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Old Jul 28th, 2016, 07:40 PM   #21
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Thanks Macfury, my only concern was the ability to run my old games with too new of an OS. Hoping with the 8800 all is well with less video lag and stutter with some of the graphics. Never thought of the firmware upgrade, is it still available/tough to do?
Very easy. The first message in this thread has the update linked on the bottom.

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Old Jul 28th, 2016, 09:36 PM   #22
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Met with Phoboga tonight, transaction went well, I recommend him for any sale, thanks!
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Old Jul 28th, 2016, 10:06 PM   #23
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Very easy. The first message in this thread has the update linked on the bottom.

Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Sorry, MacFury.

Can't seem to discover your 1st link. Maybe due to my system running Ghostery.

As to the link in your above quote, however,
is that Mac Pro UEFI firmware originating from:
- Netkas? Newest development maybe?
- Oemden?
- Piker Alpha?

What is the highest OSX version it allows on your Mac Pro?

Just so I know. As stated before, can't test it now for lack of hardware, but I've stashed away a Mac Pro 1.1 at a friend's place. Which we'd like to resuscitate.

Thank you!
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Old Jul 28th, 2016, 11:26 PM   #24
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Must be Ghostery. It's Netkas.

To be honest, I don't know what value upgrading it to 2,1 has! I just did it to see 2,1 in the "About this Mac."
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Old Jul 28th, 2016, 11:52 PM   #25
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Hmmm.
Just wondering where that Netkas link got the mustard from. I bet Piker Alpha, quite a programmer he is.

Upgrading to 2.1 may not be noticeable with your present hard- &software, but (if the firmware has been well-made) will possibly have switched your Mac Pro to 64 instead of 32 bits UEFI.

That is very important for some app versions. As 64 bit versions are (I think) backward compatible with 32 versions you may not have noticed (yet).

Also, and that is actually the gist of my interest: being able to run 10.7.5 may actually allow you to use very much cheaper PC, non-Apple reflashed video cards/ GPU boards in your Mac.
None of the little Endian vs. big Endian issues any more...

How to breathe new life into a dying Mac Pro | iMore

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The good news is that if you're willing to accept some compromise, you don't need to hack anything to get a PC graphics card to work in a Mac Pro. Since OS X 10.7.5, Mac Pros will work with plain vanilla PC cards that have Nvidia graphics processors on them. Apple's standard graphics drivers now support them.
See what I mean?
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Old Jul 29th, 2016, 12:56 AM   #26
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Thought so, see here:
Using a PC graphic card in Mac Pro Rev.A [EFI 32] (Mac Pro 1st Gen/1.1) | MacRumors Forums
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Old Jul 29th, 2016, 09:28 PM   #27
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So turns out the PCIe power cable at Canada Computers doesn't work, it is the PCIe to SATA connection. Plugged it into one of the HDD SATA power supplies to the card and the computer clicks then clicks off when trying to boot it up.
Anyone have one kicking around? 6pin to 6pin.
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Old Jul 29th, 2016, 11:03 PM   #28
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Just ran into another 3.1 Mac Pro patch I think.

Try forum member CanadaRam maybe?
He'll be more knowledgeable about suppliers...

You mean this one, do you?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-video.../dp/B0095SUCUQ



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How To Resurrect A 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 So It Can Run OSX Yosemite — Pro Tools Expert

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Old Jul 29th, 2016, 11:07 PM   #29
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Try forum member CanadaRam maybe?
He'll be more knowledgeable about suppliers...

You mean this one, do you?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-video.../dp/B0095SUCUQ

[img] http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...X9zdxjRTbK4HeA [/img]

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How To Resurrect A 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 So It Can Run OSX Yosemite — Pro Tools Expert

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Thanks headily I will get in touch with him and ask. Yes that is the cable I am looking for.
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Are the power leads for the 1,1 and 2,3 Mac Pros not the same as the ones in the 3,1? The card side ons look like what you have posted. But the logic board side news are a micro or mini plug. Much smaller than what you have posted.
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