Questions tagged [mac-pro]

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 December 19, 2013 and features Intel Xeon processors and AMD FirePro Graphics.

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“[__NSDictionaryM setObject:forKey:]: object cannot be nil (key: _name)”

I recently wiped and reinstalled my MacOSx operating system due to repair corrupt files, too many old migrated, and unrepairable user permissions errors. I am the only user and have been the only user ...
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Mac Pro GUI frequently hangs for two-to-ten minutes

I am experiencing repeated hangs on my Mac Pro. Symptoms: The entire GUI hangs with the exception of the mouse cursor I can move the mouse cursor I can't scroll I can't select a different window I ...
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How do I get the heat sink bracket off on the Mac Pro 2013 (trash can)?

I have a Mac Pro 2013 which I bought in 2018. I’ve read they are upgradeable (macsales.com has a video on how to do it). I bought a 12 core chips to replace the 6 core chip it came with. I tore the ...
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Any way to check if my AirPort card is going bad MacPro 2013?

Every day for the past couple days, my WiFi on my MacPro 2013 running Mojave 10.14.6 has spontaneously vanished. The signal strength icon in the menu bar goes gray, and the status is "Wi-Fi ...
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Mac Pro 2013 A1481 Power Supply Test

I have a Mac Pro 2013 A1481 with a suspected bad power supply, I would like to test the bus bars from the PSU to the logic board with a multimeter. Would anyone be able to provide some instructions on ...
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Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid-2010) not seeing airport card with Mojave

So, this is very strange: I have a drive with Mountain Lion on it, and when I boot that drive, I have WiFi (using the installed Airport card). I just made a clean install of Mojave and when I boot ...
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Mac Pro 2010 (5,1) problem: White / white-striped screen, loud fans, then restart

BIG problem. My computer has intermittently shown this problem (in the title). The screen goes blank, fans go very loud, then the computer restarts itself. This happens mostly when using Logic, and ...
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External display sometimes briefly turns on but stays black

I have a 2019 Mac Pro (the new cheese grater) connected to an external display via Thunderbolt 3. When I put it to sleep though, sometimes the display will turn on and display all-black for a few ...
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What makes macOS 11 Big Sur supported on a 2013 MacPro and not a 2012?

In the past, older Mac Pro machines have not been supported by newer macOS releases due to standard features on the machine (e.g. Bluetooth wasn't standard on 2008s, limiting Sierra) or by CPU ...
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Upgrading CPU in Mac Pro 5.1

I am planning to update my CPU on my Mac Pro 5.1 2010. As shown here the highest CPU I can get is the dual 6-core Xeon 3.46GHz. Now I wonder if this one I found here can be used straight away without ...
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Display configuration problems with Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro (trash can) with dual D600 graphics connected to 3 x 4K displays using mini-DP to HDMI cables that are rated to work 4K @ 60Hz. Due to the size of the mini-DP connectors, I can fit ...
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1066MHz memory in 3.33GHz 6-core Mac Pro 5,1

I have gotten conflicting messages about whether or not 1066MHz memory will work in my Mac Pro 5,1 (6-core Westmere 3.33GHz). As opposed to 1333MHz. (Both DDDR3, ECC, 240-pin). Will it function ...
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Old Mac Pro with consistent, mysterious ailment

"MacPro 8-core", aka "8x", aka "MacPro2,1", from 2007-8. Frequent syndrome with always the same two symptoms together: at the end of boot sequence, right when desktop is supposed to display, monitor ...
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Compare between Apple Mac computers

I am thinking about purchasing an Apple Mac computer. But I am confused between the different types of Apple Macs available. I am clueless how to make a choice. Is there any website or a resource ...
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using rEFInd to get around lack of boot screen when using unsupported GPU in Mac Pro

I am trying to upgrade a 2012 Mac Pro (model 5,1) to Mojave. I have installed High Sierra and updated bootrom to MP51.0089.B00. I've got a required "metal capable" graphics card (Sapphire PULSE ...
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backupd using massive CPU

Machine info - macOS Mojave, Mac Pro 4,1 with 5,1 firmware. Dual 6-core Xeons, 64GB RAM, 5 internal drives, 1 SSD, 4 HD. I don't want to prevent Time Machine backups, but I'd be happy enough if ...
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Can Remote App access Apple Music from my Music Library?

