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Thank you for up voting! So i was able to add the missing links. 1. Download the OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks installer As you may noticed, the apple app store denies the installation of the OS X upgrade caused by the lack of hardware compatibility. But we want to download the installer anyways. A possible solution is to run the download enabler tool. You can ...


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Try resetting the PRAM with the directions here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379 It usually fixes really odd unexplainable problems.


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Everything can be purchased through another company, the only part that will be exclusive to the Mac Pro will be the PSU - they have a pretty special config in that case, but I think it is designed to handle a maxed out system (last time I looked it's a 980 watt PSU). You can buy either new or refurbs online but it's going to be the same part that ships in ...


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Only each of the pairs needs to be matched pairs. The speed of the ram needs to be at least as fast as the original ram though. The only remaining question is, do mac pro still comes with 8 memory slots (as when I first see them?)


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The answer is probably, "Because Mac Pro towers have...um...less than ideal...antenna placement". If you open it up and look where the antennas are, you'll probably find that they face out the bottom of the unit. For a temporary test, try getting your tower out from under your desk, and put it on its side on top of your desk, with its bottom pointing toward ...


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First, a caveat, I do not believe your graphics card will yield playable results on 3 displays of your resolution. However, the information you are looking for is that Eyefinity only works on Windows and you will need to download the Radeon driver configuration program (Called Radeon Software Crimson Edition as of this answer). In there there should be an ...


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For the Mac Pro 3,1: The upgrades sound reasonable, however here's a few comments: The extra CPU seems like it could be expensive for such an old part. Make sure the extra processing power is worth it to you. I dont understand why you would replace the existing memory (you write that you currently have 2 x 4GB and want to upgrade to 8 x 2GB). Why not just ...


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You could use it running in Target Disk Mode From http://support.apple.com/kb/PH10725 If you have two Mac computers with FireWire or Thunderbolt ports, you can connect them so that one of them appears as an external hard disk on the other. This is called “target disk mode.” Connect the two computers with a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable. Start up the ...


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The user sharing features are defined by the OS as opposed to the hardware, so you would have the Mavericks standard two VNC connected users and as many unix/ssh connected users as you care to log in. Performance wise, it's not clear until something ships but the specifications, storage speed and memory bandwidth can only make sharing more easy than ...


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Will using this card burn out the board in any way? You have all the required specifications for the card to work.


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Here's a report from someone who carried out the exact same upgrade you're contemplating. Seems to have worked out fine, and produced a real improvement.


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Even if you'll manage to copy the files over, your XP won't boot on your Mac Pro. XP and to a lesser degree Windows 7 really do not like to be moved to a totally different hardware. As part of Windows install there's installation of system-critical drivers, which are specific only to a particular hardware. These drivers from your PC won't work on your Mac ...


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I use rsync for backing up a selection of folders from my Macbook Pro to my Ubuntu box. With rsync you can make incremental backups. Rsync is a command line program that comes with every mac. You can automate your rsync backups by putting them in a cron job. A nice article on rsync can be found here: http://maketecheasier.com/make-incremental-backups-with-...


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There were also some issues with cables that were connected to the wrong pins inside the case. Your model is probably affected by this issue. To see if you’re affected you can follow the steps at http://nobblynoel.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/mac-pro-2009-bluetooth-fix/ Also note that it hasn’t necessarily something to do with Bluetooth. Sometimes the cables ...


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First, make sure it's backed up. Take out the hard disks and carry them as hand luggage. Then pack the tower in its original packaging and Fedex it.


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The Apple article EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs specifies that MacBook Pro 3.1 can only run EFI 1.5.1. (From the article you can also download this EFI version.) As Windows 7 needs EFI version 2, this means that you cannot boot Windows 7 x64 from the DVD. Some more facts about the EFI problem can be found in Native UEFI Windows 7 Boot on ...


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Wikipedia says: Expandable to 32 GB on Quad-core models, and 64 GB in 8- and 12-core models (although expandable to 96GB using 3rd party 6x16GB DIMMS)


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The latency increase (if there would even be one on a high-quality motherboard) would be outweighed by the increase in availible memory. Don't sweat the slot voodoo and get the RAM you need.


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Mac's are not my specialty but I have experience working on this model and can tell you that the built in connectors can get damaged or even corroded under some circumstances. They pinout they are connected to can also work it's way loose but this is rare. To test wether the #4 controller or pin array is damaged, try unscrewing the two screws holding the ...



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