Using IBM Branded X5690 CPU Upgrades

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Lou2016, May 15, 2016.

  1. Lou2016 macrumors newbie

    Lou2016

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    Hello to all on the forum. I am investigating upgrading my mac pro 2009 to 5690 3.46Ghz processors. I have com across IBM branded Xenon X5690's at a decent price the model number is 81Y6046. I was wondering about their compatibility and suitability. Anyone ever use IBM branded Xenon's with this model number? Thank in advance for your advice and suggestions.

    Lou
     
  2. Lou2016 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I was just curious if it maintained the same specs as any other X5690 and consequently if it was ok to use for a mac pro they seem to be taken from a server and they say not for pc use. I've been reading as much as I can and it seems you have to be concerned about the kind of processor you use even if it says x5690. I just haven't seen specifically IBM branded stuff before.
     
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    I've purchased some HP-branded X5690s in the past, and installed them in some of our own 2009-2012 Mac Pros without any issues.
     
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