Upgrade to MacPro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sdevenshire, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. sdevenshire macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I am interested in upgrading the CPU (motherboard) on a Xeon E5462 2.8 GHz (2x4) Mac Pro to the new Nehalem 2.93 processor. Can this be done? I contacted Apple and they suggested it could be but they don't. Any suggestions?

    TIA,
    SDevenshire
     
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

    tofagerl

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    In theory, but in reality you would be making a hackintosh.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    It's not possible because inside of the computer has been redesigned.
     
  4. Sneakz macrumors 65816

    Sneakz

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    This thread is in the wrong section but no you cant do it. The Harpertown Xeon E5462 is an LGA 771 socket processor and the Gainestown processors are LGA 1366 socket processors.
     

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