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May 7, 2012

I recently installed an ATI 5770 on my Mac Pro 1,1, works perfect in 10.6..4 We have another Mac Pro 3,1, whose 8800GT card died, so we replaced it with another ATI 5770.We cant upgrade the OS from 10.6 to 10.6.1 until we reach 10.6.4, all of the updates are failing.

message: The installation failed. An unknown installation error occuredWe are not able to upgrade the OS not even to 10.6.1, and on my machine I had no such problems.

Info:Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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