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I wouldnt worry about it at all. The 1.5 or 3Gbps... 585 Views / 4 Replies  
I wouldnt worry about it at all. The 1.5 or 3Gbps rating is for the speed of the interface and not the drives. No SATA drive is even close to those speeds.
Posted by svtcontour, on Mar 11, 2008 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
CS3 cut my time from 28.5 to 26.5 on my 4 core... 27,400 Views / 286 Replies  
CS3 cut my time from 28.5 to 26.5 on my 4 core box. Nice! Too bad I dont like CS3. Heck I dont even use CS2 for myself - just did it for the test. I'm still using PS6 :)
Posted by svtcontour, on Feb 29, 2008 at 12:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think normally it speeds up when you remove the... 1,206 Views / 6 Replies  
I think normally it speeds up when you remove the clear plstic door on the inside...so maybe the sensor that senses the presence of that piece has malfunctioned and it thinks the plastic door or...
Posted by svtcontour, on Feb 24, 2008 at 10:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Where are you guys getting your info about XP... 867 Views / 13 Replies  
Where are you guys getting your info about XP having difficulty using more than 1 core? or one processor?

At our work, we have a bunch of pro boxes for after effects and work in Avid stuff and we...
Posted by svtcontour, on Feb 19, 2008 at 11:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm guessing you meant the original poster and... 1,855 Views / 15 Replies  
I'm guessing you meant the original poster and not me...since I'm not having any issues :)
Posted by svtcontour, on Jan 27, 2008 at 10:46 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Its not a windows update thing. Its probably a... 1,855 Views / 15 Replies  
Its not a windows update thing. Its probably a video driver thing.

I've built hundreds of windows machines and XP with even SP1 and no further windows updates are capable of playing nearly every...
Posted by svtcontour, on Jan 27, 2008 at 05:01 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I have a win2k domain and vista clients and its... 682 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a win2k domain and vista clients and its all good so far. I'd start by changing the name of the vista machine. Maybe something not happy going on trying to create the computer account. Try a...
Posted by svtcontour, on Jan 25, 2008 at 12:01 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
While not a mac, on my PC I've got things setup... 639 Views / 4 Replies  
While not a mac, on my PC I've got things setup like this:

Disk0 - 15K SCSI 73GB, Operating system and applications
Disk1 - 15K SCSI 36GB, Swap file, Temp environment for system
Disk2 - 7200RPM...
Posted by svtcontour, on Jan 24, 2008 at 06:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
28.5 seconds I posted before when I had... 27,400 Views / 286 Replies  
28.5 seconds

I posted before when I had 4GB and wanted to see if anything changes. Not much since 4GB is already more than this test needs. Oh well

