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 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 much video RAM to run 'Final Cut Pro' on a Mac Pro (2013)

I'm using Final Cut Pro and my friend and I are disagreeing on whether 2GB of video memory with the Dual AMD Firepro is enough or should I go with 3GB? If I go 2GB is the video memory upgradable? I ...
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Mac Pro with fresh install of Ubuntu Server 14 will not boot

I installed Ubuntu Server 14 on my Mac Pro and now after a successful installation, when I tried to reboot it, the computer chimes like a Mac always does, but does not load any further. Normally I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I play audio from my iPhone on my Mac?

Can I attach my iPhone 3GS to my Mac Pro so that the iPhone's audio plays through the Mac Pro's speakers? I can easily attach my Bose headphones so that the music from the iPhone plays through them… ...
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Mac Pro ATI 5770 with 3 monitors - what active adapters needed?

I just bought a Mac Pro 2010 with an ATI5770 that has 2 x Mini Display Port (DP) and 1 x DVI. The current configuration is as follows: Mini DP A > passive HDMI adapter > 1920 LCD Mini DP B > ...
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How to upgrade Mac Pro firmware?

So I'm buying a used Mac Pro 1.1 next month. It has an original dual Intel Xenon dual-core CPUs, and I'm aiming to upgrade it to Intel Xenon X5355s and I already bought them. I've read a lot about it ...
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Upgrade or replace early 2008 Mac Pro?

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro that I use for research involving a lot of statistical computing. Some of this requires a decent amount of memory (storing hundreds of thousands of iterations of ...
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Retina monitors and old Mac Pro

I have an Early 2009 Mac Pro with one DVI out, one Mini DisplayPort out, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics card. I'm wondering if my Mac will support retina graphics, and if so, are any of the LED ...
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name of my secondary iCloud email account

I have set up an email account on iCloud on our shared macbook but when I send a message it comes up with my wife's name (primary account) and then my email address(secondary). This is for work and ...
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4k monitor on 2009 Mac Pro 4,1?

I'd like to run a single 4k monitor on my 2009 Mac Pro. The Sapphire HD 7950 seems to be the preferred video upgrade card for Pros of this vintage, but the Sapphire site says that only the PC version ...
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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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Option/speed Q's about best configs to upgrade early 2008 Mac Pro 8-core to SSD

I'm a first-timer on here. I too have an early 2008 MacPro 8-core 2.8ghz with 16gbRam and stock Radeon 2600 Vcard. It's fairly well configured, but I'm sure that can improve response for a reasonable ...
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Macbook Pro Sound doesn't work after Yosemite update

It has been more than a couple of months I have been looking for solution and I haven't found any yet. Here's my problem: startup sound works no 'internal speaker' in 'output device' in sound ...
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Why Does A New Mac Pro Only Support a Single Internal Drive?

Every graphic-heavy application I have used has recommended storing files it uses on a separate disk from the boot disk (preferably an SSD), however with the new MP this isn't an option. The only way ...
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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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APPLE SSD SM0512F Media Equivalent

My Mac Pro (Late 2013) uses an APPLE SSD SM0512F Media SSD; I'd like to buy an equivalent SSD to use externally for cloning, backups, etc. I noticed on the PassMark website it shows performance ...
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not optimum mode message on samsung monitor when I close the lid

For some reason, my samsung monitor started giving me some problems when I use it with my mac pro. It works perfectly on PC, and it used to work perfectly on my mac too, but recently when I connect it ...
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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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4SNS TCBC - Which Mac Pro sensor is that?

Briefly my Mac Pro (4,1 Early 2009 ) stopped booting which I eventually traced to the plastic clip holding the north bridge down failing. Seems to be a common issue. Replaced the clips and now it ...
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MacBook pro 2010's - software issue -Some issue means keyboard and trackpad completely useless

My MacBook pro 2010 keyboard and trackpad do not work. The trackpad when clicked only brings up the options as if you were holding down ctrl and clicking. The numbers occasionally work, spaces are ...
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MacPro: Flashing world logo, can't go into any mode, incorrect password types itself

When I turned on my mac this morning, the world logo flashed and then took ages to boot up and finally when my logon screen came up. An extremely long password started typing itself out. I deleted ...
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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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Why does my wired ethernet connection die periodically after a DHCP lease renewal?

