Mac Pro adding a 2nd Processor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SiUnit, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. SiUnit macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    Hi guys! I was led here on my quest for a definative answer!

    I have a single processor 2.8GHz Harpertown Mac Pro and want to add a second processor. I know there are other posts on this forum but they all seem to end up in a debate over whether the upgrade is worth it. I know there is a second socket and that it doesnt come with a heatsink. I can source a matching Xeon and an official Apple heatsink from

    What I want to know is: is it actually possible to add another processor?

    I know about the relative perfomance gains [or lack thereof in some applicatons]. Please dont try to advise me if it is worth it. I dont care about resale and my warranty is nearly up, my inner nerd just really wants another 4 cores :) I just need a simple yes or no answer!

    Thanks for yor help, and I'm sorry if I come across as a moody fool :p
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    Don't buy the processor from MacPalace. You can get them for $830 from
  4. SiUnit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    Thanks :D

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