Upgrade Clarification

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by villagemusicman, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. villagemusicman macrumors newbie

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    Right guyz am about to bite the bullet and get 2 x Intel Xeon Quad Core X5365 but want to check the specs one more time.

    So is the following ok for a Mac Pro 1,1 Dual Core 2.66

    sSpec Number: SLAED
    CPU Speed: 3Ghz
    Bus Speed: 1333 MHz
    Bus/Core Ratio: 9
    L2 Cache Size: 8mb
    L2 Cache Speed: 3 GHz
    Package Type: LGA 771
    Manuf Tech: 65 nm
    Core Stepping: G0
    CPUID String:06FBh
    Thermal Design Power: 120 W
    Thermal Spec: 63C
    VID Voltage Range: 1.35V

    If this is ok, the next thing is will i need to get Thermal paste and if so which one is best recommended ?

    Thanks for taking the time to read ;-)

    VMM
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    that is perfect. Arctic Silver is basically the gold-standard for thermal pastes. There are quite a few other good options out there too.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It looks good but how come you're thinking of reapplying the thermal paste?
     
  4. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Thermal paste dries out after a certain time, which reduces the efficiency of the heat transfer.
    Hence it makes totally sense to replace the paste from time to time.
     
  5. beaker7 macrumors 6502a

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    Any time you pull a heatsink off you must replace the paste.

    Arctic Silver 5.
     
  6. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    this
     
  7. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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