5.1 PLEEEEASE HELP!!

richardjhurst

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Hi, everyone I'm in complete meltdown here right now

I run a 5.1 with High Sierra. I wanted to upgrade to Mojave so went out and purchased a Graphics card that was recognised by Mojave, the AMD RX590. I took my existing Geoforce 980ti 6mb one out, all very carefully and installed the new card. Closed everything up and switched on, to my horror I now get this appear. I switched off re-installed the old card and switched on again but it's still here, I can't seem to boot into safe mode (not sure you can on a bluetooth keyboard) and I'm really freaking out right now about what to do. Please help!!

IMG_6613 by Richard Hurst, on Flickr
 

tsialex

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Hi, everyone I'm in complete meltdown here right now

I run a 5.1 with High Sierra. I wanted to upgrade to Mojave so went out and purchased a Graphics card that was recognised by Mojave, the AMD RX590. I took my existing Geoforce 980ti 6mb one out, all very carefully and installed the new card. Closed everything up and switched on, to my horror I now get this appear. I switched off re-installed the old card and switched on again but it's still here, I can't seem to boot into safe mode (not sure you can on a bluetooth keyboard) and I'm really freaking out right now about what to do. Please help!!

IMG_6613 by Richard Hurst, on Flickr
Did you tried removing the power cable for 20s, then plugging back and powering on?
 

tsialex

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Yes done that
Do you have a Mac EFI GPU to debug what's happening? Any original Apple card from 2008 to 2012 (HD 2600XT, 8800GT, Quadro FX 5600, GT120, HD 4870/5770/5870) or 3rd party Mac EFI cards like Sapphire HD 7950 Mac Edition, eVGA GTX 680 Mac Edition, NVIDIA Quadro 4000/K5000 or self-flashed/MVC flashed cards.
 

richardjhurst

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Do you have a Mac EFI GPU to debug what's happening? Any original Apple card from 2008 to 2012 (HD 2600XT, 8800GT, Quadro FX 5600, GT120, HD 4870/5770/5870) or 3rd party Mac EFI cards like Sapphire HD 7950 Mac Edition, eVGA GTX 680 Mac Edition, NVIDIA Quadro 4000/K5000 or self-flashed/MVC flashed cards.
Yes It always has a GT120 in
 

richardjhurst

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Mojave don't work with a GT120 + a AMD GPU. Remove the GT120.
It hasn't got Mojave installed I'm still on high sierra. Had not got to downloading/installing mojave yet. All I have done is tried to swap the 980ti for the RX590 and had that appear. Have put the 980ti back in and still happening
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Are you using TWO GPU's in your system at the same time?
I'm on High Sierra and have always had the GT120 card and the Geoforce 980ti card in place, but just the 980ti connected to my screen
 

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It hasn't got Mojave installed I'm still on high sierra. Had not got to downloading/installing mojave yet. All I have done is tried to swap the 980ti for the RX590 and had that appear. Have put the 980ti back in and still happening
Remove all GPUs, install just the Apple GT120, remove all disks, put an empty drive, install 10.13.6 into the empty drive.

Start to troubleshoot with the clean install, you probably will have to do at least two firmware upgrades, read here:

MP5,1: What you have to do to upgrade to Mojave
 

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USE ONLY ONE GPU AT A TIME, especially when troubleshooting.

Apple poorly supports multiple GPUs in any capacity, let alone mixed GPUs that are different models and/or different manufacturers or different platforms completely (AMD & NVIDIA). This is a recurring issue lately.
 

richardjhurst

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USE ONLY ONE GPU AT A TIME, especially when troubleshooting.

Apple poorly supports multiple GPUs in any capacity, let alone mixed GPUs that are different models and/or different manufacturers or different platforms completely (AMD & NVIDIA). This is a recurring issue lately.
I have tried starting up with just the GT120 in but still the same. What do I need to do?
 

