1. serpico007

    MP 1,1-5,1 Question about installing PC video card in 3,1

    Hey everyone, been reading here for the past several weeks about video cards for the cMP. I recently picked up a 3,1 and read that the GTX 680 or GTX 770 are the best for this model. My problem is I only find PC versions of these cards on the local used market. I'm not comfortable with the...
  2. upbythomas

    MP 1,1-5,1 Does the AMD RX 590 (MSI) can work in a 3,1 Mac Pro?

    Hi everyone, recently I bought a MSI RX590 Armor 8GB OC for my 3,1 Mac Pro. Obviously, I've installed macOS Catalina with dosdude's solution before connecting the new RX video card in there (and Catalina works perfectly with the original ATI card). But, after put the 590 in and connected the...
  3. Phloem

    MP 1,1-5,1 MP 3,1 has stopped booting

    Sorry, another Mac Pro that doesn't boot with any beeps or blinking LED indication on the front, and the monitor display stays black. I installed in an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT (primary) and ATI Radeon X1900XT (with an aux 6-pin power lead plugged in) at the same time. It booted, and as I went to...
  4. nemoryoliver

    USB 3.1 Gen 2 External SSD as Boot Drive

    Anyone here using a 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 SSD Enclosure with NVMe PCIe SSD as the Boot Drive? Is building a drive like this better than using a Samsung T5 you think? Will this be reliable for long term?
  5. rcfernandez79

    Rx 580 running in Mac Pro 3.1 only in safe mode

    I ve installed a Rx 580 gpu in my Mac Pro 3.1 early 2008. It works only in safe mode. In normal mode, only white screen. Any help??
  6. mathepac

    Mac Pro 3,1 2008 macOS High Sierra (10.13.6)

    I hope you don't mind me creating a new thread but I have bid 550euro on the following machine: "2008 Mac Pro 3,1 2 x Intel Xeon Quad Core 2.8 Ghz processors 1 x 500GB SATA Drive 3 empty drive bays. nVidia Quadro 4000 2GB GPU with dual link DVI socket and a DisplayPort output which allows the...
  7. MrAjarix

    Graphics card for OS X Snow Leopard

    Hey guys, I had another thread going on a GPU replacement however I wanted to ask a slightly different question here. Since OS X Snow Leopard is the last OS to have Rosetta (enabling me to use many PowerPC application(s) and providing nostalgia), I would like to dual boot with El Capitan (latest...
  8. M

    Mac pro 3,1 chime no video

    I have purchased a mac pro 3,1 advertised as spares/repair as it chimes but no video, so I assumed it just needed a new GPU. I have tried 3 different GPU's but I still get no video. The RAM is working fine and the only DIAG LEDs that light up are the 2 power ones. So no EFI and no GPU. What...
  9. D

    10.3.1 Jailbteak

    I'm curious, has Pangu released a jsilbreak for iOS 10.3.1 yet? Thanks for your time, Michael
  10. lewis_cooper

    Mac Pro 3,1 (2x Quad 2.8) vs Mac Pro 5,1 (1x Hex 3.33) vs Macbook Pro 2015 (R9 m370x)

    Hi all, I currently have the 2008 3,1 Mac Pro with 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core processors. - I have the option to replace it with a 2010 5,1 1x Six-Core processor. Is this much of an upgrade? - I've been considering not having a Mac Pro at all and just getting the 2015 Macbook Pro with discrete...
  11. Ameow

    Installing Yosemite on Macbook 3,1

    Hi guys, Probably not posting in the right section but I'm now at my wits end. I've got 10.7.2 on this mac currently and I can't get my browsers to work correctly which is really annoying as I can't get online to study my degree. Regardless, I'm trying to upgrade my Mac to 10.10 so that I can...
  12. EB5AGV

    New to Mac Pro (3.1)

    Hi all, I had collected old Mac hardware for some years, but life and work took out that hobby for some time. Back then, I documented my small collection here: http://jvgavila.com/mac.htm But, some weeks ago, I found an ad of a Power Mac G5 which was described as faulty, for a reasonable 40...
  13. honglong1976

    3.1 versus 3.1.1 versus 3.1.3 battery

    I had a space grey series 0 on 3.1.1. I part ex for a SS series 0 but the latest firmware is 3.1 Anyone else notice the battery life is better with 3.1.1? I used to charge and wake up with 97-99% battery life. Now I have 90%. Has anyone used 3.1.3? Is the battery even better than 3.1.1? Thanks
  14. P

    Install Mountain Lion On MacBook 3.1 whith not App Store version

    Hello, (I do not speak English this is a google translation.) I have a MacBook Pro 3.1 13 inch late 2007 with Lion Version 10.7.5. I have a DVD Mountain Lion and a Key Usb Moutain Lion. I can not get the App Store version. And anyway Apple now only offers the DVD version has the purchase. Do...
  15. F

    Max Ram on a late 2007 macbook

    All I can find is outdated info, so, now that we can run unsupported systems (Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan) on old macbooks, what is the max ram I can put to my MacBook 3,1 (Late 2007, 64 bit, running El Capitan)? (And what's the reccomended max memory for the best performance?)
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. S

    Mac Pro (2008) Graphics Card Upgrade Advice

    Right now I'm running my 2x 2.8GHz Quad Mac Pro 3,1 with the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB. Currently on OSX 10.9.5 with no issues. However, I can see myself upgrading to El Capitan or whatever comes after that eventually, and probably start to use some more image processing software (Pixelmator...