[geeks] Apple Pro, CPU upgrades
md.benson at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 03:23:27 CDT 2007
On 15 Sep 2007, at 08:07, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade the CPUs in an Apple Mac
> I was thinking of getting the low end quad-core model on the
> that later when quad-core Xeon CPUs dropped to sane prices, I could
> Does Apple do anything funky with their motherboards to prevent this?
Not as far as anyone has found. I went for the lowest-end model on
the same assumption so I hope it works :)
I have seen reports of the CPUs being successfully swapped for other
51xx (2-core) and 53xx (4-core) units. I don't know that they will
support the new 7x00 Xeons however.
All Apple's Intel units have socket CPUs and seem to be relatively
upgradable within their allied CPU types.
What are you planning on using the machine for? I find mine has a
shit-tonne of power even at 2GHz, so I don't think and upgrade is on
the card s for mine for a few years yet. When it gets to then someone
like OWC, Sonnet or XLR8 will probably be pedaling upgrade kits for
them (no doubt at highly inflated prices - but at least you can find
out what chip is in them).
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