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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Mac Pro Tower, 1 or 2 CPUs

I'd like to know whether a 4,1/5,1 Mac Pro with dual processor board can actually work with just one CPU installed.
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Seeking for some advice of Mac Mini vs Macbook Pro both maxed out specs [on hold]

I am looking for some advice about getting a macbook pro or mac mini. Basically, the case with me is that I currently have a mid 2014 macbook pro that is a base model. I use the macbook pro at home ...
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Mac Pro (G87271J9UPZ) Not Updating To El Capitan

I recently purchased an old Mac Pro, Model G87271J9UPZ, from eBay to use it as an advanced CPU performance computer apposed to my 2012 MacBook Air that can't endure much. So far it is working, I have ...
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Mac Pro 4,1 CPU upgrade

I own a Mac Pro 4,1 (single socket) with a Nehalem Quad-Core CPU. I'd like to upgrade it with a six-core Westmere processor. Now, what I have to do prior to installation of the Westmere processor? ...
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16GB RAM 1067 DDR3 not Booting on MacbookPro7,1 (13 in Mid 2010)

I have a mid 2010 13in MacBook Pro (7,1) with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor running OS X 10.11.3 (El Capitan). I had 4GB of RAM (2x2GB) and I read somewhere that despite Apple's stated max of ...
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Apple Hardware Test reports error 4SNS/1/40000001:VeAS-0.000

I got a great deal on a base 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel (W3520) 2009 Mac Pro4,1 on eBay. I already have a (flashed) Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition. I have a 3.46 GHz Intel Xeon W3690 on the way. ...
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Mac Mini (late 2012): second monitor query

So have a late 2012 Mac Mini with a 27" Apple Thunderbolt display as a primary monitor and a secondary monitor that's really just a TV (1920 x 1080, colour rendering quite poor). My girlfriend has a ...
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“USB Needs more power.” - Mac Pro with 7 Keyboards?

I am in the process of setting up a MacPro whose sole purpose is to run VMs on each of the six possible screens each with it's own keyboard and mouse. So what I have is six DVI monitors with six ...
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Is it legal and “workable” to use a Mac Pro as a thin server for Mac OS?

I have a software company and my developers each have their own preferences for an OS (Mac, Linux based or Windows). For windows I know you can use remote desktop and stuff. I know it is possible in ...
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Desktop backgrounds keep switching position

I've had a problem with my Mac Pro since I first bought it. I have a setup with six 1920x1080 screens (3 screens wide, 2 screens high). I've processed some nice (large) photos, so I could set them on ...
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How to accept USB as audio input for New Macbook Pro Retina?

I would be very grateful if you could help me clarify - I used to use a software program for recording vinyl mixes on my old Macbook called - Audacity. Recently I've replaced this old Mac with a new ...
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Apps freeze on quit, and cannot be restarted after force quit

This issue usually turns up after the computer's been on for a while. The OS is 10.11.2, and the computer is a Mac Pro (Early 2009), with a non-stock graphics card. The issue basically manifests ...
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MacPro 2.1 won't boot from USB nor from MacBook via target mode

My Mac Pro 2.1 (I believe 2x 2.33 quad / 32GB ram / startup disk is a SSD / OS X Yosemite) suddenly started showing up the ?-folder instead of booting so I thought the SSD died. I connected the Mac ...
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Fresh install after CPU upgrade

When installing a program on a Mac does the installer consider processor speed and number of cores in order to tailor the programs performance, and if so will upgrading processor architecture from ...
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Mac Pro custom graphic black screen during boot

My 1st gen MacPro with a custom graphic card (ATI Radeon) does not show any boot prompt. Actually it doesn't show anything until Aqua comes up. I need boot prompts and pre GUI screens for multiple ...
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M.2 SSD Adapter for Mac Pro Tower

I'm in the process of buying an used 2012 mac pro. Now, I noticed that on ebay, many of them are offered with M.2 (Pci-e) SSDs, which indicates they have been equipped with a M.2-to-PCIexpress4x ...
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So which is faster, the 2008 Mac Pro Dual Quad-Core or the 2011 MacBook Pro Dual Core? [closed]

For some reason I woke up this morning wondering which of my two computers was the fastest and should I be changing which one I use as my main workhorse... I ran the Geekbench 3 test but I'm none the ...
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What are the hardware requirements for Hypervisor.framework?

