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Mac Pro is the Apple branding for their professional desktop computer line.

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Effect of Holding Power-On Button on MacPro

I have a mid-2012 Mac Pro. I've been using it for 11+ years (24 CPUs, 48GB RAM). It's been a great workhorse. Recently I had an SSD die. It wouldn't boot because the drive itself was unrecognizable....
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Using Hard drives from Old MacPro1.1 Dual Core Intel

I have an old MacPro1.1 Dual Core. I'm looking for advice on whether or not the hard drives from this machine will be accessible using new my MBP M2, what sort of adapter I'd need and anything else I ...
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How would you recommend backing up my movie library on a Mid 2010 Mac Pro

I was gifted a Mid 2010 Mac Pro and am in the process of migrating my Plex library over to it. It has 4 HD bays - 1 which runs the OS, 3 that are available. I want to purchase 2 new HD's - one of ...
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How do I resize an APFS Volume to reclaim all space inside its container?

I'm running a MacPro 5,1 on MacOS 10.14.6 with a 500gb Samsung SSD as my boot/host drive. I recently ran out of space on my 500gb ssd so I speced an identical 1tb ssd. A clean reinstall is not an ...
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mac, these keys stops working : "[", "]", "=", "{", "}", "+"

can you please help me figure out why these key are no longer working "[", "]", "=", "{", "}", "+" I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13 inch, ...
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Windows 10 won't turn screen on after sleep

I have an interesting setup - dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.10 on a beefy Mac Pro 5,1. It's a great machine, and I've spent the time to get all of the Bootcamp drivers working on Windows. ...
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Connecting monitors in different rooms to same computer without Remote Desktop

I'm considering a Mac Pro. I spend a lot of time on my computer as my career is programming and my hobby is music production. My music production equipment is one one room, my work office is in ...
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Windows installer doesn't recognize SSD on Mac Pro

I have a Mac Pro 4.1. I'm trying to install Windows on an SSD via DVD and I'm running into the same problem as described here: Windows 10 install don't recognize SSD. Which driver should I get?
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Mac Pro 5,1 firmware update for booting APFS

When High Sierra came out, I opted to not update my filesystem version, out of caution. Now that it’s been out for a while, and my MacBook Pro has had no issues, I’d like to upgrade my MacBook Pro 5,1 ...
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Connecting two Apple Cinema Displays to Mac Pro (early 2008)

I recently revived my early 2008 Mac Pro 3.1, along with my 30" Cinema Display and my 22" Cinema Display. When both monitors are connected to their respective female DVI ports on the Mac Pro, only ...
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MacPro 2016 (macOS Sierra) keyboard delete button deletes whole sentence

MacPro 2016 (macOS Sierra) keyboard delete button deletes whole sentence. I was cleaning the area around left arrow on my MacPro and now I realized that when I use delete button, it deletes the whole ...
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Mac Pro 4,1 -> 5,1 and AMD Radeon Vega

Can someone help me troubleshoot my issue? I have installed a radeon Vega 56 GPU in my Mac Pro 2009 5,1 but I get no video. Have aux power to both 8 and 6 pin power slots. Running 10.13.6. ...
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VMware ESXi 6.0 - How can I pass-through (add) my Mac Pro's optical drive to a VM (running OS X Mountain Lion)?

Bit unconventional I know, but I am running VMware ESXi 6.0 on my old Mac Pro 1.1. If you don't know what that is then (no offense, but) you won't be able to help me. The Mac Pro host has a "super ...
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Mac Pro late 2013 stucked, can't install mojave

Yesterday i was working normally on my mac and it got stuck, the display was frozen but the sound was working. I clicked the power button until it turned off and then i wasn't able to boot again. I ...
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SSD in optical bay vs SSD in HD bay – Mac Pro 2012 (Westmere)

Wondering if there's any benefit/speed difference by plugging an SSD into the cable where the optical drive was or if one of 4 hard drive bays connection is faster on a Mac Pro 2012 (Westmere)?
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Using an EGPU to bypass faulty D300 in Mac Pro

We have a 2013 Mac Pro with High Sierra and the dreaded D300 graphics card that suffers from the lock up issue that plagued these machines. I was wondering if it would be possible to use an external ...
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Filevault 2 not accepting any new passwords after recovery key unlock

