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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System Images with different Model Identifiers

I have been tasked with creating a default system image to use to both back up and use to deploy to new systems. After checking the stats on the 7 systems in question I've found that there are ...
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MacPro4,1 USB Boot?

Just bumped into an odd problem with my MacPro4,1 (2009/Nehalem) wherein I cannot boot from USB bootable disks. My various disks are recognized from System Preferences -> Startup Disk, however they ...
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Mac Pro 10.7 - aftermarket dvd drive hangs on restart

Drive works fine, but on restart or after a required restart from app installation - the OS looks for CD in drive. Mac will not get to the login screen. It hangs and i can see a green light on dvd ...
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mobi file on Kindle - MacPro & MacBook

I bought an electronic book. I downloaded the mobi version of the book. And loaded it into my kindle-macPro. Started reading it, highlighting, etc...worked great. Then I wanted to read the book on ...
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What determines the model name displayed in System Information compared to the model number?

I've just purchased a used Mac Pro that was sold to me as a "5,1" model, which according to everymac.com and Apple's support site, should be a Mid 2010 Mac Pro. However the model display in System ...
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Mac Pro: Kernel panic during HDD boot and DVD boot

I have a 2007 Mac Pro (OS X Tiger 10.4.11) that cannot boot up anymore since a few days. I see the grey screen with the apple logo and the rotating circle. After a minute or so I get a kernel panic. ...
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Why my RAM runs at 800 MHz in 4 slots of my mac pro instead of 1066?

I've got a Mac Pro 4,1. I had two KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8G planks in it and it ran on 1066 Mhz. Now I've bought two planks of KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8GI (the same with "I" at the end - stands for intel ...
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Using iMac as Mac Pro display

I currently have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009, 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) which I would like to use as display for a new Mac Pro. How do I do that?
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Mac Pro will not shut down after Lion upgrade

I use Font Agent Pro as my font manager of choice. I just upgraded my 2007 Mac Pro from the latest OS X 10.6 to 10.7.5 lion. I was having a problem with Postscript Type 1 fonts not being available to ...
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Have Apple ceased selling Mac Pros in the UK?

I thought I'd look into the specs and price of a modern Mac Pro here in the UK, but there's no mention of them on the official Apple website. Stranger still, they're listed where you'd expect them to ...
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How to find cause of repeated reboots?

I have been having issues with my mid-2009 Mac Pro ever since I installed Mountain Lion. First it was intermittent kernel panics; I did some research and found that this is an ML bug that's triggered ...
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Help to use HD2 on Mac Pro currently on different OSX to HD1. How to unpartition whole system to one user [duplicate]

2nd MacProHD currently running on 10.5.4 and primary HD is on 10.7.5 - I am running out of space on primary HD & want to use my 2ndHD as well (mainly to store the 300GB of music I have). I need to ...
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Mac Pro Randomly Restarts

I have a MacPro from Early 2007, and it will restart and at random times. It's not even at times where I'm doing something graphically, RAM-wise, or processor-wise intensive. Does anyone have any ...
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What is the USB plug on the Mini-Display Port to Dual-DVI adapter used for?

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter What is the USB plug used for?
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What technical requirements need to be satisfied by a DVI KVM for these two Macs?

I have a Mac Pro (2008 eight core 2.8 GHz), a MacBook Air (mid-2011 Core i5 1.7 GHz), and a 30" Apple cinema display (maximum resolution 2560x1600). I have a mini displayport to dual-link DVI adapter ...
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Mac Pro 2008 running but no video out, is it a failing graphics card?

I am running a Mac Pro 2008 as of the last week I have been shutting down the machine instead of sleeping it due to the 10.8.2 sleep bug that had been floating around. Today I went to start it and no ...
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Graphics-Card and the Mac Pro

I'm considering to buy a Mac Pro (or wait till mid 2013 because of the update of the Mac Pro lineup). What i'm concern about is: How is the support for graphics card under OS X Mountain Lion? I've ...
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Can I use memory taken from a Macbook Pro in a Mac Pro?

