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Just installed a 5770 in my 2006 Mac Pro (4-core,... 2,820 Views / 35 Replies  
Just installed a 5770 in my 2006 Mac Pro (4-core, 2.66Ghz). Works perfectly. It's absolutely silent and noticeably faster than the X1900 XT it replaced. Picked it up at the local Apple store where...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Oct 23, 2010 at 02:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you were to design... 5,223 Views / 190 Replies  
...a machine to replace my wife's Macbook (almost 4 years old and still going strong), this would be it. It does everything she uses her computer for. There's a huge market out there. Sorry about...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jan 27, 2010 at 05:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Maybe if I installed the optimized apps in the... 123,489 Views / 1,309 Replies  
Maybe if I installed the optimized apps in the correct folder it would produce better results. :brick:
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jul 23, 2008 at 05:28 PM, in Team MacNN
I installed the optimized apps and ran the... 123,489 Views / 1,309 Replies  
I installed the optimized apps and ran the installer, but I'm still not running. Is there a step-by step guide for idiots?
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jul 23, 2008 at 05:21 PM, in Team MacNN
Original issue Macbooks - My daughter's is... 18,403 Views / 96 Replies  
Original issue Macbooks - My daughter's is cracked, my wife's isn't. Make of it what you will.
Posted by The Ancient One, on Feb 15, 2008 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I had those problems with my X1900 XT, along with... 17,660 Views / 90 Replies  
I had those problems with my X1900 XT, along with graphics artifacts. I had ordered the Mac Pro with it in August 2006. Apple support said "Oh, that's the World of Warcraft bug" and shipped me an...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jan 11, 2008 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the tip. I haven't updated to Leopard... 945 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the tip. I haven't updated to Leopard yet (waiting for Service Pack 1) and this doesn't help any. Please post if you find anything out. It's a neat little game.
Posted by The Ancient One, on Dec 18, 2007 at 05:59 PM, in Applications
My X1900 XT went belly up a few months ago. Apple... 914 Views / 9 Replies  
My X1900 XT went belly up a few months ago. Apple sent me a new one and everything is fine now. I think they're calling it the WoW problem because World of Warcraft is where it showed up first for...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Nov 25, 2007 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
For good or ill, Mac Pro upgrades are tied to... 4,556 Views / 77 Replies  
For good or ill, Mac Pro upgrades are tied to Intel upgrades for the forseeable future. Right now, this is good since Intel just upgraded, but it also means a longer waits between new Mac Pros....
Posted by The Ancient One, on Nov 13, 2007 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you have an "old" Mac Pro, you may have bigger... 1,209 Views / 20 Replies  
If you have an "old" Mac Pro, you may have bigger issues with cooling than you think. I ordered mine on day one. I started having graphics issues in graphics-intensive programs (also known as games)...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Sep 30, 2007 at 12:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, I did notice a considerable speedup... 415 Views / 8 Replies  
Actually, I did notice a considerable speedup with Numbers 1.0.1. It's not Excel yet, but Microsoft's glacially slow update process gives Apple a nice chance to play catchup.
Posted by The Ancient One, on Sep 29, 2007 at 02:24 PM, in Applications
Sounds like they've thrown in the towel. ... 19,718 Views / 87 Replies  
Sounds like they've thrown in the towel.

Microsoft exec: Zune gets a B-; Xbox profitability; Windows Mobile’s future | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com (http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=6095)
Posted by The Ancient One, on Sep 4, 2007 at 10:03 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I was kind of surprised that Apple didn't upgrade... 9,928 Views / 193 Replies  
I was kind of surprised that Apple didn't upgrade the video cards this time around, but I'm still happy with the X1900 XT in my 2.66 Mac Pro (which I ordered when they were announced). I'm sure a...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Apr 4, 2007 at 08:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
True, but it can surprise you. According to... 12,475 Views / 40 Replies  
True, but it can surprise you. According to Freeverse, Heroes of Might and Magic V, which just shipped for the Mac, will run at 60fps on a MacBook (with the graphics set low) while it will not run...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Mar 10, 2007 at 09:51 AM, in Gaming
I also have the X1900 XT, but I have a different... 2,970 Views / 31 Replies  
I also have the X1900 XT, but I have a different take. I figure my current card is good for a couple of years and, by then, there will probably be an upgrade card available at least as fast as the...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Feb 15, 2007 at 05:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
I went for the X1900 XT. Perfectly satisfied with... 6,993 Views / 26 Replies  
I went for the X1900 XT. Perfectly satisfied with the way it runs Civ IV (the game does have a few performance issues of its own, though, even with the new patch, although it's very, very good). If...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jan 28, 2007 at 10:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've had pretty good luck with my Macs: Mac... 2,329 Views / 49 Replies  
I've had pretty good luck with my Macs:

Mac II - 1988-2001 - still running when retired.

