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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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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 ...
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Mac Pro unexpectedly powers off

We have a new Mac Pro (3.6 GHz) running MacOSX 10.9.3 that unexpectedly powers off. We've taken it in for service twice and the Geniuses were not able to reproduce the issue and the hardware ...
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Mac Pro hangs at startup showing white screen with spinning pie wheel

MacPro 1,1; lion? startup hard drive failed (with loud buzzing). Removed bad drive, installed replacement, inserted Lion USB drive, verified new drive using the Lion usb drive, started installation ...
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How to use 3 DVI displays with new Mac Pro (Late 2013)

I've recently acquired a new Mac Pro in work (the Late 2013 cylindrical model, running OS X 10.9.3) and am trying, unsuccessfully, to connect 3 identical DVI displays to it (running at 1280 x 1024 @ ...
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Pioneer DVD-ROM will not eject after some time of system usage

I'm having an odd issue where after my Mac Pro works for a certain amount of time (it seems variable), the drive will no longer seemingly be recognized. It shows up in the hardware profile for the ...
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Powering a graphics card in a Mac Pro 2008

I'm looking to update from the stock graphics card in my my Mac Pro 3,1 (2008). The logic board only has two 6-pin ATX connectors, and the card I'm looking at (a GeForce GTX 760) requires one 6-pin ...
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2006 Mac Pro - vmware fusion - snow leopard / VM's with Mavericks

Can a 2006 Mac Pro that can't go above Snow Leopard physically on the host run Mavericks with vmware Fusion virtually?
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Three-finger trackpad gesture on Mission Control and Expose not working in my Mac Pro

The trackpad gesture to call Mission Control or Expose with three-fingers does sometimes not work for some reasons. It works when I use four-fingers, and it functions as usual whenever I open my ...
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How to turn off boot up chime on late 2013 mac pro?

I use my new late 2013 Mac Pro in Windows only. But, I'd like to disable the bootup chime. How can I do this?
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SquareTrade or Apple Care or Other?

I want accident protection for a Mac. I wouldn't consider myself a clumsy guy, though my picture may suggest otherwise, and I've never filed a claim for one of these warranties, but it sure feels ...
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Any OS X Whiteboard apps/software designed for large screen multi-monitor use?

We're looking at upgrading our static whiteboards to interactive whiteboards/smartboards, and one option is simply to buy 1-3 large multi-touch displays and hook them up to a Mac Pro, and use some ...
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Color printing problem

My new mac pro won't print photos in color to my LaserJet Pro 400 color printer. What should I do? I've tried re-installing the driver. I ran into a demo print that did print in color but ...
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Boot Camp on new Mac Pro

I am stuck with a Boot Camp installation on a new Mac Pro. I have tried Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2012 R2. (Can't try Windows 7, obviously.) All three give me this ...
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Clean Windows 8 install on new Mac Pro (late 2013)

I have a new Mac Pro that I want to install windows 8.1 on. I will use my older mac pro for osx and on the new mac pro, I do not want any osx partitions. When I boot with the option key pressed and ...
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USB hub disconnects from Mac Pro occasionally

I have a 2013 Mac Pro (cylinder version) running 10.9.2 and I'm using a Monoprice 24-port USB2 hub with it. About once a day for the past few days, the hub has fallen off the USB bus, along with all ...
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Which Mac models use more than 1 PCIe lane for USB 3 busses?

The 2013 Mac Pro uses only a single PCIe lane for all four USB 3 ports. That means aggregate bandwidth is limited to 500MBps each direction, or 1/4 of the USB 3 potential. source: Anand Tech The ...
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Trick Mavericks into letting me use Windows 7 for Boot Camp

I would like to set up Boot Camp with Windows 7 on OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. I am using the new Mac Pro (MacPro6,1), in case that is relevant. (Perhaps the PCIe flash drive is just not capable for ...
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Homebrew gives a warning: “You have MacPorts or Fink installed”

I just got a new Mac Pro with OS X 10.9. When I run: brew doctor I get the warning: Warning: You have MacPorts or Fink installed: /opt/local/bin/port This can cause trouble. You don't have to ...
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Is it safe to mount 2.5" SSD in Mac Pro w/o bracket?

I have a 2.5" SSD (Crucial CT480M500SSD1) that I want to use as my boot drive on my mid-2010 8-core Mac Pro. It doesn't fit the hard drive mounting brackets, which are designed for 3.5" drives. ...