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Well, funny you should say that, as I fired up... 497 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, funny you should say that, as I fired up the Mac last night and lo and behold, back to single cpu :brick:

Did a restart, reset PRAM, and it was back to dual cpu. Restarted again and booted...
Posted by sheer, on Sep 21, 2008 at 03:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
OMG So I start fiddling with the ram in an... 497 Views / 6 Replies  
OMG

So I start fiddling with the ram in an act of straw clutching (I've already run Rember which said the ram was OK). The 2x256 Nanya it shipped with I put on the outside, moving the 2x512...
Posted by sheer, on Sep 20, 2008 at 06:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
CHUD is already installed (as detailed in my... 497 Views / 6 Replies  
CHUD is already installed (as detailed in my original post). According to CHUD there is no second processor to enable, nothing is greyed out, no red star star with x2 on it, just one processor and...
Posted by sheer, on Sep 20, 2008 at 04:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
G5 issues 497 Views / 6 Replies  
Good evening, not posted for a long long time, but put that down to a lack of problems in the last few years in my Mac world.

However, this last week my 2nd gen Dual 2.0 G5 (PPC970FX v3.0) has...
Posted by sheer, on Sep 11, 2008 at 06:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Go with the G5, then you know exactly what you're... 693 Views / 10 Replies  
Go with the G5, then you know exactly what you're getting and that it will fit your workflow and third party workflows (I'm guessing printers in your case if using CS and QXP). CS2 screams on a...
Posted by sheer, on Sep 18, 2006 at 09:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry, didn't realise Apple (recommended) ones... 45,440 Views / 210 Replies  
Sorry, didn't realise Apple (recommended) ones had heatsinks/fans too.
Posted by sheer, on Aug 23, 2006 at 12:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
link... 45,440 Views / 210 Replies  
link (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820134085)

Assuming you're in the US, that's a stick of Kingston 1GB PC5300. They've also got 512mb sticks. There's Crucial ram up there...
Posted by sheer, on Aug 22, 2006 at 04:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Isn't there an update you can get done on the... 466,865 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Isn't there an update you can get done on the card by UAD or have you had that done?
Posted by sheer, on Apr 22, 2006 at 07:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
Some nice set ups in here, hopefully I'll get... 466,865 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Some nice set ups in here, hopefully I'll get there at some point, but for now...

click for pic (http://www.gfxdesign.eclipse.co.uk/mpc.jpg)
Posted by sheer, on Dec 21, 2005 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
FWIW I've got a 2x2ghz (8gb model) and even with... 7,163 Views / 79 Replies  
FWIW I've got a 2x2ghz (8gb model) and even with Logic at 50%+ on the meter for long periods (ie a couple of hours) it's never what I'd called loud. Running X.4.3. too, 1.5gb ram (another gb would be...
Posted by sheer, on Dec 9, 2005 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
A lot of audio interfaces are now firewire (my... 824 Views / 19 Replies  
A lot of audio interfaces are now firewire (my MOTU 828 for a start) so Apple risk alienating not just video enthusiats and pros. Not good when you're trying to sell your pro software (Logic,...
Posted by sheer, on Dec 9, 2005 at 01:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've looked on eBay and seen them for £48, which... 418 Views / 5 Replies  
I've looked on eBay and seen them for £48, which is around half the Apple Store price. One I looked at offered 1 years warranty too, but as ever with eBay, caveat emptor.
Posted by sheer, on Oct 27, 2005 at 04:04 AM, in Mac Notebooks
:( Thanks for replying tho :) 418 Views / 5 Replies  
:(

Thanks for replying tho :)
Posted by sheer, on Oct 25, 2005 at 07:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Powerbook 12" battery fuxxored? 418 Views / 5 Replies  
OK, someone help confirm what's happening here (ie someone who's had the same experience).

PB 12", 768mb, rev B, 1ghz.
It's just under 2 years old. Shipped with Jaguar, now running Tiger. After...
Posted by sheer, on Oct 25, 2005 at 06:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can set up ID's shortdcut keys to be... 609 Views / 9 Replies  
You can set up ID's shortdcut keys to be identical to Quark's. Personally, I'd use Quark over ID since I have no Postscript issues with Quark (drop shadows and psd's in ID for a start) and I'd rather...
Posted by sheer, on Aug 21, 2005 at 06:55 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I've got the same machine (dual 2.0, 8 ram... 1,118 Views / 18 Replies  
I've got the same machine (dual 2.0, 8 ram slots), same amount of ram (1.5g) and see zero pageouts. Granted I only use the machine for Logic Pro work for 3 or 4 hours a day though...
Posted by sheer, on Jul 28, 2005 at 06:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
Powerbook 1ghz, 12" Rev B, 768mb, 219seconds (3m... 41,917 Views / 292 Replies  
Powerbook 1ghz, 12" Rev B, 768mb, 219seconds (3m 39s), PS CS (Tiger, PSU plugged in, Highest CPU settings)

Ran it on the peecee. A64 3200+ (2.2ghz, s754), 1gb ram, XP XP2, 109seconds (1m 49s) PS...
Posted by sheer, on Jul 17, 2005 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Curious statement. I work on a G4 466. 384mb... 2,669 Views / 63 Replies  
Curious statement.

