The Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 3.2 was originally introduced as a build-to-order configuration of the Mac Pro Eight Core 2.8, but was later sold as an independent configuration too. The only difference between the original Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.8 and the Mac Pro Eight Core 3.2 is the processor speed.
Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 3.2
Introduced on January 8, 2008.
- Processor: Intel Xeon X5482.
- Processor Speed: 3.2 GHz.
- Processor Type: Q. Core Xeon X5482 x2.
- RAM Type: PC6400 DDR2 ECC.
- Standard RAM: 2 GB.
- Video Card: Radeon HD 2600 XT.
- VRAM Type: GDDR3 SDRAM.
- Display Support: According to Apple’s reports, this model can support up to eight 30-inch displays.
- Resolution Support: 2560 x 1600.
- Standard Hard Drive: 320, 500 GB.
- Connectivity: Standard AirPort 802.11a/b/g/n (optional). Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. USB Ports (5). Firewire Ports.
- OS: Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.5.1. Maximum MacOS: X 10.11.x.
- Minimum Windows: XP SP2.
- Maximum Windows: 7.
- Dimensions: 20.1 in height, 8.1 in width, 18.7 in depth.
- Average Weight: 42.4 lbs.
Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Order Number: MB451LL/A.
Apple Model Number: A1186.
Discontinuation: March 3, 2009.
Initial Price: $4399.
- Compared to the original Mac Pro, this model uses a more advanced architecture with faster and more efficient processors with larger level 2 caches. It also uses a more advanced vector engine, faster frontside buses (1.6 GHz instead of 1.33 GHz), faster memory (800 MHz instead of 667 MHz), support for optional faster Serial Attached SCSI drives (with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card), two 16-lane PCIe 2.0 slots.
- Еру Mac Pro Eight Core 3.2 computer can accommodate four hard drives in its four internal hard drive bays. In most configurations, a single SATA hard drive occupies the far left bay (bay 1). It is possible to install additional SATA drives in the second, third, and fourth hard drive bays. Alternatively, you can install up to four SAS drives. The hard drives you install must meet the following specifications: type: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gb/s; Width: 3.9 inches (102 mm); Depth: 5.7 inches (147 mm); Height: 1.0 inch. An important note: To install SAS drives in a Mac Pro (Early 2008) computer, you must also install the optional Mac Pro RAID Card. Regarding the tools, the only tool required for this procedure is a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
- This model can accommodate two optical drives in the optical drive bay. If the computer has only one optical drive, it is installed in the top position. Note: To eject the drives, proceed as follows: For Top drive: Press the Eject key. For Bottom drive: Press the Option and Eject keys. As to the tools, the only tool required for this procedure is a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
- This Mac Pro has two memory riser cards with a total of eight memory slots. On each card, the slots are arranged as two banks of two slots each. The computer comes with a minimum of 2 GB of memory, installed as a pair of 1 GB fully buffered, dual inline memory modules (FB-DIMMs) in two of the DIMM slots. Additional pairs of 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GB FB-DIMMs can be installed in the open DIMM slots, as illustrated below. Maximum memory is 32 GB. DIMMs must be installed as pairs of identical size and type, from the same vendor.
- The logic board includes one double-wide PCI Express graphics slot and three PCI Express expansion slots, for a total of four slots. The computer comes with a graphics card installed in slot 1. You can install additional PCI Express graphics and expansion cards in the remaining three PCI Express expansion slots. Note that graphics cards from previous Power Mac G5 models are not compatible with Mac Pro (Early 2008) models. Besides, Mac Pro (Early 2008) graphics cards are not compatible with previous models. Note also that combined maximum power consumption for all four PCI Express slots must not exceed 300 W. Apple warns that when removing or installing a card, users should handle it only by the edges and never touch its connectors or any of the components on the card. They should lift the card straight out from the connector to remove it. Users should insert the card straight into the connector to install it. Users must not rock the card from side to side and don’t force the card into the slot. Once the replacement card is installed, the user should pull on it gently to check that the card is properly connected.
- The computer enclosure includes AirPort antenna wires and a Bluetooth antenna wire. Note that the Bluetooth antenna wire looks similar to the AirPort antenna wires, except that it includes a “BT” label. For proper operation. The user should be very careful not to connect the Bluetooth antenna wire to the AirPort card or any AirPort antenna wire to the Bluetooth card. The user may connect the AirPort antenna wires to either AirPort card connector. As to the tools, the only tool required for this procedure is a magnetized jewelers Phillips #1 screwdriver
- The expansion includes two external bays, four internal hard drive bays, two PCle x4 slots, and two PCle 2.0×16 slots.
- This model of the Mac Pro is powered by two 3.2 GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon X5482 with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor.
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- Apple Mac Pro Eight Core 3.0 – a built-to-order configuration of the Mac Pro Eight Core 2.8.
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