Power Mac 8500 - 1995-2006 - still running when retired.

Dual 800 Quicksilver - 2001-2006 - died four...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Dec 27, 2006 at 11:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Second the emotion. I just slapped in another... 942 Views / 10 Replies  
Second the emotion. I just slapped in another hard drive. Easiest upgrade ever.
Posted by The Ancient One, on Dec 27, 2006 at 07:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a hunch your new machine is a keeper. I... 6,071 Views / 76 Replies  
I have a hunch your new machine is a keeper. I expect the quad-core chips will be considerably more expensive at similar clock speeds. I have a 2.66 GHz Mac Pro and I certainly wouldn't want to...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Dec 27, 2006 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
NeoOffice's Intel-native word processing... 457 Views / 7 Replies  
NeoOffice's Intel-native word processing application on my Mac Pro didn't seem a whole lot slower than Word X under Rosetta. What machine did you try it on?
Posted by The Ancient One, on Dec 13, 2006 at 01:13 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the the trinity tip, I'd missed that.... 457 Views / 7 Replies  
Thanks for the the trinity tip, I'd missed that. I still can't understand why NeoOffice isn't getting more press in the Mac community.
Posted by The Ancient One, on Dec 12, 2006 at 10:19 PM, in Applications
Anybody currently using NeoOffice 457 Views / 7 Replies  
I downloaded the Intel version of NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta 3 last night and it seems to run pretty well on my Mac Pro. I'd like to hear from anybody currently using this software with any tips and...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Dec 11, 2006 at 06:16 PM, in Applications
Well, I'm pretty sure they will be announced in... 2,922 Views / 32 Replies  
Well, I'm pretty sure they will be announced in January. ;)
Posted by The Ancient One, on Sep 26, 2006 at 07:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would hate to be without mine right now. You... 2,922 Views / 32 Replies  
I would hate to be without mine right now. You only have so much time - how much of it do you want to spend waiting?
Posted by The Ancient One, on Sep 26, 2006 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Answered my own question - AppleInsider says... 10,039 Views / 147 Replies  
Answered my own question - AppleInsider says Merom across the board.
Posted by The Ancient One, on Sep 6, 2006 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
Merom or Conroe? 10,039 Views / 147 Replies  
Merom or Conroe?
Posted by The Ancient One, on Sep 6, 2006 at 09:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ditto. All I can say is :censor: Edit: Mine... 6,470 Views / 152 Replies  
Ditto. All I can say is :censor:

Edit: Mine actually arrived on Sept. 12, which was the original ship date. Setup in one hour with Setup Assistant. Absolutely amazing and well worth waiting for!...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Sep 5, 2006 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Ran the update on my wife's MacBook. Worked as... 625 Views / 6 Replies  
Ran the update on my wife's MacBook. Worked as advertised - runs cooler and I can't hear any increase in noise. The comments I've seen on this are all over the map, but most folks seem satisfied.
...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Aug 25, 2006 at 07:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ummm... How about my G4 tower died and sharing my... 2,116 Views / 37 Replies  
Ummm... How about my G4 tower died and sharing my wife's MacBook isn't the best recipe for marital harmony? True, but I woulda ordered it anyway - because I could! :P
Posted by The Ancient One, on Aug 14, 2006 at 07:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Can't believe I was the first to hit "just... 1,541 Views / 43 Replies  
Can't believe I was the first to hit "just ordered it." :thumbsup: Unfortunately, I won't be the first to get it since it's 3-5 weeks with theX1900 XT. :thumbsdow
Posted by The Ancient One, on Aug 8, 2006 at 12:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
If I get an Apple 20/23" the 3-year warranty on... 1,177 Views / 24 Replies  
If I get an Apple 20/23" the 3-year warranty on the Mac Pro will apply to it. Do you know how much extra 3-year warranties on the Dells are? Also, how do the Dells stack up quality-wise?
Posted by The Ancient One, on Aug 7, 2006 at 04:09 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Monitor for Mac Pro? 1,177 Views / 24 Replies  
I didn't see the new monitors I was hoping for (Apple probably wants to clear out the old ones with the first-generation Mac Pros), So what other monitors do you folks recommend?
Posted by The Ancient One, on Aug 7, 2006 at 02:56 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mac Pro Monitors 500 Views / 1 Replies  
I didn't see the new monitors I was hoping for (Apple probably wants to clear out the old ones with the first-generation Mac Pros), So what other monitors do you folks recommend?
Posted by The Ancient One, on Aug 7, 2006 at 02:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Problem is, I don't know if I'd rather have the... 2,056 Views / 25 Replies  
Problem is, I don't know if I'd rather have the X6700 Conroe (2.67 GHz) in a single-processor machine instead of the Xeon 5140 (2.33 GHz), but the buzz over at Appleinsider is that the 2.33 GHz...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jul 17, 2006 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
And they could make it cube-shaped! 665 Views / 13 Replies  
And they could make it cube-shaped!
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jul 3, 2006 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
My wife's new MacBook (2.0GHz/1GB) gets pretty... 7,511 Views / 111 Replies  
My wife's new MacBook (2.0GHz/1GB) gets pretty hot, but never actually too hot to touch. I wouldn't want it in my lap for a long period, but we knew that before we got it. If yours is burning you,...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jun 28, 2006 at 02:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My week 21 MacBook runs fairly hot but not... 1,464 Views / 16 Replies  
My week 21 MacBook runs fairly hot but not "scalding" by any means. Off topic, I was very pleasantly surprised by the Excel and FileMaker Pro performance under Rosetta. Pretty much on a par with my...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jun 17, 2006 at 09:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What do you make of the note on the tech specs... 3,231 Views / 51 Replies  
What do you make of the note on the tech specs page?