Q6600 2.4Ghz
8GB DDR2 at 533Mhz
Nvidia...
Posted by svtcontour, on Jan 23, 2008 at 06:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not sure how relevant this is to this... 804 Views / 4 Replies  
Not sure how relevant this is to this conversation, but my main computer at home is a winPC box with a 74GB 15K U320 SCSI drive and a 36GB 15K SCSI drive as swap. My data is stored on a pair of 250GB...
Posted by svtcontour, on Jan 11, 2008 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
You seem to be under the impression that the Mac... 37,442 Views / 565 Replies  
You seem to be under the impression that the Mac Pro is the only workstation available and that windows users dont have the luxury of a multiprocessor xeon setup (not like most of the time you need...
Posted by svtcontour, on Jan 6, 2008 at 02:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
I put an 8800GT in my PC which has a board that... 18,246 Views / 90 Replies  
I put an 8800GT in my PC which has a board that is not PCI-E 2.0 and its fine. I think the PCI-E 2.0 change is mostly about how much power draw can occur through the PCI-E bus. As long as the card...
Posted by svtcontour, on Dec 17, 2007 at 01:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
So on most machines, is CS3 faster? 27,400 Views / 286 Replies  
So on most machines, is CS3 faster?
Posted by svtcontour, on Dec 11, 2007 at 03:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
Intel's Speedstep technology maybe? Thats my... 1,223 Views / 13 Replies  
Intel's Speedstep technology maybe? Thats my guess.
Posted by svtcontour, on Dec 9, 2007 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thats probably it, they are waiting for the new... 37,442 Views / 565 Replies  
Thats probably it, they are waiting for the new cards to come out so they can launch the Mac Pro with the older series :)
Posted by svtcontour, on Dec 3, 2007 at 02:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ummm to be honest, the version of Coreldraw8 I... 1,567 Views / 12 Replies  
Ummm to be honest, the version of Coreldraw8 I have is a 'special version' if you know what I mean. I can only select 'compact install' and it goes through. I do have issues with selecting printers...
Posted by svtcontour, on Dec 3, 2007 at 12:48 AM, in Gaming
Been running vista since its release without so... 1,567 Views / 12 Replies  
Been running vista since its release without so much a blue screen, hiccup, lockup, or anything. I've also installed older software like Photoshop 6, Coreldraw 8 (to open some old files I had), Nero...
Posted by svtcontour, on Dec 2, 2007 at 09:29 PM, in Gaming
Played the UT3 demo on as high a detail as I... 1,409 Views / 13 Replies  
Played the UT3 demo on as high a detail as I could take it and IMO its dissapointing. Marginally more interesting in appearance than UT2003. Barely anything to write home about. Crysis is ahead of...
Posted by svtcontour, on Dec 2, 2007 at 09:10 PM, in Gaming
I've been building PC's for ever and and have... 17,168 Views / 11 Replies  
I've been building PC's for ever and and have built probably > 500 between my own small business, my 9-5 job and my computer for myself and friends and the only time I've ever seen hal.dll go...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 18, 2007 at 03:32 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I think this is not an issue when the pot or pan... 999 Views / 31 Replies  
I think this is not an issue when the pot or pan is properly seasoned. I have one noname pan from before but its deeper... some cheap made in china thing but I have made chili and pasta sauces and...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 14, 2007 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I had one stainless skilet but I wasnt using... 999 Views / 31 Replies  
I had one stainless skilet but I wasnt using enough oil so everything stuck to it. I'd rather not use more oil than I have to so for health reasons, I think the cast might be better... at least I...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 13, 2007 at 11:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thats a pretty big amp you got there. How old is... 999 Views / 31 Replies  
Thats a pretty big amp you got there. How old is it? I'm really old school so I've got these two old Orion HCCA amps waiting to go in one day. Will drive a single 10" bandpass thats venting through...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 13, 2007 at 11:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thats sweet. I have not purchased any second hand... 999 Views / 31 Replies  
Thats sweet. I have not purchased any second hand but I see absolutely nothing wrong with it. If I ever see a cast iron dutch oven, I'm picking that up too. I too like you have an egg pan thats...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 13, 2007 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No not really... but the thing that comes second... 999 Views / 31 Replies  
No not really... but the thing that comes second to being the best thing I've purchased is my 50w per channel stereo power amplifier. It may as well be made of cast iron too :)
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 13, 2007 at 10:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Cast iron cookware > anything else I have ever purchased 999 Views / 31 Replies  
...no really, I love my cast iron skillets and griddle more than anything else I have purchased. I purchased it 2 years ago when my teflon pans were bad so I went to a local shop and I was getting...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 13, 2007 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Zork Scorched Earth Pitfall Archon Doom 1... 4,632 Views / 61 Replies  
Zork
Scorched Earth
Pitfall
Archon
Doom 1
Quake 1
Need for speed 1
MDK
Farcry
Doom3
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 13, 2007 at 12:54 AM, in Gaming
Just out of curiosity, has apple made any major... 4,377 Views / 58 Replies  
Just out of curiosity, has apple made any major changes in EFI on the Mac Pro systems for example...anything that may not be available in a standard BIOS update?

I still dont get the whole EFI...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 10, 2007 at 11:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
I dont even know how the original poster spent 5K... 4,377 Views / 58 Replies  
I dont even know how the original poster spent 5K on a PC. My box right now is quite good and it would barely cost 1/3 of that so I dont know what he purchased, unless he went with an 8 core setup,...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 10, 2007 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Got my 8800GT today. All I can say is good lord! ... 1,464 Views / 13 Replies  
Got my 8800GT today. All I can say is good lord! I have no issues with crysis at all now. Runs great :)
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 6, 2007 at 03:15 AM, in Gaming
I just ordered an EVGA 8800GT Superclock 512MB... 1,464 Views / 13 Replies  
I just ordered an EVGA 8800GT Superclock 512MB for $259 up here in Canada...but I know the store owner real well so I think he ordered it close to his cost price.

Anyway I think the EVGA hast he...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 4, 2007 at 01:44 PM, in Gaming
Anyone playing Crysis demo yet? 1,464 Views / 13 Replies  
I finished the demo which was short...and honestly, I didnt enjoy it all that much. I think Farcry which is pretty old was more fun in terms of gameplay. Maybe when the full game comes out I'll think...
Posted by svtcontour, on Nov 3, 2007 at 04:35 PM, in Gaming
OMG you are so right. Ok I was told when I got... 363 Views / 2 Replies  
OMG you are so right. Ok I was told when I got this computer (which was free so I wont complain) that the origianl OSX disc that came with it was a 10.2 disc and the burned copy was 10.3. I figured...
Posted by svtcontour, on Oct 20, 2007 at 02:26 AM, in Mac OS X
OSX on dual G4 500 with 2940ub SCSI 363 Views / 2 Replies  
I inherited a powermac G4 dual 500Mhz with 768MB RAM and a Radeon 9200LE card. It had a 9GB SCSI boot drive and an Adaptec U2W apple card in there and it was running 10.3.3

