Upgrade 12-core Mac Pro

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alienatf, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. alienatf macrumors member

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    Hi there.
    Can i upgrade my Mac pro 2.66 with processor X5670 2.93 or 3.46 X5690

    I understand that it will break warranty, but i'm ready :rolleyes:
     
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    mods please move to mac pro

    yes there is a hack and it will let your 8 core 2009 take a pair of hex 3.46's to become a dual hex. but this should be in mac pro not iMac. There is a Mac pro thread on this.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    How many cores do you have now? If you've already got 12, I'd say that would be a waste, but wouldn't be too hard.
     
  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    from wiki:

    2009 mac pros have;


    One 2.66 GHz (W3520) Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Bloomfield" or two 2.26 GHz (E5520) Quad-core Intel Xeon "Gainstown" with 8 MB of L3 cache
    Optional 2.93 GHz (W3540) or 3.33 GHz (W3580) Intel Xeon Quad-core Intel Xeon "Bloomfield" processors or two 2.66 GHz (X5550) or 2.93 GHz (X5570) Quad-core Intel Xeon "Gainstown" processors




    so if you have a two 2.66GHz x5550 2009 macpro it can be turned into a x5690 dual hex machine.. it is costly and not easy.

    you need an efi hack and you need to not crush the cpu sockets. here is a link on the crushed sockets

    read this he killed his machine!

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2800/10





    this post talks about making your 2009 be able to use 2010 dual hex cpus.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1150538&highlight=proof+concept
     

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