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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
    2010-2012 Mac Pro's can be made "Mojave compatible" with the installation of a "metal compatible video card". Here's a pretty good article from OWC (macsales.com) explaining things...and a video card they recommend:

    https://blog.macsales.com/46029-make...ijmfbal0hy32vk

    Enjoy,

    - Nick
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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
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    Nice find there Nick. Should have known you would be on top of hardware issues / changes.

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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
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    Thanks Slydude. Always great to find a solution to keep the old hardware using the latest & greatest.

    Luckily this is a relatively easy one...since Apple officially supports it.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
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    Always nice to keep older gear working. I've certainly been down a few rabbit holes doing that.

    I've seen a patch that would allow my 2008 MB Pro to o beyond El Capitan. Haven't gotten around to trying it yet but I might try it soon just to see if ti works.

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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    I've seen a patch that would allow my 2008 MB Pro to o beyond El Capitan. Haven't gotten around to trying it yet but I might try it soon just to see if ti works.
    I must have missed that one. Lol Try it soon...and let us know how it works out.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
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    I put that project off for some time because I was having so many issues trying to get each version of the Mojave beta installed. I didn't want to be without some type of backyp machine if it took me longer than anticipated to straighten things out. Now that thhe public relase of Mojave and subsequent beta are behaving for me (except for Bootcamp setup) I'll give it a try soon.

    Bonus for waiting a bit. It looks like there is now a patch for Mojave on some unsupported macs. When I first looked at this i think it stopped at High Sierra. I have a suspicion it will be a bit slow on that machine though.
    Last edited by Slydude; 10-07-2018 at 05:02 PM.

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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Bonus for waiting a bit. It looks like there is now a patch for Mojave on some unsupported macs. When I first looked at this i think it stopped at High Sierra.
    I haven't investigated this yet...but throw up some links. Wouldn't mind if my 2011 17" MacBook Pro could run Mojave.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    I have a suspicion it will be a bit slow on that machine though.
    That was my first thought. That you may not have been super motivated to try the patch...if your 2008 MacBook Pro was more of a dinosaur/paperweight/doorstop! Lol

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
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    The initial search that I did yielded these results. I haven't made a serious study of this yet. just a cursory glance at a few pages several months ago. 0The links all seem to be pointing primarilly to this tool The list of supported machines is pretty long although there are a few caveats with certain models.

    One thing I have not investigated yet is whether the process can be reversed/undone. I haven't seen remports of it bricking systems but I also haven't checked into whether you are locked into Mojave. In my casecould I use this tool to Sierra or H.S. I believe the original version of the tool worked with one or both OS versions.

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    2010-2012 Mac Pro Mojave Compatibility
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    One thing I have not investigated yet is whether the process can be reversed/undone. I haven't seen remports of it bricking systems but I also haven't checked into whether you are locked into Mojave.
    Thanks for the info.

    After quickly looking over some things...saw this statement: Lol

    "You'll need a very good reason and it'd be best if you didn't do it on your main Mac. However, installing Mojave on some older Macs can be done —and fairly easily."

    Sounds like there may be a bit of risk involved. This was from a late July 2018 article...maybe as time goes on safer methods will be discovered.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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