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FS: 8800GT (Mac) + Linksys WRT 54G 663 Views / 0 Replies  
Graduating from college in about 2 months and going on to graduate school, need a way to help pay for things!

1) nVidia 8800GT Graphics Card, Asking $185 OBO
I bought this brand new from Apple...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Oct 29, 2009 at 11:08 PM, in Marketplace
SOLD to a member. Thanks :) (Mods you may... 512 Views / 1 Replies  
SOLD to a member. Thanks :)

(Mods you may remove this thread if you wish)
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Aug 4, 2008 at 09:09 PM, in Marketplace
WTS: Mac ATI X1900XT Graphics Card 512 Views / 1 Replies  
As I recently purchased the 8800GT graphics upgrade kit from Apple, I have my original ATI x1900xt graphics card up for sale now.

It, unlike many reports I've seen, never had overheating issues,...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jul 31, 2008 at 11:47 PM, in Marketplace
Update: I started all over, reset the PRAM,... 2,384 Views / 9 Replies  
Update: I started all over, reset the PRAM, formatted and reinstalled Vista, etc. Almost the same results as before. However, this time I was able to get the nVidia 8800GT to work, when it was the...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jul 30, 2008 at 03:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Rumor: Thanks, this did fix my Starcraft / Diablo... 2,384 Views / 9 Replies  
Rumor: Thanks, this did fix my Starcraft / Diablo II LOD issues. It is too bad that Apple just took out 256 support, when there was no reason to. Driver updates should update, and help not take...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jul 29, 2008 at 10:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
I tried it with the two cards and with just the... 2,384 Views / 9 Replies  
I tried it with the two cards and with just the nVidia 8800GT in both XP SP2, XP SP3, and Vista.

I also tried it at PCI Express 8x, and PCI Express x16, both alone and with the x1900xt.

I...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jul 28, 2008 at 03:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
I tried the following Video Drivers (Cleaning out... 2,384 Views / 9 Replies  
I tried the following Video Drivers (Cleaning out all old ones before putting in new ones each time)

Apple BootCamp 2.0
Apple BootCamp 2.1
nVidia Forceware 174.19 (Official Site Recommends)...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jul 27, 2008 at 04:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Upgraded 2006 Mac Pro to 8800GT... RANT 2,384 Views / 9 Replies  
I just thought I would share all of this with you all, so that if anyone had fixes I could give them a try, or at the very least others could realize that they may not want to actually make this...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jul 27, 2008 at 02:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: My mistake, I had 47 private messages...I thought... 14,790 Views / 80 Replies  
My mistake, I had 47 private messages...I thought something was wrong. I couldn't post because of the 60 minute waiting problem, not my post count. Successfully posted my thread now.

Still, for...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jul 24, 2008 at 07:25 PM, in Marketplace
WTB Cheaper Mac Laptop 345 Views / 1 Replies  
I am interesting in buying someone's mac laptop, here is the minimum I need:

-G4 or better processor
-512 MBs Ram
-Airport Extreme
-Battery life of 3 hours
-No missing pieces / not...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jul 24, 2008 at 03:36 PM, in Marketplace
Sticky: I've been a member here since 2003, and only 47... 14,790 Views / 80 Replies  
I've been a member here since 2003, and only 47 posts (this is 48?) I've also done a few good trades through this marketplace (one over $2,000 worth) all successful and with no problems. I don't chat...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jul 24, 2008 at 03:09 AM, in Marketplace
I have 5 GBs of 667 (A pair of 2 GBs positioned... 10,891 Views / 39 Replies  
I have 5 GBs of 667 (A pair of 2 GBs positioned to take advantage of the dual-channel, and the stock pair of 512 MB sticks)

As posted above, I ran only the processor intensive task of Cinebench...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jun 29, 2008 at 04:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
I gave it a whirl last night with my 4x2.0 Mac... 10,891 Views / 39 Replies  
I gave it a whirl last night with my 4x2.0 Mac Pro, and safely got each core to 2.256 GHz with no stability or ram erroring issues. xBench returned the same results, as the timing on the comp is...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jun 28, 2008 at 08:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
A good friend of mine got his shirt or jacket... 1,331 Views / 38 Replies  
A good friend of mine got his shirt or jacket somehow caught in the spinning hand-rail part, and it forced his arm down against the thing at an angle and straight up broke his arm. His brother had to...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jun 27, 2008 at 04:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey, I have both the x1900xt and 7300gt in my... 454 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey,
I have both the x1900xt and 7300gt in my Mac Pro as well, and am currently running three 20" Apple Cinema Displays, and I can tell you that the 7300 is a nasty and slow card. The x1900xt...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jun 26, 2008 at 02:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
In WoW it really is about twice the framerates,... 2,974 Views / 49 Replies  
In WoW it really is about twice the framerates, in other games its more like 1/3 improvement. Check out some recent benches of the two mac cards against each other:

2008 Mac Pro - GeForce 8800 GT...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Apr 15, 2008 at 09:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
8800GT for First Rev Mac Pro now selling! 2,974 Views / 49 Replies  
Good news for all of us. With little fanfare, the Apple Store is now selling the nVidia GeForce 8800 GT for those of us with non-2008 Mac Pros!

