MacPro owner:pull off a Xeon to see if it works

Simao

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Aug 29, 2006
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Hi there,

I´ve posted before and read other post on this issue. I want a MacPro working with a single CPU, and the awnser were nothing but theories.

Can anyone just take it off, so the mistery ends....
 

zap2

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Mar 8, 2005
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Why would someone do that? There is no reason to want it to run slower(that i can think of). I thing it ruins on AppleCare(even if its just for the first year) so i 'm not sure if the average Mac Pro user would want to test it
 

panoz7

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Nov 21, 2005
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Simao said:
Dont you think no one will ever try it?

Think of how many people would be interested in knowing it for sure.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=2752780&postcount=27

They did try it. It works. Read through the whole thread.

zap2 said:
Why would someone do that? There is no reason to want it to run slower(that i can think of). I thing it ruins on AppleCare(even if its just for the first year) so i 'm not sure if the average Mac Pro user would want to test it
Read through that thread. I was skeptical to begin with but I understand now. Basically it turns the mac pro into the expandable headless iMac that everyone seems to want.
 

topgunn

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Nov 5, 2004
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zap2 said:
Why would someone do that? There is no reason to want it to run slower(that i can think of). I thing it ruins on AppleCare(even if its just for the first year) so i 'm not sure if the average Mac Pro user would want to test it
I did it because I don't need 4-core power. The apps I run would rather have a 2 core 2.66GHz system than a 4 core 2.00GHz system.

Well, now I have a 2 core 2.66GHz Mac Pro for less than what it would have cost me to get a 4 core 2.0GHz machine. As for AppleCare, nothing was harmed or damaged in any way during the removal so I can throw in another 5150 and it is as good as new. Warranty intact.
 

Simao

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Original poster
Aug 29, 2006
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topgunn said:
I did it because I don't need 4-core power. The apps I run would rather have a 2 core 2.66GHz system than a 4 core 2.00GHz system.

Well, now I have a 2 core 2.66GHz Mac Pro for less than what it would have cost me to get a 4 core 2.0GHz machine. As for AppleCare, nothing was harmed or damaged in any way during the removal so I can throw in another 5150 and it is as good as new. Warranty intact.
what apps do you use??