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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MacPro 2010 adding SSD drive

I am looking to gain some performance enhancement by adding an SSD drive to my 2010 MacPro. I can mount it in a hard drive slot or get a PCI card and mount it there. The SATA speed of the Mac is ...
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Unknown cause of recent kernel panics

I've recently been having kernel panics to my Mac Pro 3,1 that all seem to occur after my computer has gone to sleep (so mostly overnight). I've been getting them once a day, but have no idea what ...
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Does Mac Pro 5,1 support USB 3?

I have a Mac Pro 5,1 running 10.7.5. Do any of the USB ports support USB 3? Or do I need to buy a card?
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MacPro (2013) GPU power D300, 500 or 700? [closed]

Now the dust has settled, and it became sort of clear that the new MP can be partly upgraded (RAM, SSD CPU) (but not the video card), i'm doubting what would be the best strategy (don't want to buy a ...
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Power Connector for SSD in 2009 Mac Pro

I have a Samsung 840 Pro in my 2009 Mac Pro, and due to the 2009 Mac Pro only being SATA 2 I get about half the read/write speeds. I've been doing some research and I came across a SATA 3 PCI-E card ...
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After market upgrade of the new MacPro (late 2013) CPU?

I was thinking, anybody having there hands on a new MacPro (the late 2013), would it be possible -in time- to swap the CPU from a new MacPro? Its the CPU soldered to the motherboard? Looking forward ...
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The hunt is on, new Mac Pro 2013 and where do you move your old MP data?

I would say, the hunt is on. If your are like me, having a old Mac Pro, with 4x HDD (8 TB total) and your preparing for the new Mac Pro (yeah!). Then the question becomes: where do you move your old ...
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Can I update to OS X Mavericks if I get a new graphics card?

I have a 2006 Mac Pro and have been wanting to update to OS X Mavericks but I can't because I have a Radeon X1900 graphics card and that is not supported any more by Apple. I have OS X 10.6.8 running ...
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Which memory speed for an early 2008 Mac Pro?

I've got an early 2008 Mac Pro with 4 Gb of memory which I would like to upgrade, but I'm unsure of the memory speed. In my "About This Mac" dialog it says the memory speed should be 667 MHz, but ...
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Cannot access vital boot options on Mac Pro with OS X Lion

I have this used Mac Pro (mid-2010) that I recently bought, that came with OS X Lion installed. It was apparently installed from an image because there are a lot of installed apps and, though there is ...
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MACPro restarts one second after shutdown if USB Hub is connected - Why?

i have added a USB3.0 PCIe card (Inateck KTU3FR-4P USB 3.0 expresskarte 4 port) to my Mac (MacPro Early 2008, OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)) ...with this all is working as it should, no problems with shutdown. ...
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Using Time Capsule to Access Internet

I have a 2008 Mac Pro and it has no wifi card in it. I have a time capsule. Can I connect the time capsule to my router via wifi and use an Ethernet cable from the time capsule to my Mac Pro to access ...
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Where can I find ALL of the memory specs for the Mac Pro?

I have a Mac Pro (Mid 2012) with stock RAM, and I'm aware of the usual info about what it's using, e.g. DDR3 1333 PC3-10600E SDRAM, but I want to know more. I understand there are specs such as ...
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How do I get the XFX R6770 Core Edition video card to work with my Mac Pro?

I just bought a used Mac Pro (Mac Pro 1,1). The former user had bought an XFX R6770 replacement card for the NVIDIA 7300 (original) card. He hadn't installed it yet, but assured me that this was the ...
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Mac Pro won't sleep any more

The past couple days, command-option-eject no longer puts my Mac Pro to sleep. I haven't done any software updates in that time. No process seems to be doing anything very interesting, or ...
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MacPro1,1 upgrade to 10.6

What is possible OSX upgrade for MacPro1,1 Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz? Now still using using 10.5.8 (Leopard)
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Password request for file delete Mountain Lion Server

I've recently set up a new server environment in our small graphic design / video production studio. The setup involves a Macpro running mountain lion server, with 56tb Raid 6 Proavio unit attached ...
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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 ...