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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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How to achieve 6k @ 60Hz on Mac Pro 5,1 with RX 6600?

I have a Mac Pro 5,1 running macOS Monterey via Open Core Legacy Patcher (OCLP) and I just purchased a flashed RX 6600 video card from MacVidCards.eu. According to the specs on the MacVidCards website,...
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USB device not working properly on Mac Pro 5,1

Mac OS Monterey running on Mac Pro 5,1 patched with Open Core Legacy Patcher I have observe the following odd behaviour. Attach a microsoft mouse to one of the back USB ports. Works. Detach and plug ...
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How to diagnose cause of sound stutters on mac pro

I have ancient Mac Pro, a 2009 heavily upgrade: 2012 mother board, 12 core Xeon at 3.33 Ghz 96 GB ram. It has an add on card with 5 USB ports, as several of the original ports no longer work. (A way ...
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How do you activate the Mac Pro 2013 port lighting?

I recently inherited a Mac Pro 2013. These have neat-looking lighting around their (many) front-panel ports, which as I recall (and old threads online confirm) is supposed to be proximity-activated. ...
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How to install Linux Mint on a Mac Pro 1,1

I have a 2006/2007 Mac Pro 1,1 on which I want to install Linux Mint. As I understand it, the main roadblock to doing so is the fact that the 1,1 has a 32-bit EFI and the Linux distributions no longer ...
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Do the Mac Pro 2019 (Intel) have a serial number on the external case?

I have a few "cheese graters" rack mounted and I cannot seem to locate the exterior serial number. I see the older ones have it near the add-on cards but these Intel rack mounted ones have ...
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No video after Monterey update on 2019 Mac Pro

I finally gave in to the update prompt on my 2019 Mac Pro. Now it boots but there is no video. I can log into it from another computer and see that everything looks normal, including Finder running. ...
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Hardware acceleration bug on 2023 Mac Pro?

Got a 2023 Mac Pro (M2 Ultra) earlier this year, which forced me to upgrade my OS from Monterey to Ventura (and now Sonoma). It started as soon as I got the 2023 Mac Pro and migrated all my stuff from ...
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Late 2013 Mac Pro - no display output

I have a late 6,1 Mac Pro that suddenly has no display output. When powered up I can hear the boot chime and I can SSH into the machine. I've swapped out the two GPUs and I/O board but still no ...
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Can I use NVidia Mellanox networking cards in the 2023 Apple Mac Pro (25G, 40G, 50G, 100G, 200G)?

I am wondering if the NVidia Mellanox 100G network cards can be used in the 2023 Mac Pro. In an older thread on the Nvidia forums titled "100g connectX 5 slow speed between Mac to Proxmox TrueNAS ...
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Mac Pro 2019 Absolutely Will Not Boot!

So to set the scene, I have a 250GB SSD and a 2TB SSD in my Mac Pro 2019. I wasn't using the 2TB SSD, so OS and files were all on 250GB which filled up rather rapidly, so I decided to use the 2TB ...
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How to open Internet Recovery on Mac Pro 1.1?

someone donated a MacPro1,1 (so from 2006) and it came without hard drives and I inserted a hard drive and the question mark appears when I turn it on. How can I install an operating system on it? ...
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MacPro3,1 (2008) upgrade from El Capitan to Catalina with no success

I’m trying to upgrade from El Capitan to Catalina with no success at the moment. Even using Terminal is trying my patience. Hardware included: 128gb SSD Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
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Mac Pro 2019 Won't Start

I recently purchased a second-hand Mac Pro 2019. It worked for about 5 days, but then I started to notice it was a bit unstable, and now when it starts, I just get a flashing folder with a question ...
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Adding third monitor for Mac Pro (late 2013)

I have a late 2013 Mac Pro (the desktop tower! not a MacBook) running on Monterey. I can successfully connect two monitors but if I add a third monitor then one of the first two disappears. I am ...
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Homebrew on Monterey running opencore

I have an old Mac 5,1 running Monterey via OpenCore and can't use homebrew. I do not have read/write permissions on /usr/local/ or any subdirectories and no ability to chown anything there. I have ...
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Mac Pro A1186 does not turn on, makes clicking sound

Our Mac Pro A1186 which was turned off for a while during Covid, now does not turn on anymore. When pressing the power button, it makes a clicking sound, then 3 seconds later another one, and simply ...
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Wifi on a Mac Pro 4,1

I recently bought a Mac Pro 4,1. Flashed it to 5,1 and such. The thing is, it doesn't seem to have any WiFi card. It doesn't recognize a WiFi USB that I have here lying around that I bought for my ...
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How to upgrade early 2008 Mac Pro to run macOS 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)?
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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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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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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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