Possible to put processors from a 2010 in a 2006?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ima747, May 20, 2015.

  1. ima747 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012
    Disclaimer and apology: this is the first research I've done on this, so it may be obvious by the numbers once I look up the numbers... But asking is easier and might raise some things I wouldn't think of.

    I have a 2010, 2x4core, 2.6ghz and just got a spare 2006 2x1core 3ghz 2006. I upgraded my 2x4 2.6 to 2x6 3.2 a little while ago and still have my quads hanging around. Anyone have any idea of they would be compatible with the 2006? slower obviously but a butt load more cores to play with...
  2. flowrider macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2012
    In a word - NO! Different generation of CPU, different pin outs.

  3. ima747 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012
    Bummer, that's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the quick reply!

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