Upgrading processors on the first gen Mac Pro

scenemissing

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My office may be getting rid of a 1st gen Intel Mac Pro. It's a dual proc 2.0GHz dualcore (PacPro1,1). I've been looking around, it seems like I can get a pair of LGA 771 Quad procs for 200$


http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-2-Intel-Xeon-E5320-Quad-Core1-86GHz-SL9MV-LGA771-/220736913766?pt=COMP_EN_Networking_Components&hash=item3364f20166#ht_569wt_1141

Will these work in a 1st gen Mac Pro? Research turned up info on all the 2008 and later machines, but I couldn't find anything on the original.

Thanks for any advice.
 

Dadioh

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My office may be getting rid of a 1st gen Intel Mac Pro. It's a dual proc 2.0GHz dualcore (PacPro1,1). I've been looking around, it seems like I can get a pair of LGA 771 Quad procs for 200$


http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-2-Intel-Xeon-E5320-Quad-Core1-86GHz-SL9MV-LGA771-/220736913766?pt=COMP_EN_Networking_Components&hash=item3364f20166#ht_569wt_1141

Will these work in a 1st gen Mac Pro? Research turned up info on all the 2008 and later machines, but I couldn't find anything on the original.

Thanks for any advice.
Yes. They will work. You can use any of the Clovertowns in the macpro1,1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeon#5300-series_.22Clovertown.22

But you may want to see if you can find some E5345 for not much more than that price. I got a pair for $280 and that wasn't an outstanding price. That would give you 2.33GHz rather than 1.8GHz.
 

bearcatrp

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I did an upgrade on the my Mac pro 2Ghz. Put 2.33 quads in it. Made a big difference. If you can afford higher ones, do it. Keep you from upgrading again later. Also, after the upgrade, install smcfancontrol. Your temps will be higher.
 

scenemissing

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Thanks for the advice. If I can get them to part with it for a reasonable price, I'm totally upgrading it to a dual quad then...
 

AngryRedTicTac

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A pair of 5345s just went unsold on eBay for $240 USD. I almost pulled the trigger on them myself, but I still kind of want 5355s since it'll keep my 2.66 clock speed for single threaded stuff. If I don't find a sweet deal on those soon though, I guess I'll be joining the 2.33 camp.