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Can i uprade the cpu in my MacPro from the X5550 to the X5570?

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ok def not upgrading lol

to risky

I own a macpro4.1 an i want to upgrade the cpu from a x5550 to a x5570. Can i just switch the cpu or do i need some patches?

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Mac Pro 4,1 uses delidded CPUs so you'd have to delid them which is quite risky. Unless they are meant for the Mac Pro and are already delidded.

I don't think it's worth upgrading from a X5550 to a X5570 which is only slightly faster. I'd recommend upgrading the firmware to the 5,1 one and getting X5600 series Xeons instead.

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18 minutes ago, Pasi123 said:

Mac Pro 4,1 uses delidded CPUs so you'd have to delid them which is quite risky

The delidding part isnt that hard, only difference with non soldered cpus is you have to heat the thing up so the indium solder melts (i personally just used a candle cause im cheap but stoves, heatguns, torches, etc. Also work)

 

its the cleaning part thats the biggest pain for these soldered cpus, i heard you can apparently use toothpaste and a toothbrush since toothpaste is abrasive

 

 

Dont bother with such a minor upgrade and get a westmere hexa core instead

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ok def not upgrading lol

to risky

Edited by FuchsFuchs1

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