Mac Pro heatsink query

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Lucas Godfrey, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Lucas Godfrey macrumors 6502

    Lucas Godfrey

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    Hi there,
    I'm looking to upgrade my mac pro to a octo core.
    I know where to find the CPU, but the heatsink is giving me some hassle.
    I found a few on eBay but they say They're for the dual core models.
    So I had a look around for the part number and found it. [076-1303]
    But also looking at the hardware resource at the top of this forum shows that the heatsink from the 2006 dualcore is linked via the 2008 mac upgrade section.
    /Quote/ Additional Heatsink for 2008 2.80GHz Quad Core (part# 076-1233) /Quote/
    Does this mean that it is correct, that I can use that heatsink? (worries about TPD) I checked that the 5160 used in the 2006 was 80 watt, same as the 2.8ghz quad.
    And finally for someone who has handled both or owns both is There any physical difference between the heatsinks.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Squonk macrumors 65816

    Squonk

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    Did you ever upgrade your quad-core to an octo-core? What did you do about the heat sink? Thank you..
     
  3. Lucas Godfrey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Lucas Godfrey

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    i didn't end up upgrading it to octo unfortunately. i never got a definitive answer regarding compatibility and now the 2008 heatsinks cost more than the xeon it will cool.

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