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I've also now upgraded to Vista Home Premium and... 890 Views / 7 Replies  
I've also now upgraded to Vista Home Premium and the system is working great, no problems at all. I'm only using Flight Sim X, Firefox, Office 2003 and Garmin MapSource but all is good. Beta 13 of...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Apr 18, 2007 at 12:38 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Thank you so much for your help! Finally I have... 890 Views / 7 Replies  
Thank you so much for your help! Finally I have things working!!!!!! After months of trying everything and talking to everyone I could, you have the answer. I downloaded the ATITool b13 and set...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Apr 11, 2007 at 12:58 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
As I've already said, I've tried BootCamp 1.1.1,... 890 Views / 7 Replies  
As I've already said, I've tried BootCamp 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2 **all with clean installs**. I've tried re-partitioning the drive to different sizes and then installing clean again, and even tried...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Apr 9, 2007 at 10:31 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Anyone BootCamp & 17" MBP Core Duo? 890 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm unable to run XP with full graphics acceleration turned on, anyone running BootCamp on a 17" MBP Core Duo? I've tried BC 1.1.1, 1.1.2, and 1.2 all with clean installs and every trick I've read...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Apr 8, 2007 at 04:01 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Can I tighten my PowerBook screen hinge? 516 Views / 0 Replies  
I have a 17" PowerBook G4 1.33Ghz. The screen hinge has become a little loose over the last while and I'd like to tighten if it possible. Is this something I can do myself of is it an Apple service...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Mar 17, 2006 at 10:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So if in fact the X1600 is not being utilized,... 1,412 Views / 23 Replies  
So if in fact the X1600 is not being utilized, does that mean that the new iMac is faster than a dual 2Ghz G5? At least in H.264 playback it seams so. So is it optimized code for X86 or is it that...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Feb 1, 2006 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hi, not to be picky but I didn't say, "limited",... 1,412 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi, not to be picky but I didn't say, "limited", I said "somewhat dependent". Just to clarify. :-)
Thanks for the info on H264, I also had heard the X1600 had hardware support for H264 but have no...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 31, 2006 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just like every other benchmark I've seen on the... 1,412 Views / 23 Replies  
Just like every other benchmark I've seen on the new iMac, these three tests are somewhat dependant on disk access. I'd like to see a benchmark done on say H264 playback performance or track and...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 31, 2006 at 02:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Before you nuke your system you may want to try... 828 Views / 21 Replies  
Before you nuke your system you may want to try the old process of elimination test. Reboot making sure you don't have any files in the trash then launch one application, do a few things then reboot...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 27, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't get any recovered files on my Quad after... 828 Views / 21 Replies  
I don't get any recovered files on my Quad after a restart. Can you provide file names or more info on what the recovered files are? Are you running any third party apps or utilities or evn Widgets...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 26, 2006 at 10:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMac Core Duo Performance 499 Views / 0 Replies  
I had my first encounter with a new 20" iMac Core Duo at my local Best Buy today. I must say that my first impression is that it performed very fast, it instantly felt faster than my Dual 2Ghz...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 26, 2006 at 10:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
You're welcome. 828 Views / 21 Replies  
You're welcome.
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 26, 2006 at 01:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
"The jokes on me, I bought one !" Are you... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
"The jokes on me, I bought one !"

Are you saying that you're not getting the performance you expected from the Quad? Just because the little bar in Logic doesn't show all four cores?
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 26, 2006 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Could be System Files messed up. I would boot... 828 Views / 21 Replies  
Could be System Files messed up. I would boot into Single Mode (Command S at startup) and run "/sbin/fsck -fy" then "reboot". Then repair permissions in Disk Utility on your startup drive and...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 25, 2006 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, Logic only shows two bars on it's System... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
Yes, Logic only shows two bars on it's System Performace monitor. But all four cores are showing equal use on the Activity Monitor in OSX. Based on my tests, the power seems to be available to...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 24, 2006 at 10:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Todd, as fun a that sounds I’m not going to go to... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
Todd, as fun a that sounds I’m not going to go to that much trouble. I think I’ve proven (at least to myself) that the Quad and Logic are friends. All four cores are happy and there is more power...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 23, 2006 at 01:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well I’ve been working on the Quad this morning... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
Well I’ve been working on the Quad this morning trying to max out the CPUs while running Logic Pro. So far I have to say that Logic Pro is multi-threaded and uses all four cores on the Quad. I...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 23, 2006 at 09:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ok, I'll try some tests tomorrow and see what... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
Ok, I'll try some tests tomorrow and see what happens. I'll load it up as much as I can until it gives up and cuts out. From what I remember though, the load was spread across all four cores when I...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 22, 2006 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not sure what all this talk about the Quad... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
I'm not sure what all this talk about the Quad not running Logic Pro faster than the Dual G5s is all about. I also got a Quad just before Christmas to replace a Dual 2Ghz G5 and it runs fantastic on...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 22, 2006 at 11:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
17" or 20" iMac? If you're looking a the 17"... 438 Views / 2 Replies  
17" or 20" iMac?

