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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What is the command line equivalent of PRAM reset?

My wired keyboard is starting to flake out and I'm not able to PRAM reset the machine at boot with the Option ⌥ + Command ⌘ + P + R sequence. I tried plugging in a Windows keyboard and use Alt + ...
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Random Untitled Folders Appearing

So I've been getting an issue where my computer will randomly create untitled folders on the desktop, last night as much as 12! This has been going on for weeks now. I am a software developer and am ...
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Are the internal drives on a MacPro3,1 hot swappable?

I believe SATA drives were designed to be hot swappable, but I imagine there might still be some hardware restrictions. So if you were to unmount a drive, can you swap out a drive in one of the ...
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MacPro - D700 Multi-Display Not Working When Using Windows 10

I have a Mac Pro with dual D700 graphics cards connected to 3x4K displays, and I've used Bootcamp to install Windows 10. When running MacOS Catalina, all of the displays work fine. When running ...
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Move Documents folder to different drive

I would like to move the Documents folder to a different drive. I am running OS X 10.9.4. I am trying to preserve space on my OS SSD.
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Will a 2008 MacPro3,1 work with only one processor?

I've been running a 2008 MacPro3,1 for a long time now as my home desktop. For my day-to-day, I have much newer equipment but nothing since the old cheese graters has had the same storage capacity ...
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How to properly install Bootcamp onto internal SATA disk on Mac Pro (2019)

I recently got the new Mac Pro (2019) with 256GB SSD. The built-in drive is quite small to hold both macOS and Windows, so I installed a SATA SSD using some DIY-cabling solutions to the internal SATA ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 Non-Apple GPU upgrade but

I grabbed a forgotten MacPro 3,1 2008 Quad 2.8 and brought it back to life it had a ATI GPU but this turned to be dead. It's running pretty smooth after total clean up, but since I run with non-apple ...
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Can't type backslash with external windows european keyboard

I have a Macboock Pro with Spanish keyboard. I am using an external windows (typical Logitech's black one) keyboard and everything works fine except the backslash. In this layout (in both keyboards) ...
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Mac Pro 2020 upgradability - DDR5, ARM, Neural Engine?

Can the Mac Pro 2020 in the future be upgraded to replace/add these: DDR4 -> DDR5 Intel -> Arm ... -> Apple Neural Engine Or are they not compatible with the current Mac Pro design? They are all ...
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MacPro 5,1 1333 MHz RAM Spec

I have a question concerning the memory spec for my Mac Pro. This Mac is originally a Mac Pro 4,1 with flashed firmware to Model 5,1. The CPUs are 2x Intel x5690. Now I would like to upgrade the ...
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2009 Mac Pro does not boot after rEFInd

A few months back, I had a friend install rEFInd on my 2009 Mac Pro so I can use it as a server running a non-GUI version of Ubuntu. Though, after checking it a few months after it’s been off, the ...
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Upgrading my Mac Pro 1,1 to run on El Capitan

I have the Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original): Model identifier: 1,1 Ram: 32 GB Graphics Card: GeForce 7300 GT Hard Drive: 750GB HDD Seagate I have the Mac Pro currently running Mac OS X Lion and ...
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Mac Pro 3.1 with GTX 770 won't boot

I was given a MacPro 2008 with 1 CPU, 1TB hard-drive, no wifi and 6GB of memory. I patched via DosDude1's patch tool so enable NVME. Current Specs: 2x4core 3.2Ghz. Wifi, 32GB of RAM, PCIe/NVMe ...
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Disable SIP without recovery mode

Before you respond that this isn't possible, hear me out. I have a Mac Pro 4,1 (with 5,1 firmware), running MacOS Sierra. I want to disable System Integrity Protection (otherwise known as SIP), but ...
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How to connect MacPro 2013 Thunderbolt 2 to USB C [duplicate]

I see several posts about USB-C and TB-3 to TB-2 but are they reversible? As I cannot find a TB-2 to USB-3 device I thought maybe I could connect my MacPro (Late 2013) to a USB-C hub which has USB-3 ...
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Mac Pro cd drive stuck open

I just got a brand new mac pro. I opened the cd drive with the eject button on the keyboard, and then went to close it the same way, the cd drive goes in, but the metal gate doesn't come back up. What ...
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Login screen doesn't appear after installing AnyDesk

I have a Mac Pro running 10.14 which up until today has had no issues at all. Today I installed and set up AnyDesk so I would be able to remotely access this machine while im away during the holidays....
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Mac Pro early 2008 doesn't boot anymore

I got a Mac Pro early 2008 2x 2.8 quad-core for 12 years now. A few weeks ago, it stopped booting after 5 seconds. I restarted it and it was ok. But the problem came more and more often the next days, ...
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Trying to find the board ID for Mac Pro 1,1 (no OS currently installed, can't access terminal)

