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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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External Hard Drive No Longer Detected On Macbook Pro

My MacBook froze and I had the spinning wheel. At that time I had my 2TB external drive mounted of which I have never had problems during multiple uses. I had to hold down power and just restart so I ...
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2013 Mac Pro Monterey Sleep Wake Failure

I have a 2013 Mac Pro with the following specs: 8-Core Xeon E5, 32GB Ram, AMD FirePro D500, Monterey 12.2.1 I've been having issues with Sleep-Wake failure on this machine and I'm unable to resolve it....
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upgrade early 2008 mac pro to run 10.13 or later

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro which will only run up to El Capitan [10.11] Is there any hardware upgrade I can do to run later versions [10.13 and later] thanks!
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Is this MCA Error Report due to a failing SSD?

I'm having issues with my Mac Pro 2013 telling me that it's crashed when I wake the machine from sleep mode and needing to reinstate all the open windows and restore crashed tabs in Chrome for example....
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New internal SSD (WD_Black SN750 2TB) not recognized during setup on late 2013 Mac Pro

I am trying to set up my new internal SSD (WD_Black SN750 2TB) with a Sintech adapter on my late 2013 Mac Pro after my factory 256gb ssd failed a bit ago and am having issues where the new SSD ...
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Screen share/Apple Remote Desktop/other severely slows down the Mac Pro (3,1) being shared

All I wanna do is run a headless Mac Pro(3,1, with DosDudes patch for Mojave). The instant I connect, mouse/keyboard latency becomes intolerably slow, on the Mac Pro itself, whether I'm looking at it ...
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You cannot partition an external disk, a RAID disk or an internal disk on which FileVault encryption is in progress. (I don't have a RAID disk)

I'm trying to Boot Camp my Mac Pro (2010. High Sierra) And every time i open the Boot Camp it shows me this message: "You cannot partition an external disk, a RAID disk or an internal disk on ...
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2008 Mac Pro no output

My 2008 Mac Pro will not output video. It will chime but nothing appears on screen. I've tried replacing the graphics card with one that's compatible with this mac and still nothing appears on screen. ...
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Does using the Desktop 'Stacks' feature contribute to performance loss?

I have a Mac Pro running 6 4k monitors... Is it possible that with 1600+ Desktop icons Stacks could degrade performance?
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How to fix SSL/HTTPS issues on my Mac Pro 1,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8?

I have an old Mac Pro 1,1 (from 2006) that I am trying to make usable again. I can't access most websites, download updates, or do anything else that might require HTTP requests because (I'm assuming) ...
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Mac Pro 5,1 Mid 2010 RAM Slots

I have just bought 2x16GB ram. I have 4 slots with 8gb in each. I will fit the new 2x16 in slots 1 + 2 (4 slots total). Is that correct?
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"Photos cannot play this video because the resource is unavailable."

I see "Photos cannot play this video because the resource is unavailable." on my MacPro Catalina when I want to play a video. I think I deleted QuickTime Player accidentally when cleaning ...
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Trying to Run Windows 10 on Flashed Mac Pro 4, 1 now 5, 1 Bootable USB Storage Error Bootcamp

I want to run Windows 10 on my flashed 2009 Mac Pro 5, 1 with Bootcamp. Currently OS X 10.11.6 and the Nvidia GT 120 are present. I am able to start the process to create the bootable USB drive but ...
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What macOS version should I upgrade to on my mid-2010 Mac Pro?

I need to upgrade from Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63) to a newer version. My specs are: Processor: 2x2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Memory: 12GB 1066 MHz DDR3 Ecc Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB ...
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Cannot install Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) on PowerPC Mac

I have an old Power Mac running Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.11). It is a Dual 2.3 GHz Power-PC G5 with 8 GB RAM. I have it running Tiger since that is the last OS that supports Classic (OS 9) (via Rosetta) ...
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Bootcamp on Mac Pro 5.1 — Boot keyboard shortcuts no longer working

I've installed Bootcamp running Windows 10 on my 2012 5.1 Mac Pro with Mojave. I've also upgraded my GPU to an RX580 from MacVidCards with the Apple EFI mod. Everything went well for a few months ...
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trustd process v high CPU usage and slooow boot up - OSX 10.13.6

My machine used to fly through booting up but since last week it's very sluggish and once I finally log in, three instances of trustd are operating at a very high capacity for 5 minutes or so. After ...
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Mac Pro 2013 Blank Displays And Can't Hard Reset

I have a Mac Pro, Late 2013 (Trashcan) with Dual D700 Graphics and I recently installed Windows 10 using Bootcamp. In Windows I went into the AMD FirePro Control Panel and clicked "Enable 10-bit ...
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macOS Big Sur - gatekeeper? slowing down opening applications

At a facility where I work, we have several Mac Pros and Mac Minis. We're in need to upgrade from Mojave to Big Sur so we can upgrade our various production tools, i.e. Pro Tools, DaVinci Resolve ...
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Mac Pro 5,1 PCI GPU power 6/8 pin confusion

I have a Sapphire HD 7950 from eBay I got to go in a Mac Pro 5,1. It has dual 8-pin sockets. Being second hand it has no instructions/data sheet. The one I already own [different Mac Pro] has dual 6-...
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mac pro 3,1 no chimes power up. no keyboard cap lock light, no display signal

