Upgraded my Mac Pro to a 3.5 Hex Core

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Upgraded my Mac Pro to a 3.5 Hex Core
May 18, 2013

After a little research, I discovered that the 2009/2010 Mac Pro single core machines would work perfectly with the i7-990X, which has dropped dramatically in price recently. Very simple procedure, lots of info on how to do it at Macrumors forums took about 20 minutes at tops. My geekbench score went from 9500 to 16033, a massive increase for a low outlay.

With the 2009 models you need to upgrade the EFi to the 2010 model. This is done really easily with a flashing tool found a netkas.org.

Both Aperture and FCPX are massively faster and Lightroom will now preview full HD thumbnails in realtime

So for a small outlay I have a Mac Pro that should see me good for a few more years.


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