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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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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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Intermittent Keyboard Failure when Waking from Sleep

So after a pretty catastrophic failure (see: Yosemite Upgrades: Lost and Broken User Accounts ) I have reinstalled Yosemite on my old tower-style Mac Pro and begin the work of restoring from backups. ...
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Is there source code or an update for the Mac Pro 3,1 overclock utility that ZDNet produced several years ago?

The Mac Pro from 2008 (MacPro3,1) is still a fairly relevant machine in the modern OS X as not only does it run the latest releases of OSX, but also the 8 CPU cores that it came with provide enough ...
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USB hub disconnects from Mac Pro occasionally

I have a 2013 Mac Pro (cylinder version) running 10.9.2 and I'm using a Monoprice 24-port USB2 hub with it. About once a day for the past few days, the hub has fallen off the USB bus, along with all ...
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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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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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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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SSD RAID card in Mac Pro (Mid 2012) 5,1

question with two parts: Is there any card that has PCIe x4 with AHCI interface (to be bootable on MAC Pro) that takes two M.2 SSD cards? And if teher is does it matter if the SSDs (if the card ...
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MacBook Pro 13" OSX 10.12.6 won't control Minecraft access with Parental Control

I don't want my son to use Minecraft until after he has finished his homework. Even after applying Parental Controls (Minecraft DOESN'T show up in the list of "Allowed" applications), he can still run ...
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2nd Ethernet on MacPro Hangs under extreme traffic

2013 Mac Pro. Using both built-in ethernet ports for 2 separate networks, one a Storage LAN and one an Internet connection. On heavy disk I/O (Disk First Aid, array to array copies, etc) the Storage ...
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How to boot 2015 Mac Pro without monitor

I have a mac pro which I and several colleagues access through screen sharing. It has no need of an external monitor itself. Periodically, it shuts down (perhaps because of university-mandated ...
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Late MBP 2015 vs MBP 2016 gaming experience (WoW, HotS)

I fully understand these machines are not designed for gaming at all, but I was wondering if you guys can tell me approximate FPS for these games: World of Warcraft Heroes of the Storm with let's ...
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How can I install Sierra on my Mac Pro Tower early 2008?

I would just like to install Sierra on my unsupported Mac Pro Tower early 2008. I know it is not supported, but as the machine itself is no longer supported by Apple, I don't really care. I have ...
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Any OS X Whiteboard apps/software designed for large screen multi-monitor use?

We're looking at upgrading our static whiteboards to interactive whiteboards/smartboards, and one option is simply to buy 1-3 large multi-touch displays and hook them up to a Mac Pro, and use some ...
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Mac Pro running MySQL: Error 2013 Error 32

This is mysql running on an Mountain Lion OS X with server.app v2 that set up the server. We suddenly have an issue where only one of anything can seem to connect to mysql at anytime. The problem ...
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Why does my Mac Pro think it has another display connected?

I just bought an Apple NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT for my 1st gen Mac Pro. It now has a weird issue where it thinks there's another display connected, but there isn't. System Preferences > Displays > ...
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Windows will not boot after a restart of my Mac Pro, only after a cold shutdown and startup

I am currently experiencing a very strange issue regarding booting into Windows 7 64-bit (installed on its own 1TB HDD). If I restart my Mac Pro, hold down the option key, and select my Windows ...
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Apple external (magic) keyboard: SHIFT + [ not working

Im having some weird problem. I have connected my magic keyboard via USB. When I type "[" its working as you see. Also when I type SHIFT + ] I get "}". PROBLEM: But when I try to type SHIFT + [ I ...
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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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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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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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2009 Mac Pro Processor Change - how to resolve errors?

I have a Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.26 (2009/Nehalem) that I was running with dual X5690 (3.46GHz/6-core/12MB/130W) processors for the last couple years (yes, I've got the 2010 firmware hack on it). Been ...
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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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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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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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Is there a real fix for El Capitan sound issues?

On a 2010 Mac Pro, using a new drive, doing a fresh install, I have no sound, not even a startup chime (when the El Cap drive is set as the startup drive in the control panel). From the numerous ...
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My Mac Pro fans completely refuse to speed up

I recently purchased this 4,1 Mac Pro in pristine condition. Only issue is, none of the fans will speed up under heavy load. The temps can go up to 90°C and none of them speed up. I can manually speed ...
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I have a Macbook Pro 2012 I received this error when I ran Disk Utility Disk Utility: Invalid Disk Label @ cksum mismatch

I have a Macbook Pro 2013 OS 10.10.5. Its beach balling really bad. I ran Mbam scan and no malware was found I ran Disk Utility and it gave me the Disk Utility: Invalid Disk Label @ cksum mismatch. I ...
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Mac Pro Nvidia Graphics Displays Incorrect Resolution

I have a Mac Pro 5,1* with an Nvidia Quadro K1200 graphics card. Note that while this card is not officially supported by Apple, it works perfectly with Nvidia's graphics driver. The K1200 powers two ...
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MacPro (mid 2012) crashing when put to sleep

My 3.2 quad, 8gb ram, sierra 10.12.1 is crashing when it goes to sleep. Any ideas? Does it in safe mode, after PRAM reset, and with all peripherals disconnected.
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Unable to open Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac on my MacPro

I keep getting the following error message when I try to open any of my PowerPoint files on my Mac Pro. Any suggestions?
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APPLE SSD SM0512F Media Equivalent

My Mac Pro (Late 2013) uses an APPLE SSD SM0512F Media SSD; I'd like to buy an equivalent SSD to use externally for cloning, backups, etc. I noticed on the PassMark website it shows performance ...
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MacPro: Flashing world logo, can't go into any mode, incorrect password types itself

When I turned on my mac this morning, the world logo flashed and then took ages to boot up and finally when my logon screen came up. An extremely long password started typing itself out. I deleted ...
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OSX Yosemite Kernel Panic

Okay, so I use Teamviewer to remote into this computer while at work, that might explain why the BSD process name corresponding to current thread is TeamViewer_Deskt, not sure. I was on today and it ...
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Mac Pro how to boot in safe mode with a Windows Keyboard?

Model No: A1186 Mac Pro 3,2 I think it's a 2008 with an unknown version of MacOSX installed. I'm stuck at the blue screen, I'm pretty sure it's a permissions problem, as I lost the network ...
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Having trouble mounting a 12TB Raid on Ubuntu Server

I am running a Ubuntu server on my off of my 2008 MacPro, it runs great and works really well except I am not able to run any raid setups directly on it. I have a large library that needs to be ...
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Unknown cause of recent kernel panics

I've recently been having kernel panics to my Mac Pro 3,1 that all seem to occur after my computer has gone to sleep (so mostly overnight). I've been getting them once a day, but have no idea what ...
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computer sleeps, then crashes later

For the past several weeks, this has been happening. I put the computer to sleep at night, and when I wake the computer up the next morning, my computer has restarted itself. There's a "Problem ...
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Accessing file shares on other Mac on Macs with shared connections

It is probably best to first describe the ridiculous network setup I have: I have a time capsule connected via Ethernet to my university's network. It is sharing this internet connection with a group ...
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Sleep mode on MacPro not working after installing a Cinema Display

I am not sure I can connect the two events, but ever since I connected a Cinema display to my 2009 Mac Pro it seems like it is not entering sleep mode after the indicated time has passed. It will ...
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Changing the DVD Drive in a Mac Pro

I have a spare BluRay Drive. I wonder if I can replace the Superdrive in my Mac Pro? I know I could install it along side, but I need the drive very rarely, so I just prefer to replace it. I'm mainly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...