I'm trying to install Mavericks on an old MacPro1,1 (This one), and I need the correct board ID to properly configure the USB install. I currently do not have any OS installed on the HDD, so I cann't ...
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Dell U2717D monitor not working with 2010 MacPro desktop

I am running a 2010 MacPro desktop (2.4 GHz, 8 cores). It works well with an Acer P206H monitor plugged in to the DVI connector. I tried to connect a Dell U2717D monitor to both the DVI connector (...
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Moving to a new boot drive

The 256 drive in my 2013 Mac Pro is on the verge of filling, so I'm thinking of getting an Aura 480. I'm not entirely sure what the process of moving to this drive will be. I can't tell if the version ...
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My Desktop folder is missing from favorites menu and also from Finder Preferences.

My Desktop folder is missing from favorites menu and also from Finder Preferences. How do I restore to the favorites menu?
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Can I play audio from my iPhone on my Mac?

Can I attach my iPhone 3GS to my Mac Pro so that the iPhone's audio plays through the Mac Pro's speakers? I can easily attach my Bose headphones so that the music from the iPhone plays through them… ...
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How do I delete a backup on the time machine as well as an account

I have the following issue for which I cannot find the answers. Problem 1: I have on my time machine a backup from a computer that I do not own anymore. I cannot delete this. Not a big thing, just ...
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Is it possible to use screen sharing without the remote screen being visible?

Let's say I have 2 MacPros: MacPro at work MacPro at home I wonder if there is any way I could access my MacPro at work from home using the screen sharing method, without anything being visible on ...
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Mac Pro 2009 very hard to boot; shuts down randomly; fan spinning high

My Mac Pro from 2009 has been very hard to boot recently. The procession is usually as follows: Will start to boot, shuts down, fans start spinning at maximum speed, for multiple times Will get to ...
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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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Screen glitches after installing ATI Radeon HD on my old Mac Pro

I decided to try and upgrade my old 2009 Mac Pro and update it based on the various guides that I've seen online. I figured the best 1st step would be to make sure that I flash it from 4.1 to 5.1, and ...
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Confusion regarding Mac Pro graphic cards

I have an eraly 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 and I'm interested in upgrading its graphic capabilities. It currently has an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT. I have looked online for compatible graphics cards but I'm ...
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Forget Wi-Fi network don't work on Catalina

The settings about “forget Wi-Fi network" isn’t working. I don’t like to remember the Wi-Fi networks I log into, but since I updated to Catalina my Mac can’t forget the Wi-Fi login settings. I did ...
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Chosing Windows in startup manager freezes the computer

Trying to install Windows 8.1 on an early 2009 mac pro 10.11.6 (model identifier mac pro4,1) with a DVD because the usb shows only EFI boot, and that requires for me to flash my mac to 5,1.(i also ...
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Deep Learning libraries support on MacPro's AMD graphics?

Ever since Apple and Nvidia had a fight, apple resorted to AMD for powering up graphics. However, most of the ML/DL libraries support only Nvidia GPUs. Are there any libraries (or hacks) out there ...
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Move a hard drive from a mac book 2012 mid to a Mac Pro mid 2012

So recently my mac book got water in inside of it and am unable to run it or do anything. Is it possible to put the hard drive of the macbook into the mac pro if not what can i do
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Is there any way to develop iOS apps on a MacPro 2,1 in 2019?

I wanted to run cordova on some my apps so that I can test them for iOS. Running cordova run ios on a windows system will complain: xcodebuild was not found. Please install version 9.0.0 or greater ...
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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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Mac Pro 4,1 CPU upgrade

I own a Mac Pro 4,1 (single socket) with a Nehalem Quad-Core CPU. I'd like to upgrade it with a six-core Westmere processor. Now, what I have to do prior to installation of the Westmere processor? ...
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6TB drive in Macpro 2008/2010

The 6TB drives have changed their mounting hole configuration. Has any vendor introduced a bracket for the 2008-2010 Macpro (I know these are different from each other, I own both) to handle this? On ...
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Kernel Panic Help - 2013 Mac Pro (Trashcan)

Been getting this k-panic once a day for the past year or so... No rhyme or reason to it, but it happens at least once a day. System slows down just a little bit, not to an unusable point, however... ...
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Connect 4k display to the 2013 Mac Pro?

I have an Apple Cinema Display circa 2007. It's attached to my 2013 Mac Pro via a HDMI/USB breakout cable connected to one of the Thunderbolt 2 ports and into one of the D300s. The display has ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to upgrade Mac Pro 2.1 to 5.1 firmware?

Is it possible to upgrade Mac Pro 2.1 to 5.1 firmware? Does it also make sense -- is the hardware different? Has it been done before?
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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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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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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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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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