Yes, It came today

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by K15, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. K15 macrumors member

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    Well, now I'm the new owner of::D

    Mac Pro
    With the following configuration:
    • Processor 065-9537 One 3.20GHz Quad-Core Intel Xe
    • Memory 065-9546 16GB (4x4GB)
    • Graphics Card 065-9572 2x ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
    • Hard Drive Bay1 065-9558 2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    • Hard Drive Bay2 065-9561 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    • Optical Drive 065-9576 One 18x SuperDrive
    • Mouse from AOS 065-9589 Magic Mouse.
    • KEYBD + USER'S GUIDE FOR AOS 065-9593 Apple KB User's Guide.
    • Country Kit 065-9632 COUNTRY KIT.

    The only problem is the monitor has not shown up yet. :mad:

    I guess it will just be a paper weight until it shows up. :eek:

    Also, I'm the last person in my house to get a Mac. My three daughters and wife all have 27" iMacs.
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Congrats!

    Everyone in the house with their own Mac, that's nice.
     
  3. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats a great configuration. Congrats on your new computer.

    If the display does not arrive for the weekend, and you feel the urge to start configuring it, migrating your files and apps, etc... there are ways to do it without the display, by connecting a TV, or using one of your house iMacs as an external display. All you need is the correct cable/adapter, which comes always handy btw.

    cheers!
     
  4. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    sorry... what? :p
     
  5. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Congratulations!

    That's a wonderful configuration & a computer you're really going to enjoy.

    My new Mac Pro is but one in a long line I've had. They are really fantastic.

    Here's hoping your monitor arrives soon.

    Enjoy :)
     
  6. K15 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys.

    This machine is just a beast. :D

    I had to call and cancel the monitor purchase and drive to the Apple Store to get purchase the 27" monitor. The quality of the picture is just awesome.

    I did think about connecting the Mac to the 50" Plasma, but the wife was like no, no, no. Glad she told me no. I would be hard pressed to let anyone get on the TV and do anything. lolololol

    My middle child started the whole Mac conversion six months ago. I'm glad that she was very annoying about it. :)

    Now, I'm trying to figure out how to make the Mac stop crashing when I enable CrossFire in Windows 7 64 bit.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Congratulations on the Mac Pro!

    Do you have the bridge connector connected?
     
  8. K15 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried the software crossfire first with Catalyst 11.9

    As soon as I clicked enable crossfire Blue Screen of Death.

    Re-Booted into Safe Mode and shut down.

    Flipped the Video cars arounds, booted back up and as soon as I clicked enable crossfire Blue Screen of Death.

    Purchased a bridge connector for the cards. Installed and as soon as I clicked enable crossfire Blue Screen of Death.

    I'm wondering if there is a older version of Catalyst that has a better driver set.
     
  9. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Seriously, don't use Windows.
     
  10. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Sorry you are having problems and I really really hate Crossfire and SLI. In hindsight getting the 5870 would solve all these issues. And still be faster. And no micro stuttering and steady frames and works on all games and you don't have to have a fleet of driver backups for "just the right one" for each game. Put the brakes on before the rabbit hole eats you alive. Else you may be testing and tweaking forever.
     
  11. K15 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I was able to find that using Catalyst 10.11 and then enabling CrossFire does not crash the system. I did read this somewhere last night, while drinking beer and surfing the web. :D


    I do understand the Windows comment.
     
  12. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Crossfire is a bag of hurt. Sell the two 5770's and get a 5870.
     
  13. Xanix macrumors member

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    Hello. Does it came with Lion pre-installed? The restore media is a DVD or USB? The keyboard is the one with the new keys/layout for Lion?
    Have a great fun with it!

    Regards
     
  14. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    If I had the money, I would go with a Mac Pro.

    But I'll settle for a 27" iMac. :)
     
  15. K15 thread starter macrumors member

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    I too went back and forth on which machine to buy. :confused:

    I really liked the iMac's, but when it came upgradeability I went with the Mac Pro. I felt this was the best route to proceed on.
     

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