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I believe Apple uses the Samsung chips. ... 1,064 Views / 23 Replies  
I believe Apple uses the Samsung chips.


However... you should experience less heat being that the harddrive should not be paged as much with more RAM. I would be inclined to believe the...
Posted by TheDrew, on Oct 13, 2004 at 09:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Minimum System Requirements * Macintosh... 906 Views / 19 Replies  
Minimum System Requirements

* Macintosh computer with 867MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor
* 4X AGP slot
* 512MB of RAM (2GB or more recommended)
* Mac OS X v10.3.5 or...
Posted by TheDrew, on Oct 13, 2004 at 09:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No dead pixels on my 12" BTO. :) Not a... 1,468 Views / 51 Replies  
No dead pixels on my 12" BTO.

:)

Not a single problem actually, its been a great machine!
Posted by TheDrew, on Sep 8, 2004 at 01:02 AM, in Mac Notebooks
To reset the PRAM: 1) Shut down the... 542 Views / 8 Replies  
To reset the PRAM:


1) Shut down the computer

2) Simultaneously press then release shift + ctrl + option + power

3) Wait 5 seconds

4) Power the system back on
Posted by TheDrew, on Aug 29, 2004 at 12:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you running 10.3.5? There is a thread... 542 Views / 8 Replies  
Are you running 10.3.5?


There is a thread about this on the Apple discussions regarding a recent increase in fan activity upon updating to 10.3.5.


I haven't been following it too closely so...
Posted by TheDrew, on Aug 28, 2004 at 11:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: STAT I'm pretty sure that Osama and Al Queda... 1,079,973 Views / 4,110 Replies  
STAT

I'm pretty sure that Osama and Al Queda have stated that they would much prefer Bush in office as his policy only fuels their motivation and hatred. In fact their have been intelligence...
Posted by TheDrew, on Aug 24, 2004 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Agree. We're aways away from new powerbooks. ... 1,017 Views / 22 Replies  
Agree. We're aways away from new powerbooks.

Dual Core means new hardware chipset and new code for OSX to optimize, I think its a bit further out than just the completion of the chips. Let alone...
Posted by TheDrew, on Aug 22, 2004 at 05:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Samsung 17" 172NX... 684 Views / 13 Replies  
Samsung 17" 172NX (http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=24-001-146&DEPA=1)


That would be my monitor of choice on a relative budget. Of course my ideal monitor would be a new...
Posted by TheDrew, on Aug 22, 2004 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Its actually not rubbish. Some people can see... 2,611 Views / 71 Replies  
Its actually not rubbish. Some people can see differences in upwards of 72-75 fps. There is no way that anyone can tell any difference between say 85 fps and 200 fps. Between 60 and 75, some people...
Posted by TheDrew, on Aug 22, 2004 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You're right, the human eye doesn't see in terms... 2,611 Views / 71 Replies  
You're right, the human eye doesn't see in terms of FPS, but it is true that the human eye cant tell differences in rates much beyond 60, let alone 300-350.


I never said that numbers didn't...
Posted by TheDrew, on Aug 21, 2004 at 04:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Numbers are numbers. Are you buying a... 2,611 Views / 71 Replies  
Numbers are numbers.


Are you buying a system for usability? Or because it has the best numbers?


The x86 world has ALWAYS had higher numbers than mac systems.


Hell, bigger numbers dont...
Posted by TheDrew, on Aug 21, 2004 at 01:36 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Gaming excluded, I doubt you'll ever feel like... 478 Views / 8 Replies  
Gaming excluded, I doubt you'll ever feel like your system is gimped because you have 64mb vram versus 128mb.


Apps that draw alot with OGL and what not will use more vram than those that dont....
Posted by TheDrew, on Aug 20, 2004 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have no qualms with my 12" pb's LCD. The... 394 Views / 3 Replies  
I have no qualms with my 12" pb's LCD.

The viewing angle is a little picky, but its a small screen, so it is to be expected.


Many people expect to feel like they are looking at a 23" (or a...
Posted by TheDrew, on Jul 29, 2004 at 12:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: How snug are the Shinza sleeves on the 12" pb? ... 423,968 Views / 1,150 Replies  
How snug are the Shinza sleeves on the 12" pb?


Sorry if this has already been asked and answered earlier in the thread - I skimmed through the 9 pages but didn't see anything about them...
Posted by TheDrew, on Jul 13, 2004 at 11:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The ADC discount is a one time 20% off of a... 4,285 Views / 44 Replies  
The ADC discount is a one time 20% off of a hardware purchase.


But unless you are spending a total order over $3000, the 20% after your $99 fee doesn't make the ADC price any cheaper than the...
Posted by TheDrew, on Jul 9, 2004 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Are you sure its the pb thats warped? Or is the... 827 Views / 20 Replies  
Are you sure its the pb thats warped? Or is the desk not perfectly flush?


Based on your usage it doesn't sound like any of that would cause the case to warp.
Posted by TheDrew, on Jul 9, 2004 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No need to worry about the stickers on the ram,... 588 Views / 11 Replies  
No need to worry about the stickers on the ram, most ram has stickers.

The ram itself wont get that hot, ram only gets hot as bus speeds increase, and your mac is fixed at 167 so its nothing to...
Posted by TheDrew, on Jun 4, 2004 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
128mb of vram is really only a necessity for... 1,170 Views / 17 Replies  
128mb of vram is really only a necessity for gaming, being that you are buying a pb I highly doubt that you are primarily a gamer.


Video ram is really only paged when rendering 3D textures....
Posted by TheDrew, on Jun 4, 2004 at 05:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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