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I spent the last two hours trying to find a solid answer to this and come up empty-handed.

They share the same socket, same memory speed... I'm just not sure if the system will be able to handle the additional cores.

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Here's a report from someone who carried out the exact same upgrade you're contemplating. Seems to have worked out fine, and produced a real improvement.

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(FYI, that link was the first result when I googled "mac pro 2010 processor upgrades"...) – Aaron Miller May 6 '13 at 20:28
I just realized I looked through that earlier and it just didn't register I had seen it. Thanks! – SouthFresh May 6 '13 at 20:30
Glad to be of help! – Aaron Miller May 6 '13 at 20:31

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