nMP 6,1 going back to 

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Martyimac, May 14, 2018.

  1. Martyimac macrumors 65816

    Martyimac

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    Bought new from B&H on April 11, 2018. Within the first week, I started having the graphics freezing problem. It's going back to  tomorrow.

    SIGH!!!
     
  2. tpivette89 macrumors member

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    Which graphics cards are installed in it?
     
  3. TC_GoldRush macrumors 6502

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    RIP! Sorry for your loss. Apple quality is really going down the toilet nowadays. Their MacPro is full of issues and (nearly) impossible to repair, and their laptops are falling apart at the seams. Apple needs to step it up.
     
  4. Martyimac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The stock D300's from the factory.
     
  5. MisterAndrew macrumors 6502a

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    Which of their laptops should be avoided?
     
  6. TC_GoldRush macrumors 6502

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    Any MacBook or MacBookPro that is from 2015 or newer. Also avoid the Air, it doesn't have a retina display.
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    Shouldn't be failing this early, just be glad you got it taken care of.
     
  7. MisterAndrew macrumors 6502a

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    Even the non-touch bar 15" model without TB3 from '15? Why would you avoid the Air simply because it doesn't have a retina display? I like my non-retina 15" MBP just fine. That seems like a personal preference.
     
  8. MarkJames68 macrumors 6502

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    2015 MBP is fine - old keyboard, plenty of ports.
     
  9. MisterAndrew macrumors 6502a

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    Okay. I've been thinking about replacing my 2012 unibody with the 2015 MBP since it has retina and a very fast SSD. My external hard drives are firewire so I'd like those ports. However, it seems the model with AMD discrete graphics is not available (only on the used market).
     
  10. MarkJames68 macrumors 6502

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    You won’t get FW on a 2015 but you can use a TB to FW adapter.
     
  11. mrkapqa macrumors member

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    i thought they are only selling D500 entry level and D700 higher level?
    am actually thinking of buying a MacPro 6,1 sooner or later; here in Europe pricing for entry model is 3.399 Euro with 6-core Model, D500 and 16GB + 256 GB PciE FlashSSD
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    well, this price is actually for Germany; pricing is varied here in Europe, from country to country, according to taxes, i presume.
     
  12. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    ??? Air doesn't have retina? That's hardly a quality issue! It's just the design that's reflected in its price. Quite happy with mine thanks.
     
  13. TC_GoldRush macrumors 6502

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    It's poor quality. If I'm getting an Apple machine that's around the $1k mark, it's having a retina display. The fact the Air doesn't have a retina display is sad, and quite honestly... the air is a waste of money. Sorry bro, glad it's working well for you though.
     
  14. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    The Air not having a retina display is what I'd call a "feature" issue and not a "quality" issue. If the non-retina displays were failing often, that is what I'd call a quality issue.
     
  15. Martyimac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking I should rename my thread "Which MBP NOT to buy".
     
  16. tpivette89 macrumors member

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    B&H Photo still have some of the original 4 core/D300/12 GB RAM entry level models in stock for a reduced price of $1900. Apple only sells the 6 core/D500/16 GB RAM version as it’s entry level model for $3000.

    Seems as though I’ve seen most of the graphical issues come from the D300 cards
     
  17. Selsk macrumors newbie

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    Damn that is expensive. Over 2 years ago I got that exact same spec nMP for $2500 usd as an apple refurb.
     
  18. mrkapqa macrumors member

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    Selsk , and how did it fare, this re-furb nMP? Have you been happy with it all the way, still using it? thanks
     
  19. Selsk macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I love it. It's a great computer. I think it's funny how much hate the trashcan gets. Everyone calls it a complete failure etc. Its a super-computer the size of a large beer that has dual workstation gpu's inside. It is mostly totally silent unless under full load and even then....it's one big slow fan...still pretty quiet.

    I do wish I could upgrade the GPU's as a future proof but they still serve me just fine. I use it mainly for photography and design and it never skips a beat or leaves me waiting for any process. After work is done, I load up windows via bootcamp and play some games. GTA and PUBG mainly. I play @ 2560x1440 since I have a 27" Eizo CG277. I'm seeing 65-80 FPS in PUBG.....which is great! I use the latest hacked drivers from www.bootcampdrivers.com I have won many chicken dinners....if only my opponents knew they got beat by a mac pro, victory would be that much sweeter.

    Anyway, back to the machine. Since we can now use NVMe drives via adapters....that is awesome as well. I'm about to purchase a 512gb Samsung EVO PRO to upgrade my measly stock 256gb SSD. Also there are many XEON processor options available to upgrade...weather u want single core or multicore performance. Server pull chips are cheap and plentiful on that big online auction website.

    EGPUs are an option as well if you need more GPU power in OSX. Plug in a Vega56 or 1080ti into the thunderbolt 2 and it will dramatically out perform the internal gpus. Unfortunately this is still not working in bootcamp or I would be pursuing this option for gaming.

    Oh and yea I have bought many macs as refurb direct from apple. Zero problems. Actually I would be willing to bet this is a more reliable option that brand new. Refurbs get that extra step of correction & attention before they are put back on the market. Of course you still have warranty and can purchase apple care for them. Don't pay full retail. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
     
  20. yellowbunny macrumors regular

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    I bought the same d300 12gb model in December. It's been an excellent computer so far (touch wood). As soon as AppleCare ends it'll defo be getting a new cpu and NVME drive and maybe an egpu. The 4 spinning drives from old Mac Pro are in a USB enclosure so not actually using much of the 256 drive.
     
  21. lomahs macrumors newbie

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    MacPro 6,1 D700 since March 2014. Upgraded by myself last year with 32 GB RAM, 2,8 GHz 10-Core Intel Xeon E5 V2,
    Kingston SHPM2280P2H/480G PCIE-SSD with Sintech-Adapter, EGPU: Akitio Node + NVIDIA 980Ti Hybrid
    Always worked fine without any issues...
     
  22. zephonic macrumors 65816

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    MacRumors forum mantra: “if you love Macs, don’t buy them”
     
  23. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    The phrase is "knock on wood". "Touching wood" means something else entirely. ;)
     
  24. yellowbunny macrumors regular

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    Not in the uk! But I can see how this could lead to some interesting cultural exchanges!
     
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    More than once I've had surprised looks when I've referred to a "small bag built into a belt" as a "fanny pack" around Brits.
     

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