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How to Add Extra Graphical Power to Your Mac Pro

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Last Updated on March 28, 2021 by Muhammad Junaid Khalid


Ready to add extra graphical power to Mac Pro? It’s easy to do yourself. Let’s walk through it together. Be sure to follow these directions carefully to avoid damaging your computer. We will not be responsible for any damage caused by failure to follow the instructions. This is an official procedure of adding memory by Apple.

How to Add Extra Graphical Power to Your Mac Pro 2019

  • Before we start, you’ll need a Phillips-head screwdriver. First, shut down your Mac Pro and wait at least 10 minutes for it to cool down.
  • Make sure the Mac Pro is completely cool before you open it. Unplug all external cables except the power cord. Then touch the metal casing to discharge any static electricity before you unplug the power cord.
  • To open your Mac Pro, lift the latch on the top and turn it 90 degrees to the left. Now lift the housing straight up and off the Mac Pro, and set it to the side. Using your Phillips screwdriver, loosen the screws and remove the clamp plate on the left side of the MPX base.
  • Then loosen the screws and remove the clamp plate on the lower-right side of the MPX base, and then slide the PCI retention latch to the right to unlock the MPX base.
  • If you’re replacing an existing MPX module, pull out the MPX eject lever at the bottom of the module to release it from the logic board. Once it’s popped out a little bit, grasp the module firmly and pull it straight out.

Read: How to Add Memory to Your Mac Pro 2019

  • To install a new card, remove the PCI slot covers from the MPX bay where you’re installing it.
  • Now insert your new MPX module into the bay with a firm, even pressure. When you’re done installing modules, slide the PCI retention latch to the left to lock the MPX base again.
  • Replace the clamp plates on both sides of the MPX base. Be careful not to overtighten and strip the screws.
  • Now you’re ready to replace the Mac Pro housing. Turn the latch 90 degrees to the right and lay it down flat. Now plug the Mac Pro back in, reconnect the cables, and press the Power button to start it up.
  • To make sure your new MPX module is visible, select About This Mac from the Apple menu, and click the tab labeled PCI Cards.

And that’s how you add a new MPX module to your Mac Pro. You can also follow this official video to upgrade graphics in Mac Pro.

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