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Could someone please do this benchmark with the... 42,027 Views / 292 Replies  
Could someone please do this benchmark with the 'new' dual-core powermac?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Oct 23, 2005 at 01:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
imovie compression 533 Views / 1 Replies  
hi,

i tried converting my final imovie file ready for putting onto dvd.

the compression i chose was the highest setting for dv pal.

this has come out poor even though it highest. i can see...
Posted by mak_attack, on May 1, 2005 at 10:34 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
buddy12 -- Did you ever figure out how to get... 1,083 Views / 11 Replies  
buddy12 -- Did you ever figure out how to get those metal pins back in place?

no as i snapped one as mentioned before

the other 2 i just bent them right back to look like = instead of curved -...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 17, 2005 at 08:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
performance seems fine after this mishap ... 1,083 Views / 11 Replies  
performance seems fine after this mishap

imovie worked great with increase of ram
garageband was fine with loads of things going on
everything else was speedier

the broken hinges etc don't...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 14, 2005 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
just run it fully for 30 mins: dvi / vga /... 1,083 Views / 11 Replies  
just run it fully for 30 mins:

dvi / vga / headphone / usb / firewire / power / ram / hdd / optical drive all stable

how do i test my new ram? put it through its paces?

hopefully it stays...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 14, 2005 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
broke my mac mini from the inside 1,083 Views / 11 Replies  
hi,

i upgraded the ram today......easy to open and install ram :)

hard to put case back on :(

the metal prong sticking out things wouldnt allow me to have flush finish when putting case on....
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 14, 2005 at 11:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
thanks eyadams for your thoughts and info... 863 Views / 26 Replies  
thanks eyadams for your thoughts and info provided on the subject of mac protection.
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 13, 2005 at 06:55 PM, in Applications
hi, finally managed to fix the firewall :) ... 863 Views / 26 Replies  
hi,

finally managed to fix the firewall :)

so in conclusion:

I DO NOT need a 3rd party firewall / virus software / adaware protection and various other protection software.

i can...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 13, 2005 at 02:56 PM, in Applications
hi X-Ray, thank you very much for that link.... 834 Views / 11 Replies  
hi X-Ray,

thank you very much for that link.

PC2700 or PC3200 Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)
2.5 volt --> the pc3200 i was looking at was 2.6v

'Using PC3200 memory does not provide additional...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 11, 2005 at 10:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi, anyone want to shed any more light on... 834 Views / 11 Replies  
hi,

anyone want to shed any more light on the above?

1 GIG

pc3200 / ddr4000 / cl3 / 2.6v or pc2700/ ddr333 / cl2.5 / 2.5v

i cant seem to find the perfect answer.
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 11, 2005 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
thank you omar96, finally someone answered... 834 Views / 11 Replies  
thank you omar96,

finally someone answered the question i posted.....much appreciated.

i phone crucial UK.....they say get the pc3200 as you already have a 256mb pc3200 as standard. though...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 11, 2005 at 03:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
:( tried the above. it didn't work hmmmm and... 863 Views / 26 Replies  
:( tried the above. it didn't work

hmmmm and all the time i thought the firewall was on and working

ill try and resolve the problem somehow

going back to what i originally posted: generally...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 10, 2005 at 05:16 PM, in Applications
above link doesn't work :( tried safari and... 863 Views / 26 Replies  
above link doesn't work :(

tried safari and firefox - nothin happens

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 10, 2005 at 04:40 PM, in Applications
hi, thanks for that OptimusG4. i went... 863 Views / 26 Replies  
hi,

thanks for that OptimusG4.

i went to put the firewall on and it will not let me 'start' it. above it, it says firewall unavailable.

what should i do?

so no zonealarm or norton for me?...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 10, 2005 at 04:08 PM, in Applications
do i need more protection? 863 Views / 26 Replies  
hi,

i have been using a mac with osx for well over a month now and rarely use my windows based pc.

on the pc i had avast (virus), zonealarm (firewall), adaware and spybot running for my...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 10, 2005 at 03:13 PM, in Applications
1 GIG RAM Stick - which 1 ??? 834 Views / 11 Replies  
hi,

ordering 1 gig ram for my mac mini

crucial ddr333 / pc2700 / cl 2.5 --> 94

Corsair ddr400 / pc3200 / cl3 --> 115

i am not sure which one i need?
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 8, 2005 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi, so the general feeling amongst people is... 1,389 Views / 11 Replies  
hi,

so the general feeling amongst people is to go for the 1 GIG Stick :) so will order ASAP.

what about the hard drive and dvd-rw Q's i posted?

any helpful replies appreciated.

