Upgrading the Quad 2.o Mac Pro to 8 core

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by oceanzen, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. oceanzen macrumors regular

    oceanzen

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    My Uni, are very kindly buying me a Quad 2.0 mac pro (the current one, I can't tell them to wait for the upgrade)
    I will be doing pretty heavy Final Cut, Motion, Logic work on it, so I'm interested in upgrading to 8 cores. Doesn't have to be 3.0GHz as you pay a big premium for them.

    But, would the 2.4GHZ Quad Core chips work?

    Is this one a Clovertown?
    http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.asp...1022&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11022&InMerch=1
    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    Those will not work.

    You will have to look for Xeon processors with the X53x0 naming nomenclature, which are Quad-core socket 771 processors the Mac Pro uses.
     
  3. oceanzen thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. williedigital macrumors 6502

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    also

    it's been shown that you can use overclock certain clovertown chips using a method called BSEL which basically involves sticking a small piece of tape on the cpu. I have two 1.6 ghz clovertowns (CHEAP) in my mac pro running at the 1333 fsb, and 2.0 ghz per core. do some googlin'
     
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    imho it's best to wait for new Mac Pro's then sell the old one and buy the new one rather than spend $1600 for the CPU's.
     
  7. oceanzen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats an idea too, but I thought it may be cheaper to just upgrade the CPUs and then sell the 2 dual 2.0s
    Seeing that they're £900 (in UK) I suppose I might as well sell it and get the new one.

    I wonder how much I'd get for a Quad 2.0 once the new, possibly all 8 core Mac Pros are finally out. 75%?
     
  8. Tracer macrumors 6502

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    The Website you want is http://o0o.it/pro/ Then Mac Pro > Upgrade.

    He documents how to take any Mac Pro up to 2.33GHZ 8-Core with cheaper 1066FSB Chips.

    These can be had for a steal. Look at the Handbrake results, almost 400FPS!

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