We use Dell Data Protection Encryption in conjunction with Filevault 2 on all of our Apple Devices at our office. I have a user who was unable to log into her machine at the initial Filevault login ...
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Track down system inavailability event on MacOS El Capitan

We have a Mac Pro tower with El Capitan on it. We use it as a build machine for our Apple development. Almost everyday team viewer starts to show the machine as unavailable. Build agent for our CI ...
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Mac Pro Bootcamp issue with windows 10 networking

I'm using windows 10 on the latest Mac Pro module with bootcamp with latest stable OSX. i have two networking issues: I can't connect to wifi networks. it does list them but when I try to connect, ...
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My Mac Pro body is too hot

I have a Mac Pro (Not Macbook Pro). It was working so good but recently when I touch its body it is too hot. I checked the RAM, CPU and memory usage. all of them are below 70% so I can not find the ...
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Mac: inconsistent boot problems

I have been having some serious issues with my Mac Pro recently, and my business has been brought to a standstill. First my specs: Mac Pro 3,1 quad 2.8, 14GB RAM, ATI Radeon 2600 (stock), ATI Radeon ...
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Presenting Three Monitors as One Resolution on Late 2013 Mac Pro

I'm trying to play Euro Truck Simulator 2 on a Late 2013 Mac Pro with an AMD FirePro D300 2048 MB graphics card. I have three monitors connected - an Apple Cinema Display in the center, and two Dell ...
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How can I create Windows install media that boots & installs UEFI ONLY?

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode on my Mac Pro 4,1 flashed to 5,1 with 3.46GHz Intel W3690. As far as I can tell, Windows will only create media that boots the way the box that creates ...
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Mac Pro upgrade options [closed]

Currently I have two Mac Pro towers (3,1 and 5,1) with the following configurations and I am planning some upgrades (described below). I just want to double check if everything sounds right and ...
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SSD showing up with over a dozen *tiny* fake disks in `diskutil list`

I bought a new SSD from Other World Computing. Unfortunately, now that I've got it installed, it's showing up as 14 individual disks, only one of which is actually of the advertised size: Meanwhile, ...
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External usb ports

How many external USB ports can be connected to my computer (via a USB hub)? My Mac Pro has 2 USB ports, but i'm using a USB hub with 12 ports connected to both USB connections. I'm then planning to ...
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Transform my good old mac pro in a HDD box to be connected with my new iMac

I've just bough a new machine, 21,5 ", late 2013. And I would like to know if its possible to turn my old mac pro late 2006 in a HDD box to be connected via UB3 or thunderbolt to my iMac? Then I could ...
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Does using more memory slots equal better bandwidth?

I am thinking of buying a Mac Pro, and I am wondering about the various memory configurations. It can be had with 3x4GB, 4x4GB, 4x8GB or 4x16GB. 3x4GB seems like a weird configuration. I thought DDR ...
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Mac pro 2,1 boots up but won't restart?

I am very confused with this problem. So I just recently purchased a 8 core 3.0ghz Mac Pro 2,1 and I upgraded the memory with 16gbs of hynix ram, and everything worked great the computer was reading ...
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How to upgrade Mac Pro 1.1 from OS X 10.6.8 to OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Upgrading the Mac Pro 1.1 2006 in the standard way using the app store is not possible. This is caused by the lack of the 64 bit EFI bios. The hardware of the Mac Pro 1.1 is already complete 64bit ...
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Windows 8.1 on Mac Pro tower (late 2011). Wifi is slow

Yes, I do run Windows on my Mac Pro. Not in bootcamp mode, not in virtual machine - cleanly installed. I can't figure out the problem with slow connection on WiFi. I've updated the drivers - first ...
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Simultaneous Users ( 2 - 4 Users ) on a MAC PRO [duplicate]

With the up-coming high end Mac Pro, how would I share it with different people? Assume I have a keyboard, mouse and monitor for everyone. I am involved in a setup in which there are 4 Users (3D Game ...
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Nvidia GTX 780 + Late 2009 Mac Pro

For the record driver compatibility is not an issue, as I don't use OSX any more (Kubuntu Linux). I'm upgrading my Mac Pro 2009 (http://support.apple.com/kb/SP506) with an Nvidia GTX 780 (http://www....
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Would it be possible to upgrade a Mac Pro 2010 5,1 with a W3530 to a W3670?

