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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“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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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: 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MBP with Serial ATA hard drive vs PCIe-based flash storage

I am not sure how much logical my question is but I am planing to purchase MBP for the first time and looking at the options I have in place, I am all confused. I am looking at these 2 options ...
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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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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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Do Mac Pros use NUMA?

Does Mac OS X make use of NUMA on Mac Pros with two (or more) CPUs?
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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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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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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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USB 3.0 Card on a 2008 Mac Pro running Yosemite 10.10

I have a 2008 Mac Pro that I used to have a USB 3.0 card installed on that has stopped working with each OS release and is dependent on the use of a Kext Wizard which can create compatibility and ...
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What is the largest hard drive a Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) will support?

What is the largest internal hard drive a Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) can support? I read here that it's around 1.2 TBs is that correct? Also I plan to run Proxmox on it, not Mac OS X (well, I might ...
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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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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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Can a Mac Pro be upgraded from a 5150 CPU to a 5365?

Is it possible to upgrade a first-generation 2.66 Ghz 2-core Mac Pro (Woodcrest) to a faster model by replacing the CPUs? I've read that some Mac Pro models shipped with 3 Ghz 4-core Xeons ...
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Mac Pro fan makes constant noise. Why?

I have a 2009 octocore Mac Pro. A few weeks ago it started making a constant noise. It sounds like a fan. The computer is not particularly hot. I checked with Temperature Monitor and CPUs/disks/etc. ...
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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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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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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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Is there source code or 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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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 ...