My Macbook Pro from around 2008 finally died. It has two 1 GB memory chips. (Specifically, two of this Samsung chip.) My question is: can I use these chips in my 2011 Mac Pro?
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MacPro 1st Gen - can it handle SSDs?

I have a MacPro 1,1 and am considering putting an SSD in it to give it a boost. Can I safely assume compatibility or will its ancient hardware and architecture cause issues? It cannot, as I recently ...
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What are the regulatory requirements that will halt the sale of the Mac Pro in Europe?

As noted today on MacRumors Apple to Halt Mac Pro Sales in Europe Effective March 1 Over Regulatory Requirements However they fail to mention the specifics of why it fails to meet "Amendment 1 of ...
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Can I run 533 MHz RAM in original Mac Pro?

I have an original Mac Pro with 2 GB of RAM in it. Running Mountain Lion on it is a bit painful - lots of paging. I happen to have 4 GB of PC2-4200 ECC FB-DIMMs kicking about. What I wanted to know is ...
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Mac Pro (mid 2010) grinds to a halt when display is rotated to portrait

I have a Mac Pro Mid 2010 with two ATI Radion 5770's driving 6 Dell U2412M's. Problem is, when even just one of these displays is rotated to portrait, the entire system grinds to a halt. CPU usage ...
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MacPro 3,1 (2008) logic board SAS connector: Has anyone “replaced” the stock hard drive backplane?

I have a lightly hot-rodded, early 2008 MacPro 3,1. Boots from an SSD mounted in the lower optical bay and attached to the second optical SATA port. Each of the four internal drive bays hosts a 3TB ...
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How do install the OS on a secondary drive in a new Mac Pro?

I've got a Mac Pro coming in today. I ordered it with a typical 1TB HDD in the default configuration from Apple. I purchased a Crucial 512GB SSD that I want to make my primary drive for the OS and the ...
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Mac Pro 2009/10 Doesn't boot after weekend, LED shows for 2 secs then nothing!

One of our users computers on the network has a ~2009 Intel Mac Pro. On Friday the machine was fine, shut down correctly at the end of the day as normal. This morning (Monday) the Mac Pro will not ...
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iMac 2012 vs Mac Pro 2008

Is a new iMac 27" 2012 a viable upgrade compared to my current Mac Pro 2008 (quad core, 2.8Ghz 14GB RAM)? I am a professional photographer and my workflow (Lightroom 4.2 +Photoshop CS6) has become ...
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Why are 2 Mac Pros on a separate subnet directly connected seeing very low transfer rates?

I have two Mac Pros and as one is primarily utilized for storage, I thought connecting the two directly under a different subnet would be a worthwhile endeavor that would directly transfer data ...
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computer sleeps, then crashes later

For the past several weeks, this has been happening. I put the computer to sleep at night, and when I wake the computer up the next morning, my computer has restarted itself. There's a "Problem ...
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How do I know which nvidia graphics cards work with a Mac Pro?

I can't find a list of compatible graphics cards anywhere at the Apple web site and I can't find a list of compatible Apple machines anywhere at the nvidia web site. How does someone go about finding ...
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DVD drive makes a horrible rattling noise

Whenever there's a disc in the DVD drive in my Mac, it makes a horrible rattling noise. Besides replacing the whole drive, is there anything I can/should do to fix it?
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Can I install an IDE (PATA) optical drive in a 2009 Mac Pro?

The 2009 Mac Pro uses SATA for its optical drive bays. I have an older IDE (PATA) DVD burner I'd like to use with it. I know there are IDE-SATA adapters, but they take up some space, and the fit ...
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Mac Pro 2008 will not boot and no video out

I have a friend with a mac pro 2008 model - which is failing to boot. Windows 7 was the predominantly used OS on it, and she hardly ever booted into OSX Snow Leopard. She did change the graphics ...
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Accessing file shares on other mac on macs with shared connections

It is probably best to first describe the ridiculous network setup I have: I have a time capsule connected via ethernet to my university's network. It is sharing this internet connection with a group ...
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Can I place a Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS in a MacPro1,1?

I have a bare WD1002FBYS and am wondering if I can place this into a MacPro1,1 (the first Desktop MacPro).
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How many USB buses do Mac Pros have?

