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mschilling

mschilling

Member Since 14 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active Nov 22 2016 07:42 PM
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In Topic: Nvidia Web Driver updates for El Capitan (UPDATE 10/24/2016)

29 January 2016 - 01:01 AM

I tried the 346.03.05 on my real iMac 14,2 and 10.11.3 and it made my Illustrator CC2015 (19.2.1) crash repeatedly.

In Topic: OS X 10.11.3 is out!

20 January 2016 - 12:18 AM

USB 3 still ok if using Yosemite kext?

In Topic: Long term sleep issue on otherwise working system (Clover)

28 September 2015 - 12:03 PM

It's maybe related to your graphics card. Can you try another card?

In Topic: 10.10.5 is out!

18 August 2015 - 04:48 PM

I tried App Store on my upgraded real 2008 MacPro 3,1 and it got stuck in a silly loop where it wanted to change the updates in the App Store before continuing and wouldn't let it reboot and do its thing. Same thing happened on my Hack booting with Clover. The solution for both was to download and use the Combo dmg. The App Store did work fine on my 2008 unibody Macbook.

In Topic: Seeking professional/expert/experience advices on Mac Pro 2008 3.1

05 May 2015 - 10:53 PM

I've just fixed a MacPro 3,1 2008 model and put it into service by swapping out a faulty video card with one I had on hand. It's got 6Gb of original RAM which I believe is the 800Mz. A couple upgrades that worked out well included an iMac wifi/BT card with a mini PCIE adapter from ebay that gave the unit functioning handoff and continuity, as well as airdrop and AC wifi. This unit did not have a wifi card so all I had to do was pull out the old BT card and insert the new card and plug in the wires which were tucked under the mobo. http://www.ebay.ca/i...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

The other improvement was to install an SSD. I had a new 850 Evo 120gb ready to go in, and plugged it into the second slot from the front. For some reason it took forever, like 20 minutes, to format and stalled out when I tried to install Yosemite. So I pulled out my older 840 Evo 120gb and it worked fine which was a surprise. The read/write speeds are decent for a sata2 machine, around 200kb/s or so rw using Blackmagic Disk speedtest app so I left it at that. But if you want more speed on one of these I would go the cheapo route and install 2 or more SSDs (ones that work ok obv) and format them as striped Apple RAID. I've tried that using hard drives and you can expect a 50% speed increase using 2 drives. No need to buy anything.

Good luck with your resurrection!

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