The Mac Pro is a workstation computer manufactured by Apple Inc.. The first Mac Pro was based on dual Dual-core Xeon Woodcrest processors and formally announced on August 7, 2006 at WWDC. The current model Mac Pro was announced on July 27, 2010 and features Intel Xeon processors based on the Nehalem ...

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Why Does A New Mac Pro Only Support a Single Internal Drive?

Every graphic-heavy application I have used has recommended storing files it uses on a separate disk from the boot disk (preferably an SSD), however with the new MP this isn't an option. The only way ...
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trying to install a new graphics cards in mac pro tower 5,1

nvidia GEFORCE GTX 750ti stuck at black screen tried installing custom nvidia driver, no dice any suggestions? running mavericks but trying yosemite because nvidia has newer yosemite drivers trying ...
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Please help me troubleshoot MacPro Kernel Panic

I am getting a lot of Kernel Panics recently, sometimes several per day. Here is the most recent one which occured when running Pro Tools HD on my MacPr 2,1: Interval Since Last Panic Report: 290582 ...
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Convert Mac Pro internal boot drive into an external harddrive without wiping

I have a 2008 Mac Pro running Yosemite. I just purchased a solid state hard drive which I want to become my boot drive. I do not want to transfer the data from the original boot drive to the solid ...
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Will either a NVIDIA GTX660 or GeForce GTX 760 plug n play with Mac Pro 2009?

I've researched but am still unclear whether NVIDIA GTX660 or Zotac GeForce GTX 760 will just slot into my Mac Pro 2009 without buggering about with power supplies etc.
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Problem with external Monitor, flickering green when using graphics extension cables

using Mac Pro first generation any type of graphics extension cable makes my cinema display have flickering green over the black ares of the screen if i connect directly to the cinema display the ...
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MacPro6.1 interface issues and unstoppable auto shutdowns

I have a MacPro 6.1 which has had sequential issues with a fully loaded set of interfaces (two displayport-fwire adaptors, multiple thunderbolt devices, full loaded USB2/3devices plus extension hub) ...
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Are there any Hardware RAID Cards with Batteries that will work in a MacPro3,1?

I'm looking to install Proxmox on my MacPro3,1 and it's suggested that if you plan to use the system for 5 years that you install a Hardware RAID card with a battery in it, so that if the power goes ...
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2006 MacPro - Worth upgrading for use as a VM host?

I have a MacPro 1,1 bought in early 2007. Earlier this year I was about to recycle it but tried installing an SSD as a boot/apps drive. It has been a great success, it now feels like a new machine and ...
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USB 3.0 Card on a 2008 Mac Pro running Yosemite 10.10

I have a 2008 Mac Pro that I used to have a USB 3.0 card installed on that has stopped working with each OS release and is dependent on the use of a Kext Wizard which can create compatibility and ...
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Yosimite Detects Faulty RAM Module but Apple Hardware Test Does not?

I just bought a used MacPro3,1 on Amazon. The system came with Mac OS X 10.6 but I downloaded Yosimtie and it states that one of the 2GB modules is faulty. When I installed Yosemite it wiped ...
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Mac Pro how to boot in safe mode with a Windows Keyboard?

Model No: A1186 Mac Pro 3,2 I think it's a 2008 with an unknown version of MacOSX installed. I'm stuck at the blue screen, I'm pretty sure it's a permissions problem, as I lost the network ...
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How can I check the hardware of a Mac Pro 1,1 running 10.6.8?

Mac Pro 1,1 running OS 10.6.8, I am having finder freezes that forces me to force quit using the power button. I do not have the disks that shipped with this computer which would have included Apple ...
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Intermittent Keyboard Failure when Waking from Sleep

So after a pretty catastrophic failure (see: Yosemite Upgrades: Lost and Broken User Accounts ) I have reinstalled Yosemite on my old tower-style Mac Pro and begin the work of restoring from backups. ...
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Why does my wired ethernet connection die periodically after a DHCP lease renewal?