My flawless 12 year old mac pro 3,1 dual 2.8 quad core mac isn't getting past fan power up! System info: Mac Pro 3,1 dual quad 2.8 ghz, OWC ram 32 gb, Mojave via drdos patch. Video: nvidia gfx 680 Bay ...
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Brand new mac pro tower has really slow wifi? iPhone and macbook pro 2016 get 100Mbps, while mac pro gets 1/3 of that

I've run out of ideas. I'm right next to my router/access point. I have an iphone, a macbook pro 2016, and a mac pro tower that I've had for a few months. All of them running fast.com show 100Mbps, ...
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Mac Pro tower (2020) ethernet doesn't work if plugged into an unmanaged switch

I'm trying to connect my Mac Pro tower (2020) to my network using ethernet but am experiencing problems if use my Netgear GS105 switch, this setup results in the MacPro saying "Cable connected ...
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Confusion about installing ESXi on Apple hardware

I am confused about VMware and/or Apple's commitment to supporting ESXi running natively on Apple hardware. According to VMware, there are only 8 Apple products that support running ESXi natively (see ...
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Mac Pro late 2013 Control Buttons?

What is the small slide button located to the upper left of the main connection panel of the late 2013 Mac Pro?
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How to make two internal SSD drives work best on a Mac

I have a mid-2010 17" MacPro with two internal 1TB SSD drives, running Catalina. My hope was that I might be able to figure out a way to make them work effectively as one by pointing the "...
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How to troubleshoot 2013 Mac Pro without working display? (Recent MacBooks + iPads available if helpful; Catalina/Big Sur)

Briefly: Is there any way to test a Mac Pro (2013, cylinder model, Big Sur) without a working display — either without a display, or using a recent USB-C MacBook (particularly MBP 2019, MBP 2020, and ...
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Is my MacPro 5,1 single or dual socket?

My MacPro 5,1 is running a 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon with 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3. Is this a single or a dual socket system? Thanks.
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Installing Windows on a Mac Pro 5.1 on top of open core

I'm running a Mac Pro 5.1 (original 2010) with Big Sur on open core with the following specs: CPU: 2 x 2,9 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Memory: 48 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 GPU: Radeon RX 580 8 GB SSD 1: 500GB ...
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Airpod pros microphone intermittently does not connect on Macbook Pro and causes headphone disconnect

Odd issue that only seems to affect my Airpod Pros on Macbook Pro (2019, 16 inch). I have used, without issue, other bluetooth headphones with microphone on this computer, and used the airpod pros on ...
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Help troubleshooting Early 2009 Mac Pro (2x 2.66 GHz Quad Core) Fan Issues

I have an early 2009 Mac Pro (2 x 2.66 GHz Quad Core) that recently started having issues. It started as the black screen issue, that I troubleshooted to find that there was an issue with the CPU ...
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black screen with cursor after login recurs the second boot after single user mode fix

Trying to upgrade a MacPro5,1 (2010) to an SSD, I installed High Sierra in it from a 2010 Macbook pro via USB, because it was too damn slow to install it directly in the MacPro, then put the SSD in ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 Power Up No Chime Nor Boot

My Early 2008 Mac Pro won't boot. Won't do much, actually. This is what I've done: replaced the power supply removed DVD player removed all RAM removed all video cards (I have a handful of ...
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I'm not sure I can flash the firmware rom on Mac Pro 1,1

I'm trying to port coreboot to the Mac Pro 1,1 and I'm finding it difficult to locate any information on how to use the diag/lpc or other ports to flash firmware on the Mac Pro 1,1 or 2,1. I am ...
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How do I change between open Chrome screens on a macPro 10.13.3 using a windows keyboard

This is weird. Ctrl + > works sometimes but not always. When Ctrl + > (> = cursor control keys) works. When Ctrl + > (> = cursor control keys) doesn't work, it brings up the ...
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Mac Pro starts with folder icon and question mark, HD is empty. How to install Ubuntu?

I have a Mac Pro with an empty (no existing partitions) 1TB HD connected to it. I am using a windows USB keyboard and want to install Ubuntu on it. There is no Mac OS installed or running on this ...
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Install Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on 2010 Mac Pro

I am trying to install Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on a 2010 Mac Pro Quad Core Intel but on a secondary drive that is a solid state drive. My Mac Pro is only upgradable to El Capitan which I am running now on ...
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is there a way to disable a drive bay from the command line?

Regarding a previous question I asked a while ago: Macpro 5,1 mid 2010 cannot boot to Mojave from Mountain Lion? I am wondering, is there any sort of default writes or other software solution which ...
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Boot Camp Issue with Mac Pro 3,1 and ATI Radeon RX580 graphics card

I have a Mac Pro 3,1 with an ATI Radeon RX580 8GB graphics card, a dosDude Catalina (10.15.6) install on an internal SSD and and a Windows 10 Pro (latest Version and updates) install on an internal HD....
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My Mac 3,1 isn't recognizing one CPU - Dual Xeon

I have a mac 3,1 with dual Xeon's. It definitely has 2 CPUs because when I bought it I checked system information and is said 2 CPUs and I put better thermal paste on both of them just just to improve ...
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Mac Pro not booting after update

Mac pro 2009 4,1 Boots up but no video output (black screen). It was working fine on the old OS that was on it(not sure which OS). I want to update to the highest OS (el capitan) it can run. So I did. ...
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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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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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