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Questions on Airport Express as repeater 550 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello-

I currently am using an AEBS in my home in N/G mode, but would like to enable N-only operation and wide channels to increase throughput. Unfortunately, as it stands now, enabling 5GHz...
Posted by DBvader, on Nov 5, 2008 at 06:14 PM, in Networking
Odd Network Behavior on MacBook 276 Views / 0 Replies  
Hello-

I seem to be having an issue that I can't quite understand. Before I start, I have a MacBook Core Duo @ 2GHz with a airport-N card that I upgraded myself from a Mac Pro.

When my...
Posted by DBvader, on Nov 1, 2008 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, after a bit more research, I think the... 436 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, after a bit more research, I think the problem was a faulty piece of RAM. I found out that when you completely power off the system, it will emit a certain amount of beeps corresponding to a...
Posted by DBvader, on Jul 10, 2007 at 08:09 AM, in Mac Desktops
to further clarify: during the TechTools diag,... 436 Views / 3 Replies  
to further clarify: during the TechTools diag, the RAM, CPU, and video RAM all checked out perfectly.
Posted by DBvader, on Jul 10, 2007 at 06:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Powermac G4 MDD Booting Problems 436 Views / 3 Replies  
Hello all-

I am having some interesting issues with my Powermac G4. The problems started when I was transferring information from my MDD machine to a friend's new 2.4GHz Macbook Pro. Essentially...
Posted by DBvader, on Jul 10, 2007 at 06:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
1080p LCD and 19" LCD on Radeon 9600? 540 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello all-

I have a Powermac G4 with a Radeon 9600 (G5 edition with 64MB RAM) that I wanted to use as a media hub for an HD television. The card has a VGA and DVI out. I wanted to connect the...
Posted by DBvader, on Jun 24, 2007 at 08:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sticky: How exactly do you unpack the drivers? All I... 54,361 Views / 234 Replies  
How exactly do you unpack the drivers? All I have on my macintosh drivers disc is an exe file. I would like to get the updated drivers for the trackpad, iSight, and videocard working (The 950 shows...
Posted by DBvader, on Mar 19, 2007 at 11:58 PM, in Alternative OS Reference
with more searching on Google, I found that the... 359 Views / 1 Replies  
with more searching on Google, I found that the ATA-6 drives are all backward compatible (as I assumed they would be).
Posted by DBvader, on Nov 10, 2006 at 03:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hard Drive upgrade for Powerbook 1GHz 359 Views / 1 Replies  
Hello-

I was going to help my sister upgrade her powerbook when she comes home for Thanksgiving. I looked on Apple's site and the 1GHz machine that she has currently has a ATA-66 (ATA-5) drive in...
Posted by DBvader, on Nov 10, 2006 at 03:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Well, my 800 mHz iBook I purchased (for free... 1,278 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, my 800 mHz iBook I purchased (for free thanks to ex-Gov. Davis) my second year broke three times in one month and Apple was kind enough to offer me low-specd Macbook as a replacement (with a...
Posted by DBvader, on Jun 26, 2006 at 02:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, I know I can do it through quicktime, but... 587 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah, I know I can do it through quicktime, but what about the AC3 sound file? Quicktime has no problem playing the videos, just the audio portion. I messed around with the export feature a bit...
Posted by DBvader, on Jan 13, 2006 at 11:10 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Video Conversion for use with iTunes/FrontRow 587 Views / 2 Replies  
Hello-

