Is anyone using 10.10.3 on a 2013 Mac Pro without issues

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by flyingfoxuk, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. flyingfoxuk macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2015
    Following all the issues we've been going through on the the thread.

    Is anyone running a 2013 Mac Pro on Yosemite 10.10.3 with no issues at all?

    My issues are: GPU Panic / GPU reset when using Photos / Final Cut Pro X / iTunes

    Regular boot problems (despite doing full erase and install) - possibly linked to private/var/db/displaypolicyd issue reported elsewhere

    For me 10.10.3 has been the most buggy useless piece of Apple software I've used since troubleshooting extension conflicts on Classic v9!!

    Is this just a bad unit (this is my second this year!!) or are we all struggling with 10.10.3 ?
  2. sarah.scnr macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2015
    Hey may be problem in your graphic card so try to replace your graphic card
    also follow these tips to using your mac book pro
    Before beginning any work on your Mac Pro: Unplug the computer and press and hold the power button for ten seconds to discharge the power supply's capacitors.

    Be very careful not to touch the capacitor leads or any exposed solder joints on the back of the power supply. Only handle the board by the edges.
    Now check that its continuous problem or not
  3. flyingfoxuk thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2015
    Thanks but this is a 2013 Model Mac Pro - received direct from Apple Texas in April as a replacement for a previously faulty model - as such if there's an issue with the graphics card they can fix it - I'm not a computer technician and have no intention of becoming one - it's not my forte!
  4. bax2003 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2011
    As you know I have no issues like that since Apple Authorised Service Provider replaced GPU-B. I have few idiotic problems with Window Server and Finder (Not Responding) but they are all samba related (smb bla bla 60 timeout...). Finder relaunch fixes this.
  5. agazoo macrumors regular


    May 15, 2015
    nMP 10.10.3 no issues (not one); All people i know personally who are on nMP are also doing fine;
  6. twomartoe macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2015
    I'm still getting the occasional gpu.restarts. Submitted my apple bug report and have a representative of the engineering team contact me. Mine's a duplicate bug, so its a problem that apple is aware of. Maybe all of the better engineers are working on ios and the leftovers are forced to deal with the most beautiful and unfunctional computer in the world
  7. flyingfoxuk thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2015
    Just spent 40 minutes on the phone with a different senior Applecare advisor - he says Apple engineering have acknowledged this as an issue and are still investigating world wide - no sign of a fix yet, but if you are having any of these issues please file bug reports and contact Apple so they can get on top of this. It's not very satisfactory but I don't know what else we can do...
  8. twomartoe macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2015
    some tech journalist got to talk about this. Or publish an article saying the new mac pros are not reliable

    mark gurman of 9to5 mac should investigate this.
  9. flyingfoxuk thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2015
    I don't have an axe to grind with anyone, I just want a fix for this. Apple's engineers seem to think its a software bug - I keep pushing for information but we all know that's not much use with Apple - sadly.
  10. edanuff macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2008
    No GPU restart issues whatsoever with 10.10.3 on my nMP. I got a replacement unit in January after suffering through GPU restarts for months but assuming it was a software problem with Yosemite.
  11. flyingfoxuk thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2015
    Did Apple finally decide it was a hardware problem? If so do you know what they isolated it to? Who finally replaced the unit - I'm not getting much joy from Applecare and may make the trek to take it into an Applestore next and kick up some fuss
  12. edanuff macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2008
    This was at the Apple Store Genius Bar.
  13. twomartoe macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2015
    I dont think apple is treating this as a priority. There are no reports of this issue, only a couple threads in forums.
  14. paulsdenton macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2010
    Barton, Vermont USA
    No issues. It works perfectly. FCP 10.1, Adobe Design Pro CS6, Handbrake, general uses. Has worked without a hiccup since Day One in December 2013.
  15. flyingfoxuk thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2015
    Everything was fine on 10.10.2 - when I went to 10.10.3 I also update FCP to 10.2.1 - don't know if that killed it with its fancy new GPU rendering?
  16. finalcut500 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2015
    I have some sound issues after 10.10.3 update. Mac Pro 5.1
  17. trusighter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2015
    I had the occasional video glitch with my 4k monitor (Acer XB280HK) on 10.10.2 with my 2013 nMP (6c D700), but it was still very usable 99% of the time.

    Upgrading to 10.10.3 (from beta 1 to release) completely broke my 4k monitor, which was the only one plugged in at the time. Luckily I had a Thunderbolt Monitor I could use to connect and see what was going on. The system wasn't detecting my 4k monitor being plugged in on any of the thunderbolt buses. I submitted multiple bug reports to Apple after each beta about this issue.

    I was able to install the 10.10.4 beta on my system which fixed most of the issues I have had since Mavericks. I still have the occasional spinning-beach-ball-of-death anytime I let my system go to the screensaver for over 1 hour. The console displayed some graphics driver error upon rebooting. I just started using the Ctrl + Shift + (Power/Eject) button shortcut to put my monitor to sleep every time I step away from the machine and have not had any problems since.

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