I've got an Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) that is fairly healthy from what I can tell. It has survived OSX upgrades from the original 10.5 to 10.9.x (haven't pulled the trigger on Yosemite yet) and ...
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Compatibility issues when running Linux on Mac Pro (late 2013)

Are there any unresolved compatibility issues (like SSD, Thunderbolt 2, Gigabit ethernet, etc...) when running Linux natively on the Mac Pro cylinder (late 2013)? Here Ubuntu has a community guide on ...
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Having trouble mounting a 12TB Raid on Ubuntu Server

I am running a Ubuntu server on my off of my 2008 MacPro, it runs great and works really well except I am not able to run any raid setups directly on it. I have a large library that needs to be ...
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Mac Pro with fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14 will not boot

I installed Ubuntu Server 14 on my Mac Pro and now after a successful installation, when I tried to reboot it, the computer chimes like a Mac always does, but does not load any further. Normally I ...
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Yosemite + PCI Serial Card?

I have a PCIe serial card in a Mac Pro based on the 16950 that's been working fine up until Yosemite. It's been working with the built-in Apple16x50Serial.kext driver. With Yosemite, it looks like ...
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What's a good graphics card for Yosemite on a Mac Pro 1,1?

I'd like to upgrade my Mac Pro 1,1 (using the EFI workaround hack) to run Yosemite so all my Macs are running the same version of OS X. This old box is only used as an HTPC, so smooth 1080P video ...
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Is there an 802.11ac Airport Extreme card available for older Mac Pro machines?

When I built my macpro3,1 machine (Early 2008) back in the day, I chose not to get an Airport Extreme card since I only intended to connect it via an Ethernet cable. However, I've noticed that the new ...
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Is there an update for the MacPro3,1 overclock utility that ZDNet produced several years ago?

The Mac Pro from 2008 (MacPro3,1) is still a fairly relevant machine in the modern OS X as not only does it run the latest releases of OSX, but also the 8 CPU cores that it came with provide enough ...
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Mac Pro loses network connection after wake from sleep since Yosemite upgrade

I have a really strange issue since i updated to Yosemite. When i wake up my 2012 Mac Pro, the network connection is totally lost. Output from dmesg (sorry, couldn't copy/paste at this time): - Nic ...
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Trying to make a portable Mac Pro.

Is there a third party way to use a Mac Pro as the "computer" and a laptop as the Screen, mouse, keyboard, speaker, ext?
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Choppy Fullscreen Flash or HTML5 video playback in Chrome on Mac Pro

Does anyone know how I can solve this annoying issue of fullscreen video in Chrome displaying very choppy and jumpy? It's unwatchable. I've had the problem in Chrome ever since I got this 2014 Mac ...
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Anyone with Mac Pro, please help with CPU question! [closed]

I'm about to buy a Mac Pro, possibly an iMac instead, in a few days for extensive 3D and video work. I was able to try an online CPU stress test which renders complex video frames on the iMac but I ...
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Can fiber channel cards be used to connect a Mac Pro server to our unmanaged switch?

(I've tried to research this, but I am a newbie when it comes to this topic, so my searches aren't quite yielding the most helpful results.) Our company processes a lot of Mac Pros for resale, and ...
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Mac Pro 1,1 OSX 10.6.8 corrupted display

On startup, I see a corrupted video stream as above. Recently replaced stock video board because I wasn't getting any video output. Any ideas on what might be wrong and how I can fix it?
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Flashing Folder on Mac Pro 1,1 after trying to Bootcamp

So I bought a Mac 1,1 and it runs great, until I tried to bootcamp it the other day with an old windows HDD i had. I downloaded windows, and tried to bootcamp it and now it will not boot the Mac HDD, ...
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ATI Radeon X1900XT Mac Pro 1.1 Compatibility

I've recently picked up a ATI Radeon X1900XT card that I was told would work with my Mac Pro (original 1.1 version). However when I plugged the card into my pci port and turned the system on, the ...
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Trying to find the board ID for Mac Pro 1,1 (no OS currently installed, can't access terminal)

I'm trying to install Mavericks on an old MacPro1,1 (This one), and I need the correct board ID to properly configure the USB install. I currently do not have any OS installed on the HDD, so I cann't ...
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Move Documents folder to different drive

I would like to move the Documents folder to a different drive. I am running OS X 10.9.4. I am trying to preserve space on my OS SSD.
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Mail app works on one computer, not another — OS and settings identical