I spent the last two hours trying to find a solid answer to this and come up empty-handed. They share the same socket, same memory speed... I'm just not sure if the system will be able to handle ...
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WakeOnLan on Mac with Windows

I have a Mac Pro (tower) with Windows 8 installed on it. I'm having troubles with enabling wakeOnLan through wifi. Although it seems the adapter supports it
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PC clone to MAC PRO

i want to clone my PC hard drive (XP) to a new MAC PRO using bootcamp. I install bootcamp partition on MAC and hook up firewire between them. I am using XXCLONE on PC but when it finds the MAC ...
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Use Mac Pro as time machine, server and editing station? [closed]

Background: My fiancée needs a Mac Pro for movie editing and rendering. I need a web server and a backup solution for my MacBook Pro. Idea We thought we could split the costs of the Mac Pro and set ...
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Problems upgrading MacPro to Mountain Lion

I am trying to upgrade my MacPro to Mountain Lion. After researching online it seems my model does not have a 64 bit compatible GPU. Is it possible to upgrade the GPU or would the entire motherboard ...
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Processes on Mac OSX getting 'stuck' and strange CPU usage

I work in a scientific institution and one of the tasks I'm currently working on involves running simulations and outputting the data it produces on-the-fly to hard disk. When I say 'on-the-fly', I ...
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Mac Pro AirPort Super Slow

My internet connection on my Mac Pro is terrible. I hardwired a lap top to my modem and did the Cox speed test and scored very very fast. I then did the test on that laptop wirelessly, and again, I ...
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5.1 analog sound card MacPro

To avoid the lack of analog ports in the past I bought a USB headset, it broke recently :( I'd really like to use my uber pair of headphones unfortunately they use analog so I'm having a little ...
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Moving a Mac Tower Cross-Country [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prepare desktop for a long-distance move I'm located in DC and getting ready to move to San Jose in about 2-3 months. The computer in question is an old G5 tower, similar in ...
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Mac Pro won't boot from Windows 7 DVD - Flashing prohibitory sign

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac pro, I have tried everything it seems. I have a perfectly good Windows 7 DVD which boots on other devices, yet it doesn't on mine. First off it started with ...
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Why won't my drive boot over FireWire?

I have a brand new Western Digital MyPassport Studio, which I'd like to use as a utility drive. It will boot my Mac Pro over USB, but not over FireWire 800. Western Digital's support basically told me ...
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Ancient Hardware: IBM Spacesaver II Keyboard with Windows 7 on MacPro

I'm running Win 7 on a 2010 MacPro under Bootcamp. I have a classic IBM Spacesaver II keyboard (PS/2 connection) plugged in via a USB adaptor. I've been running this set-up since I got my first ...
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64Gb RAM in a mid-2010 12-core MacPro

I am interested in installing 64Gb RAM in a mid-2010 12-core MacPro. Crucial does not offer any 64Gb kits, but they do offer a 2x8Gb kit: http://www.crucial.com/eu/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=...
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Is there any Mac Pro hardware parts that can ONLY be purchased thru Apple? [closed]

I'd like to know if I need to be concerned about any hardware parts that I should include in a brand new Mac Pro purchase, instead of trying to hunt it down on 3rd party vendors (or whitelist vendors /...
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Mixed RAM modules in a Mac Pro

I'm considering buying some additional RAM for my Mac Pro. I currently have 4GB installed as 4 x 1GB modules. I understand that Mac Pro RAM needs to be installed in matched pairs. Am I able to ...
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How can I install Java 6 on a PowerPC Mac?

I own a Mac Pro computer with a PowerPC G5 processor. In addition to having loads of RAM and hard drive space, it is also one of the few permanently placed computers in the house. As such, I want to ...
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Mac Pro Memory Model - Bad to fill the bank?

I have a Mac Pro tower with a 2 x 2.66 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon chip and 8 RAM slots. I have been told because of the processor's triple channel memory capacity that I should be installing RAM modules ...
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