Will an Early 2009 8-core Board Work with 1 processor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dch828, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. dch828 macrumors newbie

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    I'm considering building an early 2009 mac pro from parts. I have found affordable sources for the 8-core logic board. I am curious if it is possible to install only one processor initially. This would cut down on my start-up costs but allow me to upgrade later.
     
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  3. dch828 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Is there anything I need to do differently to set it up? Can I utilize all 8 memory slots or just the 4 associated with the installed processor?
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Just the 4 for the processor.
     
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