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The upgrade worked!

Published by Wayne in Plug It In and watch it burn... · 15/8/2015 23:20:00
....it worked! I stripped the Mac Pro today (finally - how long have I kept you waiting) and installed the two Quad-Core Xeons in place of the Dual Core ones.

YouTube tutorials played on the Macbook Pro as I worked. One part after another was removed, dusted and put aside.

Then came the new CPU's. I bought them months ago and never tested them to see that they were working. While cleaning one, I found that it had a stick on adaptor to make it fit a standard socket! Disaster if I fitted it like that. Quick removal of adaptor and a hope for the best.

Arctic Silver applied. Heatsinks reattached. Parts put back in - not without difficulty. Power applied. Chime!!! Video. 10.7 loads and tells me there are now 8 cores! Yipppeeee! Fans run normally.

Success. Photos on the site soon.


Holiday fun...

Published by Wayne in oPlug It In and watch it burn... · 7/7/2015 01:27:00

Mac Pro Tower Update

Published by Wayne in Plug It In and watch it burn... · 12/6/2015 22:12:00

New Update - about time!

Published by Wayne in Another Statistic... · 5/6/2015 22:13:00

Let's back up a little here...

Published by Wayne in Another Statistic... · 2/5/2015 22:40:00
You lost all your data???

5 Days to work on the Bathroom

Published by Wayne in Another Statistic... · 12/4/2015 22:00:00

A Site Update....YES!

Published by Wayne in Another Statistic... · 30/3/2015 20:54:00

Another successful repair

Published by Wayne in Another Statistic... · 11/3/2015 19:42:37

New Mac parts

Published by Wayne in Plug It In and watch it burn... · 7/3/2015 14:13:24

Build a multi million dollar business in 7 days....really?

Published by Wayne in Plug It In and watch it burn... · 21/2/2015 21:40:54
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