2009 Mac Pro updated to 5'1 problem with mouse

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  1. irra7ional, Mar 18, 2018
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    irra7ional macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Specs : High Sierra 10.13.3
    Early 2009 Mac Pro
    3.33 Ghz 6-Core Intexl Xeon
    32 GB 1333 MHz DDR ECC RAM
    RX 570 + the included Nvidia card

    for info : WIRED MOUSE

    I have had some problems with my lovely Mac Pro that I got last year. The problem is with my Razer Naga mouse that occasionally losses connection for seconds and reconnects. I have tried all USB ports as well as my USB 3 ports (I upgraded my Mac Pro with USB 3 via PCI slot), and the problem still persists.

    For most part it is not too bad but it gets annoying when I am playing a game or chess or something like that. My Magic Trackpad works without any issues.

    Interestingly enough, after I installed Win 10 on my Mac Pro the "non"-bootcamp way, after I reinstalled the drivers of the Mac Pro the mouse doesn't work at all on Windows and what is even funnier is that my USB 3 ports completely stopped working. Any idea hows to fix the drivers on that? I assume what happened is that once I installed the supported Apple BootCamp drivers they over-rode the drivers that recognised the USB3 from the Windows install.

    Speaking of Windows, I actually couldn't get Windows to install the proper way. I know the system officially only supports Windows 7, but even with a Windows 7 once the installer started and I went to partitioning format, after a reboot from the BootCamp Assistant drive, what I got is that the drive isn't compatible because of the GUID Partition Map, so I had to resort to manual formatting via Disk Utility and creating a FAT drive with MBR Partition Map, however, that has now lead to some issues I think. Help with this, if anyone knows what I can do will be appreciated.

    Best regards and thanks!
     
  2. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried the mouse in another system to see if it's not going bad?

    As for bootcamp, you can install Windows 10, even though it's not supported. The key is to only have the drive you intend to install Windows on connected to the machine--that is, remove all other storage drives until you successfully get Windows installed. I had the same cMP, and this worked every time. If your target partition is on a drive formatted as APFS, I don't think you'll get it to work right.
     
  3. irra7ional thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah the mouse is good, Ive tested it on a lot of machines.

    Hey, I have indeed installed Windows 10, but appears for some reason it hasn't done so properly and despite the fact Windows says its 64 bits certain apps don't recognise it as 64 bits so I can't quite get all the drivers to work.

    I am installing it on a separate hard drive in the try, but as I mentioned the problem is when I go via the Bootcamp route, reboot with a Win 7 disk in, eject the disk on boot up screen and put the Windows 10 CD in, it says the system isn't supported because it is GUID Partition map. Mind you that is using the Bootcamp method.

    It might be worth it to actually go via Windows 7 install to Windows 10 update route to get everything working. Any opinion ? For most part, I don't really need the BootCamp partition as Parallels works like a beast, but I am worried some game that I really love might popup and run like **** on Parallels.
     
  4. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I wouldn’t want to game under a VM either. Why not just install and run Windows 7 instead of 10? You can go the upgrade route. It’s slower, but I’ve done it that way too. How many hard drives do you have installed, and do you have the USB stick with bootcamp drivers on it before you try the bootcamp method?
     
  5. irra7ional thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have 1 SSD 2 x 1 TB Hards installed. 4th Bay is only left unused. I do have the USB stick ready and all prepared, now unfortunately boot camp asset tells me it isn't supported for my Mac lol.

    I think upgrading to High Sierra was a huge mistake lol.
     
  6. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

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    When going the bootcamp route, you have to unplug all other drives when attempting the Windows install. The windows installer gets confused if there is more than one.
     
  7. irra7ional thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did still same problem and still can't get my RX 570 to work on my Bootcamp device. Any ideas ?
     
  8. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 65816

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    When you say not work, what do you mean? Have you had success with another card?
     
  9. irra7ional thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have 2 cards in my Mac Pro the stock nVidia card and RX 570, unfortunately I can't quite get the RX to work, which is annoying.
     

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