A small amount of your Mac Pro's Memory, stores certain settings in a location that your Mac can access quickly. These settings can include monitor depth information, speaker volume settings, various time settings and other important data that keeps the computer functioning properly. This allows the Mac Pro to access information quickly and render your results in a timely fashion. In case you are encountering audio or video distortion, screen resolution issues etc. then you may need to reset the settings of you Mac Pro memory.
Resetting your Mac Pro memory fixes common software problems, such as distorted audio or video, and in addition it is also necessary to diagnose the system issues correctly. Below are the simple steps involved in resetting the Mac Pro memory:
- First you will have to close all running applications and shut down your Mac machine
- Wait until your system to power off completely, and then unplug your computer
- Unplug all the peripherals from the Mac which includes network cables, USB devices, and audio or video cables
- Then, just press and hold the power button for 60 seconds and then starting with the power adapter plug all the peripherals back into the computer
- Now, turn on your computer and immediately hold down the Command, Option, P and R keys simultaneously before the gray screen appears
- Continue pressing the keys until the computer reboots and you hear the traditional startup sound
- Release the keys when the system begins booting into Mac OS X
By performing these steps, you can reset your Mac Pro memory easily. However, it is a highly risky procedure and has to be very much cautious while performing this process. This is because; a small mistake would lead to huge data loss. So before performing these steps make sure you have data backup. In case you don’t have backup and lost your entire data then, make use of the Remo Recover Mac tool and get back your entire lost data in just few minutes with a couple of mouse clicks.
Tony Landry is a Web Content Editor at Remo Software. He loves to write, edit, and manage content for users trying to troubleshoot and fix problems on Windows, Outlook, storage drives and Cloud storage networks.
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