IndioX

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this is a failuremesssge of the last highsierra security update 2019-001

if you have a second computer than delete on the drive the osx install folder in root directory
or use the single mode for this

then use a fullinstaller of 10.13.6 in recovery mode from a stick
to install the system (no data will deleted)

after this, the downloadable securityupdate will run as it should
 

richardjhurst

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Remove all GPUs, install just the Apple GT120, remove all disks, put an empty drive, install 10.13.6 into the empty drive.

Start to troubleshoot with the clean install, you probably will have to do at least two firmware upgrades, read here:

MP5,1: What you have to do to upgrade to Mojave
I have booted into recovery with just the GT120 in there and all my drives. I have managed to restore from a snapshot backup and everything is fine. I’m on the latest high Sierra. No updates available

Should I just switch off and try the house card again without the GT120 in or is there anything I need to do first. Are there drivers for the RX590 that need installed first or will the computer just recognise it??
 

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I have booted into recovery with just the GT120 in there and all my drives. I have managed to restore from a snapshot backup and everything is fine. I’m on the latest high Sierra. No updates available

Should I just switch off and try the house card again without the GT120 in or is there anything I need to do first. Are there drivers for the RX590 that need installed first or will the computer just recognise it??
You need to do the firmware upgrades, read the first post to the thread MP5,1: What you have to do to upgrade to Mojave, everything you will need to do is there.

To get to MP51.0089.B00, you will use Apple GT120, then to get to 140.0.0.0.0 you will need the RX 590.

To do the first firmware upgrade you will need to download the full Mac App Store installer for 10.13.6. If you have any previous version anywhere in your Mac Pro, delete it before anything.

To do the second you will need the current Mojave installer, 10.14.3, delete any previous version.
 
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richardjhurst

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You need to do the firmware upgrades, read the first post:

MP5,1: What you have to do to upgrade to Mojave

To get MP51.0089.B00 you will use Apple GT120, then to get 140.0.0.0.0 you will need the RX 590.
Yes but I’m not on Mojave yet. The new RX590 should work in High Sierra which is what I am on, all up to date. I would like to get this new card working on my High Sierra first
 

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Yes but I’m not on Mojave yet. The new RX590 should work in High Sierra which is what I am on, all up to date. I would like to get this new card working on my High Sierra first
First step is to upgrade to MP51.0089.B00 BootROM version and can only be done with your Apple GT 120. Again, read the first post MP5,1: What you have to do to upgrade to Mojave.

You need the firmware upgrades.
 

richardjhurst

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First step is to upgrade to MP51.0089.B00 BootROM version and can only be done with your Apple GT 120. Again, read the first post MP5,1: What you have to do to upgrade to Mojave.

You need the firmware upgrades.
1. How do I check current BootRom version?
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First step is to upgrade to MP51.0089.B00 BootROM version and can only be done with your Apple GT 120. Again, read the first post MP5,1: What you have to do to upgrade to Mojave.

You need the firmware upgrades.
Also why would I need to upgrade BootRom just to get this graphics card working?
 

tsialex

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Also why would I need to upgrade BootRom just to get this graphics card working?
Lot's of motives:

  1. MP51.0089.B00 is needed even if you just want to reinstall 10.13.6.
  2. Spectre/Meltdown mitigation
  3. Microcodes updates
  4. Other Security Updates
  5. MP51.0089.B00 is required to be installed to upgrade to Mojave.
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This is my current one:

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Ok, you already have the first firmware upgrade, now you can install the RX 590 and do the second one.
 

richardjhurst

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Mojave requires firmware update. You need to follow the firmware update guide (CLEARLY POSTED ABOVE SEVERAL TIMES) in order to successfully proceed.
I keep saying right now I would just like the graphics card to work in High Sierra. I’ve not even tried to download Mojave yet. I’m still on the latest version of High Sierra. I just want my old card or the new one to work again in this
 

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I keep saying right now I would just like the graphics card to work in High Sierra. I’ve not even tried to download Mojave yet. I’m still on the latest version of High Sierra. I just want my old card or the new one to work again in this
You can install the RX 590 now, alone.
 
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