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Upgrading Mac Pros is possible, but ultimately... 732 Views / 7 Replies  
Upgrading Mac Pros is possible, but ultimately too expensive. Apple charges less for a Xeon CPU at the time of purchase than one costs from a retailer. Throw in the fact that you can't just swap any...
Posted by Cei, on Oct 2, 2008 at 05:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm using an 8800GT for FCP and Aperture, and... 2,105 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm using an 8800GT for FCP and Aperture, and really it isn't a problem. Quieter than the 3870 too.
Posted by Cei, on Oct 1, 2008 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
AirPort Connection Stalling 481 Views / 0 Replies  
Little stumped on this one...

My network setup is as follows:

- Thomson ADSL2+ Modem/Router providing internet connection, NAT & DHCP
- Apple Time Capsule 500Gb connected via Ethernet to...
Posted by Cei, on Oct 1, 2008 at 05:31 PM, in Networking
I'll try it over the next few days - currently... 16,210 Views / 98 Replies  
I'll try it over the next few days - currently need it right now turned on! I normally leave the machine on when I am away as I use Back to My Mac on a regular basis to pull files. I'll report back...
Posted by Cei, on Jun 13, 2008 at 07:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
I use the method of  > Sleep to put the Mac Pro... 16,210 Views / 98 Replies  
I use the method of  > Sleep to put the Mac Pro to bed every day - tower is out of convenient reach, so the power button is too far away. I don't have any auto-sleep set up in System Preferences...
Posted by Cei, on Jun 13, 2008 at 06:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
It's the 2.8 E5462 8-core, dual Superdrives,... 16,210 Views / 98 Replies  
It's the 2.8 E5462 8-core, dual Superdrives, 8800GT, AirPort, 2Gb RAM from Apple and another 2Gb from Crucial. 1Tb HDD and 320Gb for Vista Ordered on the 12th March this year, arrived week afterwards...
Posted by Cei, on Jun 2, 2008 at 11:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
No problems with my 2008 Mac Pro from day 1 16,210 Views / 98 Replies  
No problems with my 2008 Mac Pro from day 1
Posted by Cei, on Jun 1, 2008 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Must admit, the last time I checked the system... 715 Views / 9 Replies  
Must admit, the last time I checked the system requirements for an OS was, well, never. I assumed MS would do the decent thing and actually support the whole lot, rather than further confusing...
Posted by Cei, on Jun 1, 2008 at 01:27 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Nice move MS :\ Time to upgrade methinks 715 Views / 9 Replies  
Nice move MS :\ Time to upgrade methinks
Posted by Cei, on May 31, 2008 at 02:35 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Home Premium - restriction still applies? If so,... 715 Views / 9 Replies  
Home Premium - restriction still applies? If so, do I need to upgrade to Ultimate?
Posted by Cei, on May 30, 2008 at 08:34 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Vista and 8 cores 715 Views / 9 Replies  
I'm running a 2.8 Octocore Mac Pro with a Vista64 Boot Camp install. However, I'm getting rather frustrated as I think Vista is only using 4 of my 8 cores.

Task Manager only shows 4 graphs under...
Posted by Cei, on May 30, 2008 at 09:49 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Afraid to say it sounds like the CPU has died, or... 942 Views / 10 Replies  
Afraid to say it sounds like the CPU has died, or the logic board. The inability to power up is really not a good one, especially now you're out of AppleCare.
Posted by Cei, on Apr 8, 2008 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
So my new toy arrived, so time for an update! ... 478,504 Views / 1,145 Replies  
So my new toy arrived, so time for an update!

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/8670/deskfs7.jpg

Mac Pro (Early 2008) - Dual Quad 2.8Ghz
2Gb RAM
nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512Mb
1Tb & 320Gb HDDs...
Posted by Cei, on Apr 4, 2008 at 07:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
FS: PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5Ghz 250 Views / 0 Replies  
- Dual IBM 2.5Ghz CPUs
- 4Gb DDR RAM (8 512Mb modules)
- ATi Radeon 9800XT 256Mb Mac Edition
- 500Gb Hitachi HDD
- 250Gb Hitachi HDD
- AirPort Extreme
- Bluetooth
- Superdrive
- Original...
Posted by Cei, on Mar 14, 2008 at 09:29 PM, in Marketplace
Superb, system ordered! Thank you :) 873 Views / 5 Replies  
Superb, system ordered! Thank you :)
Posted by Cei, on Mar 10, 2008 at 12:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
If I install a 9800X2 alongside the 8800GT will... 873 Views / 5 Replies  
If I install a 9800X2 alongside the 8800GT will OS X boot happily enough with both cards installed, or do I need to take the 9800 out each time?
Posted by Cei, on Mar 9, 2008 at 10:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Most graphics cards can drive two displays each -... 1,499 Views / 6 Replies  
Most graphics cards can drive two displays each - you only need to add a second card when you want triple or quadruple monitors. Your 8800GT will have a pair of dual-link DVI ports, so can run two...
Posted by Cei, on Mar 7, 2008 at 10:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
Replacing PowerMac G5 873 Views / 5 Replies  
Whole bundle of questions in here...

