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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MacBook Pro won't turn on!

I was using my Macbook Pro when it turned off. The things I had plugged in at the time were a USB cable to a sound blaster thing and then into some speakers. I also had a second monitor attached, ...
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Mac Pro 5,1 temperature discrepancy

Before I just rush into ripping apart my machine & putting new thermal paste on the CPU heatsinks, I thought I'd try running this past Ask Different. I have a 'Franken-Mac' Pro 4,1 with the full ...
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Can't log into my MacPro user account

I have an older Mac Pro in 10.11. After a minor update, I can no longer log into my main user account (which is a standard account) with all my files; the rotator goes indefinitely. I can log into any ...
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MacPro1,1 on Mavs - suddenly won't start

I updated the EFI and it has been working for the last 6 mons with Mavs 10.9.5. the method I used Suddenly last night it decided not to start up. I've tried Recovery, Target, option held to expose ...
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Is it possible to use screen sharing without the remote screen being visible?

Let's say I have 2 MacPros: MacPro at work MacPro at home I wonder if there is any way I could access my MacPro at work from home using the screen sharing method, without anything being visible on ...
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Folders created on a network drive by another user show as untitled until mac is rebooted

I have a user on a late 2013 Mac pro that when one of our other Mac users creates a folder in our shared nas drive the new folder will show in finder as untitled on his Mac and he will not be able to ...
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Mac Pro (10.11.5) can't log in, doesn't display screens

I have an old Mac Pro tower (2009; firmware 5,1). I just updated to the latest El Capitan OS X 10.11.5 from 10.11.4. Since the upgrade, the computer has not been displaying screens (I have an Nvidia ...
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EFI Boot Windows 8.1 or 10 Install on MacPro4,1 / Mac Pro (Early 2009)

I would like to install Windows 8.1 or 10 on a separate single SSD disk in my MacPro4,1 (not yet flashed to MacPro5,1) using only EFI/GPT method. The machine has a 64Bit EFI (rEFIt reports version 1....
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Mac Pro 2,1 updates and firmware question:will the firmware from the older work with the newer and vice versa?

I'm pursuing an alternative boot drive so i can explore a yosemite or elcapitan environment from my old mac pro 2,1 currently in the last version of snow leopard. (with legally purchased soft ware ...
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What happens when PCIe boost circuits are overloaded?

In my understanding, the 2010 Mac Pro is rated for 75W of power for each PCIe slot, plus 75W for each of the two 6-pin boost (aux) circuits. I know it's possible to exceed these limits, because I do ...
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What is the maximum safe current for Mac Pro PSU?

I regularly put my 2010 Mac Pro under pretty heavy usage, maxing out the 12 core CPUs and GTX Titan Black. I can monitor the voltage and current using iStat Menus, but I'm looking for a specification ...
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Limiting Mac Pro (late 2013) power draw

I'm planning to buy a trashcan mac pro, but I have strict limits about power draw. Is there any trick to limit cpu frequency? You can do so quite easily, for example, in windows and linux. Limiting ...
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Is the SSD “stick” in the MacBook Pro the same as the Mac Pro?

I have one of the new Mac Pros, and I'm thinking about upgrading the internal SSD. It seems that some Amazon sales suggest that the drive is the same format as in the Retina MacBook Pro. Does anyone ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a Mac Pro (2007) with Lion (10.7) to Yosemite (10.10)?

I have a MacPro (mid-2007) with the configuration listed below: Processor: 2x 2.66Ghz Dual Core Intel Xeon Memory: 20Gb 667Mhz - DDR2 FB-DIMM OSx: Lion 10.7.5 NVIDIA Chip Model 1024Mb SSD: 512Gb HD2:...
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Why exactly do people consider the Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008) PCI bus too slow for fast GPUs?

I've upgraded the GPU on my MacPro3,1 (Early 2008) from the original 8800GT to a 6870 and things were fine. I've been looking recently to take it another notch up the ladder, but I've stumbled across ...
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Mac Pro 1.1 stuck on grey screen

After Software update to 10.11.4 form 10.11.3 on my Mac Pro 2006 I can not boot up from any media, like DVD, USB memory, Network, you name it, and can see only a grey screen. I have now GeForce GT7300 ...
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Best practices for Macbook Pro usage [duplicate]

I have a new Macbook Pro and I want it to last and keep a healthy battery. How do I best ensure this? If I am using it, do I let it discharge, or leave it plugged in? If I am discharging it / ...
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Latest OS X I can install on Mac Pro 3,1

After many years of having kernel panics with black screen shut downs I finally bought 32 GB of brand new 800mHz memory and all seems fine now. I would now like to upgrade OS X. What is the latest OS ...
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Intel Mac Pro 1.1 stops responding after ~5 minutes

If anyone could shed a little light on this, I'd be extremely grateful. I have a 2006 mac pro 1.1 (intel cpu) that consistently stops responding after 4-5 minutes. The mouse still moves but nothing ...
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Mac Pro stuck on white loading screen

I have Mac Pro which is running 10.8.5 After I turn on the Mac, I can see the regular apple logo, but after it's disappear, I see white screen (whiter than before) and a loading wheel for a few ...
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Mac Pro + Dual 27" Cinema Displays brightness & brightness control

Hardware: Mac Pro 4.1 (circa 2009) AMD Radeon HD 7950 3072 MB graphics card I have just connected dual 27" Cinema Displays. Both work, lots of display space ;-) Two problems (perhaps related): ...
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How big of a HDD can a Mid 2010 Mac Pro handle?

I heard somewhere that the maximum HDD size that my Mid 2010 Mac Pro can handle is 4TB. Is this correct? If not, how big can I go?
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Mac Pro APPLE RAID volume questions

My Mac Pro 4.1 (circa 2009) has a MacPro Raid Card and the software shows two storage volumes - one 1TB SAS disk and one 2 TB SAS RAID volume. The removal of the Parallels volume leaves me with the ...
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Downloaded apps does not start, failed with error -10810

I try to install SQLDeveloper.app that I downloaded from Oracle, but every time it gives me that error LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file /Users/peyo/Downloads/...
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2008 Mac Pro Won't Shut Down (Black Screen - Gray Loading Wheel)

One of our Mac Pros at work is having issues shutting down. On shut down, the screen will turn black and a small gray loading wheel will come up in the center of the screen. It will stay like this no ...
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Mac Pro + 50” 4K Ultra HD LED TV as monitor — Best graphics card?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro 4.1, with the following specifications: 2 2.93 GHz Quad-core Intel Xenon processors 32 GB RAM 2 1 TB HD 1 MacPro Raid Card 1 Nvidia GeForce GT 120 512 MB The work I do ...
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Mid 2010 Mac Pro with no video card; will it run with new HDDs?

I have a Mid 2010 Mac Pro that was once my main computer; however, when the graphics card failed and I couldn't find a replacement that the Mac would take I had to replace the computer. I still have ...
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Should one wait for new Mac Pro? [closed]

I want to buy Mac Pro. I've found used 1 year Mac Pro with Xeon 3.5 6-core with 2xD500 which is cheaper around 1700 euro then new one. However knowing there's new Mac Pro coming (hopefully) this year ...
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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 [closed]

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 dual-...
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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 OSs....
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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 total)...