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 8, 2005 at 07:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
mac mini upgrades 1,389 Views / 11 Replies  
hi,

i have had my mac mini for well over a month now and it seems a good purchase.

i have used the factory spec 256mb ram and have had many ups and downs with this configuration. at times i can...
Posted by mak_attack, on Apr 6, 2005 at 08:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi, how much of a difference did people... 1,549 Views / 13 Replies  
hi,

how much of a difference did people notice when jumping from the stock 256mb ram to 512 or 1 gig ?

less beachballs? less lag?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 28, 2005 at 08:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi atFault, "They also say that you... 1,585 Views / 6 Replies  
hi atFault,

"They also say that you should/must sand down one side of the putty knife to a beveled edge so that it will slip in easily without damaging the aluminum or plastic"

can you show a...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 25, 2005 at 10:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
what size putty knife ? 1,585 Views / 6 Replies  
hi,

what size putty knife did people use to open up their mac mini?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 24, 2005 at 10:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi Burke, glad to see upgrades went well. ... 1,023 Views / 10 Replies  
hi Burke,

glad to see upgrades went well.

can you comment on the performance of the mini with 1gb ram.

what programs are you going to be using? how is it performing so far?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 23, 2005 at 06:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
hi iRez i hear the term calibrating the... 4,556 Views / 108 Replies  
hi iRez

i hear the term calibrating the display and your settings being said a lot.

what does this mean exactly. i am awaiting delivery of my new tft.

what would i need to do when i get it...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 22, 2005 at 03:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi, to people who are using their mac mini... 116,324 Views / 401 Replies  
hi,

to people who are using their mac mini with bigger screens with high resolutions (like the ACD and Dell Widescreen) how does it cope and perform?

choppy? lags?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 22, 2005 at 02:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
WoD have you got your mac mini? once you use... 1,537 Views / 20 Replies  
WoD have you got your mac mini?

once you use it can you tell me how it performs

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 22, 2005 at 02:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
to add to my comment above: ... 1,537 Views / 20 Replies  
to add to my comment above:

http://www.ipodlounge.com/articles_more.php?id=6240_0_8_0_M seems to show the 1.25 being faster than the 1.42

these are all tests. how are these machines performing...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 21, 2005 at 02:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi, thanks for some great posts how... 1,537 Views / 20 Replies  
hi,

thanks for some great posts

how much difference is there between the two models

1.25 / 40 hdd (faster ?) / 1 GIG Ram vs 1.42 / 80 hdd (slower ?) / 1 GIG Ram.

with the 40gb drive being...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 21, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi MichiganRich, i know, i know, i have... 834 Views / 4 Replies  
hi MichiganRich,

i know, i know,

i have been going around in circles lol

"dual 1.42 photo capture workstation we have at work is second only to the dual 1.8" - sounds good :) - anything more...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 20, 2005 at 05:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
< can any one help ???> how good is this... 834 Views / 4 Replies  
< can any one help ???>

how good is this machine

i could save a fair bit and then go full blown later in year or even next year if this machine satisfies my needs

other options were

mac...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 20, 2005 at 04:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
G4 Mirror Door 2 x 1.42Ghz Purchase Help :) 834 Views / 4 Replies  
hi,

a local ebay seller has the following:

"G4 Mirror Door 2x1.42Ghz 1GB RAM 120GB HD GeForce 4Ti"

Full Spec

Top of the range mirror door PowerMac G4
Dual 1.42GHz CPU
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 20, 2005 at 03:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
how would i know its a final production machine? ... 628 Views / 6 Replies  
how would i know its a final production machine?

not everyone on ebay is honest :( or take forever to reply

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 20, 2005 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
grrrr i hate noisy machines so i guess the... 628 Views / 6 Replies  
grrrr i hate noisy machines

so i guess the g4's are out lol

my wintel annoys me so much.......like a jet engine

i would love a g5 now but the updates are playing on my mind

i am thinking...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 20, 2005 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
worth getting a g4 if budget is tight? 628 Views / 6 Replies  
i have considered many options on which system to get.

if money were to be not in the high end g5 range which g4 would be a good alternative?

