Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Search Forums > Search Results

Showing results 1 to 50 of 587
Search: Posts Made By: derekn
Thread Thread Starter Last Post Replies Views Forum
1: Overall it's a very nice, fast, quiet,... 1,158 Views / 10 Replies  
1: Overall it's a very nice, fast, quiet, reliable machine. The access to expansion is just amazing, especially for adding hard drives. It's so easy, you literally want to do it just for fun. To...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 26, 2006 at 11:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah, neither OS X nor 3rd party software comes... 716 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah, neither OS X nor 3rd party software comes close to using all the resources of the dual core chips (the developers of the x.264 codec say it will "try" to utilize all resources). So something...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 26, 2006 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
That one is not unfortunately, it was only for... 716 Views / 6 Replies  
That one is not unfortunately, it was only for about a week and the rebate had to be sent in by early December. The 500GB drives are coming down in price, so hopefully there will be more deals like...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 23, 2006 at 11:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I believe that's the same WD I have in mine... 716 Views / 6 Replies  
I believe that's the same WD I have in mine (CompUSA had a sale on them a few weeks back for $150). It works great. It isn't the fastest (but is by no means slow) but it is the quietest high...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 23, 2006 at 06:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey congrats! :) Most of the custom orders were... 1,037 Views / 14 Replies  
Hey congrats! :) Most of the custom orders were shipping out of Fullerton, but since you're in Chico, they may have shipped it out of the Elk Grove facility. That is really good shipping time with...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 19, 2006 at 12:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well no the bug was fixed. :) When Apple put out... 1,037 Views / 14 Replies  
Well no the bug was fixed. :) When Apple put out the PowerMac G4, they announced it with speeds of 400, 450 and 500Mhz and said they'd be shipping within a month or so. Then Motorola found the bug...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 16, 2006 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
I had to wait a month for mine... I ordered when... 1,037 Views / 14 Replies  
I had to wait a month for mine... I ordered when they first came out though. :)

I think your time from order submitting to it shipping will be 3 or 4 days at most, Apple seems to have the supply...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 16, 2006 at 02:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
My old Beige G3 did that on the stand I used. ... 947 Views / 8 Replies  
My old Beige G3 did that on the stand I used. The solution I used then was to just take an old mousepad, cut it into fours and put them under the G3s feet.

I think the same should be okay with...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 15, 2006 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
First question: Yes. You need to get off the... 1,326 Views / 31 Replies  
First question: Yes. You need to get off the island more. ;) LOL

Second question: It can be, but I'd really watch for how your MacPro responds to your love and affection. Remember it did have a...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 14, 2006 at 10:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Under a rock, where do you think? :stick: :D 1,002 Views / 14 Replies  
Under a rock, where do you think? :stick: :D
Posted by derekn, on Dec 14, 2006 at 02:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
The recent WoW update had multithreaded OpenGL,... 1,002 Views / 14 Replies  
The recent WoW update had multithreaded OpenGL, you could get up to a 100% performance increase depending on settings and system configuration. Any questions? :)
Posted by derekn, on Dec 13, 2006 at 09:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just play it and get the UB update, it has... 1,002 Views / 14 Replies  
Just play it and get the UB update, it has mutlithreaded OpenGL. :)
Posted by derekn, on Dec 13, 2006 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
The first bit will probably be something that... 1,002 Views / 14 Replies  
The first bit will probably be something that Apple and Aspyr will have to work on together, combination of a game update and changes to the OpenGL and X1900 drivers. Given how all the development...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 13, 2006 at 04:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well I don't know about 10 drives, but here is... 554 Views / 2 Replies  
Well I don't know about 10 drives, but here is Maxupgrades expansion kit that allows 6-8 total drives in the MacPro. You'll lose both optical drives and have a bit of a cable clutter mess, but...
Posted by derekn, on Dec 7, 2006 at 11:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
How has the CalDigit card worked out... 1,153 Views / 22 Replies  
How has the CalDigit card worked out windows_sucks?
Posted by derekn, on Nov 14, 2006 at 03:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm... if you have a spare SATA (or you can move... 717 Views / 5 Replies  
Hmm... if you have a spare SATA (or you can move the boot drive) drive, try putting that into the bay the WD is in and see if the problem repeats with that drive. If it does, then there is some...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 14, 2006 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Does Disk Utility say anything when you do a... 717 Views / 5 Replies  
Does Disk Utility say anything when you do a verify or repair disk on it? I'm thinking the drive may be defective, but it could be some issue with the MacPro too.

