question about an upgrade on mac pro 2.26ghz 8core

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rangerfreak1, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. rangerfreak1 macrumors member

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    will i be able to upgrade the processor in the future and what upgrades are available as of now for the new mac pro.thanks
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Yes but they are expensive and you would need to upgrade both at the same time or only use one processor. You won't see prices fall below Intel's tray price for new processors. These are currently (each):

    2.40GHz: $530
    2.53GHz: $744
    2.66GHz: $958
    2.93GHz: $1172
    3.20GHz: $1386

    It is possible to reduce the cost by going throguh eBay, especially if you can find engineering samples, and selling your old processors.
     
  3. rangerfreak1 thread starter macrumors member

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    how can i get the cpu's straight from apple.i have a new mac pro with 2 2.26ghz cpu's and would like to upgrade to 2 2.93's
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Just return it. Tell them you want to chage it for a 2.93GHz model and they will be happy to oblige. Two 2.93GHz processors are going to cost you ~$3,400 and you will likely void your warranty.
     

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