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|2009 Mac Pro 12-core CPU Upgrade (Dual 2.93GHz X5670 Westmere):|
A reader sent notes/tips on upgrading his 2009 Mac Pro with 2 X5670 2.93GHz 6-core CPUs ($370 used). Includes link to an instructional video guide and his notes/tips when things didn't go as planned. (6-core CPU support requires unofficial MacPro 5,1 EFI update. IIRC, 2010 Mac Pro firmware also adds support for faster ram and HDMI audio.)
|Mac/OS X Compatible 802.11ac Adapters (PCIe, mPCIe, USB) Page Updated|
Updated our page on Mac/OS X compatible 802.11ac adapters with a report on using a QuickerTek QCard2 in a 15" MacBook Pro (Retina). (Updated with comments on card install/swap.)
|Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles:
- Updated article with Mainstage 3 Settings Tips to Reduce/Minimize Audio Latency. (I/O Buffer Size, I/O Safety Buffer and Driver Latency Slider.)
- How to migrate data from another Mac using OS X Mavericks
- About AirPlay Mirroring in OS X (with list of Macs that support it)
- How to use multiple displays with your Mac in OS X 10.8 and earlier
- Apple computers: Troubleshooting issues with video on internal or external displays
- Connecting your Mac to a home stereo, iPod, iPad, musical instruments or speakers
- About Wake on Demand and Bonjour Sleep Proxy
- Why your Mac might not sleep or stay in sleep mode
- Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
- Solutions for connecting to the Internet, setting up a small network, and troubleshooting
- OS X Server: Creating a single NetBoot, NetInstall or NetRestore image for multiple Macs
- What is "other" space in About This Mac?
- About OS X Recovery Disk Assistant
- About the OS X Application Firewall
- About Safari Internet plug-in management
- How to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari
- Choosing good passwords in Mac OS X
- How to change your OS X account name or home directory name
- iTunes: How to share music and video
- Setting up Home Sharing on your Computer
- Setting up Home Sharing on your iOS device
- iOS: Disabling digital camera notification in OS X
- iOS: Disabling digital camera notification in Windows
- Updating OS X and Mac App Store apps
- About AirPort base station firmware updates
- Installing QuickTime Player 7
- About QuickTime 7 Pro registration keys (codes)
- Mac Basics: QuickTime Player plays, edits, and shares video and audio files
- Switch Basics: Migrate your Windows files to your Mac
- iOS: Troubleshooting Mail
- iCloud: Why am I getting junk mail (spam)?
- Redeeming an iTunes Digital Copy
- iTunes: Syncing media content to iPod
- Mac App Store: Hiding and unhiding purchases
- How to rent a movie from the iTunes Store on Apple TV
- How to Change or remove your payment information from your iTunes Store account
- How to Create an iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store account without a credit card
- Understanding iOS device capacity and usage
(Topic-based page of Tips, Troubleshooting & How-To Guides for Mac/OS X/iOS Users here.)
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|Previous News Archive Summary:|
Friday July 11th, 2014 News
- Mac Pro Northbridge High Temperatures due to broken Heatsink retainer
- Apple's Swift Developer's Blog
- App Store At 6: How It Became One Of Apple's Greatest Strengths
- Tips for iPhoto '09 Unexpected quits when exporting photos (OS X 10.9.2 or later)
- How to Combine PDF documents using Preview in OS X
- How to Share a Podcast using iOS Podcasts app
For links to older news pages, see the Archives.
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