I'm looking at replacing my trusty G5 machine (Dual 2.5, 4Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD, 9800XT 256Mb, AirPort, Bluetooth) with a shiny Mac Pro in the next few weeks, but...
Posted by Cei, on Mar 7, 2008 at 10:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Apple will replace the shells for you. It'll cost... 1,515 Views / 34 Replies  
Apple will replace the shells for you. It'll cost a lot though. I bought a US model Macbook when on holiday in the US, and when I got back to the UK I asked about getting a UK keyboard fitted. The...
Posted by Cei, on May 7, 2007 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That was the first thing I tried - when one drive... 478,504 Views / 1,145 Replies  
That was the first thing I tried - when one drive was plugged in, everything was fine. As soon as the second was plugged into the chain (or into a FW400 port) both drives disappeared from Disk...
Posted by Cei, on May 7, 2007 at 09:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
Much needed pair of 500Gb Pros, the Nikon... 478,504 Views / 1,145 Replies  
Much needed pair of 500Gb Pros, the Nikon Coolscan next to them outputs pretty high resolution files, so my drives are stuffed with photographs. The irritating thing is that you can't run two...
Posted by Cei, on Apr 19, 2007 at 05:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/5778/mg5861vers... 478,504 Views / 1,145 Replies  
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/5778/mg5861version2xo5.jpg

Dual 23" CInemas on my now old PowerMac G5 dual 2.5Ghz. Macbook is out of shot on the sofa!
Posted by Cei, on Apr 17, 2007 at 12:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
I use dual 23" setup every day, and it's fine.... 21,728 Views / 91 Replies  
I use dual 23" setup every day, and it's fine. Hell, I'm looking at upping one of the 23s to 30". The size you get used to, and having the desktop estate is a real boon.
Posted by Cei, on Oct 7, 2006 at 06:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Anybody else looked at their CPUs under 10.4.8? ... 7,142 Views / 147 Replies  
Anybody else looked at their CPUs under 10.4.8?

My MacBook 2.0 is running at full tilt, 2.0Ghz on both cores, resulting in much higher temps than before (58 compared to a mere 27). It previously...
Posted by Cei, on Oct 2, 2006 at 06:38 PM, in Mac OS X
My dual 2.5Ghz, August 2004, runs at 60 degrees... 5,071 Views / 31 Replies  
My dual 2.5Ghz, August 2004, runs at 60 degrees celsius, give or take
Posted by Cei, on Feb 20, 2006 at 01:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9333/omgdeskbyc... 478,504 Views / 1,145 Replies  
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9333/omgdeskbycei5ii.jpg


Prints on the wall by myself. Lack of my 15" PowerBook though, as that lives in a bag, and if it's ever on the desk it just perches...
Posted by Cei, on Feb 20, 2006 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Regular upgrade. It's not my machine... 451 Views / 3 Replies  
Regular upgrade.

It's not my machine unfortunately, so I can't do what I'd normally do which would be the archive and install due to the data loss. Even so, surely an upgrade install should work?
Posted by Cei, on Jan 23, 2006 at 04:24 PM, in Mac OS X
Tiger install query 451 Views / 3 Replies  
Attempting to install Tiger on a PM G4 867Mhz, which meets all the system requirements (DVD-ROM, 512Mb RAM, plenty of HDD space). However, the installer says "This software cannot be installed on...
Posted by Cei, on Jan 23, 2006 at 04:06 PM, in Mac OS X
I've had a 500Gb Hitachi in my dual 2.5 for about... 3,601 Views / 34 Replies  
I've had a 500Gb Hitachi in my dual 2.5 for about a month now, works like a dream. Formatted in about a minute and was ready to use. 463.4Gb listed as available.
Posted by Cei, on Dec 7, 2005 at 01:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
I hate my iMac - it's 17" revA model, and it's a... 1,483 Views / 22 Replies  
I hate my iMac - it's 17" revA model, and it's a PITA. It's going off for repair round two shortly, and I have no confidence it'll be fixed either.

PowerBook G4 and PowerMac G5? Rock solid.
Posted by Cei, on Aug 18, 2005 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
Owch. I haven't been too impressed with the... 16,364 Views / 98 Replies  
Owch.

I haven't been too impressed with the iMacs to be honest. They work great when they do work, but they have a stupidly high failure rate.

Can't you just demand a replacement machine? Apple...
Posted by Cei, on Aug 18, 2005 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Our 17" iMac is on the way back from being... 16,364 Views / 98 Replies  
Our 17" iMac is on the way back from being repaired due to logic board failure - this being a rev.A 17" 1.8Ghz model purchased in November 2004.


Want to know how to get repairs easily, without...
Posted by Cei, on Jul 26, 2005 at 07:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
PowerBook lockup 466 Views / 3 Replies  
I use my PowerBook as a mobile storage for my photography - at a recent wedding shoot over 19Gb of shots were taken, and placed in a folder.

