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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 Graphics.

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Help finding correct power cable for GTX 1060 SC in Mac Pro 5, 1 [closed]

I recently purchased an old 2012 Mac Pro 5, 1. I have upgrade several parts including installing an Nvidia GTX 1060 SC 3GB. I am a video editor by profession, so I quickly installed Premiere Pro. ...
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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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Automator unfold zip - change to psd

For my work, I need to download a lot of files with images. They often come in as a .zip and go to my downloads file. Then I need to open the .zip and I convert the images inside Adobe Bridge to ...
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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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Mac Book Pro 2011 end , Cursor behave erratically

Mac Book Pro 2011 end , Cursor behave erratically and keep going out of control when all edit functions are visible .BUT When EDIT AND UNDO Functions not visible and not in working conditions then ...
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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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Do I need install Nvidia Web driver and CUDA driver?

My Mac is Mac Pro 5.1, and macOS is 10.13, graphics card is Nvidia GTX 1070 + GT 120. Every mac user know, the GTX 1070 is windows only, but if we install Nvidia Web Driver for mac, then GTX 1070 can ...
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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 ...
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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 ...