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2008

  1. TheGamer3399

    macOS High Sierra Patched USB Issue's

    Hello ya'll, I recently got a 2008 Mac Pro at a E-Waste collection center for € 100, before I hear "It is broken". It isn't and works with its current install of Snow Leopard & Random Windows 10 HDD. Since Apple doesn't officially support this specific device anymore I used dosdude1's patcher...
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    Mac 3,1 spontaneously rebooting

    Hi chaps.. 2008 Mac 3,1 has started rebooting. Blank screen then chime - I don't know what I'm looking at really but logs say shutdown cause 5, there's nothing obvious at the time of shutdown. I'm clueless but suspecting power supply based on past experience with windows, and the fact the...
  3. ajarix

    GPU Replacement for Early 2008 Mac Pro

    Hello, I am trying to fix one of my dads work computers. It is a Mac Pro (Early 2008) that came with a ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT GPU. The mac has a problem in which it will not always display and requires a hard reset in order for it to display on screen. An example of this is when fresh installing...
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    Upgrading an old tower

    Hi everyone, I've got an early 08 tower that I've kept going with various upgrades. • There's something fishy in HD bay 1 so right now I've got 1TB in bay 2 and 2TB in bay 3 for time machine. • I upgraded from a ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT to a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT after that card failed about...
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    2008 Macbook unibody speaker replacement

    Looking to replace a busted subwoofer/speaker (right one) for my late 2008 macbook unibody. I have seen very few available online, the cheapest being $50 new, is there any other websites or vendors you know of who have more affordable replacement speakers? The laptops or selling for $300 range...
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    Speaker replacement?

    I have a MacBook 2008 13" Unibody, one of the speakers crap out and makes a crackling noise. I suspect it is he right speaker with the subwoofer. I am having a really difficult time locating replacement speaker online. I have seen couple used ones and the only new one I could find is for $50...
  7. FreAk6767

    From 2008 MacPro3,1 to 13" rMBP Touchbar?

    Hi There, I'm currently debating on making this move. I bought my MacPro3,1 when it came out in 2008. (2xQuad xeon 2,8Ghz) I since then installed an SSD of course, as well as 10Go of ram and a new video card to handle the 27" Cinema Display. I knock on wood, but I've never had any issue with...
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    Xserve 2,1 2008 fan array "IN" issue

    Hi gus, I've the following problem with my Xserve 2,1 fan array. I have tried a lot but no changes. (swapped the fans in the array, ...) I think the control or maby the sensor is damaged. Changing the rpm down with the fan control does not work :-(. Before it worked all fine. thanks for...
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    Offer > MacPro 3,1 (Early 2008) parts available UK

    Hello fellow macheads I am in the process of getting rid of parts from my dead Mac Pro 3,1 that I owned from new. I'm just wondering if any UK Mac Pro 3,1 owners are in need of any spares, I don't mean to self-promote stuff here - I need to get rid of the huge box and various bits of hardware...
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    2008 iMac shorts when LCD inverter plugged in

    Hi everyone, I have a early 2008 24" iMac that is shutting off when the inverter cable coming from the power supply to the LCD display is plugged in. The computer originally starts but turns off halfway through the chime and all of the diagnostic LEDs go off and stay off- indicating the power...
  11. PapaGino

    Normal early 2008 Temps?

    So I got this air from my dads work, pretty sure it was over heating pretty bad always around 90c when on youtube or anything demanding on the 1.86Ghz Core 2 Duo, when resting the temps read 60c. I decided to put on some arctic silver 5 on both the 9400m / Nvidia Chipset and the Core 2 Duo. Now...
  12. lewis_cooper

    PC Geforce GTX 960 4GB running in Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) - benchmarks for comparison

    I'd like to see if I have bought the best card for my budget (≤ £200) for my 2008 Mac Pro 3,1. I've installed and am successfully running the 4GB version of the Gigabyte Nvidia Geforce GTX 960 which is an unflashed PC card so no boot screen. I will admit that I bought the card on the...
  13. PapaGino

    rpcsvhost Maxes CPU

    Just did a fresh install of El Capitan on a early 2008 Air. I installed istats menus and it shows rpcsvhost maxing the cpu at 90%-100%. I tried to open activity monitor and kill the process and rpcsvhost wont even show up (see screenshot). typicly this only happens after startup and after about...
  14. PapaGino

    Saved a "thrown out" Late 2008 Air

    So my dad's work tossed a pretty good Late 2008 Air. I Installed El Capitan onto it since it was fully wiped. Turns out it had a blown, swelled battery (no surprise there) so i removed it and now running it from AC only. Its a 1.86Ghz with the OEM 120Gb SSD from apple installed on it. So far it...
  15. DrogonMar

    Cant find a rom for gtx 960

    Hello, i got a mac pro 2008 and i had a pc with a PNY gtx 960 with 2gb of vram and i need to flash it for booting into mac OS x and windows, so i looked around and cant find a ROM for that and i dont want to pay for another card, so i want to flash this card myself but no roms, so if you guys...
  16. lewis_cooper

    Mac Pro 3,1 - Bad GPU choice?

    Hi everyone, I have a Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) 2.8ghz running El Capitan and have decided I want to get into video editing using either Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro (a decision yet to be made) and a bit of GoPro Studio. I currently have the ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB installed and video...
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    iMac 2008 not booting

    Hello, My grandad gave me his old 2007 iMac last year, i have been using it since and it works just fine, the only problem is that it can't play back 60fps (stutters ALOT), this is due to the underpowered graphics card (specs below). My friend has an 2008 iMac which he doesn't use anymore and it...
  18. superparati

    MacPro 3.1 with 64GB ram doesn't boot on Windows ?

    Hi everyone ! I recently upgraded one of my MacPro 2008 with 64GB ram :) I'm using some 3D softwares which eat literally all of my ram! I tried to reboot the Mac on windows 7 64-bits but it wasn't able to give a sign of life whilst on Mac OS X no problem but the software is faster on the...
  19. Benjamin Frost

    Farewell, my trusty 2008 iMac?

    My 2008 baby's hard drive failed today! That's the first time I've experienced hard drive failure. My first iMac from 2001 is still going strong, though I haven't used it for years. I replaced it with the 3.06 top of the range from early 2008 (24"). It's been a great machine. Today, pretty well...
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    Excessive fan speed with new RAM?

    Just installed an extra 16GB of RAM (with existing 6GB) in my Pro 3,1 (Early 2008) and fan now sounds like it is trying to take off! Very noisy when doing some things (Photos, PS) and slightly noisier than before when not doing anything. All RAM is Type: DDR2 FB-DIMM Speed: 800 MHz. Top...