Technology I have recently updated my MacPro to run macOS 10.15.4 Catalina. I have an iPad Pro running iPadOS 13.5 I have also recently subscribed to Apple Music to stream content. Stereo system ...
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Upgrade Mac Pro 5.2 2012

I have a Mac Pro 5.2 2012 which currently has both the GeForce and Radeon, 16 GB memory and 1TB normal HDD. I want to upgrade this Mac Pro to its max without over doing something, for example I read ...
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Change drives in Mac startup manager to display “Macintosh HD” instead of “EFI Boot”

I have a Mac Pro 3,1 running Catalina (patched by dosdude1's installer to work on my unsupported Mac). Initially, I was having problems with my GPU which led me to install OpenCore as per the ...
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Is there an easy way to find the specification pages for old Apple Computers that have now been removed from the Apple Support pages?

I recently noticed that it no longer appears possible to view the specifications for old Apple computers directly from the Apple website; their specification pages appear to have been deleted. I'm ...
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Is the firmware update for APFS on an older Mac on disk or NVRAM?

My 2008 MacPro3,1 is getting long in the tooth and one of the few things left I can do for it before retiring it is to set APFS as the system drive so that I can attempt to run Mojave on it. However, ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 with no display output

My 2008 mac pro suddenly stopped communicating with my monitor(s) - it boots (chimes) but no signal to monitors - I have checked with multiple monitors and cables. Have replaced the logic board, cpus,...
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MacBook Pro early 2013 how to disable NVIDIA GT 750M Permanently

i have a MBP early 2013 with a defective nvidia gt 750m and it uses Catalina. everytime it switches to the discrete card it crashes. Does anyone have good ideas to have a permanently solution for ...
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MAC Catalina Upgrade error : The disk doesn't use the GUID partition

I have this problem when I want to upgrade my MACOS from Yosemit to Catalina My pc specs are as fallow: When i'm going to volume I can't select anything And if I go to erase, the same problem ...
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Mac Pro graphics card upgrade questions [duplicate]

I have a Mac Pro Mid 2010 that since about a week ago only displays a blank white screen after rebooting. It doesn’t respond to various startup options. My reseller advised my to replace the original ...
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Any way to install 10.12 Sierra on a Mac Pro 1,1? [duplicate]

We have a Mac Pro, model identifier 1,1. The most recent officially supported OS for it is 10.6.8. Is there any way to install 10.12 Sierra? I've seen people claiming to have installed 10.11, but not ...
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How to reset a salvaged Mac Pro which has previously been managed?

My buddy hauls junk and the Art Institute of Philadelphia closed down and had him remove a bunch of old iMac/Mac Pro’s from the college. I now have my hands on a Mac Pro 2010 tower and Cinema ...
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I can not download any app from App Store on my Mac Pro (Mid 2012) Mojave

I have a Mac Pro running a fresh install of macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G4032) I have no issues login into any service in iCloud, iTunes, App Store, all good but when I try to update (the apple office-...
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Verify OS X Base System

Mac Pro (Late 2013) macOS Mavericks Internet Recovery Mode: OS X Utilities: Disk Utility: disk0 OS X Base System I can verify "OS X Base System" but not erase, restore or alter ...
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What is the command line equivalent of PRAM reset?

My wired keyboard is starting to flake out and I'm not able to PRAM reset the machine at boot with the Option ⌥ + Command ⌘ + P + R sequence. I tried plugging in a Windows keyboard and use Alt + ...
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Are the internal drives on a MacPro3,1 hot swappable?

I believe SATA drives were designed to be hot swappable, but I imagine there might still be some hardware restrictions. So if you were to unmount a drive, can you swap out a drive in one of the ...
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MacPro - D700 Multi-Display Not Working When Using Windows 10

I have a Mac Pro with dual D700 graphics cards connected to 3x4K displays, and I've used Bootcamp to install Windows 10. When running MacOS Catalina, all of the displays work fine. When running ...
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Will a 2008 MacPro3,1 work with only one processor?

