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2009 Mac Pro 12-core CPU Upgrade (Dual 2.93GHz X5670 Westmere):
A reader sent notes/tips on upgrading his 2009 Mac Pro with 2 X5670 2.93GHz 6-core CPUs ($370 used). Includes link to an instructional video guide and his notes/tips when things didn't go as planned. (6-core CPU support requires unofficial MacPro 5,1 EFI update. IIRC, 2010 Mac Pro firmware also adds support for faster ram and HDMI audio.)
Mac/OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters (PCIe, mPCIe, USB) Page Updated
Updated our page on Mac/OS X compatible 802.11ac adapters with a report on using a QuickerTek QCard2 in a 15" MacBook Pro (Retina). (Updated with comments on card install/swap.)
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Friday July 11th, 2014 News
  • Mac Pro Northbridge High Temperatures due to broken Heatsink retainer
  • Apple's Swift Developer's Blog
  • App Store At 6: How It Became One Of Apple's Greatest Strengths
  • Tips for iPhoto '09 Unexpected quits when exporting photos (OS X 10.9.2 or later)
  • How to Combine PDF documents using Preview in OS X
  • How to Share a Podcast using iOS Podcasts app

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