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    MP All Models Would you buy a mac pro m2 ultra?

    There is a lot of speculation on what the desktop future for mac will be and this is extensively discussed in the forums. The latest rumors has that we will not get an updated mac studio to m2 and that a mac pro will instead will be basically a studio with slots. No discreet GPUs, just a an...
  2. Bmju

    Pre-OpenCore GOP support for EFI-era iMacs and Mac Pros

    You wait ten years for a driver to enable pre-boot graphics on unsupported GPUs in EFI era Macs, and then two come along at once... This post is to announce a firmware driver to enable the native Apple boot picker and early macOS boot progress bar (plus other parts of the firmware UI: target...
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    MP 6,1 Mac Pro 6,1 - A required firmware update could not be installed. Compatible internal storage is required in order to update

    I have just purchased a trashcan Mac Pro 6,1 (12 core, D700), this already had Monterey 12.0 installed on the default Apple 256gb SSD. As this was already at Monterey, I assumed that the required firmware was OK so installed the OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD and attempted a clean install. Got the "A...
  4. Macschrauber

    MP All Models a script for measuring CPU frequency in "normal" and "turbo boost" mode

    A little x-mas gift for you guys :) As there is no real way (I have knowledge of) to monitor the actual / turbo cpu frequency of the Xeons in classic Mac Pros I made two little scripts for displaying the actual cpu and turbo cpu frequency. (The Intel Power Gadget tool does not work on our Xeon...
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    MP All Models Mac Pro 2023

    Hi everybody, merry christmas for all of you ! Wanted to ask, are there any indications for a release of the new Mac Pro in 2023 ? Date and what M-Chip it will get ? Thank you ! Best regards, Schnitzel
  6. zibonst1

    Connecting Mac mini to Mac Pro

    Hello. I recently had to get a new Mac mini for some work projects. My beloved 2009 Mac Pro 5,1 is still my workhorse for music production, which is also part of my work. The MP has about 10 drives connected (internal & external USB - mechanical & SSD - some of these are for backups) and is...
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    MP All Models How will the apple silicon Mac Pro work with discrete graphics if M chips don't support eGPUs?

    Could Apple design a chip without an integrated GPU that could work with discrete GPUs inside of the next Mac Pro?
  8. janpieterduhen

    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 4,1 (2009) only booting into recovery mode

    Hello, hope anyone has a tip to get my Mac Pro 4,1 booting into the OS. Symptom: no matter what I try, this Mac keeps just booting into recovery mode. (GFX are fine, nice gray screen with apple logo -> recovery-mode) Failed attempts so far: - remove all disks and do clean install from USB-stick...
  9. maikerukun

    MP 7,1 Mac Pro 8.1 - WHAT IF...

    As you all know, Apple will have to pry my Intel based Mac Pro 7.1 out of my cold dead fingers, because I won't let go. I won't leave behind it's 28 cores, it's 2 w6800x Duos, it's ridiculous GPU power while rendering in Octane and Unreal...and yeah, I'll pick up whatever is coming next with the...
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    MP All Models 2010 Mac Pro Turning Itself Off

    Hey guys, I have a 2010 Mac Pro tower that runs my recording studio (2.66GHz Nehalem Quad Core). All I really use it for is Logic Pro X, and not really much else, asides from associated plugin software. A few years ago, it started randomly turning itself off. While working, it'd be just...
  11. Juanchi007

    MP All Models Apple’s January Event Lineup

    With no Apple event invites this week, and Mark Gurman assuring his readers that this year’s remaining product launches will be delivered via press releases, it appears that Apple is done with events for the year. This leaves us looking forward to the first event of 2023, but I don’t believe...
  12. Juanchi007

    Apple’s January Event

    With no Apple event invites this week, and Mark Gurman assuring his readers that this year’s remaining product launches will be delivered via press releases, it appears that Apple is done with events for the year. This leaves us looking forward to the first event of 2023, but I don’t believe...
  13. dataharvested

    MP 1,1-5,1 Set Default Boot OS - OCLP

    Hello again. I am wondering how I can set OCLP to boot into macOS by default when I power on or restart my Classic Mac Pro. I have macOS Monterey and Windows 10 installed, both on their own SATA SSD drive. When I power on the computer it defaults to the Windows 10 drive/OS unless I choose...
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    MP 7,1 Radeon Vega Pro II Duo MPX installed, but only see one GPU being used in ISTAT menus?

    Hi all, I just upgraded my 580x to the Vega Pro II duo MPX card. This is primarily because I am using ISTAT menus and realized I've had a speed bottle neck when doing a lot of photo processing in photoshop, lightroom, etc. I also upgraded the memory simultaneously. Anyway, it seems to be...
  15. dataharvested

    MP 1,1-5,1 Windows 10 Locking Up When Gaming - Temps?

    So, I just installed Windows 10 on its own SSD for gaming purposes and it will crash eventually mid-game. I did some reading around these forums around temperatures and I believe these temps may not be the issue causing the crashing. I play for about 15-20 minutes and entire system will freeze...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Need new GPU(s) for dual Apple Cinemas on mid 2010 Mac Pro.

    Please make your recommendations for a dual GPU or 2xGPU that will work in my Mac Pro, 5,1 mid 2010… I understand the GPU must be metal capable in order to utilize the Mojave firmware update/upgrade. I’m running 2 Apple Cinema displays via DVI ports, and primarily use this machine for Logic...
  17. dataharvested

    MP 1,1-5,1 Seeking OpenCore Guidance - 5,1 Mac Pro

    Greetings all. I have been searching for the best way to approach a OpenCore Legacy Patcher installation on my Mac Pro 5,1. The scenario is as follows: I have been running High Sierra up until this point and would really like to go the OpenCore route to gain a boot selection menu with my RX...
  18. maikerukun

    MP 7,1 Mac Pro 7.1 owners! What would 8.1 need to be to get you to leave your 7.1 behind?!

    What's up community! :) As ya'll who know me know, I run a small indie production company and the heart of it is my 2019 Mac Pro 7.1 It's a 28-Core with 2 W6800X Duos and in GPU Rendering Tests it is equivalent to roughly about 33% under 3 RTX 3090's. Recently it's been revealed that the RTX...
  19. Tyler O'Bannon

    Next Macs placeholders are right in front of us 2022-2023

    So, I believe the next Macs placeholders are already in the lineup right in front of our faces. #1 - the M1 MacBook Air at $999 is the placeholder for an M2 12-inch (12.2-12.4”) MacBook Air. Once stock is depleted of that enclosure (it’s the most popular Mac, so I’m sure the current production...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 5,1 Ram Compatibility

    Hello. I'm new to the MAC world and don't know much about them yet. Within the last 2 years or so I obtained a Mac Pro 5,1 dual processor that had bootcamp installed and running Windows 10 Pro 64 bit OS. The computer runs very well with the set up/hardware it has in it but I wanted to upgrade...