Possibility of replacing processors: Harpertown to Nehalem?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bearbo, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. bearbo macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    I remembered that at one point Mac Pro's CPU was a direct successor to its previous model, as in you can buy one of the successor chip and replace the older one, since the MLB could support it.

    Is this the case with Harpertown to Nehalem? Can you just go on Newegg and get 2 Nehalem, and throw them in to the current Mac Pro?

    Thanks.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No chance. Different socket. Integrated memory controller.
     
  3. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    Ah. Different socket. Now you mentioned it, I seem to remember seeing that somewhere. Thanks.
     

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