If you're looking a the 17" I would buy the new Core Duo model as the price is just that good for what you get, not matter what a discounted model would be. The 20" could be a...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 22, 2006 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
I doubt Apple would cut support that fast. There... 2,437 Views / 39 Replies  
I doubt Apple would cut support that fast. There are just to many PowerPC Macs out there and it will be around a year from now that Apple sells it's last PowerPC model. So I would think you would...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 22, 2006 at 01:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think it's funny these days to use the words... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
I think it's funny these days to use the words "consumer" and "Pro" machine as all the new Macs are so powerful and capable. I mean compaired to the iMac with a dual core 2Ghz CPU, 667Mhz bus, 512Mb...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 19, 2006 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
wuzup101, I agree as I think most will. It... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
wuzup101,

I agree as I think most will. It is very unlikely that we will see Core Duo chips in the next PowerMacs. It’s natural for many of us to try to make a comparison of what’s new to what...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 18, 2006 at 10:33 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the news, but is there a point you're... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
Thanks for the news, but is there a point you're trying to make?
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 18, 2006 at 01:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm no programmer so I don't know for sure, but... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
I'm no programmer so I don't know for sure, but it looks like it is muti-threaded to me or at least something in the app knows to how to take advantage of the extra power available. There is a huge...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 18, 2006 at 01:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm in exactly this situation. I'm ready to buy... 4,378 Views / 65 Replies  
I'm in exactly this situation. I'm ready to buy a new Mac for home but will only make my decision based on real-world tests that I perform myself. I use Logic Pro and Final Cut Studio for most of...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 18, 2006 at 12:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
New iMac with External Monitor? 477 Views / 5 Replies  
I was just looking throught the spec for the new Intel iMac and noticed this:

"Support for external display in extended desktop and video mirroring modes"

Does this mean you can finally use two...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 11, 2006 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
I feel you pain but I also understand that... 1,665 Views / 28 Replies  
I feel you pain but I also understand that sometimes progress hurts some people. Don't blame this on Steve; I think Apple does a pretty good job of supporting customers. Look at what happened in...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 10, 2006 at 09:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
It has the 6600 but is great for what I'm doing,... 2,604 Views / 29 Replies  
It has the 6600 but is great for what I'm doing, I spend most of my life in Logic Pro and Final Cut Pro. I plan on getting the Dual 2Ghz for home next week after MWSF unless something new makes more...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 7, 2006 at 12:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I got a Quad for the studio just before the... 2,604 Views / 29 Replies  
I got a Quad for the studio just before the holidays and it has been just great. I run Final Cut Studio HD, Logic Pro 7, Aperture and Adobe CS2 for most of my work. The Quad has been very quiet...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 6, 2006 at 12:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Bottom line.... wait until Tuesday if you can!! ... 1,733 Views / 26 Replies  
Bottom line.... wait until Tuesday if you can!! One thing though, Apple may "announce" a new product but often they are not available for some time. That could be a problem for you as well.
...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 6, 2006 at 09:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nobody knows, but there is a lot of speculation... 1,733 Views / 26 Replies  
Nobody knows, but there is a lot of speculation if you check the threads. Unless you are going to die, I would say you would be wise to wait the four days until the show. I'm also ready for a new...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 6, 2006 at 12:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If Intel Macs are announced, I don't expect much... 1,421 Views / 16 Replies  
If Intel Macs are announced, I don't expect much if any of a price drop, maybe $100.00 or so. From what I've read, the Intel chips are not going to be cheap when they are first introduced and I...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Jan 2, 2006 at 11:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
So do you think the iMac will go to a dual-core... 1,421 Views / 16 Replies  
So do you think the iMac will go to a dual-core G5 chip first, or just skip that and go straight to an Intel CPU?
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 29, 2005 at 08:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
But wont the Intel Yonah chip be a dual core if... 1,421 Views / 16 Replies  
But wont the Intel Yonah chip be a dual core if that's what happens on the 10th??
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 29, 2005 at 12:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dual-core iMac or Mini? 1,421 Views / 16 Replies  
With all the talk of possible Intel Macs in January, what are the chances of Apple coming out with Dual-core iMacs or Minis? Maybe a Dual-core iMac with the new hi rez screens like the PowerBooks???...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 29, 2005 at 12:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Christmas present?? Jan 10 purchase?? 366 Views / 0 Replies  
OK, so who got a new PowerBook for Christmas?

