Need help - Will this work.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by applegeek897, May 3, 2012.

  1. applegeek897 macrumors regular

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    Need help - Will this work

    I have a mid 2010 mac pro and I came across the intel x5660 6 core 2.8Ghz Xeon which is the same socket but it is not the same 6 core as apple uses, but I just want to know if it will work, I have the 2.8ghz quad core with 3gbs of 1066mhz ram at the moment.

    Thanks.
     
  2. joedemax macrumors newbie

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    Risky strategy but it might just work. I'd say it will probably work but it will be a difficult upgrade.
     
  3. mtasquared macrumors regular

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    I have the same mac and might be interested in upgrading to a hex, in part due to all the peeps on this thread poo pooing the quad.

    Anyway, I think the x5660 is mainly different in that it can used in pairs (on a dual socket motherboard) while the w3680 is meant to be used singly.
     

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