I work on a G4 466. 384mb ram. OS 9.2.2. Quark 3.32, Photoshop 5.5, Illustrator 7.01. I can get through my work as quick if not quicker than the guys in the next department who...
Posted by sheer, on Jul 9, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Get a router modem. You can set up the DSL access... 979 Views / 19 Replies  
Get a router modem. You can set up the DSL access via a web browser then use DHCP for IP addresses (turned on in Network Prefs in 10.* and via the web browser when logged into the router). The only...
Posted by sheer, on Jul 8, 2005 at 05:21 PM, in Networking
Designers Republic have proved how good Helvetica... 1,462 Views / 21 Replies  
Designers Republic have proved how good Helvetica (black) is.

Personally I like Myriad. Plently of weights to go at + works well in both body and header.

Gill Sans, yeah, I use that quite a...
Posted by sheer, on Jun 20, 2005 at 06:21 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
My Rev B dual 2.0 made a high pitch whine when... 7,425 Views / 116 Replies  
My Rev B dual 2.0 made a high pitch whine when transferring stuff over FTP on the home network but upgrading to Tiger fixed that. Go figure.
Posted by sheer, on Jun 19, 2005 at 08:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
That's spot on mate, many thanks. 474 Views / 2 Replies  
That's spot on mate, many thanks.
Posted by sheer, on Jun 19, 2005 at 05:43 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Font gurus I need your help 474 Views / 2 Replies  
What font is this, the one used for CHIRON and in ABOUT US, One Company, World Impact etc.

http://www.chiron.com/aboutus/index.html

It seems really familiar and it's very similar to Stone...
Posted by sheer, on Jun 18, 2005 at 06:24 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I must admit my preference in an *86 world would... 5,435 Views / 90 Replies  
I must admit my preference in an *86 world would be AMD. They just seem to be doing everything right in terms of the transistion to 64bit and dual-cores.

However, Intel does have a number of...
Posted by sheer, on Jun 6, 2005 at 05:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
The new 2.0 dual G5 is takes PCi cards and can... 581 Views / 5 Replies  
The new 2.0 dual G5 is takes PCi cards and can only handle 4g of ram in a 4x1 config. The older Dual 2.0 takes PCi-X cards (like the new 2.3 and 2.7s) and handles 8g of ram in 8x1 config. I guess...
Posted by sheer, on Jun 2, 2005 at 04:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
People seem to blame Apple when it's IBM who... 12,998 Views / 103 Replies  
People seem to blame Apple when it's IBM who manufacture the chips and they're the one's having difficulty scaling past certain speeds in numbers which make it profitable to do so. Add to that a heat...
Posted by sheer, on May 2, 2005 at 08:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Here's a stab at what Tiger may deliver for G5... 6,756 Views / 91 Replies  
Here's a stab at what Tiger may deliver for G5 users...
...a complete fix for noises, chirps and whines.

Pre-Tiger my Feb 05 dual 2.0 made a very high pitced whine (loud enough to be audible and...
Posted by sheer, on Apr 26, 2005 at 01:49 PM, in Mac OS X
exactly. 6,557 Views / 74 Replies  
exactly.
Posted by sheer, on Apr 8, 2005 at 04:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
900k 2 screen pdf... 593 Views / 4 Replies  
900k 2 screen pdf (http://www.gfxdesign.eclipse.co.uk/Picture 6.pdf)
Posted by sheer, on Mar 27, 2005 at 07:09 AM, in GUI Customization
Poll: - Core Audio being overhauled - A similar speed... 11,233 Views / 110 Replies  
- Core Audio being overhauled
- A similar speed jump to what we've seen in Jaguar and Panther
- Font Book overhauled so font handling is as good and simple as ATM Deluxe on a PC

As far as the...
Posted by sheer, on Mar 12, 2005 at 08:23 AM, in Mac OS X
FWIW 6800GTs do run hot, at least 50 C when idle,... 870 Views / 5 Replies  
FWIW 6800GTs do run hot, at least 50 C when idle, so that fan is constantly buzzing away. Also think of the extra heat the 6800's putting in your case which *may* be contributing to triggering other...
Posted by sheer, on Feb 23, 2005 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
There's a dual 867 (MDD) 5 yards away from me at... 2,605 Views / 39 Replies  
There's a dual 867 (MDD) 5 yards away from me at work and I can hear that above the 466 which is 18 inches away...
Posted by sheer, on Feb 23, 2005 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Think back to Apple saying they were going to... 727 Views / 5 Replies  
Think back to Apple saying they were going to keep in the news (it was a year or so ago they said it). Since then there's been an announcement of some sorts just about every month, whether that be...
Posted by sheer, on Jan 31, 2005 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: horses for courses my friend :) I have a... 1,076,132 Views / 4,110 Replies  
horses for courses my friend :)