Graphics and Video Support
Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory1

1. Memory available to Mac OS...
Posted by The Ancient One, on May 18, 2006 at 10:39 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's a thought to give one pause: could the... 836 Views / 11 Replies  
Here's a thought to give one pause: could the black MacBook have been originally slated to have a separate video card at the $1499 price point - and then something happened? Like maybe a marketing...
Posted by The Ancient One, on May 16, 2006 at 04:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Looks like Khalif read your post - this is out... 2,309 Views / 23 Replies  
Looks like Khalif read your post - this is out there now:

"UPDATE: Correction, our Californian spy said the MacBook would have Gigabit Ethernet not 10/100BASE-T."

Kinda destroys his credibility.
Posted by The Ancient One, on May 5, 2006 at 01:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can't say I'm thrilled with the new Mac ads, but... 7,404 Views / 185 Replies  
Can't say I'm thrilled with the new Mac ads, but I'm old. I have a hunch I'm not exactly their target market (although I will be buying two new Macs before the end of the year).
Posted by The Ancient One, on May 2, 2006 at 12:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No backlit keyboard. The cheap keyboard is one... 1,753 Views / 32 Replies  
No backlit keyboard. The cheap keyboard is one feature that differentiates the iBooks from the PowerBooks and I see no reason for Apple to change that. Costs too much.
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jan 19, 2006 at 11:33 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, you do have something that none of the new... 1,673 Views / 28 Replies  
Well, you do have something that none of the new iMac purchasers will get for a while - third-party applications software that runs natively (since you're a long-time Mac user, you must have quite a...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jan 10, 2006 at 10:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Trouble is, I DO need a new machine now. 5,829 Views / 85 Replies  
Trouble is, I DO need a new machine now.
Posted by The Ancient One, on Nov 12, 2005 at 01:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Intel iMac at MWSF? 5,829 Views / 85 Replies  
Appleinsider says so:

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1368

So, should I wait for it or buy the G5 20" iMac next week?

I expect I'll be buying the G5 for a couple of reasons:

No...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Nov 12, 2005 at 12:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Somewhere out there someone could really use... 1,297 Views / 30 Replies  
Somewhere out there someone could really use Bessy - maybe a kid who would never have a chance to get a computer of his or her own. Check out some charities - the tax deduction could be worth as much...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Oct 27, 2005 at 11:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Nope. I needed a fairly large thumb drive and got... 31,312 Views / 335 Replies  
Nope. I needed a fairly large thumb drive and got the 1GB model when it first came out. I suppose I'll get a nano when I fill up the music section of my shuffle and use it strictly as a thumb drive...
Posted by The Ancient One, on Sep 7, 2005 at 11:40 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Exactly. Wonder when they will update? 6,627 Views / 97 Replies  
Exactly. Wonder when they will update?
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jul 26, 2005 at 09:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Not games. Video. 6,627 Views / 97 Replies  
Not games. Video.
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jul 26, 2005 at 09:20 AM, in Mac Notebooks
32MB video RAM. Credit card goes back into... 6,627 Views / 97 Replies  
32MB video RAM. Credit card goes back into wallet. :cry:
Posted by The Ancient One, on Jul 26, 2005 at 08:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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