I've got an Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) that is fairly healthy from what I can tell. It has survived OSX upgrades from the original 10.5 to 10.9.x (haven't pulled the trigger on Yosemite yet) and ...
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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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New Pro can not create netboot set in deploystudio

I tried creating new DeployStudio NetBoot Set. For some reason after it starts creating it, I get the error "DeployStudio NetBoot set Creation Failed! An error occurred while trying to create the ...
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Where can I buy a replacement Mac pro 2013 SSD drive?

Having acquired a second hand Mac Pro (A1481) I am want to upgrade the internal SSD drive from 256GB to at least 500GB. I have spent hours searching online, and can can't find provider other than OWC ...
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Upgrading a 1st Gen Macpro to 64-bit EFI

I'm still running my trusty 2006 MacPro 1,1. After various upgrades and mods which have all inexpensively helped performance no end I'm contemplating upgrading the machine's 32-bit EFI with the 64-bit ...
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Mac pro early 2008 won´t boot from pendrive with yosemite install app

Mac pro 8 core early 2008 mountain lion installed. I need to clean install Yosemite. The pendrive does not show when you press alt, at the boot screen. Nevertheless it shows on configuration startup ...
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Messages on MacBook Pro not working

I can't get Messages to work on my Macbook Pro (retina). One day it just went offline, and I can't get it back online. When I try to login I get this screen and it won't accept the password, even ...
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Is it possible to work with a Mac Pro through a MacBook?

I've been thinking of getting a Mac Pro to do some serious graphics work. However, I don't have the funds to get it along with a Retina display at the same time. The display, keyboard, speakers, etc. ...
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OSX Yosemite Kernel Panic

Okay, so I use Teamviewer to remote into this computer while at work, that might explain why the BSD process name corresponding to current thread is TeamViewer_Deskt, not sure. I was on today and it ...
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Upgrade from 10.4.11 to 10.9 on a Mac Pro

I have an old Mac Pro with the following serial number G87391T6UPZ. Can I upgrade this computer to 10.9 or 10.10? I can't seem to find an official website that tells me 'yes' or 'no'. It runs on a ...
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Move disk to new hardware?

I've got an OS X Snow Leopard Server config on a Mac Pro 1,1. I can't upgrade any further on that hardware. However, I've got a spare MacPro 3,1 and wondered if it would be "simple" to just move the ...
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Macbook Pro 13 in, 16GB Ram, i7 3.1, 512 GB Flash Storage Purchase [closed]

I recently purchased the Macbook Pro 13 in (Early 2015) model, with specs in the title. I was wondering if this is good purchase for a power user who does software engineering, UI / UX Design, ...
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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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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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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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BBoD even after fresh install to new HDD

Got a bit of a weird issue which is driving me nuts, i have a Mac Pro tower which was purchased around 2010, it has been in storage for the past 2 years. Anyway I recently hooked it all up and found ...
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installation os x on Mac pro 2 from scratch

I purchased mac pro 2 model no# a1186 few days ago with a new Hard drive . Now im trying to install os x from usb. i made bootable usb through another mac mini machine by formatting it through disk ...
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Third and fourth monitors disconnect on reboot

Yosemite 10.10.2 (14C109) I have four monitors connected to my mac pro. One connected to the HDMI port, one connected with a passive (single link) DVI connector and two connected with dual-link DVI ...
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Mac Pro 2008 Refuses to Boot

My Mac Pro 3, 1 began rebooting randomly one day and the next it wouldn't come back on. Pushing the power button results in a fan clicking in to life for half a second and then all power is lost. The ...
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MacPro OS install kernel panic

Something happened(crashing and graphic issues) to my MacPro(3.1) and so I decided to reinstall the OS with the factory discs. When I try to boot off the discs I get the following error. panic(cpu 0 ...
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Wi-Fi fails to connect after OS X 10.10.2 Update

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 that was just upgraded to OS X 10.10.2 (14C109). I've used an ASUS PCE-AC68 wireless adaptor since Mavericks, and haven't had any problems before now. I understand that this ...
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VMware ESXi compatible RAID card for the Mac Pro

I have a 2009 Mac Pro that I'd like to add a hardware RAID card to. I am running VMware ESXi with various OSes running as VMs. The Apple RAID card is not what I'm looking for. I would also like to ...
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Kid installed XP over OSX, help!

He thought he was installing it with Boot Camp, booting with option held down shows 2 HDs (Windows and EFI Boot) and clicking on either of them just launches XP. So, option doesn't work, R doesn't ...