There is NO difference at all in the settings between my laptop and desktop computers. Laptop works. Three mobile devices work. Desktop does not, despite the complete lack of ANYTHING different about ...
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Mac Pro 4.1 won't shutdown

I have a strange problem, when I try to shutdown my Mac Pro. I get the grey screen with the activity indicator, but it does not shutdown, the indicator keeps spinning and spinning. I figured out how ...
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Turning on LED monitor causes menu items to disappear

When turning on my LG LED TV, random menu items disappear (but are still accessible, it's just the icons that seem to disappear). Here is what the menu bar looks like on the newly turned on LG TV ...
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R2D2 Mac Pro making sound when CPU usage is high (not fan noise)

We have a 12-core R2D2 style Mac Pro at the office. It is very quiet. If I put my ear very close to it, I can hear the fan humming smoothly, but from a distance it's quiet. When I run a program ...
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Why does pmset -g return sleep 1

When running pmset -g, the sleep value (putting the system to sleep) is set to 1 (sleep prevented by coreaudiod) I have set my screen saver to show after 10 minutes of inactivity. I then set my ...
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Mac pro 2,1 boots up but won't restart?

I am very confused with this problem. So I just recently purchased a 8 core 3.0ghz Mac Pro 2,1 and I upgraded the memory with 16gbs of hynix ram, and everything worked great the computer was reading ...
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Display toggle on/off

Sleep mode seems to cause problems with my MacPro. Is there a way to turn the monitor off and on? In "System preferences/Display/options" I can select "Display Power Button" "turns the display on ...
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How to upgrade my Mac Pro to an OS newer than 10.6.8?

I have a Mac Pro running Snow Leopard. I tried upgrading to Mavericks, but the App Store won't let me download it. It directed me to this page. At first I thought it was because I was out of space ...
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Is it safe to store a mac pro at a tilt?

MY daughter is going to college and I have been looking for a safe to store it. Most safes are 12.6 inches wide and her mac pro is slightly less than 13 inches, is it OK to store at a slight tilt?
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MacPro VGA drivers - correct resolution not shown, is this a driver issue?

I bought a new monitor to go with my 2006 MacPro and connected it up. My old monitor (a Samsung Syncmaster 940) is still connected to the MP but this time by an Apple DVI-VGA converter. The new ...
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Mac Pro average lifetime?

I am thinking of buying a new workstation computer, and Mac Pro is like the first thing I thought of buying. I know Apple supports their computers for quite a generous time period, like the mid-2007 ...
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Where did the MacPro 6,1 “Computer Sleep” setting go?

Anybody got a clue where the MacPro6,1 power / sleep setting went? The only thing I can set is the "Turn display off after" slider. On my old MacPro2,1 there were two settings: Computer sleep ...
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Windows 8.1 on external SSD USB3

I have a 2013 Mac Pro. I created a bootable USB stick with Bootcamp Assistant. I then followed the steps over here: ...
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Is FCP X 10.1.1 hanging because of older hardware?

I'm weighing the value of upgrading my machine because FCP X 10.1.1 is constantly hanging—more than once per 5 minutes—and I'm at a loss what to do. Is this just because I have older (Mid-2010) Xeon ...
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How do you install a graphics card on mac pro 1,1?

Howdo you install a Radeon 6000 series graphics card on mac pro 1,1?
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Updating a MacPro from Snow Leopard to Mavericks

I have Snow Leopard installed on an old MacPro. I want to upgrade to Mavericks. When I go to AppStore-->Mavericks and click on the download button nothing happens. Do I need to install the ...
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Are you using a Sharp PN-K321 at 60Hz with a Late 2013 Mac Pro?

According to Apple's KBase article on "Using 4K displays", the Sharp PN-K321 monitor is supported at 60Hz in MST mode if you're connected via mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort. I've ordered a StarTech ...
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Network service inactive/Unable to add Wi-Fi network on mac pro

I have no idea what happened but my Wi-fi network has disappeared completely! The Wi-fi icon found on the top menu bar is gone. I'm unable to create a new Wi-fi network service but only able to ...