I didn't but I wasn't wishing for one either, lol. I did however sell my HP zd8225 and have the cash waiting for January 10th! I'm not betting on...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 25, 2005 at 07:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The new 17" PowerBook 695 Views / 6 Replies  
Anyone upgraded there 1-1.67Ghz 1440x900 PowerBook to the new 1680x1050 model? If so, I'm wondering how the screen is to work on compared to the "old"one? I haven't seen the new model in person yet...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 21, 2005 at 08:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I know a guy who knows a guy...... who has... 7,297 Views / 85 Replies  
I know a guy who knows a guy...... who has 10.4.3 running on a hp zd8225 laptop and the internal FireWire, USB and Bluetooth work just fine.
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 16, 2005 at 09:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple, loosing Firewire is a bad idea! 408 Views / 3 Replies  
I've read some threads that mention the possibility of Apple removing FireWire from it's next generation of PowerBooks (and other models) and think this would be a very bad idea. The main reason is...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 14, 2005 at 09:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
After you back up (just incase nobody else told... 2,045 Views / 25 Replies  
After you back up (just incase nobody else told you :-) ), I would try another two things. First I would boot with Command S into single mode and run /sbin/fsck -fy to check and repair the system...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 14, 2005 at 09:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I may be wrong, but I think you'll be supprised. ... 1,824 Views / 39 Replies  
I may be wrong, but I think you'll be supprised. Don't forget, Apple has been developing OSx86 for 5 years. I've had 10.4.3 running on my hp laptop for almost a week and it hasn't lost a beat. ...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 2, 2005 at 03:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't think so, my 17" 1.33 G4 PowerBook can... 1,824 Views / 39 Replies  
I don't think so, my 17" 1.33 G4 PowerBook can only do 12fps on a 720p file. Anyone with a 1.67Ghz able to see how many fps it will do? I can play the 420p file at full fps but at 80-90% CPU load....
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 1, 2005 at 03:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you buy a Rev A or a Rev B Intel PowerBook you... 1,824 Views / 39 Replies  
If you buy a Rev A or a Rev B Intel PowerBook you are going to be working much faster than the current G4 PowerBooks, simple as that. Either way it's a great step forward in performance and that's...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Dec 1, 2005 at 09:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have first hand experience seeing OSx86 run on... 1,824 Views / 39 Replies  
I have first hand experience seeing OSx86 run on current intel hardware and it's very fast. I've seen 10.4.3 run on a 3.2Ghz P4 laptop and a 2.8Ghz P4 Destop and it's G5 speed! It made my 17"...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Nov 30, 2005 at 03:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've tried a few and had great success with the... 447 Views / 2 Replies  
I've tried a few and had great success with the Spider2Pro. It creates a standard icm profile that is very accurate in my tests.

Mike
Posted by madmanXwater, on Nov 23, 2005 at 10:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have a Dual 2Ghz G5 at work, but I use it as a... 773 Views / 12 Replies  
I have a Dual 2Ghz G5 at work, but I use it as a dedicated Final Cut Pro system. I have a big PC at home as well but don't use if for much at all. I've had so many Macs over the years (over 20, I...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Nov 23, 2005 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, I do need to move it around. Like I said, I... 773 Views / 12 Replies  
Yes, I do need to move it around. Like I said, I have a 17" PowerBook 1.33 that I think is great, I'm just like many PowerBook owners in that I need more CPU power! I tried a rockin fast PC laptop...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Nov 23, 2005 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Desktops
iMac Stability 773 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi, I'm a 17" PowerBook owner and am thinking of moving to a 17" iMac G5. I need the performance but still need to be able to move it around, so the PowerMac is not a choice. My question is how...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Nov 21, 2005 at 11:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Remove/Replace iMac stand? 7,535 Views / 6 Replies  
Is it possible to remove the 17" imac stand? I've been looking at the new 17" iMac and it looks to me like much of the weight is in the stand/base. I'm wondering, can the stand be removed to make...
Posted by madmanXwater, on Nov 14, 2005 at 11:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
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