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  1. R

    What GPU for a 4,1 for Photoshop & Lightroom?

    Like many others, I've pretty much given up on a Mac Pro update from Apple in the near future and am looking to upgrade a mostly stock (has a 2.5" SSD) 4,1 single CPU 2.66 Mac Pro with the nVidia GeForce GT 120. I've been reading threads related to GPUs and CPUs and my head is spinning. My...
  2. RocktamusPrim3

    2009 Mac Pro 4,1 Questions

    Hey everyone, I've got a 2009 Mac Pro 4,1, 2.93GHz Quad Core Xeon with 16GB of ram I bought it as a modular storage hub. I just bought it last October, after replacing my 17" 2012 Macbook Pro that was destroyed in an accident. Currently, the Mac Pro has 4 1TB HD's, as well as a 240GB SSD...
  3. P

    GTX970 Not functioning. (MacPro 4,1 flashed to 5,1+10.12.1)

    Hi Everyone, First time poster long time lurker :P I'm currently running a flashed 2009 MacPro 4,1 (5,1) and was happily using El Capitan with a GTX 970 4GB and the Web Drivers. After upgrading to Sierra (and updating the Nvidia Web drivers) the card is no longer seen in the OS :( OS...
  4. serrano071

    Mac Pro 4.1 with Nvidia GTX 660 not flashed and want to update software from 4.1 to 5.1

    Hi, I have a Mac Pro 4.1 early 2009 with a Graphic Card Nvidia GTX 660 2GB not flashed, so I don´t see the boot screen and I don´t have the original card. My question is, I have the 4.1 software and I want to update to 5.1 software, can I do without the original card? Mac Pro 4.1 (early 2009)...
  5. SolidCake

    Black screen on FileVault reboot Mac Pro 4,1

    Hey guys, Ever since I got my Mac Pro 4,1 and flashed it to 5,1 I am unable to encrypt the main drive using FileVault. When I enable FileVault and reboot from the reboot prompt the Mac boots to a black screen and stays black. My Mac Pro is currently on macOS Sierra but I have had the same issue...
  6. K

    Mac Pro with 2010-2012 Firmware Support

    Hello All, I was wondering if someone has tried using Sierra on a 2009 mac pro that has been modified with the 2010-2012 firmware that made it possible to use the 2012 mac pro intel processors. If it works that would be awesome. if someone could confirm that would be great. i unfortunately...
  7. c1830

    A question about replacing backplane board

    Hi guys. My Mac Pro early 2009 (8 core) had upgrade firmware from 4,1 to 5,1. (but the CPU is still E5520.) 2 month ago, the backplane board is not work (the backplane board shows "631-1009"). I would like to buy a new one from eBay. so, I have to buy a "631-1009" backplane board to replace the...
  8. c1830

    Mac pro 2009 won't start up

    Hey, everyone. I got a problem that my mac pro 2009 doesn't start up. Yesterday, I use it but it shutdown suddenly. Then I press the start button again and it boot about 15 sec then shutdown. After this, I can't start up anymore when I press the start button. I try to check anything...
  9. polanskiman

    Resolved Mac Pro 2009 upgrade (4.1 to 5.1) - UDIMMs or RDIMMs RAM

    Hello, I'm in the process of upgrading my Mac Pro 2009 4.1 to 5.1 with new CPUs and whatnot. I am also intending to upgrade to faster RAM (1333 Mhz) but there is something I am not sure about. According to Apple specs, RAM for MAC Pro 2009 should be ECC UDIMM (unregistered). However when I look...
  10. kmangano

    Help with a 09 Mac Pro processor upgrade...

    I have 2 used 3.06 hex core processors I'm in the process of installing in my 09 mac pro. The firmware update is done, the processors are being floated on 5 (each binding post) .5mm metal M4 washers and I have been able to get my mac pro to post with no red lights at all!! (small victory!) For...
  11. M

    Mac Pro 5,1 wireless upgrades for Continuity

    Will any Bluetooth 4.0 usb dongle that works on my OS 10.8.5 Mac Pro 5,1 allow Continuity when I upgrade to OS 10.11.3? I purchased the dongle in the link below and it works great: IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter (GBU521) for Wi-Fi I got: Edimax AC450 Wi-Fi USB 802.11ac Nano-size...