I know how many USB ports the Mac Pros have, but what I can't find is an answer to how many dedicated USB buses they have. Reason being, I'm involved in developing an app that uses 3 Kinects to track ...
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How does OSX assign disk numbers?

I have four drives inside my Mac Pro. Bay 1: /dev/disk1s3 Bay 2: /dev/disk0s2 Bay 3: /dev/disk2s2 (also, my boot drive) Bay 4: /dev/disk3s2 and /dev/disk3s3 How are the disk numbers assigned? If ...
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Suddenly I can only mount one iOS device at a time

I have two USB ports at the front of my Mac Pro. They both seem to be working fine, as I have tested my iOS devices and other hardware on both. The issue is that I can only mount one iOS device at a ...
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Is there a way to install Mountain Lion on a Mac Pro 1,1 2006?

The Mac Pro 1,1 2006 is not officially supported for OS X Mountain Lion, are there any work arounds to get it to work? Your Mac must be one of the following models: ... Mac Pro (Early ...
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How to get 3 1900x1200 monitors working on a 2010 Mac Pro

I have a new Mac Pro with a single ATI 5770 card installed. It has two mini-display ports, and one DVI port I have tried the following configurations: All 3 DVI connections: This results in one ...
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Mac Pro USB ports competing for power?

I have an '08 Mac Pro. If I try plugging in my Belkin N150, it works. Then if I plug in my iPad to the slot beneath it, the wireless kicks out. Then if I plug the wireless back in, they both work. So ...
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Bootcamp won't run on OSX in RAID0

I have my MacPro booting into Lion off a 3 disk (software) RAID 0 array. I want to dedicate a fourth drive to Windows 7 via Bootcamp. However it won't run at all on my system, exiting with a 'RAID is ...
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Mac Pro (Early 2008) periodically crashes in unusual way, requires reinstall

Update 07/10/13: I have traced this problem down to symbolic link corruption. Eventually a symlink in one of the system components (frameworks, etc.) gets corrupted, which could explain the unusual ...
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Lion sleep (or hibernate) closes all applications [closed]

[Disclaimer: I'm not an avid OS X user so I don't probably use the exact terminology or language] I had a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard at work and I usually don't turn it off when going home. The next ...
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Can I hot-plug a DVI monitor in a Mac Pro?

I have a Mac Pro with a DVI display, and I got a new DVI display for it. I want to unplug the (only) display, and plug in the new display to that DVI port. And/or, unplug the existing display, and ...
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Why do Apple's latest MacBook Pros cap the RAM limit at 8GB?

According to apple's latest documentation (at the time of writing), the cap on the newest MacBook Pros is 8GB RAM. The Mac Pros, however, can take up to 32GB RAM. So, why do the MacBooks have this ...
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Dedicate 1 ethernet port on Mac Pro to internal backup volume?

Is this possible? I'm using a Mac Pro as a home (Lion) server, connected via ethernet to a gigabit switch. One internal drive is reserved for network backups from local users via Time Machine. All ...
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Second monitor for 2009 Mac Pro

I have a 2009 Mac Pro with a ATI Radeon HD 4870 (option). It is connected to a 2009 24" Cinema Display. If I want to add a second monitor (non-Apple), what type of monitor/connector/cable do I need? ...
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Bootcamp/Parallels - how to use the the line-out on my MacPro

I have a 2010 MacPro which I'm multi-booting (OS X, Win 7) using Parallels and Bootcamp depending on what I'm doing. I can't see how to change the audio setting so that the line-out on the back of ...
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9 Monitors connected to a Mac Pro

I'm researching the best way to make a 9 monitor video wall (3x3 grid). Anyone have any experience doing this with a Mac Pro? Anyone know the maximum amount of monitors I can hook up to a Mac Pro?
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Mac Pro 2008 OS X 10.6.8 random restarts, grinding HDD

So I've had my Mac Pro since 2008. I currently have OS 10.6.8 on it. In the last week, it has restarted itself twice while I was in the other room. Since I wasn't there, I don't know if there were any ...