Seems w3690 es chip won't work in 2010 mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rlanphier, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. rlanphier macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't aware there was a big difference from the retail chip,
     
  2. Vapor matt macrumors regular

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    I thought I had read somewhere ES chips could have different micro code which could make them not function quite the same as retail CPU,s

    But hey i may be mistaken!

    Shame though as there seem to be plenty of ES chips around.
     
  3. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    In general ES mostly do work in various MP models, but it's more like lottery TBH. You never know what exactly is modified in these CPUs.
     

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