I've been running a 2008 MacPro3,1 for a long time now as my home desktop. For my day-to-day, I have much newer equipment but nothing since the old cheese graters has had the same storage capacity ...
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How to properly install Bootcamp onto internal SATA disk on Mac Pro (2019)

I recently got the new Mac Pro (2019) with 256GB SSD. The built-in drive is quite small to hold both macOS and Windows, so I installed a SATA SSD using some DIY-cabling solutions to the internal SATA ...
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Can't type backslash with external windows european keyboard

I have a Macboock Pro with Spanish keyboard. I am using an external windows (typical Logitech's black one) keyboard and everything works fine except the backslash. In this layout (in both keyboards) ...
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Mac Pro 2020 upgradability - DDR5, ARM, Neural Engine?

Can the Mac Pro 2020 in the future be upgraded to replace/add these: DDR4 -> DDR5 Intel -> Arm ... -> Apple Neural Engine Or are they not compatible with the current Mac Pro design? They are all ...
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MacPro 5,1 1333 MHz RAM Spec

I have a question concerning the memory spec for my Mac Pro. This Mac is originally a Mac Pro 4,1 with flashed firmware to Model 5,1. The CPUs are 2x Intel x5690. Now I would like to upgrade the ...
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2009 Mac Pro does not boot after rEFInd

A few months back, I had a friend install rEFInd on my 2009 Mac Pro so I can use it as a server running a non-GUI version of Ubuntu. Though, after checking it a few months after it’s been off, the ...
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Mac Pro 3.1 with GTX 770 won't boot

I was given a MacPro 2008 with 1 CPU, 1TB hard-drive, no wifi and 6GB of memory. I patched via DosDude1's patch tool so enable NVME. Current Specs: 2x4core 3.2Ghz. Wifi, 32GB of RAM, PCIe/NVMe ...
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Login screen doesn't appear after installing AnyDesk

I have a Mac Pro running 10.14 which up until today has had no issues at all. Today I installed and set up AnyDesk so I would be able to remotely access this machine while im away during the holidays....
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Dell U2717D monitor not working with 2010 MacPro desktop

I am running a 2010 MacPro desktop (2.4 GHz, 8 cores). It works well with an Acer P206H monitor plugged in to the DVI connector. I tried to connect a Dell U2717D monitor to both the DVI connector (...
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Mac Pro early 2008 doesn't boot anymore

I got a Mac Pro early 2008 2x 2.8 quad-core for 12 years now. A few weeks ago, it stopped booting after 5 seconds. I restarted it and it was ok. But the problem came more and more often the next days, ...
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Moving to a new boot drive

The 256 drive in my 2013 Mac Pro is on the verge of filling, so I'm thinking of getting an Aura 480. I'm not entirely sure what the process of moving to this drive will be. I can't tell if the version ...
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How to connect MacPro 2013 Thunderbolt 2 to USB C [duplicate]

I see several posts about USB-C and TB-3 to TB-2 but are they reversible? As I cannot find a TB-2 to USB-3 device I thought maybe I could connect my MacPro (Late 2013) to a USB-C hub which has USB-3 ...
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How do I delete a backup on the time machine as well as an account

I have the following issue for which I cannot find the answers. Problem 1: I have on my time machine a backup from a computer that I do not own anymore. I cannot delete this. Not a big thing, just ...
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Screen glitches after installing ATI Radeon HD on my old Mac Pro

I decided to try and upgrade my old 2009 Mac Pro and update it based on the various guides that I've seen online. I figured the best 1st step would be to make sure that I flash it from 4.1 to 5.1, and ...
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Confusion regarding Mac Pro graphic cards

I have an eraly 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 and I'm interested in upgrading its graphic capabilities. It currently has an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT. I have looked online for compatible graphics cards but I'm ...
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Forget Wi-Fi network don't work on Catalina

The settings about “forget Wi-Fi network" isn’t working. I don’t like to remember the Wi-Fi networks I log into, but since I updated to Catalina my Mac can’t forget the Wi-Fi login settings. I did ...
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Chosing Windows in startup manager freezes the computer

Trying to install Windows 8.1 on an early 2009 mac pro 10.11.6 (model identifier mac pro4,1) with a DVD because the usb shows only EFI boot, and that requires for me to flash my mac to 5,1.(i also ...
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Mac Pro 2009 very hard to boot; shuts down randomly; fan spinning high

My Mac Pro from 2009 has been very hard to boot recently. The procession is usually as follows: Will start to boot, shuts down, fans start spinning at maximum speed, for multiple times Will get to ...

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