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My name is Robert Bryant, and I am a computer tech in Central California just south of San Jose.
As a daily Mac Pro user, I wanted to provide the Low End Mac community with the necessary steps to take a base model 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 or 2007 2,1 (that can now be easily obtained for under $500) and show you how to make it as modern as any current Mac, while retaining all of the expansion that the older tower style Mac Pros provide.
To update your Intel integrated video driver: Click on your graphics controller from the Intel Driver page Intel Driver Page to install the latest driver.
If your computer's manufacturer doesn't have a newer driver available for download, you may be able to manually download and install a driver from Intel directly.
Follow the steps below and you too can enjoy the affordability and upgradeability that a Mac Pro 1,1 or 2,1 can provide.
What you need to get started: This can’t be easily done on the Mac Pro you are modding (there are other methods, but you will need the other Mac in step 9 as well).
These requirements can pose significant challenges when cards are placed in older machines, such as ones with low-powered motherboards or machines that make use of a single DIMM for their system memory, effectively halving the bandwidth between the system memory and the GPU memory.
Additionally, the relevant tests are performed when Photoshop starts up.