Here is the link (US Store):
The Apple Store...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Apr 15, 2008 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just an FYI for the OP and others, these cards... 437 Views / 2 Replies  
Just an FYI for the OP and others, these cards retail new at NewEgg for only $519
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N882-AR GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Apr 14, 2008 at 12:54 PM, in Marketplace
My first Rev Mac Pro (4x 2.0 GHz) has a very hot... 10,215 Views / 11 Replies  
My first Rev Mac Pro (4x 2.0 GHz) has a very hot northbridge as well. With even minimal apps open and most resources free it still runs around 78-81 C. I always wondered why it was so much hotter...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Apr 10, 2008 at 06:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
Need Java / Python help for Predictive Market Project 789 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey everyone,
A friend and I started a project here at the University of Michigan in which we produced a Predictions Market that can be accessed via our server, and will hopefully eventually be...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Mar 3, 2008 at 03:01 AM, in Developer Center
I have both a WD Raptor drive and a Hitachi 1 TB... 6,839 Views / 12 Replies  
I have both a WD Raptor drive and a Hitachi 1 TB drive currently in my Mac Pro. I too found that the TB drives are quite fast and ended up switching my boot drive from the Raptor over to the TB. A...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Feb 1, 2008 at 06:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
As LAN play doesn't check CD-Key, this makes it... 887 Views / 11 Replies  
As LAN play doesn't check CD-Key, this makes it possible for all the computers on my network to now play. Before we still did, but we had to make images of the disk, and then all mount the image...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jan 23, 2008 at 02:56 AM, in Gaming
My previous Rev Mac Pro does this sometimes, and... 718 Views / 3 Replies  
My previous Rev Mac Pro does this sometimes, and sometimes simply freezes when I try to wake it from sleep. I've tried the hard-disk sleep options, and I've tried removing my extra ram, as well as my...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jan 21, 2008 at 01:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Abdullah, With a G4 you can only use AGP video... 562 Views / 4 Replies  
Abdullah,
With a G4 you can only use AGP video cards that are specifically made for mac use. You may have heard about PC video cards in Macs, but that works only though bootcamp which a G4 doesn't...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jan 20, 2008 at 05:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
You do need a drive that your mac can support... 562 Views / 4 Replies  
You do need a drive that your mac can support (they won't just take any random PC IDE drive unfortunately) but they do support many that aren't too expensive. You can get a good dual-layer DVD burner...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jan 20, 2008 at 03:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
(Assuming that a power supply doesn't always use... 3,404 Views / 3 Replies  
(Assuming that a power supply doesn't always use the power its capacity is noted as, and that the more you plug into a computer, the more power she'll use up...)

Do you have lots of extras inside...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Dec 5, 2007 at 10:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Screen-capture (command-shift-4) now is... 9,741 Views / 152 Replies  
Screen-capture (command-shift-4) now is improved...

The "crosshairs" seems slightly touched up graphically, and they give you coordinates (how many pixels over, how many pixels up) as you take...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Oct 30, 2007 at 02:34 PM, in macOS
I agree with most of the replies on here. Your... 2,616 Views / 52 Replies  
I agree with most of the replies on here. Your laptop looks pretty beat, even if it is "only paint", it looks awful. Its only a 550 MHz G4, and being a 6-year old laptop, the life on the LCD...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Oct 24, 2007 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ostrich Sausages :) Had them at breakfast a few... 996 Views / 48 Replies  
Ostrich Sausages :) Had them at breakfast a few times in Australia in 2001. Not sure if it was something often enjoyed there, or more of a "lets sell it to tourists" sort of deal, but it was pretty...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Oct 17, 2007 at 06:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Get some fake but good looking ADT-type security... 966 Views / 49 Replies  
Get some fake but good looking ADT-type security / alarm system stickers, throw 'em on a few corners of windows and doors. Usually that is good enough. Timers (on different settings) don't hurt over...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Aug 30, 2007 at 03:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
DaiSho: That sounds great! You have a pm, I'm... 576 Views / 4 Replies  
DaiSho: That sounds great! You have a pm, I'm ready to send payment whenever you are ready to ship! Thanks for such a quick reply!

(nice iPhone too!)
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Aug 21, 2007 at 05:14 PM, in Marketplace
WTB: nVidia 7300 GT for Mac Pro 576 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey all,
Just looking for a new or gently used 7300 GT (pci-express) for my mac pro. I need to use more than 2 DVI displays, so the x1900 xt that I have just won't cut it alone anymore.

