macpro 5.1

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    MP 1,1-5,1 HELP NEEDED: Upgrading MacPro 4,1 (2009) to 5,1

    Hi all, I have recently been watching a few videos on Youtube where people upgrade 4,1 or 5,1 MacPro. I want to give it a go myself even though I am absolutely rubbish in IT. I am a Video Editor/ Motion Designer using Adobe softwares and in need of more power from my machine but can't spend £7k...
  2. cuppuccino

    MP 1,1-5,1 Dual 8 pin GPU wiring

    Hey folks, so I decided to get a RX 5700 XT for my MacPro 5.1. Unfortunately the card I want has 2x 8-pin slots. I already own a dual-6-pin-to-8-pin adapter. Theoretically this should deliver enough power for the card in silent bios (75W from the PCI plus 2x 75W from the mini 6-pins equals...
  3. juliovg

    MP 1,1-5,1 Is it possible install windows 10 over mac pro 5.1 with Catalina

    Hello guys This is how my mac looks like: i install Catalina following this link: Now i would like to install windows 10 because some job tools that i need are just for windows. I have two questions: 1- There is an option to install windows 10 without...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 2010 (5,1) problem: White / white-striped screen, loud fans, then restart

    BIG problem. My computer has intermittently shown this problem (in the title). The screen goes blank, fans go very loud, then the computer restarts itself. This happens mostly when using Logic, and more so when EuCon is active. However, it has also happened when simply using the internet... like...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Glitch I can't figure out! Driving me crazy (Mac Pro 2009 4.1 flashed to 5.1)

    Hi Everyone, So i've been having an issue with my Mac pro for over a year now. I've tried a few different things to fix it and still can't seem to find out whats wrong. I'll be working and suddenly the screen starts to glitch with lots of random pixels (please see attached images). Then all I...
  6. Black Ninja Original

    MP 1,1-5,1 MacPro 5.1 Diagnostic LED DSI510 - Strange problem!

    Hi guys! I recently discovered a Diagnostic LED (LED DSI510) lit on my MacPro 5.1 mid 2010 (32GB RAM / Mojave / NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac) It only appears when I turn the machine off ... And even without the power cord, it remains lit! When I turn the machine on the led goes off ... Very...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 BlackMagic speed Highpoint 7101a & Samsung 970

    Hi, I've got four Samsung 970 SSDs in a Highpoint 7101a in Slot 1 (16x) in a Mac Pro 5,1. BlackMagic gives me write of 2508 MB/s, and a read of 2857 MB/s. That's for an individual SSD drive, I'm not using any RAID config. Is that speed around what should be expected?
  8. glawrie

    MP 1,1-5,1 Help with configuring PCI/NVMe drive

    I've just installed a Sabrent 2TB NVMe drive using the kryoM.2 evo PCIe adapter. The install was easy and the drive is now visible as a PCI-Express External drive. My machine is a mid 2010 5.1 cMP running macos 10.14.6. My intention is to use this new drive to act as the system disk...
  9. t8er8

    MP 1,1-5,1 Compatible RX580 8GB Brands on Mac Pro 5,1

    I'm upgrading from my Pulse RX560 4GB which is a great mid range card. I want the extra VRAM to do some 1440p gaming I know that the Sapphire Pulse RX580 is the undeniable winner brand for Mac Pro 5,1's but in Canada, especially when looking for 8GB models, I find they're about 40-50 CAD more...
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    MP 1,1-5,1 Nvidia - 'Black Screen' Help

    Hi MacRumors Community. I'm having one of those "Black Screen" issues when trying to install a new graphics card and could really use your help. I've been searching the web, far and wide with little to no success. Trying to get the following work together: Apple LED Display Nvidia GTX 680...
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    MacPro 5,1No Video in Windows(New GPU)

    Hello. I am new to the forums and I've got a problem: I bought a Sapphire Pulse RX 580 a week ago, I installed it and was able to use it in High Sierra. When I tried to boot into my separate windows 10 drive that I used prior to GPU upgrade, I would not get any video output from my Mac. Again...
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    nvme boot questions

    If this has been addressed before I apologize - I couldn't find it. I have a 4,1 w/ firmware update to 5,1. Running Sierra and Maverick. I did do the 1.4 update to be able to run nvme bootable as I was running High Sierra with an Sapphire Pulse RX580 but moved that setup to another MacPro...
  13. flekus5

    [URGENT] Mac Pro 5.1 w/ EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 + no picture

    Hello I'm Leandro from Argentina, im trying to upgrade a mac pro 5.1 with 2 CPU Xeon E5620. My OSX is High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G6030). And i just got the gtx 970 sc ACX2.0, and followed all directions to install the web driver downloaded from , and nothing, black...
  14. alchemistics

    MacPro 5,1 HD7970 - Bad Rendering Performance in FCP X 10.4.4

    Dear Fellows I recently upgraded my MacPro 5,1 (2 x 2.93 GHz 6-Core, 64GB RAM, 512GB 970NVME) with a Radeon 7970 3GB VRAM. The card performs very good, Geekbench Score is at 100'000. Ungine Heaven @ extreme gets me 827 Points. So far so good. Around twice the performance from my MacBook Pro...
  15. xlambchopsx

    MacPro 2009 (4,1 to 5,1) 6-core to 12-core not working

    Hopefully someone can shed light on this situation... I have a MacPro 4,1 that’s been upgraded to a 5,1 and currently running a 6-core 3.46 in Mojave with boot rom I recently got a ridiculous deal on a MacPro 2009 upgraded from 4,1 to 5,1 running a 12 core 3.46 in OS X 10.13.6...
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    Can't Get MacPro 5 To send video to my Plasma TV

    I can't get my TV to display video from my MacPro. The TV: Panasonic TC-P42S60 42-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (2013) • Mac Pro 5,1 3.3GB 2010 Nehalem, OS 10.6.8, Radeon 5700...
  17. glawrie

    cMP 5,1 + R9 280X 3GB - will it work with Mojave?

    Just looking before leaping... updated with 2x X5670@2.93Ghz CPUs, works flawlessly with 10.13.5, and AFAIK the R9 280X has metal support. Grateful for any observations / guidance etc.
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    Advice for seeking a 2012 5,1

    I've been looking around for a 2012 Pro tower to replace/supplement the early 2008 Pro that has been my production machine since I bought it new. I don't see the sense of waiting for a new Pro model that will most likely be overkill and over costly for what I do. But I'd like to have that elder...
  19. glawrie

    Dual Processor 5,1 - which one is CPU A?

    Subject says it all really. Could someone confirm which of the CPUs on the Mac Pro 5,1 dual processor tray is referred to as CPU A. From other posts, I think it is the one on the right (as you look at tray in Mac Pro 5,1 with side off) - i.e. the one that is nearer the back of the machine...
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    Mac Pro 5.1 upgrade smc conflict fan control

    Hi all I know this is a known issue, but I can't find the answer to it yet. I upgraded from 4.1 to 5.1, from quad to 6-core, my memory to 1333. My fan works continuously and loudly and my memory recognition remains at 1066. I know there is a conflict between my system SMC and my new processor...