Upgrading Quad core to 8-Core (?)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sphoenix77, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. sphoenix77 macrumors member

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    Sorry to be such a newbie but is this at all possible to do manually? I found a Quad core for a really good price and would like to eventually make it an 8-core.

    Any information would be great... Thanks!
     
  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    depends which mac pro it is .. but the newer ones i believe cannot be done because the boards are different
     
  3. sphoenix77 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have't purchased it yet but it looks like it's the Mac Pro 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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  5. sphoenix77 thread starter macrumors member

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    I see the new 12 cores are coming out soon. I think a 10.7 will be on the way shortly. Think there will be an update from EFI32 to EFI64 for our pre-2009 Mac Pros?
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    Pre-2008 and no.

    10.7 will run just fine on an EFI 32 Mac Pro anyway.
     

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