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I also found that when putting a third drive in... 614 Views / 6 Replies  
I also found that when putting a third drive in the machine there was more fan noise from my Mac Pro (2009). The drive was an oldish 5400rpm so i doubt it was that, but i have a feeling that once you...
Posted by nikstar101, on Jul 31, 2009 at 07:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
Simon, i agree hence the reason i said that Apple... 5,644 Views / 147 Replies  
Simon, i agree hence the reason i said that Apple put the 8Gb limit on the machine. Without that limit i think that it would be a much better buy for most people (although not all people especially...
Posted by nikstar101, on Mar 11, 2009 at 05:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Simon, i agree hence the reason i said that Apple... 5,644 Views / 147 Replies  
Simon, i agree hence the reason i said that Apple put the 8Gb limit on the machine. Without that limit i think that it would be a much better buy for most people (not all people)

Which actually...
Posted by nikstar101, on Mar 11, 2009 at 05:43 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just got a Quad 2.66 Cinebench score. ... 5,644 Views / 147 Replies  
Just got a Quad 2.66 Cinebench score.

Rendering (Single CPU): 3572 CB-CPU
Rendering (Multiple CPU): 14753 CB-CPU
Multiprocessor Speedup: 4.13
Shading (OpenGL Standard) : 6028 CB-GFX

If...
Posted by nikstar101, on Mar 11, 2009 at 02:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
Apple didn't include any machine but the 2.93Ghz... 5,644 Views / 147 Replies  
Apple didn't include any machine but the 2.93Ghz 8 Core machine, so i don't think that proves much. Unless it mess the 2.66Ghz 8 core sucks as well??

I think that the Quad will beat the 2.26 8...
Posted by nikstar101, on Mar 10, 2009 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
It will be interesting to see how the Quads fit... 5,644 Views / 147 Replies  
It will be interesting to see how the Quads fit into that pattern.

Taking a rough estimate the Quad 2.93 will come out with a result around 13,000 for the Multi CPU render, but it should match the...
Posted by nikstar101, on Mar 10, 2009 at 04:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Got it!! Cinebench: 2008 3.2 Octad ... 2,628 Views / 28 Replies  
Got it!!

Cinebench:
2008 3.2 Octad
Rendering (Single CPU): 3682
Rendering (Multiple CPU): 21221
Multiprocessor Speedup: 5.76

Look through some results i have found that the 2.26s single...
Posted by nikstar101, on Mar 10, 2009 at 02:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
At the moment i can only find the 3.2 Render... 2,628 Views / 28 Replies  
At the moment i can only find the 3.2 Render multi at 21354 from barefeats.com. I know its out there because i saw it earlier. Will keep looking.
Posted by nikstar101, on Mar 10, 2009 at 02:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Here are the actual results: Cinebench ... 2,628 Views / 28 Replies  
Here are the actual results:

Cinebench
2.26 Octo:
Rendering Single: 2309
Rendering Multi: 18088
OpenGL: 4691

2.8 Octo 2008
Rendering Single: 3220
Posted by nikstar101, on Mar 10, 2009 at 12:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
From the inital benchmarks that i have seen from... 2,628 Views / 28 Replies  
From the inital benchmarks that i have seen from people who have recieved there machines, it looks like the 2.26 Octo performs roughly on par with the Octo 2.8. OK so the benchmarks are using...
Posted by nikstar101, on Mar 10, 2009 at 11:54 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah but if you want to use the display with a... 1,583 Views / 36 Replies  
Yeah but if you want to use the display with a Mac Pro you will need a DVI to MDP not MDP to DVI.
Posted by nikstar101, on Oct 15, 2008 at 03:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Since i cannot seem to edit my posts on this... 1,003 Views / 60 Replies  
Since i cannot seem to edit my posts on this computer. I will add:

I always wanted a Beige G3 tower like the 9600 or something. A Cube would be great, just for display purposes but i was never...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 29, 2008 at 10:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a Mac IIcx which i saved (it was being... 1,003 Views / 60 Replies  
I have a Mac IIcx which i saved (it was being used as a door stop in a school). And i bought a Newton 2000 a number of years ago (8+) but now i have an iPhone its not really needed.

I have still...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 29, 2008 at 10:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The first one was better, although that isn't... 2,909 Views / 176 Replies  
The first one was better, although that isn't saying much. It seems as if the ads are mini Seinfeld episodes as the shows were about nothing. And they seem to have followed this theory through to...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 12, 2008 at 03:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought about that too, but since the... 916 Views / 12 Replies  
I thought about that too, but since the headphones aren't out till Oct, i don't see the point in waiting till 2.1
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 11, 2008 at 10:08 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah i am quite annoyed that these new super... 916 Views / 12 Replies  
Yeah i am quite annoyed that these new super headphones don't seemt o work with the iPhone. It is a right pain if your struck on a tube train packed with people and you need to skip a track.
...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 11, 2008 at 08:31 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Actually i don't this the ad was terrible. Not... 2,909 Views / 176 Replies  
Actually i don't this the ad was terrible. Not great, like the Think Different ads, although the Mac Vs PC ads aren't exactly a work of art.