As for the turning off while the...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 13, 2006 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Man Macgeek stop getting pissed off about... 13,697 Views / 24 Replies  
Man Macgeek stop getting pissed off about everything before you sprain something. ;)

A user over at macrumors ordered an 8800 from NewEgg and should get it today. So hopefully we'll see some...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 10, 2006 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hopefully that will work out, let us know how it... 1,153 Views / 22 Replies  
Hopefully that will work out, let us know how it goes.
Posted by derekn, on Nov 9, 2006 at 03:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
The only other one I've seen was mentioned on... 1,153 Views / 22 Replies  
The only other one I've seen was mentioned on Dealmac but I don't have any additional info on it. It's from LA Computer Compnay:
L.A. Computer Company Store...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 9, 2006 at 04:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
It sounds like something is screwy with the card,... 1,153 Views / 22 Replies  
It sounds like something is screwy with the card, either hardware or firmware wise. It could be the MacPro itself too but there'd be more symptoms if it was.

You might want to request an RMA from...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 8, 2006 at 10:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
What about another slot? 2 or 4? 1,153 Views / 22 Replies  
What about another slot? 2 or 4?
Posted by derekn, on Nov 8, 2006 at 09:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hmm.. well the cards not dead then I believe. ... 1,153 Views / 22 Replies  
Hmm.. well the cards not dead then I believe. What happens if you try hooking a drive up?
Posted by derekn, on Nov 8, 2006 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
After a couple of new posts on the Apple... 864 Views / 7 Replies  
After a couple of new posts on the Apple discussions thread, there were some trends I noticed and tried. And now FrontRow does work on my MacPro.

The first caveat is that you can't have USB...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 8, 2006 at 04:47 AM, in Applications
It's possible the card may be dead if it's not... 1,153 Views / 22 Replies  
It's possible the card may be dead if it's not being detected. Did the Expansion Slot Utility come up when you restarted after installing the card? It's in Macintosh HD/System/Library/CoreServices...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 8, 2006 at 02:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well first off, that article is from October... 986 Views / 10 Replies  
Well first off, that article is from October 2005. :) The Core 2 roadmap and beyond is pretty solid, so in that regard at least there isn't much to worry about.

If you're on a budget at the...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 8, 2006 at 12:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well this "hack" equaled a whole of nothing...... 864 Views / 7 Replies  
Well this "hack" equaled a whole of nothing... with both versions too.
Posted by derekn, on Nov 7, 2006 at 05:09 PM, in Applications
LOL No problem. :) Hard drives are difficult... 1,896 Views / 27 Replies  
LOL No problem. :) Hard drives are difficult little beasts, especially with perpendicular recording coming online (that's what the Seagate 7200.10s use which I believe is why there are assorted...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 4, 2006 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ditto. Look how long it took Apple to put out... 693 Views / 2 Replies  
Ditto. Look how long it took Apple to put out the Merom MacBook Pros, nearly a month after Intels announcement.
Posted by derekn, on Nov 4, 2006 at 02:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
It is a difficult call. The one fly in the... 1,896 Views / 27 Replies  
It is a difficult call. The one fly in the ointment however is that a fix is not a guarantee. The fix for slow RAID performance was a firmware update, however it only works on certain serial...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 4, 2006 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well first off, don't get pissed off about it. :)... 1,896 Views / 27 Replies  
Well first off, don't get pissed off about it. :) They are slower than they can be but aren't by any means slow slow (say like 5 or 6 MB a second or something). The Arizona Mac Users group posted a...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 3, 2006 at 09:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
No problem. You may also want to check the... 1,896 Views / 27 Replies  
No problem. You may also want to check the different inserts in the Sunday paper (CompUSA, Best Buy, Circuit City etc). CompUSA was running a Maxtor 500GB drive (SATA II and IDE) for $160 last...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 3, 2006 at 07:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd lean towards better I believe. PCI Express... 996 Views / 6 Replies  
I'd lean towards better I believe. PCI Express has more bandwidth than the 8X AGP the G5 had. I threw the settings to max on Call of Duty 2 on my dual 1.8 G5 with a 9800 SE (256MB) and it stalled...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 2, 2006 at 04:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Given the crippling of the write speeds, I'd say... 1,896 Views / 27 Replies  
Given the crippling of the write speeds, I'd say go for the Maxtor. In the benchmarks I've seen, even with all the drives running at full speed, Maxtor or Hitachi always score good in speed.
...
Posted by derekn, on Nov 1, 2006 at 11:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd say no too. There is no gain in boottimes or... 1,609 Views / 22 Replies  
I'd say no too. There is no gain in boottimes or in most operations. About the only reason to get the 3Ghz right now is to say "i have Apples latest and greatest". MacWorld summed it up pretty...
Posted by derekn, on Oct 31, 2006 at 12:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
That drive spins at 10,000 RPMS versus 7200 RPMs... 1,896 Views / 27 Replies  
That drive spins at 10,000 RPMS versus 7200 RPMs for the rest of the drives. :) Hopefully the next evolution of that drive will be increased capacity, 150GB is pretty small by todays standards.
Posted by derekn, on Oct 30, 2006 at 12:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well 40MB isn't slow as in like EIDE speeds. LOL ... 1,896 Views / 27 Replies  
Well 40MB isn't slow as in like EIDE speeds. LOL But slower than the drive is capable of, you can see the AMUG review here:
AMUG Apple Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Review...
Posted by derekn, on Oct 30, 2006 at 12:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
That's as fast as the 7200.10 drives from Seagate... 1,896 Views / 27 Replies  
That's as fast as the 7200.10 drives from Seagate will go right now, about 40MB per second. :( There is some issue with their fimware that cripples them when run in non-RAID configs (the RAID slow...
Posted by derekn, on Oct 29, 2006 at 09:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Were there any thunderstorms either time? Or any... 837 Views / 7 Replies  
Were there any thunderstorms either time? Or any indications of a power surge?