Anyway I pulled the...
Posted by svtcontour, on Oct 20, 2007 at 12:45 AM, in Mac OS X
has anyone gone from OSX into windows and tried... 27,400 Views / 286 Replies  
has anyone gone from OSX into windows and tried the same test to see how much difference the OS itself makes? Just curious.
Posted by svtcontour, on Oct 18, 2007 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well this may not be relevant but I did score... 27,400 Views / 286 Replies  
Well this may not be relevant but I did score about 29 seconds on a Core2 Quad (Q6600) with CS2 in Vista of all things. Definitly wont be near as fast as an 8 core but seems to fall in between the...
Posted by svtcontour, on Oct 17, 2007 at 12:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
what if the computer is in a bedroom and the... 872 Views / 11 Replies  
what if the computer is in a bedroom and the significant other is sleeping and you wanna turn it on without any real noise? I dont even see why the noise is there. There is a power light anyway ...
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 22, 2007 at 10:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Join the club my friend :cry: 1,396 Views / 20 Replies  
Join the club my friend :cry:
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 18, 2007 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Check this test out but mind you its not on a... 1,396 Views / 20 Replies  
Check this test out but mind you its not on a 1900XT but it can be a good guide to follow and I'm sure the coolers or most of them anyway are available to fit on the 1900XT
MADSHRIMPS - Hardware...
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 16, 2007 at 05:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
Why the huge scratch array? Wouldnt it be better... 1,579 Views / 38 Replies  
Why the huge scratch array? Wouldnt it be better to just toss in a single drive for scratch and spend the rest of all that money towards RAM?

Also I think I'd just get a 74GB raptor as a startup...
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 16, 2007 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not a mac but it's what I got so I figured I'll... 27,400 Views / 286 Replies  
Not a mac but it's what I got so I figured I'll try it.

Core2 Quad Q6600 (2.4Ghz)
Asus P5WDG2 WS Pro motherboard with 4Gigs DDR2-533
Nvidia 7950GT 512MB
73GB 15K SCSI boot drive, 36GB 15K SCSI...
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 9, 2007 at 06:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Why was it very heavy? I never played it on... 873 Views / 11 Replies  
Why was it very heavy? I never played it on anything but my box at the time which was a dual 3Ghz Xeon box (the old Nocona series xeons). It was a PC box. My vid was an X800XT card which I guess at...
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 9, 2007 at 01:04 AM, in Gaming
PaperNotes, I dont know why you're comparing a... 873 Views / 11 Replies  
PaperNotes, I dont know why you're comparing a game that came out 2 years ago with Bioshock. Graphics for FEAR were fantastic two years ago.
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 8, 2007 at 02:25 AM, in Gaming
But everyone knows that the Mac Pro's are... 1,606 Views / 20 Replies  
But everyone knows that the Mac Pro's are upgradable to dual quads. Its the same computer with the same board and everything. Its just a BTO option. They've always supported dual quads even if it...
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 6, 2007 at 06:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Should be ok as they come bundled with the... 407 Views / 7 Replies  
Should be ok as they come bundled with the drivers when downloaded from ATI or Nvidia. You can download drivers without the control panels but the default package (which is usually fairly large......
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 5, 2007 at 04:21 PM, in Gaming
Do you mean the control panel which comes with... 407 Views / 7 Replies  
Do you mean the control panel which comes with the ATI or Nvidia drivers?
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 5, 2007 at 04:05 PM, in Gaming
Ya ummm he means upgrade to something the mac pro... 1,606 Views / 20 Replies  
Ya ummm he means upgrade to something the mac pro did not ship with at the time. Everyone on the planet knows you can upgrade to dual quads. They were available that way directly from apple.

For...
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 5, 2007 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
My favorite keyboard on any Mac was the apple... 763 Views / 13 Replies  
My favorite keyboard on any Mac was the apple extended - the one like this one http://skylab.org/~chugga/pictures/forsale/kbd3.JPG

My favorite keyboards which I still use on my PCs are the Dell...
Posted by svtcontour, on Sep 2, 2007 at 10:46 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
While not a mac comment on my part, I can relate.... 3,289 Views / 54 Replies  
While not a mac comment on my part, I can relate. I have as my second computer an old Compaq SP700 dual PIII 550 Xeon box which has 1.5GB RAM at the moment, a 15K boot drive and 10K data drive (both...
Posted by svtcontour, on Aug 15, 2007 at 01:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
How many drives can you put in a G4 though. I... 526 Views / 12 Replies  
How many drives can you put in a G4 though. I thought it only has space for 2 drives - three maybe if you put one where the zip drive goes.... Its been a while....
Posted by svtcontour, on Aug 2, 2007 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmmm honestly, I'd have to say if you do any... 920 Views / 8 Replies  
Hmmm honestly, I'd have to say if you do any major gaming and if your concern is to have a high end video card such as an 8800 in your computer, then I'd say you migh tbe better off building a high...
Posted by svtcontour, on Jul 31, 2007 at 07:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
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