Upgrading 2006 Mac Pro with LV (low voltage) Xeons?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SinisterJoe, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. SinisterJoe macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    I have a pair of L5335s which are the low power version (50W vs. 80W TDP) of the E5335. I'd like to use these in my Mac Pro. I don't recall if they run at a different voltage than standard Xeons -- I'd assume so. Would the 2006 Mac Pro handle it? (anyone tried?)
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    users here have used 5345, 5355, and 5365 chips, so I can't fathom why 5335 chips won't work.
  3. SinisterJoe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    My only concern would be the difference in voltage. According to the information I can find it's between .2 and .5v less power depending on the specific model. I'll give it a try and see what happens.
  4. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2009
    My E5345's are 1.213V and 1.3V :)

    Mac Pro motherboard automatically sets correct voltage.

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