I was planning to use xhyve to virtualise FreeBSD on my early 2009 Mac Pro (eight core) which has a fresh install of El Capitan (with all updates).I installed via homebrew and I get the following ...
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Display problems in El Capitan on screen sharing

I have recently updated the OS in an old Mac Pro to El Capitan. Since then I have severe display problems. I must add that I access the system via screen sharing. The fonts are horribly blurred in ...
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GDDR5 vs DDR3 card in a Mac Pro for GUI responsiveness

I'm wondering if we have somebody here who can provide an insight on quite specific question: will GDDR5 memory type translate in really better GUI speed on OS X (say latest 10.11) than DDR3 type of ...
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Creating OS X Mountain Lion app from an OS X Mountain Lion DVD

I am trying to upgrade an early MacPro 1.1 from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion but the process I am using involves accessing the Install OS X Mountain Lion app which was formerly downloadable from the ...
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Can a late 2013 Mac Pro (cylinder) support dual 5K displays?

I know the late 2013 Mac Pro can support the Dell 5K monitor, using two DisplayPort cables from the Mac to the monitor. Can the Mac Pro support two 5K monitors simultaneously (using four cables ...
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What is the difference between MF843 vs Z0QP0003R models

What is the difference between MF843 vs Z0QP0003R models? Where can I find model numbers description? Thanks
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OS X does not detect AirPort card

I installed an airport card (fit), but it did not recognize. I tried resetting PRAM and SMC and switching antenna cables. Is there anything else to try? It says no airport card installed on a Mac Pro ...
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Unable to open Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac on my MacPro

I keep getting the following error message when I try to open any of my PowerPoint files on my Mac Pro. Any suggestions?
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Running OS off RAIDed drive?

I recently asked about bottlenecks in the Mac architecture (The Mac Pro 12 core 2010 model) to try to create a set up that optimizes performance. It was my intention to take 2 SSDs and RAID them on ...
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Identifying bottlenecks

In any computer, there is a bottleneck. The processor, the amount of memory, the bus to the hard drive, etc. I just ordered a 2010 MacPro, 12 core, and although the 12*3.33 GHz cores should give me ...
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Mac Pro 2007 running OS X Server 10.6.8 on its last legs, transfer data permission issue

Trying to copy files off a Mac Pro 2007 running server 10.6.8 that is dying. Thankfully I can still see it on the network, but won't let me copy all files due to permissions. I am throwing it away but ...
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Are there any differences between MacPro4,1 2009 and MacPro5,1 2010 besides firmware?

I've noticed on many used MacPro listings that people have upgraded a MacPro4,1 (a.k.a. 2009) to a MacPro5,1 (a.k.a. 2010) simply by updating the firmware. From this, it appears that these machines ...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages to Logical Volume Groups vs traditional partitions

I recently installed a new 3TB hard drive on a Mac Pro (3,1) running yosemite. With other hard disks, I had previously installed the hard disk and then erased in disk utility getting the traditional ...
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Lion, Yosemite, El Capitan, or Ubuntu 14LTS - Create a BOOTABLE USB - 2006 MacPro 1,1

My box is a 2006 MacPro 1,1 - notable for it's 32b efi mixed with 64b Xeon processors. I can boot into all the OS's listed above. I have tried every method I can find to create a Bootable USB key. ...
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El Capitan Download would not resume [duplicate]

I started downloading El Capitan and left my computer for a while, but it had gone into the sleep mode and the download was paused. But when I tried to resume it would not start even after restarting ...
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3.7GHz Quad-Core E5 12GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory

Excel for Mac is limited to 32-bit and also has file size limitations. My Mac Pro is 64-bit. I have a few questions about Parallels and Bootcamp. Will Parallels recognize and use all my cores and ...
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2 monitors and 2 HD tv form late 2013 MacPro - can this be done?

