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The "store files on a separate disk" advice is for many reasons, one of which is getting an extra read/write head into the process. As SSDs have no latency, and bus speeds are many times faster* than they used to be, the main reasons are mostly no longer valid. It's still a good idea for other reasons, but on a Mac Pro an external Thunderbolt drive won't ...


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I just added a 6TB drive. I doubt I will ever need to go bigger than that.


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I've asked myself this question numerous times but keep coming back to the idea that the MacPro3,1 (a.k.a. 2008) still has a bit of life left in it. What is good: You can install 32GB of RAM in this thing for approximately $400 (price is average between two options on Amazon and assumes replacing all memory slots). You can replace the GPU with something ...


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Based on personal experience, the 08 Mac Pro is well worth squeezing that last bit of life out of. It will take 64GB RAM, as 8 x 16 - even though Apple say it will only take 8GB sticks. Best source, other than OWC [which I think is US only] is eBay. There are specialists who sell old Mac parts & RAM; & mostly list with specific models items will run ...


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A MacPro can hold a lot of RAM and in addition to the 4 HD bays and two Optical drive bays (that can be used with hard drives) there are two more SATA ports on the motherboard that are accessible with a bit of elbow grease. RAM is fairly cheap these days and unless you need terabytes of storage SSDs are not that expensive either. An SSD will give you a ...


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Normally if you look in the About this Mac, then look how is it identifying the monitor. What does it say about it. Usually that information will tell you that something is wrong (mostly the cable).


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According to MacTracker, the highest OS that computer can handle is OS 10.6.8. So your best bet is a 10.6 install DVD.


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For the Mac Pro 1,1 and 2,1 you will need to add "Mac-F4208DC8","Mac-F4208DA9". If you are not using a Mac Pro then you will need to get your board ID by entering this command in terminal: ioreg -lp IOService | grep board-id


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I rang Apple in the end, they didn't know either without seeing it. 8-) Suggested I take it in for a free diagnosis. Before I did that I tried taking the heatsink sensors connected off and replacing it. Bingo, all fixed. So the answer must be that this error is the heatsink sensor.


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What I did was to turn of all gestures that use three fingers, shut down, power up then re-enable all three figure gestures, and this worked.



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