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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Macbook Pro a1278 fails to boot [on hold]

i have a personal Macbook Pro a1278 that fails to boot. I made the choice to contact an Apple service who changed the SSD and my antivirus failed to start not having the right permissions. I did not ...
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Macpro 3.1 won't boot from USB

I cannot get my MacPro 3.1 early 2008 to recognise a bootable USB stick. I'm trying to upgrade from 10.11 El Capitan, to a newer version using the unoffical patcher tools. I've tried both Mojave, and ...
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Wake on LAN (WOL) on Mac Pro 3,1 WITHOUT MacOS

I've been re-purposing my Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) to be a server using docker and Ubuntu Server 18.04.2. I'm trying to get wake on lan to work, as this is a really power-hungry machine and I would rather ...
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Macpro two drives Triple UEFI Boot move from Grub2 to “headless” bootmanager rEFInd issues

Thanks @David Anderson for the huge afford to instruct people like me for make tools more efficient. I have been very happy with my triple boot mac via Grub2 a long period of time since Adobe have ...
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macOS won't boot into Recovery mode, need to reset admin password

My Mac Pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 won't boot into Recovery or Internet mode. I want to reset the password for the admin account as I have forgotten it for all users. I also would like ...
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Screws required to attach HD's to mounting tray for Apple Mac Pro Tower Mid-2012

I recently ordered 2 new HD's for my Apple Mac Pro Tower however on opening my Mac, I found all the screws were missing in the last two trays. I borrowed as many as I could from the other two trays ...
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2009 Mac Pro with 2018 LG 5K Display?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (flashed to 5,1) with a Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 8GB GPU I acquired to support Mojave. The configuration has been happily stable since late 2018 and performed as expected ...
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Confused over Mac Pro 1.1 EFI firmware 32 vs 64 bit: patch firmware or OS installer?

I have the original Intel Mac Pro 1.1 and I know it has a 64-bit CPU (Xeon), yet it has 32-bit firmware. However, I know that it's possible to patch it to run 64-bit OS, like OS X Mavericks (which I ...
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2013 Mac Pro keeps crashing, but only during night

Sometimes with no apps running in the background it still shuts down. All RAM sticks are working fine. The thing I'm thinking is the "BSD process name corresponding to current thread: **profiles ...
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What displays work with the Mac Pro (2019)?

What displays besides the Pro Display XDR will work with the 2019 Mac Pro? Is there a list somewhere of (both Apple and non-Apple) displays that are compatible?
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Disk space critically low [duplicate]

I got this: Disk space critically low along with some other text saying that old terminal [something] would be deleted if needed to clear up space. What is this and how can I resolve this issue? ...
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2009 Mac Pro Processor Change - how to resolve errors?

I have a Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.26 (2009/Nehalem) that I was running with dual X5690 (3.46GHz/6-core/12MB/130W) processors for the last couple years (yes, I've got the 2010 firmware hack on it). Been ...
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MacPro, APFS, Bootcamp Startup Disk

Has anyone used brigadier to get a more recent Mac's bootcamp installer and extract whatever bits allow APFS volumes to show up in the startup disk selector in the bootcamp control panel under windows?...
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Terminal stuck on sudo indefinitely

I'm on the latest version of Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226), Darwin 18.5.0 on a 2012 Mac Pro. The system has become totally unusable for any sudo commands. It gets stuck indefinitely whenever I fire a sudo. ...
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Does screen protector really protect anti-relfective coating in Macboon pro Retina display?

I have a MAC Book pro 15" built in end of 2014. It has a known issue of anti-reflective coating. I got Apple to replace them twice and I am not sure if they change it again as I entering 5 years soon)....
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Why Will 2012 Mac Pro will work with 2 graphics cards, but not one?

I have a 2012 Mac Pro which must be updated to a Metal compatible card. When I swap the cards, the screen shows nothing and I do not believe it boots. When I put in the original card and the new card ...
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Two of the original video cards in 2009 Mac Pro?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro and am curious about whether or not I can put two of the stock video cards in it. My friend has an identical Mac Pro, but has a better video card. I could put his old stock one ...
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No install location available in Mac Internet Recovery

I tried to start my Mac & a folder with a question mark appeared. I researched on Google and discovered it was a problem with the Boot partition. I saw how to fix it. I used Opt ⌥ while booting ...
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Can't remove the heatsinks on a MacPro 3,1 (earily 2008), even though I have the screws out?

