05-27-2014, 12:56 PM #1
Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (2008) upgrade
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- May 27, 2014
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?
05-27-2014, 05:56 PM #2
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- Nambucca Heads Australia
- Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
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=1586171Hang 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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