mac pro 3.1

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    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 3,1 + R9 280X gpu questions

    Hello, This is for anyone who has had a or currently has a Mac Pro 3,1 with an R9 280X gpu that has been flashed with the Mac efi. When using a flashed R9 280X gpu with mac efi, are there any issues with the compatibility with the 3,1 (for any OS version) being finicky or picky and not working...
  2. 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...
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    Mac Pro 3,1 bad VM performance for Win10

    Hello, I've got a Mac Pro 3,1 running High Sierra with 48GB RAM (6/8 Slots) and 3,2Ghz CPU Upgrade running from SATA SSD. In Virtualbox I get a strange bahavior for Windows 10 VMs. The Guest CPU ist shown as 100% utilized, but on the host it is not. Other Windows VMs run fine. Can someone...
  4. TechInit

    Mac Pro All Metal GPU Requirement Disability

    Hey, so, I want to install Mojave on a Mac Pro 3, 1 with dosdude1's patcher, a GTX 670, which is metal supported though not officially. Since the 670 Isn't technically supported, there are no EFI Firmware Flashes. While watching YouTube I discovered that when installing Mojave, "All GPU's in...
  5. TechInit

    GTX 670 in Mac Pro (2008)

    Hey, so, I know the GTX 670 Works, and is arguably the best price to performance GeForce Card that will work with Macs. Is there any way to flash the Firmware, and have the bootscreen show? I have the 2600 XT, but Mojave literally wont work with the card in it. I'm currently on El Capitan, as I...
  6. TechInit

    Quadro 4000 with MacOS Mojave

    Hey, So, I've been doing research, and found a out that the best value for money Graphics Card is the Nvidia Quadro 4000. I'm not sure wether to bite the bullet and buy it, or wait until later to buy an RX 560. The Mac Pro is the 3, 1, which can get Mojave when using Dosdude1's Patcher. Looking...
  7. TechInit

    El Capitan/Yosemite on 256MB of VRAM

    Hey, So, I'm thinking of investing in a 3, 1 Mac Pro, with a Radeon 2600 XT. It has 256MB of GDDR4 VRAM, and I was wondering if it would run on Yosemite or El Capitan. I'll definitely upgrade the Graphics Card to something better down the line, like a Quadro 4000, as I'm into video/ graphical...
  8. TechInit

    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update

    As of recent I have acquired a Mac Pro 2, 1. It can currently run all the way up to OS X 10.11 El Capitan, which is still a good OS, but isn't supported by Apple. Is there any possible way to get a Firmware Upgrade from 2, 1 to the 3, 1? There is fundamentally no difference between the two, as...
  9. fhturner

    Mac Pro 3,1 2008 Mojave GPU verdict?

    Hey Everyone— I have been searching but cannot find a "complete" answer or recommendation on this (there's a 10.13 HS thread, but not 10.14 Mojave): I need to get a 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 upgraded (via @dosdude1's patched installer) to macOS 10.14 Mojave. So I need a Metal-capable GPU. To recap what...
  10. parisinvest

    Gigabyte 970 mac efi double DVI issue on mp3.1

    i've prepared recently a mp 3.1 for a client, witha gigabyte 970 video card, 2x dvi, 3x displayport, 1x hdmi, mac efi rom, all tested ok on cmp 5.1 with single cinema display, all video ports has activated for mac systeme and with boot screen, but has issue on mp3.1, my client he has two cinema...
  11. parisinvest

    mp 3.1 power cable issue with sapphire R9 280

    hi i've prepared two mp 3.1 for a client, 2.8GHZ 32Go ram ssd, +sapphire radeon 280 model power connector 2x 6pin, mac efi rom made by netkas script, cinema display with dvi, but i find out some power cable issue: when i plug in one 666Y cable - mini 6pin to 2x 6 pin, the mac will not start, it...
  12. g2only

    2009 cMP setup for 4K editing

    While still waiting on the new Mac Pro (2019), I'd like to get my 2009 cMP up to par to edit 4K (using BM DaVinci/Fusion) in the meantime. Kinda do now with 'OK' or doable results...anyone have APPLIED suggestions? Also, I'm not trying to spend a new computer budget on it. Mucho thanks in...
  13. elkbullwinkle

    macOS 10.13 broken sleep on Radeon R9 280x Mac Pro 3,1

    High I've been running macOS Sierra on MacPro 3,1 with pc version of AMD R9 280X with flashed EFI (no black screen prior to boot) for last year and everything worked fine. I have tried to do the clean install of High Sierra 10.13.5 recently applying dosdude patch, including AMD card patch (it...
  14. Shadow9x99

    Strange GPU behavior on Mac Pro 3,1

    I have two GPUs for my early 2008 mac pro (2x 3.2ghz Xeon, 16GB OWC Ram), the first is an EVGA GTX 285 flashed with the mac efi and the second is an Apple radeon 5770. The system runs OS X 10.11.6 just fine. The strange thing is that in most games on OS X the 5770 outperforms the 285 by a...
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    Mac Pro 2008 3.1 Airport Wi-Fi Issues

    I recently just got myself a 2008 3.1 Mac Pro. The room it is located in does not have a wired internet connection access, only wifi. I bought a used Airport extreme card that I installed. I used anntenas 3 and 1 to plug into the card. I was able to connect to my network and it says I have full...
  16. parisinvest

    can x5482 work on mp 3.1 ?

    hi guys, i've mp1.1 and mp3.1, but only dual 2.66ghz, i want to upgrade them, i've choice between x5355 quad 2.66ghz and x5482 quad 3.2ghz, i've used mp with quad 2.66, so i know it's suitable, but what about x5482, they are also socket 771, can i use them on my 1.1 or 3.1 please? need to know...
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    2008 Mac Pro nothing on screen

    Hello, I have a 2008 Mac Pro that running on 10.11.6 and before I wasn't able to get the computer to access it's booting screens which became a major issue when I was starting to boot camp the computer. After a decent amount of research I determined that the graphics card was the issue after...
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    "Reverse Hackintosh" upgrades? New GPU for Mac Pro 3,1 running Windows 7 ONLY

    Hi, First time poster, so please pardon any duplicate question. (Though a search came up empty.) I currently have a 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 that I inherited recently. I needed a desktop with some extra oomph to run some programs I needed for grad school. Trouble is, they're Windows only. So I worked...
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    Run Mac Pro 3,1 boot drive on Mac Pro 5,1

    I did a search but could not find any info so here it goes my question: I have a Mac Pro 3,1 that I just did a clean install of El Capitan latest version while I waited for a new Mac Pro 5,1 to arrive. No I got the new one and I am not looking forward to installing everything from scratch...
  20. ojfl

    Apple does not support macOS Sierra on Mac Pro 3,1 but runs in Parallels

    I find it interesting that Apple does not support macOS Sierra on our old Mac Pro 3,1 and yet the virtual machines running El Capitan inside of it in Parallels can be upgraded to Sierra seemingly with no problem. Seems not too intuitive the lack of support.