one I want is a 6 Core.
    W3690
    Intel Xeon W3690 / 6x 3,46 GHz

    your is only a

    Intel Xeon W5590 / 4x 3,33 GHz

    I would prefer to add those W3690 it seem faster.
    but ty for your advice :) :apple:
     
  13. Baunkjaer macrumors 6502

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    Just get the W3690, and you´ll be fine. It´s a easy upgrade.
     
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  15. avkdm, Mar 19, 2015
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    avkdm macrumors regular

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    Just to clarify, I think you are getting confused.
    Mine is a X5690 / 6core x 3.46ghz
    Same as W3690 / 6core x3.46ghz

    I am not sure where you got W5590 from,it's not mentioned in this thread anywhere? Anyhow good luck with your upgrade and go with the W3690.
     
  16. waldorffr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, sometimes google return bad result lol
    ok I seen your processor, it seem the same. But on ebay, your is more expensive. So I will just choose that one W3690. But ty for your tips. It could be usefull, maybe one day, when the W3690 will be all gone :)
     
  17. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Hello. There is another member here, Flowrider who used a pair of W5590s on his 5,1 Mac Pro and worked just fine.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1620885

    I think he later upgraded to a pair of x5677 and is selling his matched of W5590 at the marketplace.
     
  18. waldorffr thread starter macrumors newbie

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