Eventually, it came to the time to delete these files...
Posted by Cei, on Jul 4, 2005 at 06:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Your 250Gb drive will be fine as... 1,125 Views / 13 Replies  
Your 250Gb drive will be fine as scratch/secondary, so a 10,000rpm Raptor as your primary is probably the best choice - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144160

4Gb of RAM is...
Posted by Cei, on Jun 10, 2005 at 05:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you can afford a PM, go for it. There's quite... 1,125 Views / 13 Replies  
If you can afford a PM, go for it. There's quite a bit of difference between the PM and iMac, especially in upgrade terms.

Between the dual 2.3 and dual 2.7 I'd actually say get the dual 2.3 and...
Posted by Cei, on Jun 9, 2005 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've got absolutely no Safari hacks installed,... 2,663 Views / 39 Replies  
I've got absolutely no Safari hacks installed, and I'm getting crashes. However, I'm sure it's Java associated, because it only happens when I'm using a Java chat client.
Posted by Cei, on May 31, 2005 at 07:21 AM, in Applications
Not quite. I compared what I use - coming up with... 1,125 Views / 13 Replies  
Not quite. I compared what I use - coming up with the conclusion that the 17" screen is too small. The 20" iMac would be a much better choice. Sure, everybody would love multiple screen setups but it...
Posted by Cei, on May 30, 2005 at 08:57 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you're not using Motion etc, then the PM... 1,125 Views / 13 Replies  
If you're not using Motion etc, then the PM becomes less vital. Just straight FCP doesn't need quite the same level of power...

Glad the GPU upgrade for the iMacs sorted H.264 somewhat though,...
Posted by Cei, on May 27, 2005 at 02:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Correct! You can't get diamonds from fluff. 758 Views / 4 Replies  
Correct!

You can't get diamonds from fluff.
Posted by Cei, on May 27, 2005 at 01:23 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I have to turn it off when it's causing me to not... 1,307 Views / 20 Replies  
I have to turn it off when it's causing me to not sleep, which happens now and then.

The PowerBook I just put against a wall, or cover up. The problem with my G5 tower is that I have a light on...
Posted by Cei, on May 27, 2005 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
With Tiger offloading to the GPU, yes, a faster... 660 Views / 2 Replies  
With Tiger offloading to the GPU, yes, a faster card is good. Motion2 also makes extensive use of the GPU, so get the best you can afford.
Posted by Cei, on May 27, 2005 at 06:14 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
FCP HD accepts a huge range of formats, including... 758 Views / 4 Replies  
FCP HD accepts a huge range of formats, including the older non-HD DV. I'd hazard a guess that most people are still editing non-HD streams...
Posted by Cei, on May 27, 2005 at 06:12 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
You going to be using Motion much, or the... 1,125 Views / 13 Replies  
You going to be using Motion much, or the multi-camera setup of FCP5? Those are the things that really start punishing your system...especially when you've got FCP running at the same time as Motion,...
Posted by Cei, on May 27, 2005 at 06:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'd beg to differ to PeteWK on a few points... ... 1,125 Views / 13 Replies  
I'd beg to differ to PeteWK on a few points...

I edit on a 20" Cinema Display, with a 19" as my secondary. Even then I keep wanting more space - I'm looking at replacing the 20" with a 23" HD...
Posted by Cei, on May 26, 2005 at 06:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Righto, update from AppleCare... My tier 3... 5,296 Views / 51 Replies  
Righto, update from AppleCare...

My tier 3 technical support guy, Tomas(first name terms and all...) is worried. He's checking with the engineering department to see what's going on - I mentioned...
Posted by Cei, on May 11, 2005 at 06:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Am planning to ring them this week - need to find... 5,296 Views / 51 Replies  
Am planning to ring them this week - need to find the spare hour or two it always takes! I might email the guy who dealt with the case though...
Posted by Cei, on May 9, 2005 at 06:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ah ha...time to ring AppleCare again then - I... 5,296 Views / 51 Replies  
Ah ha...time to ring AppleCare again then - I don't want my CPUs trolling along on Automatic, as it seems to take a while to notice I actually want to do some work!
Posted by Cei, on May 4, 2005 at 07:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
It'll run, but it won't be pretty. ... 443 Views / 4 Replies  
It'll run, but it won't be pretty.

Basically, a PowerBook is the minimum FCP will run on - but it won't be a speed demon, or anything close. I edit on a dual 2.5Ghz system with 4Gb of RAM and it...
Posted by Cei, on May 3, 2005 at 07:57 AM, in Applications
Update: Tier 1 were clueless. Tier 2... 5,296 Views / 51 Replies  
Update:

Tier 1 were clueless.

Tier 2 were baffled, but eventually solved the problem.

First of all, run repair disk permissions. Then, delete your power management file in Library. Restart...
Posted by Cei, on Apr 30, 2005 at 10:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm on to AppleCare this second, will keep you... 5,296 Views / 51 Replies  
I'm on to AppleCare this second, will keep you updated!
Posted by Cei, on Apr 30, 2005 at 09:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
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