I have 2 x 28" LED monitors connected to my late 2013 6 core MacPro (the back bin shape) by HDMI from monitors to mini display ports in the back of the Macpro which work great - But I want to add a ...
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How to install Windows 7 64-bit to mac-pro whilst 32-bit version already installed?

I currently have 32-bit Windows 7 installed on my Mac Pro and I want to install a 64-bit version, because mac-pro 64 bit and there is 8GB RAM . But the Mac Pro doesn't see it when it restarts.( DVD ...
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Add existing Windows installation to Bootcamp

I have an SSD with an existing Windows 7 installation that I want to add to my Mac Pro using BootCamp. Is that possible using the assistant?
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Deleting voice help on Mac Pro

How can I delete this voice help without eliminating the sound for other programs? I have got this annoying black oval tab which explains whatever or wherever I am doing. It is loud. I tried to turn ...
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mac book pro headphones not working even with the correct sound settings .

my macbook pro( 13 inch mid 2009) running yosemite 10.10.5 is not delivering sound to the headphone speakers .I am using my iPhones headphones .it is able to receive mic input though. does it mean it ...
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Installation of a Radeon 4870 Graphics card

I have a Mac Pro Model A1186. I am installing a Radeon 4870 Video Card. Where do I connect the 2 external power jumpers in the MAC Pro?I
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Having trouble with file sharing between two Macs

Due to slow Internet I have two Mac mini's on two different networks and moving data between these two Macs have been a problem for me as disabling my hard drive and moving it to the other Mac is ...
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Sound not working on MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012

I bought a Macbook Pro 13' Mid 2012 with the sound damaged just for work (I develop IOS apps) but now I miss the sound in my Mac and I want to fix it. The sound icon in the superior bar does not ...
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6TB drive in Macpro 2008/2010

The 6TB drives have changed their mounting hole configuration. Has any vendor introduced a bracket for the 2008-2010 Macpro (I know these are different from each other, I own both) to handle this? On ...
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Early MacPro 2009 keeps needing SMC reset

My MacPro keeps needing to have its SMC reset to stop the video card putting my monitor to sleep when it switches from the logo screen to the desktop image during boot up. The problem seems to have ...
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How much video RAM to run 'Final Cut Pro' on a Mac Pro (2013)

I'm using Final Cut Pro and my friend and I are disagreeing on whether 2GB of video memory with the Dual AMD Firepro is enough or should I go with 3GB? If I go 2GB is the video memory upgradable? I ...
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How to upgrade Mac Pro firmware?

So I'm buying a used Mac Pro 1.1 next month. It has an original dual Intel Xenon dual-core CPUs, and I'm aiming to upgrade it to Intel Xenon X5355s and I already bought them. I've read a lot about it ...
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Mac Pro ATI 5770 with 3 monitors - what active adapters needed?

I just bought a Mac Pro 2010 with an ATI5770 that has 2 x Mini Display Port (DP) and 1 x DVI. The current configuration is as follows: Mini DP A > passive HDMI adapter > 1920 LCD Mini DP B > ...
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Retina monitors and old Mac Pro

I have an Early 2009 Mac Pro with one DVI out, one Mini DisplayPort out, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics card. I'm wondering if my Mac will support retina graphics, and if so, are any of the LED ...
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name of my secondary iCloud email account

I have set up an email account on iCloud on our shared macbook but when I send a message it comes up with my wife's name (primary account) and then my email address(secondary). This is for work and ...
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4k monitor on 2009 Mac Pro 4,1?

I'd like to run a single 4k monitor on my 2009 Mac Pro. The Sapphire HD 7950 seems to be the preferred video upgrade card for Pros of this vintage, but the Sapphire site says that only the PC version ...
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Option/speed Q's about best configs to upgrade early 2008 Mac Pro 8-core to SSD

I'm a first-timer on here. I too have an early 2008 MacPro 8-core 2.8ghz with 16gbRam and stock Radeon 2600 Vcard. It's fairly well configured, but I'm sure that can improve response for a reasonable ...