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Quick guide to installing OpenCore on a Classic Mac Pro (cMP)

Quick guide to installing OpenCore on a Classic Mac Pro (cMP)

Reading Time: 8 minutes OpenCore is, for a lack of a better word, amazing. If you don’t know what OpenCore is, read about some of it’s benefits here. I have no experience (yet) with other versions of OpenCore such as the Legacy patcher but fully intend to explore that as well at some point. This post is the quick and easy guide that should have anyone up and running with OpenCore on the cMac Pros in minutes. This guide may have steps in it…

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Turning a 2009 4,1 Mac Pro into a 2010/2012 5,1 Mac Pro – 2021 Edition

Turning a 2009 4,1 Mac Pro into a 2010/2012 5,1 Mac Pro – 2021 Edition

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hanging out in the various Facebook groups and other communities, I rarely run into anyone anymore that has a 2009 4,1 Mac Pro that still runs the stock firmware. But there are many Mac Pro users that are not aware of those communities or of the upgrade potential and possibilities for their Macs. They don’t see this kind of information on a daily basis like this geek. I took this knowledge for granted, forgetting there’s a whole world of people…

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The differences between the 4,1 and 5,1 Mac Pro

The differences between the 4,1 and 5,1 Mac Pro

Reading Time: 6 minutes My apologies, sometimes I take certain information for granted. When I see people on facebook and other forums ask “what’s the difference between 4,1 and 5,1 Mac Pro?” or “Can I use a 4,1 CPU tray in a 5,1 Mac Pro” I think to myself ‘this is common knowledge, isn’t it?’. No, it’s not. Even in 2020 (and years to come) there will be plenty of people that first get started on upgrading an older Mac Pro or maybe even…

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