MOJAVE: anyone having any issues with new OS upgrade?

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Some useful websites

An Appple page specifying a selection of suitable graphics cards.

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208898#cards

Then there is this site on installing a new GPU  - which I did not follow. I just installed the new card in the Mac Pro

https://www.theitsage.com/inst...80-gpu-macos-sierra/

I bought a refurbed Mac Pro from Create Pro nearly three years ago from

https://create.pro/

It had the latest Mac Pro main board so it had the latest PCIE slot combination so it could have a Metal supporting graphic card installed.

Create Pro list a collecton of suitable cards for Mojave

I contacted Create Pro in September/October regarding what cards to use to enable Mojave run on my Mac Prothey replied

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From  (MacRefresh Ltd)


Here is our list of the available Mojave compatible graphics card which you can upgrade to ranging from entry level to high end;

AMD RX560 4GB - £245
https://macbank.co.uk/product/...rs-os-x-10-13-4-new/

AMD RX570 4GB - £395
https://macbank.co.uk/product/...rs-os-x-10-13-4-new/

AMD RX580 8GB - £445
https://macbank.co.uk/product/...rs-os-x-10-13-4-new/

These specific third-party graphics cards are Metal-capable and compatible with macOS Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012):

  • MSI Gaming Radeon RX 560 128-bit 4GB GDRR5
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB GDDR5
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
  • NVIDIA Quadro K5000 for Mac
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition

Some other third-party graphics cards* based on the following AMD GPU families might also be compatible with macOS Mojave on Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012):
  • AMD Radeon RX 560
  • AMD Radeon RX 570
  • AMD Radeon RX 580
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
  • AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
  • AMD Radeon Frontier Edition

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I bought one of the AMD RX... cards cards, installed it into the Mac Pro and aftera few days of successful operation I then installed Mojave.

 

The typical Apple Logos do not appear during the boot up process, the first thing you see is the horizontal line that moves across the screen and shortly after that the system is working.

 

Any questions just ask

Richard Dane posted:

It's also well worth doing some hardware upgrades on older MacBook Pros.  My own MBP is from 2013 and upping the Ram and fitting a 1TB SSD has totally transformed it.  Crucial offer kits and full instructions for doing the upgrade yourself. It was very straightforward and took me no more than 15 minutes to do the physical stuff, including a long overdue clean out of the internals (make sure you have an antistatic strap fitted when you do this).

Thanks for this tip Richard.  I'm using my mid-2012 MPB, and whilst I bought a new MBP last year, I ended up giving that to one of my kids as I prefer this keyboard (greater key travel).  And given that all I do is browse the web, manage my music library, and make rudimentary photo edits, it's powerful enough. But I will check out internal upgrades for this as well as my wife's Macbook Air which she is complaining about lately.

NB - Zero issues upgrading to and running Mojave 10.14.1 on this old clunker! It runs great!!

Bart posted:
Richard Dane posted:

It's also well worth doing some hardware upgrades on older MacBook Pros.  My own MBP is from 2013 and upping the Ram and fitting a 1TB SSD has totally transformed it.  Crucial offer kits and full instructions for doing the upgrade yourself. It was very straightforward and took me no more than 15 minutes to do the physical stuff, including a long overdue clean out of the internals (make sure you have an antistatic strap fitted when you do this).

Thanks for this tip Richard.  I'm using my mid-2012 MPB, and whilst I bought a new MBP last year, I ended up giving that to one of my kids as I prefer this keyboard (greater key travel).  And given that all I do is browse the web, manage my music library, and make rudimentary photo edits, it's powerful enough. But I will check out internal upgrades for this as well as my wife's Macbook Air which she is complaining about lately.

NB - Zero issues upgrading to and running Mojave 10.14.1 on this old clunker! It runs great!!

Running fine on my mid-2012 MBP, too. No upgrades to mine, but a new battery/keyboard module a few months back. Good for another 6 years, I'm hoping.

winkyincanada posted:
Bart posted:
Richard Dane posted:

It's also well worth doing some hardware upgrades on older MacBook Pros.  My own MBP is from 2013 and upping the Ram and fitting a 1TB SSD has totally transformed it.  Crucial offer kits and full instructions for doing the upgrade yourself. It was very straightforward and took me no more than 15 minutes to do the physical stuff, including a long overdue clean out of the internals (make sure you have an antistatic strap fitted when you do this).

Thanks for this tip Richard.  I'm using my mid-2012 MPB, and whilst I bought a new MBP last year, I ended up giving that to one of my kids as I prefer this keyboard (greater key travel).  And given that all I do is browse the web, manage my music library, and make rudimentary photo edits, it's powerful enough. But I will check out internal upgrades for this as well as my wife's Macbook Air which she is complaining about lately.

NB - Zero issues upgrading to and running Mojave 10.14.1 on this old clunker! It runs great!!

Running fine on my mid-2012 MBP, too. No upgrades to mine, but a new battery/keyboard module a few months back. Good for another 6 years, I'm hoping.

As it turns out the Crucial tool shows no hardware upgrades for my mid 2012 MBP or my wife's mid 2012 MB Air.  

She's quite interested in a Microsoft Surface Book.  We took a quick look at them and the screen is beautiful, the touchscreen feature is nice and for some of the statistics packages she uses, Windows is a necessity actually.  

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