Almost certainly no.Hi Guys,
I have the first Macpro, with the 2 x dual core 2.66ghz xeon cpu's
Can I just pull them out and put in 2 of the new quad core intel cpu's if I just buy them from the normal places?
i.e. the Q6700 or 6600 (I think) model?
This is one of those problems with Intel badging of processors. They make 775 Socket Xeons, which are identical to some of the Core 2 processors (of the desktop variety) for use by manufacturers who want to sell computers based off of these chips as "workstations" I guess. Somewhere in marketing land this all makes sense (like calling Conroes and Meroms both simply "Core 2 Duo" instead of calling Meroms "Core 2 Duo Mobile" or something of the like, I guess they don't want to imply that you can't make a desktop with the mobile chips like Apple does...).Core 2 Duo and QX line are all consumer 775 Socket CPU's. They are completely different.
The Xeon line (what Mac Pro uses) is socket 771 and it is for Server/workstation type motherboards.