It does have some good points, such as it doesn't...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 5, 2008 at 04:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I heard that the licence for Chrome is a tad... 1,073 Views / 47 Replies  
I heard that the licence for Chrome is a tad odd??

http://www.psfk.com/2008/09/pwned-by-google-chrome.html

From the Chrome ELUA:

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 3, 2008 at 01:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It would be good to have an update of the Mac... 4,037 Views / 54 Replies  
It would be good to have an update of the Mac Pros sooner rather than later.

Maybe Apple will just announce new Mac Pros with a shipping time sometime in the future. I know that this generally...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 3, 2008 at 06:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
This sounds like a good programme to have if you... 1,121 Views / 46 Replies  
This sounds like a good programme to have if you use a laptop regularly.

http://www.orbicule.com/undercover
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 3, 2008 at 06:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Hey i never said they were perfect! I am sure... 950 Views / 55 Replies  
Hey i never said they were perfect! I am sure battery production isn't completely harmless either.
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 2, 2008 at 11:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Lupo As... 950 Views / 55 Replies  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Lupo
As you may not trust Wiki
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C06E4DB1E38F935A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all

If you are in...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 2, 2008 at 10:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Its not a bad article but it seems to be as... 950 Views / 55 Replies  
Its not a bad article but it seems to be as opinionated as Top Gear ;)

My problem isn't specifically with Electric Cars but with the way they are marketed and discussed by "eco-friendly" people....
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 2, 2008 at 06:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I must admit that the tabbed sandbox browsering... 1,073 Views / 47 Replies  
I must admit that the tabbed sandbox browsering sounds a great idea. That should be a must in Safari 4.

My only comment about all these browsers, is that although some may have little features...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 2, 2008 at 06:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: True, but it was a serious item that they were... 950 Views / 55 Replies  
True, but it was a serious item that they were discussing also i remember that being mentioned elsewhere but Top Gear was the most recent.

Even so it still doesn't make a flawless environmental...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 1, 2008 at 10:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Actually my friends flat has a small library in... 931 Views / 64 Replies  
Actually my friends flat has a small library in the toilet. There are three shelves which are full of books. Which i honestly found a bit odd. I mean i think there needs to be a sign either telling...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 1, 2008 at 08:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: No. Simply because if you take the the whole... 950 Views / 55 Replies  
No. Simply because if you take the the whole process of powering and building an electric car, from what i have read/heard it is more environmentally damaging that your standard petrol car (at least...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 1, 2008 at 08:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
From what i understand you can use Toast to burn... 12,380 Views / 82 Replies  
From what i understand you can use Toast to burn HD movies to Blu-Ray, which will play on standard Blu-Ray players. But you need the extra plug-in sold by Roxio.

If you go to their website and...
Posted by nikstar101, on Sep 1, 2008 at 08:02 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: Yeah there's nothing wrong with a bit of... 931 Views / 64 Replies  
Yeah there's nothing wrong with a bit of on-toilet-reading. And i must admit that it has now (with the invention of the iPhone) progressed to emailing and texting. Its a time saving practice!!

But...
Posted by nikstar101, on Aug 29, 2008 at 05:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I can't imagine Steve using something... 760 Views / 48 Replies  
I can't imagine Steve using something (relatively) unattractive as a MacPro. I reckon it would be a top of the range iMac
Posted by nikstar101, on Aug 20, 2008 at 03:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'll the Microsoft mouse. I have a Intelimouse... 565 Views / 25 Replies  
I'll the Microsoft mouse. I have a Intelimouse 5000, which is wireless but not bluetooth. And i have found MS mice to be very good. In fact their hardware is generally quite good.

Nick
Posted by nikstar101, on Aug 3, 2008 at 10:28 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have found that yes i can increase the layout... 3,901 Views / 8 Replies  
I have found that yes i can increase the layout area on the web page but the navigation bar at the top messes up. Especially when using the Dark Room theme as the background texture for the nav bar...
Posted by nikstar101, on Jul 27, 2008 at 08:05 AM, in Applications
I agree that the invisible shield is the way to... 902 Views / 20 Replies  
I agree that the invisible shield is the way to go. The one on my iPhone is great not a mark on it.
Posted by nikstar101, on Jul 23, 2008 at 01:12 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yeah i'd go for a 24" minimum monitor. I am... 818 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah i'd go for a 24" minimum monitor. I am currently looking for a monitor and I still like the Apple displays but i am concerned that they will be updated soon and lack HDCP (future proofing)....
Posted by nikstar101, on Jun 29, 2008 at 07:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have an Apple USB cable that extends the length... 413 Views / 6 Replies  
I have an Apple USB cable that extends the length of the keyboard cable. But it has a special grove in it so it cannot be used for any other device, which sucks.

