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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 ...

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Mid 2013 MacBook Pro displaying multi color

My MacBook Pro was displaying normal before until recently. When I boot it up recently, it was displaying different colors, sometimes white on the screen, but when I hook it up with TV screen it ...
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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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Second Monitor flickering and blacking out (Mac Pro 2008)

Earlier this year I bought a three-port adapter for my Mini-Display Port on my Mac Pro (HDMI, VGA, and DVI). I tried connecting my VGA monitor into the VGA Port on the Adapter and the Mini-Display ...
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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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My mac pro 5,1 is missing the serial number in the firmware. How can I fix this using a rasberry PI and SOIC programmer [duplicate]

In the About my Mac window I see "serial number: none" I am trying to put a serial number into the firmware using a SOIC programmer. My mac pro does not have a serial number. I suspect this is ...
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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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Audio Drop Out — Trying to Find Culprit in Logs

[Mac Pro 5,1, 10.12.6] For months now, my audio interface (Apogee Duet 2, USB-powered) seemingly randomly cuts out, causing my speakers to pop loudly, then power cycles indefinitely. These drop-outs ...
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Do I need a Sinewave UPS for late 2013 Mac Pro?

The support person at CyberPower told me that my late 2013 Mac Pro has a PFC power supply. So I would need to get an UPS with sinewave 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 ...
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Does NVRAM, PRAM or SMC have anything to do with the red light on a Riser lighting up but then not lighting up after a reseat and riser switch?

One of the red leds for dimm 3 raiser b lit up red on my MacPro early 2008 lit up, so I reseated the ram in question on it by switching it with it's counter part (swapped dimm 3 for dimm 4) and ...
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Mac Pro 3.1 for Xcode, coding or programming?

Could this machine support a more recent macOS and would that be necessary for development work? I have a chance to buy a Mac Pro 3.1 (2008): Intel Xeon Dual Quad-Core 2.8Ghz (8 cores total) 12GB ...
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MacPro Early 2008, how to hook up yellow power cords to the graphics card?

I'm tearing apart my MacPro Early 2008, cleaning it, and putting it back together. Most of it seems to be going back together fine but one part confuses me and that's the two bundles of yellow ...
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Mac Pro 5,1 - Red LED's On Slot #4 and Slot #8 - No Processor Error

I have a Mac Pro 5,1 dual processor. When powered on, no matter what slot the RAM is in, I get a light on slot #4 and one on slot #8 even though those slots are empty. No processor warning lights at ...
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Taking the front fans out of an Mac Pro Early 2008 to clear out the dust?

So I unscrewed the screw in the upper right hand corner of the fans encasing that's attached to the motherboard. But I still can't pull them out. It seems like it attached somehow in the lower left ...
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Broken Wi-Fi and Ethernet - Reinstalling OS X El Capitan

Recently on my mid 2009 MacBook Pro, the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working. I tried resetting NVRAM and SMC but to no avail. I thought it may be a hardware fault, but before buying a costly Airport card, ...
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Mac Pro 5.1 (mid 2012 ) Fusion Drive (2 SSDs and 1 HDD)

I have 2 SSDs 160GB each and a 4TB Disk (all SATA) I was thinking to put them in Fusion Drive setup, will it work? how it will work? which setup is recommended if possible? any speed benefits? ...
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Windows 10 EFI on MacPro 4,1 -> 5,1

I'm attempting an EFI install of Windows 10 on a 2009 (4,1) Mac Pro firmware upgraded to 5,1. I'm running High Sierra, and installing Windows 10 on a second partition on the same disk. I have no ...
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How to join the unallocated free space to the main macintosh drive, after it has been partioned into 2 partitions

/dev/disk0 0:Guid partion scheme. Size 320 GB 1: Efi size 209 MB 2: apple-hfs size 159.1 GB 3: apple boot recover size 650 MB Already deleted the 160 GB unallocated disk but could not join them ...
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Why doesn't the disabling of the Caps Lock key have any effect?

On Mac OSX High Sierra v10.13.5 (17F7) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013), using an external bluetooth connected Mac keyboard in the System Preferences, under Keyboard, there is Modifier ...
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Mac Pro - some keys in default shift mode [duplicate]

My Mac Pro keyboard was working fine few minutes ago, but some keys are typing in shift mode now. What should I do to fix it? I thought of restarting the laptop but suddenly realised I wont be able ...
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2013 Mac Pro RAM upgrade not much faster

I have a 2013 Mac Pro 10.10.2 running on Yosemite. I upgraded the RAM to 64GB(4X16) and it doesn't seem to be much faster while processing FCPX files. Are there any settings I can check to ensure it's ...
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Old Mac Pro: Windows? GPUs?

I recently got an old Mac Pro 1,1 for free, and was wondering what's necessary to get it running Windows. I know that you needed Boot Camp before Windows 7, because it didn't support the EFI, but ...
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Add Recovery Partition to APFS drive?

After some drive juggling [cloning to HFS+ then re-cloning back] to fix an error on my APFS boot drive, I'm now in the position where I no longer have any partition with a Recovery volume. Carbon ...
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How can I see if RAM was failing after removing it from the Mac?

I recently replaced some original 1GB RAM modules in my Mac Pro with 4GB ones. After a day or two of constant uptime, I attempted to reboot the machine which resulted in the power light blinking ...
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Duel Boot High Sierra - El Capitan, Mac Pro 2010 - Issues

I'm really hoping someone can help me here. I'm not Pro-Pro user, but I know enough to get/make things work, most times. I have a Mac Pro 2010 Model running El Capitan. I'm heading overseas in a ...
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Can This Mac Pro Be Restored To Original State

2006 mac pro Intel core 2 duo, 4gb 667, Original GTX 7800 Nvidia WD(also a Nvidia 120 512mb), 500gb HDD, Memorex DVD Rom. I got this free from a friend with no HDD therefore no OS. I purchased Snow ...
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Can a flashed Mac Pro 2009 (5,1) support macOS Mojave

Can macOS Mojave be installed on a Mac Pro 2009 that has been flashed/upgraded to the 5,1 firmware (Mine already is) with a Metal supported GPU like a AMD RX 580?
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Does Mac Pro 2013 support 5 GHz Wi-Fi?

Does the Mac Pro 2013 support 5 GHz Wi-Fi? Can't find this information on Apple product page.
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How do I use both GPUs on a MacPro?

My MacPro (Late 2013, OSX Yosemite) has two AMD FirePro D500 GPUs and three Cinema HD Displays. When I look at the System report all of the Displays show up under one GPU and the other GPU has ...
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Mac Pro with permanently mounted Time Machine. Local snaps any benefit?

I've found where they live, how to switch them on or off... https://apple.stackexchange.com/search?q=time+machine+local+ What I haven't found is - if in a Mac Pro with the Time Machine volume ...
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How to determine why my Mac temporarily freezes?

Every couple days, my Mac will simply freeze for several seconds to a few minutes. Any audio stops playing, and the mouse stops responding. Then it's back to normal. The 99.9% of the time it's ...
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Experience with booting on a Tempo SSD PCIe card?

I have a MacPro 2009 reflashed as a 2010. I am considering to install a Tempo SSD PCIe card and then put High Sierra on it. This card is advertised to allow booting on it: would anyone have first hand ...