MacPro 2.8GHz 8 Core Leopard with Logic Studio 8

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by alexsimonbass, May 12, 2008.

  1. alexsimonbass macrumors newbie


    May 12, 2008
    Athens, Greece
    Hi there!!

    I recently bought a MacPro 8 Core 2.8GHz and put a total of 10GB of RAM and 1.82TB storage in it.
    I use the whole setup with Apogee Symphony and one 30" screen.

    I notices HUGE problems from the first day.
    Almost every time I was trying to copy files from external drives onto the MacPro drive, to setup the Mac, the system crashed, mostly with some weird graphical mistakes all over the screen.

    We took the Mac back to the store and tried to show the technicians what happens in the studio. we hooked it up to a Symphony system they had in the store and started to load it, to show them how easily it crashes.

    So we started copying 180GB from an external USB drive onto its desktop,
    120GB from another drive as well onto its desktop, recorded 8 tracks at the same time in Logic Pro 8 over Symphony, having Apogee Duet as well connected and using it to play a song over Garage Band and burning a DVD, ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!!

    The system just wouldn't crash.
    So we took it back to the studio because they thought "Oh, it probably happened just coincidentally...!"

    Back in the studio, same problems!!!!!
    It even takes me ages now to name the tracks in Logic
    and my MacBookPro 15" 2.33Ghz 2GB laptop runs much faster
    than this $3500 box of aluminum.

    Well, the only difference in the setup we used at the store, was
    that they used a 20" screen and we use the 30".

    Do you think that the whole thing might be because of the screen??
    Have you heard anything like this before??
    Do you have an idea what could cause these problems??

    Thanks a lot for your time!!!
  2. GregPacker macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2007
    Wherever there is a queue
    Do you have the ATI 2600xt graphics card, and if so is its firmware up to date? A lot of those cards would completely freeze at random intervals with weird graphical mistakes all over the screen. Can you still move the mouse pointer after a freeze?
  3. alexsimonbass thread starter macrumors newbie


    May 12, 2008
    Athens, Greece
    thanks for your reply!!!!
    Yes, we have the 2600XT and yes,
    we can move the mouse pointer after the freeze!
    To be honest, we haven't tried updating the firmware!!!
    Will try and let you know!!!

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