I plan to use the following on a regular basis:
...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 20, 2005 at 08:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
any other mac mini users can help? do you... 1,537 Views / 20 Replies  
any other mac mini users can help?

do you use any of the above s'ware?

how do you find it performs?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 20, 2005 at 07:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Most Popular Powermac @ MacNN 898 Views / 2 Replies  
Just a fun way to see who has what Powermac on MacNN :D
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 19, 2005 at 09:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
wow thanks for super quick replies. yeah the... 1,549 Views / 13 Replies  
wow thanks for super quick replies.

yeah the 1gb is more expensive at the moment. i can afford the 512 upgrade now. Just wanted to know whether it was worth forking out for the extra ram now or...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 17, 2005 at 09:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
mac mini 512mb vs 1gb Ram? 1,549 Views / 13 Replies  
hi,

how much would one notice in terms of performance when running the mac mini with 512mb ram and 1gb of ram.

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 17, 2005 at 09:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
can they be made super quiet in any way? ... 1,407 Views / 18 Replies  
can they be made super quiet in any way?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 17, 2005 at 08:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
how loud are g5 pm's? 1,407 Views / 18 Replies  
hi,

i wanted to know how loud the g4 pm's are.

quiet as a mini mac / imac?
louder than a wintel pc?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 17, 2005 at 07:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
mac mini software performance 1,537 Views / 20 Replies  
hi,

how good is the mac mini for:

Photoshop
Illustrator
Macromedia Dreamweaver
Macromedia Flash
Macromedia Director
iMovie
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 17, 2005 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
thanks, any way around it? some kind of... 779 Views / 7 Replies  
thanks,

any way around it?

some kind of adapter?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 17, 2005 at 07:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
dual monitors & mac mini ? 779 Views / 7 Replies  
hi,

can you have a dual monitor set up with the mac mini.

either 2 x CRT or 2 x TFT?

thanks,
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 17, 2005 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr, My indecisions have again... 3,518 Views / 24 Replies  
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr,

My indecisions have again cost me :(

I missed out on this bargain find :(

thanks for all the input to this post

Did find this just a short while ago.
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 16, 2005 at 09:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Inocense thanks for your +ve replies :) What... 3,518 Views / 24 Replies  
Inocense thanks for your +ve replies :)

What do you use your machine mainly for on a day to day basis?

School or Work purposes?

How do you find it performs and handles tasks?

Order of...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 16, 2005 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
"If the DP 1.8 is in your budget and you really... 3,518 Views / 24 Replies  
"If the DP 1.8 is in your budget and you really don't want to spend any more, grab it!"

I do have the money for a dual 2.0 and 2.5 BUT I have so many other things that i need to pay for: Bills,...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 16, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
UK Apple Deals SUCK!!! We have Refurbs once... 3,518 Views / 24 Replies  
UK Apple Deals SUCK!!!

We have Refurbs once a week on a Weds.

In the local newspaper listing I can get the above spec for 995 that is slightly better than Apple's base dual 1.8's.

(Apple...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 16, 2005 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Opinions on this Powermac (Dual 1.8)? 3,518 Views / 24 Replies  
hi,

as you may or may not know, i have been looking for a powermac for the last few months.

in the local listings there is a 'as new' powermac for sale.

Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5
900MHz...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 16, 2005 at 10:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
Hi Tin-Cup, Well being from the UK i would... 740 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi Tin-Cup,

Well being from the UK i would recommend you look at the Apple refurbished store on a wednesday.

http://promo.euro.apple.com/promo/refurb/uk/

this week they had: single 1.8 for...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 10, 2005 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi again, thanks for everyone's input so far... 7,546 Views / 84 Replies  
hi again,

thanks for everyone's input so far over the last week or so.

i have decided on the dual 2.0 :)

i am going to buy a refurbished one from apple.

i nearly bought one last wednesday...
Posted by mak_attack, on Feb 5, 2005 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
hi redoid, you are a brave person for buying... 1,578 Views / 23 Replies  
hi redoid,

you are a brave person for buying even though a change could occur any moment now....

well who cares.....you got an excellent set-up and will be happy for years to come :)

i on...
Posted by mak_attack, on Jan 31, 2005 at 09:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
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