New CPUs for Mac Pro (2006)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sOwL, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. sOwL macrumors 6502

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    Hello. I gathered some money and i want to buy some new cpus for my mac pro. I have the 2006 model, with 2 dualcore xeons in it. When i bought it, i remember that there was a choice for 2 quadcore xeons, not sure how many ghz though. Can anyone give me a link for that model, or they dont sell it anymore? Can the 2006 model use any of the 2008 model's quadcores? Thank you
     
  2. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    You can upgrade to an octo using clovertown processors only. Right now they are still expensive. I've been waiting for the price to come down myself as I want to upgrade my 2ghz mac pro to a 3ghz octo. Still around 1200 bucks from newegg. You can snag a refurb octo for around the same price.
     
  3. sOwL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can you be more specific on that? which are those cpus you're talking about? any links?
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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  5. sOwL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok thanx a lot. next time i should search fist :S
     
  6. sOwL thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the 2ghz octo have a reasonable price. i dont need an overkill, 2 x 2ghz quadcore would be also extreme
     
  7. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Just realise your current processors will be 33% faster if you aren't using those extra cores.
     
  8. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Thats false. An extra CPU will not impact the performance of other CPUs.
     

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