Staying on Mavericks for the long haul - upgrade advice

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by InuNacho, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. InuNacho macrumors 65816

    InuNacho

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    Disclaimer: I'm an artist/prosumer and know the security risks involved in staying on an older OS.

    I have a few applications that I use on a regular basis that work best on Mavericks and would like to maximize the usage and longevity of my 2009 Mac Pro. I have the CTO quad 3.33 W3580, 24 GB of ram, and a GTX 680. Using only the internal power supply can I use a 780 even if I plan to occasionally game on Windows using it?
    How do the other CPU upgrades whether they be a dual tray I buy off ebay or the single hex stand up my current cpu for something like encoding in Premiere?

    Also I have done the firmware hack and it lists my Mac Pro as a Early 2009 and as a 5,1 at the same time. Is that normal?
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    Yes
     
  3. barmann macrumors 6502a

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  4. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    Just some extra info. There are 2 versions of 780. Rev A can work natively in Mavericks, Rev B need web driver.
     

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