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    MP All Models desktops swapped: there has GOT to be a solution!

    I have a Late 2013 Mac Pro trashcan running Monterey. (Yeah, it's about time for a new machine, but not quite yet.) I have two identical ACER displays that I use, let's call them Left and Right, since that his how the physical devices are configured. Left has always been designated as the main...
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    Other Mac Pro 5.1 Windows Legacy boot from NVME

    I'll be brief. I want to understand why in the iMac 27 2013 you can install Windows in legacy mode, windows 7 and windows 10, and both systems perfectly see nvme disks and make it possible to install the system and boot from the nvme itself. While Mac Pro 4.1 5.1, when installing the system in...
  3. randy85

    MP 7,1 2019 Mac Pro Roll Call

    Just wanted to check-in on everyone else who bought one of these back near the release in 2019/2020. The discussion on them has understandably quietened down and I was curious who stuck with theirs and who quietly switched to a Mac Studio or similar. I was planning to keep mine going for...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Upgrade path from High Sierra / 5770 to Monterey / 5600XT

    Hi all - I'd like to start upgrading my 5,1 a little bit and am in need of some guidance as to how to go about it. Ideally my 5,1 would end up with a 5600 XT graphics card running Monterey. It is now running High Sierra and a ATI 5770. I'm shooting for a 5600 XT because I want to eventually...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro (Early 2008) no display and ERRA diagnostic light

    Hey, I recently acquired an Early 2008 Mac Pro, it has an issue where upon trying to power on the machine, the fans spin, it sounds like the hard drives spin up too, but there is no display and inside there is a diagnostics light marked ERRA. I have tried different combinations of RAM in...
  6. subdivisions

    Mac Pro 6,1 144hz?

    Hey all, I just bought a Mac Pro Trash-Can 12 core (Late 2013) and i put Monterey on it on a Samsund 990 Pro SSD. Runs great. My question, I have a 144hz screen im going to be using it on.. While i had it in my office i was able to get 120Hz on it using a Thunderbolt to DVI ACTIVE adapter.. I...
  7. haralds

    MP 1,1-5,1 How to invoke Diagnostics on Mac Pro 5,1?

    I was trying to diagnose an issue on my cMPro 5,1 with howling fans that turned out to be bent pins on the backplane. As part of trying to debug, I failed to be able to invoke diagnostics. I set the startup volume from EFI OCLP to Mojave and tried booting with Depressing "D" Depressing Opt-Cmd...
  8. MacInquiry

    MP 1,1-5,1 2009 5,1 Mac Pro Intermittent Flashing Power Light & No Start Problem

    I recently got an amazing deal on a 2009 MacPro flashed to 5,1 firmware from a professional music producer who upgraded to a more modern Mac and just wanted to sell his older one fast. The body of this MacPro is literally in near mint condition and even the inside of it only had a moderate to...
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    MP 14,8 Internal Onboard SATA 6 Gb/s Ports Bridge & Controller Model in Mac Pro (2023)

    Which ASMedia Serial ATA 6 Gb/s controller does the Apple 🍎 Mac Pro 2023 utilize to drive the 2 onboard internal SATA 6 Gb/s ports (ASM1061, ASM1061R, ASM1062, ASM1062R, ASM1064, ASM1164, or ASM1166) and do they support Port Multipliers (and if so: Command-based switching or FIS (Frame...
  10. blackquartz

    MP 7,1 AMD 6950XT spoofed on Mac Pro 7,1 EDIT: WORKING

    Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing great I'm trying to get a 6950xt running on MacOS on my Mac Pro 7,1 as 6900xt. For a couple of days Ive seen all this guides and videos but they are meant for hackintosh, I'm not sure Im doing it right for a legit Mac. Any help or reference is welcome...
  11. ddhhddhh2

    MP 1,1-5,1 about PowerLink with cMP/RX5700XT/RX6800 power question

    Hello everyone, I have a question about cMP + EVGA PowerLink. Yes, I understand, I've done my research and indeed found many recommendations. However, one thing still isn't clear to me. I noticed that many demonstrations simply connect the two mini power supplies from the motherboard to the...
  12. BenRacicot

    Will we ever see M-series chips with higher clock speeds in some systems?

    There's a lot of discussion on x86 vs Arm already, but in addition to the perf-per-watt war I'm not understanding the value of the Mac Pro vs Studio featuring the same M2 Ultra setup. Where's the value in the Mac Pro unless the clock speeds were pushed higher than the Studio's version? Do...
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    ℹ️ Discussion: the Early Intel Macs versus Late Intel Macs conversation lives anew and lives here

    [Mods: If you want to move this from Early Intel Macs over to Site & Forum Feedback, post a reply to this thread with, maybe, a few days’ advance notice. Cheers!] Confession time: For the last few months, I’ve been dropping in on other, model-specific forums to check whether there are any new...
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    MP All Models Need help with connecting front IO on MacPro to an ATX PC motherboard

    So, I am planning to build a custom hackintosh inside an old MacPro case, like many other people seem to have done. I haven't yet bought the MacPro case, or motherboard, but I am holding off temporarily until I can get more information on how to connect everything together, and the only bit I...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Upgrading my mac pro mid 2010

    Hi guys I am newbie here I have mid 2010 Mac Pro single core cpu I am looking to upgrade to dual core cpu I have chance to purchase used dual core cpu Mac Pro 2010 and I am thinking of swapping cpu trays and purchasing two X5690 6 core CPUs is this possible in my situation any problems your see...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro: Wifi works but No Internet

    Hello. I have a Mac Pro of the cheese grater variety (4.1 I believe but will confirm later) A couple of days ago it stopped connecting to the internet. I tried various simple steps (wifi off/on, restart, trying connecting via ethernet) none worked. The wifi appears to be working, and it can...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 USB Error on Monterey

    Hello! I need help. A few days ago, I noticed that when I unplug a USB device and plug it back in, the system doesn't detect it, that is, it doesn't work until I restart the machine I also tried it on High Sierra and this error does not appear there Does anyone know a solution to this? Mac pro...
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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...
  19. Bmju

    iM 4,1-14,4 EnableGop: 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...