I put my G5 to sleep once without checking the weather and a thunderstorm popped up right over my house. Heard a...
Posted by derekn, on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dealmac just had a deal for one yesterday for... 546 Views / 3 Replies  
Dealmac just had a deal for one yesterday for $269:
CalDigit SATA II PCI Express Card for $269 - dealmac.com...
Posted by derekn, on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Opening the case doesn't void the warranty (if it... 375 Views / 1 Replies  
Opening the case doesn't void the warranty (if it did Apple should have welded all MacPros shut before shipping them LOL). Replacing the hard drives won't void the warranty, replacing/adding RAM...
Posted by derekn, on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm guessing it's probably what I did. Kept the... 480,773 Views / 1,145 Replies  
I'm guessing it's probably what I did. Kept the 1.5 release of Firefox since it was stable while test running the 2.0 betas and RC releases. :)
Posted by derekn, on Oct 26, 2006 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Has it shown any other signs of mental... 7,104 Views / 76 Replies  
Has it shown any other signs of mental instability? ;)
Posted by derekn, on Oct 2, 2006 at 10:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Good to hear! :) 7,104 Views / 76 Replies  
Good to hear! :)
Posted by derekn, on Sep 29, 2006 at 09:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ohh okay, my bad. LOL I misunderstood what you... 480,773 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Ohh okay, my bad. LOL I misunderstood what you meant.
Posted by derekn, on Sep 26, 2006 at 12:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah that doesn't sound normal. The other night,... 7,104 Views / 76 Replies  
Yeah that doesn't sound normal. The other night, I was exporting 3 movies in H.264 out of QT while importing a .DV clip into iMovie (total processor use was about 300% at that poing). For the hour...
Posted by derekn, on Sep 25, 2006 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
One report on macintouch said it did fix it. ... 1,332 Views / 18 Replies  
One report on macintouch said it did fix it. Only one way to find out.

Let me know how that goes, I'm considering it but am not yet ready to try. So I'll let you be the guinea pit. :D
Posted by derekn, on Sep 25, 2006 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
That configuration should be fine. :) The RAID... 2,227 Views / 27 Replies  
That configuration should be fine. :) The RAID was only a suggestion if you wanted a lot of speed with a lot of storage. Running all the drives solo works just fine too, I have a 300GB, 400 GB and...
Posted by derekn, on Sep 24, 2006 at 09:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Call Apple right now, your system is dead on... 7,104 Views / 76 Replies  
Call Apple right now, your system is dead on arrival, so they should send you a new one.
Posted by derekn, on Sep 24, 2006 at 12:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Four 750GB drives. :) Apples official stance is... 2,227 Views / 27 Replies  
Four 750GB drives. :) Apples official stance is that 2TB is the maxiumum size (since the biggest drive they sell is a 500GB drive), but 3 TB is now possible with good performance. Previously...
Posted by derekn, on Sep 23, 2006 at 03:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Showing results 1 to 50 of 587
 
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2