I have a MacPro 3,1 and the screen keeps going black and the fan starts blowing at high speed. I ruled out that it was my OS by running Clonezilla and attempting to clone the harddrive, and during ...
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Reformatting Woes

I'm running a Mac Pro 5.1 with a GTX 970 and a GT 120 installed. I've just wiped the SSD and now I'm stuck wrangling with MacOS's hyper-specific install requirements. High Sierra won't let me install ...
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Dual CPU Mac Pro 4,1->5,1 won't boot with more than one RAM stick per processor

I was working on my dual CPU Mac Pro 4,1 (upgraded to 5,1), having removed the CPU tray to access the board behind it, and subsequently the machine was non-bootable. Following the process of building ...
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A keychain cannot be found to store *network* Macbook Pro (el capitan 2010)

My MacBook is having problems with the keychain. I have taken it to an apple shop and it has not been fixed (his solution is to delete everything from the user and set up a new user and transfer all ...
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Buying a mac pro (2013) overseas

this is probably a very dumb question but I would just like to clarify...I live in New Zealand, and looking to buy a Trashcan/Mac pro from Ebay, as it is a lot cheaper (including duty/tax) than buying ...
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Windows 10 won't install in EFI Boot mode when hybrid partitions are present on Mac-Pro 5.1?

I am trying to install Windows 10 in EFI mode on a Mac Pro 5.1, to co-exist with Snow Leopard, also installed in EFI mode, in GPT partitions, and Windows XP, installed in BIOS mode, in an MBR ...
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Can I set up Boot Camp in a headless mac pro?

I have this headless Mac Pro in the living room. I access it from my MBP through the network, ssh and sometimes with a remote desktop solution. I use it to run data/computing. Now I need to get ...
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Mac Pro not detecting Windows install DVD

I have Mac Pro 1,1 (2006 version) running Lion 10.7.5. Bootcamp on this model officially supports up to Windows 7 x86 though people have reported being able to run Windows 10 x64. I downloaded a ...
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Dual monitors waking from sleep very slow?

I have 2 EIZO screens via Thunderbolt/Display port connected to my MacPro (2013 cylinder). One day I press a key and the screen comes on straight away after sleep, the other day it can easily take 20-...
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Crash/restore renamed SSD system disk and emptied

I had what I think was a "system crash" of my 500 GB SSD that was my system disk. I now think it was because a keyboard malfunction was preventing proper boot operations. I have a 2008 MacPro running ...
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Apple planning to release new Mac Pro? [closed]

With the Mac Mini getting a new release, what is happening with the Mac Pro (aka the "Trash Can")? It has not had any design changes since 2013, and 5 years later it would seem that Apple would plan ...
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What does time of year (Early, Mid, Late) and year in About This Mac dialogue mean?

My Mac mini shows Late 2012 in the About This Mac dialogue shown on clicking  → About This Mac. What does this label actually represent? The year of production or the year that model was introduced ...
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trying to revive a mac pro 1.1 without a disk drive or preinstalled software

I have a mac pro 1.1 which came without any DVD drives or HDDs, I put an SSD into one of the slots and want to install any working OS. it however cannot get into any boot menu, it boots normally with ...
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Upgrade GPU in 2010 Mac Pro 5,1

I have a 2010 Mac Pro 5,1. It has an ATI Radeon HD 5770. I bought a Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 to upgrade. How can I use RX 560 on OS X El Capitan and Mojave?
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Update to 10.14.1 on Mac Pro 5.1 results in black screen

I tried to update my Mac Pro 5.1 with the delta updater to 10.14.1 from 10.14. I have a Sapphire RX 580 installed. After some minutes I saw he load screen but after that the screen turned black. I ...
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Auto Unlock - supported

For a MacBook Pro mid 2014 macOS High Sierra in the System Report I just want to verify that -Auto Unlock - Supported- is telling me that it is possible for me to set up a Apple Watch and it is not ...
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HDMI Audio doesn't work on AMD RX580 Mac Pro 5,1

