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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TheLOGICalone, Aug 10, 2010.
Any chance of overclocking the new 3.33 6 core? Not including turbo boost.
Not currently possible. The only Mac Pros that can be overclocked currently are 2006/7 and 2008 Mac Pros. In OSX that is. Even with those you couldn't achieve much since you couldn't up the voltage.
It works under Windows at least and there is overclocking tool for Mac Pro but I have no idea does it work with new Mac Pros
I'm pretty sure that tool only supports 2006/7 and 2008 Mac Pros.
confirmed. 2010 o/c like 2009, unlikely.
Something tells me Xeon chips with ECC ram were not really designed for over clocking. How many companies really have over clocked servers? I am willing to bet not many. If you have a fascination to over clock then PC's are for you.
Mm, I agree. Nehalem was so significant step from Core architecture including QPI and no FSB etc, so its unlikely that that tool would work
True although ECC can be quite nice for overclocking.
Yeah and I don't think there's that big a demand for a Mac Pro overclocking tool. Shame.
upgrade cpu in 2010 mac pro
could you at least upgrade the processors later on? because i ordered a 12 core 2.66ghz in hopes that later i could upgrade it to the 2x3.33ghz
Yup, that shouldn't be a problem. As I said to someone else a few days ago, my guess is that such an upgrade would cost about $1000 in four year's time seeing as it currently costs about that much to upgrade a 2006 Quad core Mac Pro to a 3GHz Octo Mac Pro.
I am in the same boat as you, the only thing that has me worried is the 3.33 are 130W vs the 95W the 2.66 draw. Wonder if the power supply can handle it. This could be why you can't order dual 3.33 now.
well at least you can always upgrade to the 2.93 chips when their a lot cheaper in a few years... but with all that hassle for only a 270mhz upgrade it might just be better to just buy a new mac pro, i guess it depends on how much the chips will be then.
but wasn't the 3.33ghz Nehalem more watts then the 2.93ghz? because people are able to put 2x3.33ghz in the 2009 mac pro
The power supply is more than capable. 70W extra load is next to nothing - it's like putting an extra low end graphics card in.
Thanks for the info, too bad it would sure be nice to go past 3.6 for single threaded stuff, but I guess that's just being greedy...