I can...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:59 PM, in Marketplace
Tangrams on acid. Simply horrible. 5,579 Views / 173 Replies  
Tangrams on acid.

Simply horrible.
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on Jun 5, 2007 at 02:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sticky: I advise very strong caution with the following... 27,450 Views / 85 Replies  
I advise very strong caution with the following individual. He isn't on MacNN, but he is listed in most of the other mac forums!

Name: Wayne Oats
Forum Handles: WayneOats, WauneOats, CartierGuy...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 31, 2007 at 01:08 AM, in Marketplace
Hey, well I guess that works as an answer? ... 752 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey, well I guess that works as an answer?

Tell you what, I'll offer $50 paypal'd to you for all of the cards you just listed, shipped. I could use some of the ones you listed, so I feel...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 30, 2007 at 05:06 PM, in Marketplace
If Microsoft sponsored a car, it would show up... 819 Views / 21 Replies  
If Microsoft sponsored a car, it would show up years late to the race that of course had already completed. It would still attempt to race (alone) although it would encounter numerous problems and...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 29, 2007 at 08:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hehe, I can't believe I'm replying for Magic... 752 Views / 4 Replies  
Hehe, I can't believe I'm replying for Magic Cards, heh.

What non-common Arabian Nights / Antiquities / The Dark / Legends do you have? I may be quite interested depending on what you have!
...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 29, 2007 at 06:54 PM, in Marketplace
A friend of mine who was married not too long ago... 8,871 Views / 25 Replies  
A friend of mine who was married not too long ago bought a Honda Shadow for himself, and he loved it, but his wife wanted to go riding with him too. They decided on the Shadow 250. As far as I know...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 25, 2007 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I really couldn't resist merging the two... 1,399 Views / 45 Replies  
I really couldn't resist merging the two threads.... a most deadly combination!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/TenaciousDyl/popsoysauce.jpg

Edit: The Kikkoman is apparently a vampire,...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 25, 2007 at 12:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree as well... I don't see what the hell... 1,084 Views / 41 Replies  
I agree as well... I don't see what the hell could possibly justify these lawsuits. The guy gets himself drunk, and whether a bartender helped or not, he was probably going to buy booze and get...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 24, 2007 at 11:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I really couldn't help myself on this one... a... 1,523 Views / 47 Replies  
I really couldn't help myself on this one... a far too funny subject. They really couldn't have picked a more evil looking man. So, I thought I would help show his lighter side...
...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 24, 2007 at 11:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I got hit by using a torrent, I was completely... 1,236 Views / 26 Replies  
I got hit by using a torrent, I was completely taken aback and I was in college at the time. With a properly written letter of response / action, they dropped further steps, and gave me quite the...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 23, 2007 at 07:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You guys had the right idea :) I called... 770 Views / 5 Replies  
You guys had the right idea :)

I called Apple today (When I opened the computer it was past their hours). They dodged any attempts at replacement repeatedly saying "if the technicians find that...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 22, 2007 at 07:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Pro Internal SATA Problem 770 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi All,
I JUST opened my new Mac Pro Quad 2.0 this afternoon. After making sure it ran smoothly, I opened it up (while off of course) and put in 3 more SATA HDs (one in each available bay). Upon...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 22, 2007 at 01:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
WTB: nVidia 7300 GT (Mac) 479 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm looking to connect more than just the 2 displays the X1900 XT will allow me to on my new Mac Pro, but I don't need much power behind them. So, I am just asking if anyone has a 7300 GT that they...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 18, 2007 at 01:56 AM, in Marketplace
Thanks guys! I updated the list, sold the... 1,217 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks guys!

I updated the list, sold the sensor last night :) I'm still looking for offers / small sales / trades on this stuff... it really doesn't do me much good to keep it, and I don't want...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 17, 2007 at 10:26 AM, in Marketplace
That sounds really good! I found that just a... 969 Views / 11 Replies  
That sounds really good! I found that just a strong cup of good coffee mixed with some Bacardi CoCo is pretty good too (Baileys doesn't hurt :) )
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 15, 2007 at 11:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Less Common Drinks (Boooze) 969 Views / 11 Replies  
I was at the grandparents w/ all the family on Mother's Day, and my grandfather (He's from Hungary, spent most of his younger life there) mentioned something to me in passing like "If you get some...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 15, 2007 at 01:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
FS/FT: G3, G4, and G5 parts and pieces 1,217 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey all, this is a house-cleaning type sale, as I'm going to Israel soon, and then to another semester of school, I need to clear out a lot of stuff.

Buyer assumes shippings fees (I can do your...
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 13, 2007 at 09:17 PM, in Marketplace
Whatever happens... please bring back some... 12,375 Views / 31 Replies  
Whatever happens... please bring back some pictures :)

(The mental image of the swamp cooler turning the tent into more of a pool just got me laughing out loud)
Posted by Tenacious Dyl, on May 13, 2007 at 02:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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