I have a thing for Rhodes' too...
Posted by sheer, on Jan 25, 2005 at 03:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Long overdue IMO, and not by enough either. A... 2,394 Views / 40 Replies  
Long overdue IMO, and not by enough either. A dual 2.5 is still >$750 (www.xe.com) cheaper in the US than the UK. Which is strange since the new products (iPod shuffle and miniMac) are much closer to...
Posted by sheer, on Jan 13, 2005 at 03:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: The a nice setup, looks a nice place to... 1,076,132 Views / 4,110 Replies  
The a nice setup, looks a nice place to work/chill

+ a DX7 too /me drools

Out of interest, what's in the racks, and what's the keyboard on the wall (behind the PB15").
Posted by sheer, on Jan 13, 2005 at 03:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I disagree with any move to DDR2. Look at Pentium... 4,592 Views / 53 Replies  
I disagree with any move to DDR2. Look at Pentium chipsets if you want a reason NOT to move as performance has been lacklustre at best - it's not brought about the gains Intel were hoping for. I'd...
Posted by sheer, on Dec 18, 2004 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I use an Apple Pro keyboard with my Powerbook... 728 Views / 12 Replies  
I use an Apple Pro keyboard with my Powerbook (which is deskbound 95% of the time) - I need the extra USB for my XSkey and I'd rather use a mouse (I guess I could use a BT one) than a trackpad as I...
Posted by sheer, on Dec 17, 2004 at 03:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It will be my boss who does all the dealings now... 1,134 Views / 12 Replies  
It will be my boss who does all the dealings now with the IT Manager and MD. The IT staff themselves have become very anti-Mac to the point where they have said OSX just won't integrate into a 2k3...
Posted by sheer, on Dec 17, 2004 at 02:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This guy is having a laugh (long but rediculously chin-dropable)... 1,134 Views / 12 Replies  
So the ongoing saga at work - PC or not PC - continues.

I work in a small (3 designers, 2 sales, 1 admin) graphic design department within a newspaper group. We produce newsletters, magazines,...
Posted by sheer, on Dec 16, 2004 at 06:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Isn't it down to a combination of the PSU and the... 1,348 Views / 17 Replies  
Isn't it down to a combination of the PSU and the architecture of the G5 chip, ie you may get a PSU which doesn't amplify this problem (and thus you don't hear the chirp) but the problem will always...
Posted by sheer, on Dec 15, 2004 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
For service/compatability Crucial all the way... 461 Views / 8 Replies  
For service/compatability Crucial all the way...
Posted by sheer, on Dec 14, 2004 at 04:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: nice tunage, not my bag, but nice all the same :-) 1,076,132 Views / 4,110 Replies  
nice tunage, not my bag, but nice all the same :-)
Posted by sheer, on Dec 13, 2004 at 04:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
wise words indeed :cool: 1,994 Views / 44 Replies  
wise words indeed :cool:
Posted by sheer, on Dec 8, 2004 at 05:16 PM, in GUI Customization
bah 1,327 Views / 32 Replies  
bah
Posted by sheer, on Dec 2, 2004 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The 'True' cost of OSX to me is the price of the... 7,438 Views / 57 Replies  
The 'True' cost of OSX to me is the price of the OS itself. I have no need for the iLife apps, .Mac, QT Pro or anything from Unsanity.

Perhaps the author should also take people like myself into...
Posted by sheer, on Dec 2, 2004 at 04:46 AM, in Mac OS X
I'd go with Crucial simply because if it doesn't... 1,023 Views / 14 Replies  
I'd go with Crucial simply because if it doesn't work you've got a swap out/cash back, always worth a few extra quid for the piece of mind. I've even started using Crucial with my PCs (got some...
Posted by sheer, on Nov 25, 2004 at 05:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sticky: Nice, look forward to some piccies. I've got a... 1,076,132 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Nice, look forward to some piccies.
I've got a Motu 828 mkII sat there now as well :cool: tho I'm saving for a tower now along with another Iiyama TFT (matching model). Need more power.
Posted by sheer, on Nov 25, 2004 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hasn't part of buying a Mac always been they're... 1,126 Views / 19 Replies  
Hasn't part of buying a Mac always been they're rock-solid in terms of build quality/components? We still run pre-G3 and Beige tower G3 boxes at work and they're built like battleships, they just...
Posted by sheer, on Nov 23, 2004 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
RonnieoftheRose: Forget Pentium 4's for laptops... 635 Views / 10 Replies  
RonnieoftheRose: Forget Pentium 4's for laptops (you highlight the Viao as not having a P4 option as being a con), Pentium M's are more comparable to A64s in performance and are definitely the chip...
Posted by sheer, on Nov 12, 2004 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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