I have a Mac Pro 5,1 2012 and just installed an AMD RX580 GPU. The sound doesn't go through the HDMI so I have to plug into the headphone outlet on the front of the computer (and can't use the ...
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4,1 to 5,1 Mac Pro upgrade

I upgraded my firmware to 5,1 everything works great. De-lid my new X5690 cpu's per instructions. System boots with single CPU in the A slot. Tested both cpu's in the A slot they work fine in the a ...
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OS will not mount the VM partition. Virtual memory must be forced to work

Virtual memory was broken on my Mac (cMP 5.1) for several months, with Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave. Apple support was useless. I finally figured out that I was missing all the invisible ...
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Do I need to enable Journaling on a Mac Pro M2 SSD?

I am booting from an M2 SSD (PCI) on my Mac Pro 2012. Running Mojave. I tried to run the Boot Camp Assistant but it doesn't run and I've seen solutions saying that you have to have Journaling enabled. ...
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chmod using 100% CPU resources

Since upgrading to High Sierra (now at 10.13.6) on my Mac Pro 2012, I experience regular episodes where the process chmod eats up ~100% on all 12 cores. It happens about 15 seconds after logging in ...
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MacPro 6,1 (late 2013) - 4 monitors using only 1 of 2 available graphics cards

Late 2013 mac pro 32GB ram, AMD FirePro D500 3072mb. All monitors plugged into their own individual thunderbolt ports. Performance has been abysmal over the last few months. Many coreaudio errors; ...
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I reassembled a Mac Pro A1186 and have extra parts left over. What do they go to?

I disassembled a Mac Pro A1186 for cleaning and upon reassembly found that I have several screws and what appear to be some kind of nuts. I don't remember what they go to. This system did not have ...
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Cant enter firmware password on Mac Pro 5,1

I need to enter recovery mode and finally remembered my firmware password using the magic at https://www.cnet.com/news/use-the-calculator-to-reveal-a-macs-firmware-password/ but the padlock screen ...
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Mac Pro Tower Repeatedly hanging/rebooting. Mint clean install with zero internet time

Hardware 5,1. I have replaced the power supply once. Machine keeps either rebooting or display the "your mac has a problem and needs to reboot screen". This is on a largely mint OSX and audio app ...
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Do I need a sine wave UPS for late 2013 Mac Pro?

The support person at CyberPower told me that my late 2013 Mac Pro has a PFC power supply therefore, I would need to get an UPS with sine wave output. Is this a correct statement?
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How do I connect power to a NVIDIA GTX 1070 Founders Edition in a 2009 Mac Pro?

I am installing an NVIDIA GTX 1070 in a 2009 Mac Pro. I have seen all kinds of cables selling on Amazon and eBay to power GPUs in a Mac Pro so I want to make sure I get the right one. Looking at the ...
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Is a 2008/9 Mac Pro cluster a viable option to a 2018 iMac?

So I can decide whether to use a small cluster of older Mac Pros or a single modern iMac assume I have a problem which will execute adequately in G gigabytes of RAM, and that the problem can use ...
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Triple-booting Ubuntu on MacPro w/ Win10 and High Sierra (two separate drives)

I am running a 2009 MacPro (5,1) with two separate hard drives: on one, I've installed MacOS High Sierra. On the second, I used Bootcamp to install Windows 10 (legacy/BIOS, not EFI), then installed ...
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Mac Pro 1,1 Ethernet not working, How do diagnose the problem

I have a Mac Pro model 1,1 which used to work with Ethernet pluged into either RJ45 socket. It now does not recognize either connection. Since this could be physical or sortware, how can I further ...
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Do I have to “flash” an NVIDIA GTX 10XX (1070/1080/1080ti) to get it to use PCIe 2.0 on a Mac Pro?

According to MacVidCards.com, one must use a modified ROM on a stock PC video card to get it to use the PCIe 2.0 spec vs the PCIe 1.0 spec when installed on a Mac Pro. A MacRumors post suggests that ...
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Kernal Panic during Nvidia Driver update problems

Today I updated my Nvidia Driver. During the process the computer experienced a kernal panic. But it seems to have installed the driver update. But now the menu bar on the screens inactive looks ...