xServe A1246 In newbie(ish) hands

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by elephunk84, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. elephunk84 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, long time lurker, first-time poster. I've recently inherited an Xserve A1246 to add to my server cabinet. I have no real use for it apart from messing with it and playing with OSX, so I would like to set it up as a remote desktop server for OSX.

    Now to be brutally honest I'm a bit stumped as to what to do to get the best out of it. I've read that to get a recent version of OSX on it I will need to upgrade the GFX card and edit some plist files, but to be fair I haven't the foggiest what I'm doing at the moment with it.

    What I would like help with is......
    1) what supported GFX cards I can buy to upgrade the server to be able to get OSX SIerra on it??
    2) ANY help on how I'm going to go about installing a recent version of OSX on there....

    Thanks
    elephunk
     
  2. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502

    Flint Ironstag

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    1) & 2) see Jamall's threads

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/xserve-2008-video-card-mods.1745531/

    https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1189912

    Recently the Geforce GTX 750Ti was available as a single slot, no additional power required GPU. I'd check to see if any of Nvidia's OEM partners have released a similar GTX 1050 or maybe even 1060.

    Let us know how you make out.
     

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