officially want a mac pro.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ogs, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. ogs macrumors member

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    hey guys, i have a few questions.

    if what i gather is correct there is a Single or Dual processor version.

    so my question is, if i get a refurb one now (ie. single 2.66GHz Quad Core), can i add another processor to it to make it dual processor?
    can i change the processor it has now?

    might just wait for a refresh, but who knows when that'll be...

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. keantan, Feb 16, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012

    keantan macrumors regular

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    Unless you intend to replace the daughterboard (that holds the proc's and RAM), then no you can't upgrade from a single to a dual. The Single has a different layout with a larger heat-sink which can support higher TDP processors. The dual only supports up to a TDP of 95W officially IIRC.

    Edit: If you want to upgrade from a single to a faster single processor, that's pretty possible. Voids warranty though.
     
  3. ogs thread starter macrumors member

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    i guess the best long term buy is the dual processor eh?
     
  4. ssgbryan, Feb 16, 2012
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    ssgbryan macrumors 6502a

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    OWC offers a turnkey service to convert the 5,1.

    You can go for faster single CPU or you can go for a daughter board replacement & 2 CPUs.

    They are pricey, however.

    Yeah, it is better to go with the dual CPU to start with.
     

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