Nik
Posted by nikstar101, on Dec 9, 2007 at 11:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think this is what you are after. VGA to... 424 Views / 6 Replies  
I think this is what you are after.

VGA to Mac Monitor Adapter | VGA | Video / Monitor | Adapters | LINDY UK (http://www.lindy.co.uk/vga-to-mac-monitor-adapter/70252.html)

I got one of these...
Posted by nikstar101, on Dec 5, 2007 at 03:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I bought a X800XT for my PowerMac G5 2.0Ghz last... 457 Views / 6 Replies  
I bought a X800XT for my PowerMac G5 2.0Ghz last year and i still think it is a worthwhile buy. Especially compared to the 9600. I replaced a 9800 and the difference is noticeable.

I would look...
Posted by nikstar101, on Nov 20, 2007 at 12:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
My Pioneer 111D shows up as an Apple Shipped... 1,008 Views / 5 Replies  
My Pioneer 111D shows up as an Apple Shipped drive under Leopard. It works fine and does everything it should from Finder and iLife.
Posted by nikstar101, on Nov 13, 2007 at 04:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I must admit i don't like the idea of call... 633 Views / 25 Replies  
I must admit i don't like the idea of call centres all directing you half away around the world. And the one time i did call AppleCARE it was based outside the UK but then again they did solve the...
Posted by nikstar101, on Nov 12, 2007 at 04:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Macworld UK seems to think they are selling like... 918 Views / 8 Replies  
Macworld UK seems to think they are selling like hot-cakes
Thousands buy iPhones in UK - iPod/iTunes - Macworld UK (http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/index.cfm?newsid=19648)

It seems...
Posted by nikstar101, on Nov 12, 2007 at 03:58 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Well that seems to conflict with the news story... 918 Views / 8 Replies  
Well that seems to conflict with the news story on Macnn's front page:
MacNN | iPhones fly off shelves in UK (http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/11/12/iphones.fly.off.uk.shelves/)

The again i guess...
Posted by nikstar101, on Nov 12, 2007 at 03:44 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yep i had the same problem, ejecting it through... 510 Views / 6 Replies  
Yep i had the same problem, ejecting it through Disk Util always worked. its a bit intermittent.
Posted by nikstar101, on Nov 6, 2007 at 01:45 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah i did install the ATI drivers as the X800XT... 673 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah i did install the ATI drivers as the X800XT fan runs at full speed without it. The drivers didn't seem to have any ill effects, so far.. In fact i just checked and it seems i installed version...
Posted by nikstar101, on Nov 1, 2007 at 06:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Performa 630: 1994 -1997 sometime PowerMac... 1,156 Views / 52 Replies  
Performa 630: 1994 -1997 sometime
PowerMac 4400: 1997 - 1999
Mac IIcx - 1999 (picked it up to stop it being thrown away)
PowerBook Duo 230 - 1999 (picked it up to stop it being thrown away...
Posted by nikstar101, on Oct 31, 2007 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: They were using AAC audio. I don't have anything... 951 Views / 23 Replies  
They were using AAC audio. I don't have anything to hand that is HD plus AC3. Although in both tests Safari was running as well and the CPUs weren't 100% so i cannot see AC3 killing it (but i guess...
Posted by nikstar101, on Oct 31, 2007 at 04:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was expecting a more robust Firewall app, since... 2,691 Views / 73 Replies  
I was expecting a more robust Firewall app, since Apple did make a point about mentioning updated security as part of Leopard. I would also expect that i would be at least on by default if not on the...
Posted by nikstar101, on Oct 30, 2007 at 06:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: I just watched a 1280x720 res movie (which i... 951 Views / 23 Replies  
I just watched a 1280x720 res movie (which i guess is 720p) and it never dropped below 30fps which was the encoded rate. I also had Safari, Mail and itunes open at the same time so it wasn't running...
Posted by nikstar101, on Oct 30, 2007 at 05:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I am surprised that your PowerMac G5 couldn't... 951 Views / 23 Replies  
I am surprised that your PowerMac G5 couldn't manage HD video. My Dual 2.0Ghz G5 can managed HD video without problems. Oh well i guess it doesn't matter now.

At the moment i think the iMac is the...
Posted by nikstar101, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have installed Leopard on a PowerMac G5 2.0Ghz... 673 Views / 5 Replies  
I have installed Leopard on a PowerMac G5 2.0Ghz Rev A with a X800XT (although not PCI-X) and although i did screw up on the first install (the machine kept restarting on it own) the second time was...
Posted by nikstar101, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think only the new iMacs come with the fancy... 1,118 Views / 16 Replies  
I think only the new iMacs come with the fancy new keyboard, which is a bit odd since the Mac-Pros have been Aluminum for a lot longer than the iMacs.

Nick
Posted by nikstar101, on Oct 28, 2007 at 02:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
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