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 61 
 on: January 14, 2020, 08:54:58 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by vgermax
Should question who won't play ball with whom...

 62 
 on: January 14, 2020, 08:08:50 PM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by MindBender
Back on page 15 of this respectfully long thread, in June 2011, I successfully upgraded my at that time not so old Mac Pro 4,1 to a Mac Pro 5,1, using two Xeon X5660 CPUs and 32GB RAM of RAM. At the end of 2016 I upgraded the CPUs to two X5690 CPUs and increased the RAM to 96GB on six 16GB 1333MHz DIMMs to squeeze out the last bit of performance. And in November 2018 I upgraded the Radeon option card for a re-flashed GeForce GTX 680. This machine just keep on going. And going strong at that!

Back in 2011 I had to find out the hard way that NVMe booting wasn't supported; The OCZ Revo X2 PCIe SSD was refundable, but the OWC Mercury Accelsior PCIe 480GB (two no-brand M.2 SSDs in RAID0, what could possible go wrong?) has cost me a lot of data.

Now I'm starting to read posts about Apple having updated the 5,1 UEFI with NVMe booting, and I do recall an update being installed when updating to Mojave.

Does this mean that my upgraded Mac Pro 4,1 now supports NVMe booting too? Or do I need to re-update my UEFI for that?

 63 
 on: January 12, 2020, 01:25:07 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by netkas
So, in fact they have the drivers, but won't release them.
Interesting findings

 64 
 on: January 05, 2020, 11:10:21 PM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by Steve Kibby
Hi I have attempted to use the 2206-2207 firmware update tool, but i just get an error when it attempts to download the files to make the RAM disk.  Is this now an outdated tool? Is there any other way i can do it.
MacPro1,1 with 2.66 quad Xeons 16gb Ram, 

 65 
 on: December 08, 2019, 10:32:52 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by malaxor
Guys, if we look at the release of the latest cuda_10.2.89_mac.dmg, we see the following:
Code:
<key>NVDAResmanVersions</key>
<dict>
<key>378.10.10.10.15</key>
<string>378.10.10.10.15</string>
<key>378.10.10.10.20</key>
<string>378.10.10.10.20</string>
<key>378.10.10.10.25</key>
<string>378.10.10.10.25</string>
<key>387.10.10.10</key>
<string>387.10.10.10</string>
<key>387.10.10.15</key>
<string>387.10.10.15</string>
<key>418.15.10</key>
<string>418.15.10</string>
<key>418.20.10</key>
<string>418.20.10</string>
</dict>
And also these files:
Code:
libcuda_418.15.10_mercury.dylib
libcuda_418.20.10_mercury.dylib

So not only there is that 418.15.10 we never figured out where to get, now there is also a 418.20.10...

Edit: Looking further into the binaries I see references that these belong to a r440:
Code:
/dvs/p4/build/sw/rel/gpu_drv/r440/r440_00/drivers/gpgpu/_out/macosx_amd64_release/418.20.10_mercury/cudbgprocess.o

So where do we get these?

 66 
 on: December 08, 2019, 12:53:42 PM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by cuban

Hi I just tried it and it worked like magic!
Many thanks for your help!


I'm more than happy to have helped you! In fact I did this tutorial because I know how it feels
when after spending a couple of hours updating the CPU of the iMac you face that the easiest step
of the process (the EFI update) doesn't work. That's why I wanted to share this tutorial with all you guys.


  Grin  Excellent! All hail Master Yoda.





 67 
 on: December 08, 2019, 12:00:08 PM 
Started by Spacedust - Last post by nkma
Now there is a date. I got a mail that sais:

«Available to order December 10»

On apple.com it still says "Coming This Fall".

https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/


 68 
 on: December 07, 2019, 05:54:06 PM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by Wurlitzer1
Grin  Yes, it was a disappointment after doing the CPU upgrade, that's for sure.

I wonder how Wurlitzer1 made out...

Have a great day.







Great news!!!

I'm more than happy to have helped you!

In fact I did this tutorial because I know how it feels when after spending a couple of hours updating the CPU of the iMac you face that the easiest step of the process (the EFI update) doesn't work. That's why I wanted to share this tutorial with all you guys.

so..enjoy your "Late" 2006 iMac  Wink!!


Hi I just tried it and it worked like magic!
Many thanks for your help!

 69 
 on: December 07, 2019, 04:38:45 PM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by nkma
My 4,1 to 5,1 experience
I got a 4,1 for USD 100 on the net.
It had a Xeon W3520 and 4 GB 1066 MHz memory.
Firmware upgrade from 4,1 to 5,1 was straightforward.
I upgraded to Xeon W3690 and 24 GB 1333 MHz memory. Some USD 50+50.
After these upgrades I upgraded Mac OS X from 10.10.5 to 10.13.6 (High Sierra).

I used Geekbench 4 to benchmark.

Geekbench 4, before upgrade:
Single-Core Score: 2470, Multi-Core Score: 8340

Geekbench 4, after upgrade:
Single-Core Score: 3189, Multi-Core Score: 15358

Improvements, if you like:
Single-Core Score: +29,1%
Multi-Core Score: +84,1%

Now I am looking for a Metal-capable graphics card so I can upgrade to Mojave or Catalina.

One problem
A problem I had with installing 10.13, High Sierra was that it first would not allow me to do the necessary firmware upgrade, before installation. I had an old Apple monitor and when I replaced it with a later Apple monitor the upgrade of the firmware and then also installation of 10.13 could be done.

Questions
I have seen much faster results than mine on Geekbench, e.g. 5000 (singel core) with MacPro5,1 with Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 3408 MHz (4 cores).
Is that a "true" 5,1? What is the fastest processor I can use in my 4,1, upgraded to 5,1?
I would appreciate suggestions for a reasonably priced Metal-capable graphics card. Anyone?

Thank you MacEFIRom and everyone else for great achievements to get mac's to live longer! Smiley




 70 
 on: December 07, 2019, 01:07:22 PM 
Started by MacEFIRom - Last post by cuban
 Grin  Yes, it was a disappointment after doing the CPU upgrade, that's for sure.

I wonder how Wurlitzer1 made out...

Have a great day.







Great news!!!

I'm more than happy to have helped you!

In fact I did this tutorial because I know how it feels when after spending a couple of hours updating the CPU of the iMac you face that the easiest step of the process (the EFI update) doesn't work. That's why I wanted to share this tutorial with all you guys.

so..enjoy your "Late" 2006 iMac  Wink!!

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