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Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (2008) upgrade


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I have an old 2008 Mac Pro and would like to upgrade the processor as much as possible. Anybody know what year processor I could upgrade to? has anyone tried it?
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G'day and welcome to the forums.

The CPUs you are after are the 3.2GHz X5482 model. Be aware there is a lot of discussion the upgrade is very limited and many report not worth the money. Different when I upgraded my Mac Pro 1.1 2GHz to Quad Core 2.66Ghz which flew.

Firstly make sure you are running the 3.1 Mac Pro model as there was a later 5.1 model with a single 2.8GHz CPU. Have a read of this:-


2008 Mac Pro Dual 3.2GHz Quad-Core CPU Upgrade (Low-Cost/DIY)


http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1586171

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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