The Mac Pro First Generation is an Intel Xeon-based workstation computer manufactured by Apple Inc. between the years of 2006 and 2013.

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How to Change the CPU to a quad core xeon

I fried my cpu on my MacPro 2006. Has anyone found a good step by step manual to do this? Perhaps a youtube video? Also, I'm especially concerned about the cpu heat sink bond and if there are any pitfalls I need to be aware of!

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You would need to replace the logic board. Read through this assessment before going ahead: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ma...

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The macbook pro you have has soldered on CPU. You cannot change it without the appropriate equipment. Also, a Xeon chip will probably never work with your computer's chipset in the first place, and Xeons are a socketed CPU, not soldered. Im pretty sure your stuck with your CPU.

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It is a MacPro, 1,1, early 2006.

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Oh sorry man, I totally thought I saw a macbook in the title, sorry for your confusion. You should take a look at Mayer's post XD

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Could you expand this topic a little further? Which series have the CPU soldered and which don't? Were the first Quad-Core CPUs (MacPro2,1) already soldered?

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