I wanted to take some avi files I had (I think they are ripped using FFMPEG/PassThrough Audio) and convert them into MPEG 4 files. To the best of my knowledge, AVI is simply a container...
Posted by DBvader, on Jan 13, 2006 at 09:53 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
How odd, I would imagine Halo performance to be... 1,696 Views / 32 Replies  
How odd, I would imagine Halo performance to be fantastic on your machine, unixmac. As far as the PC vs. Mac is concerned, my Mac (Dual 867/9600/1GB) gets better framerate than my PC...
Posted by DBvader, on Oct 27, 2004 at 01:41 PM, in Gaming
your iBook will be fine if you let the battery... 792 Views / 8 Replies  
your iBook will be fine if you let the battery drain.
Posted by DBvader, on Sep 18, 2004 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Z680s are excellent speakers in that they... 1,171 Views / 15 Replies  
The Z680s are excellent speakers in that they offer an incredible amount of connectivity for the price. The quality of my set, though good, leaves me wanting more. The bass is powerful but rarely...
Posted by DBvader, on Sep 15, 2004 at 01:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
I've done it to a standard 9600 by taping pins 3... 732 Views / 8 Replies  
I've done it to a standard 9600 by taping pins 3 and 11. I have read about users posting about their use of the 9600XT with their MDD powermac on xlr8yourmac, so my guess is that it will be ok.
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Posted by DBvader, on Sep 13, 2004 at 05:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
I can't really see Apple releasing 17" iMacs... 710 Views / 7 Replies  
I can't really see Apple releasing 17" iMacs starting under 1000 dollars. Factor in simply the cost of the widescreen monitor and the R&D, and the price point just doesn't seem realistic.
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Posted by DBvader, on Jul 25, 2004 at 02:25 AM, in Gaming
Like the others said, it really boils down to how... 844 Views / 9 Replies  
Like the others said, it really boils down to how much you need the portability. I never had a notebook, and didn't think the mobility was that big of a deal when I went to college. So I bought a...
Posted by DBvader, on Jul 22, 2004 at 02:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
"I have the 64 card in my Powerbook and Command... 2,381 Views / 51 Replies  
"I have the 64 card in my Powerbook and Command and Conquer is pretty cool, but gets bogged down once in a while."

An interesting thing happened a while back when I was messing around with Command...
Posted by DBvader, on Jul 16, 2004 at 01:36 AM, in Gaming
A while back, an Apple Store employee said that... 666 Views / 8 Replies  
A while back, an Apple Store employee said that my iBook's 512 SODIMM was under warranty as well because it was from Crucial. That's kind of a relief.

Half the RAM in my powermac is from...
Posted by DBvader, on Jul 16, 2004 at 01:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have two 80s in my MDD, and it's a huge hassle... 3,199 Views / 39 Replies  
I have two 80s in my MDD, and it's a huge hassle when I am trying to make DVDs because of all sorts of space considerations. Sometimes, I run out of space on one and have to use the other (my...
Posted by DBvader, on Jul 12, 2004 at 10:26 PM, in macOS
You would need PCI-e slots to do that. The... 3,527 Views / 51 Replies  
You would need PCI-e slots to do that. The current G5s only sport PCI-x slots (though I'm sure we'll see PCI-e in the next revision).
Posted by DBvader, on Jul 1, 2004 at 11:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
I own a Dual 867 and use a Radeon 9600. It's a... 1,117 Views / 20 Replies  
I own a Dual 867 and use a Radeon 9600. It's a much better card than either the 9000 or the 8500. My games went from unenjoyable on the 9000 to playable on the 9600. You need to tape a couple of...
Posted by DBvader, on Jun 30, 2004 at 05:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
I thought that they would opt for multiple... 13,630 Views / 117 Replies  
I thought that they would opt for multiple optical drives. My DVD-R/W/52X CDRW is fantastically useful in my MDD.
Posted by DBvader, on Jun 3, 2004 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wasn't happy with the way the game was running... 3,308 Views / 70 Replies  
I wasn't happy with the way the game was running at 1024x768, but I thought that it was a very fun game. I decided to mess with the antialiasing in ATI's preference pane and run the game at 800x600....
Posted by DBvader, on Jun 1, 2004 at 03:24 AM, in Gaming
your iBook beat the 2GHz+ P4? I really doubt... 1,562 Views / 26 Replies  
your iBook beat the 2GHz+ P4? I really doubt that. Especially running on a Radeon 9800. My Dual 867/1 GB RAM/Radeon 9600 doesn't run the game remotely as well as my roomate's P4 2.4/Ti4200.
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Posted by DBvader, on May 28, 2004 at 01:56 AM, in Gaming
My aunt's 12" 1.25 GHz iMac runs halo... 683 Views / 7 Replies  
My aunt's 12" 1.25 GHz iMac runs halo surprisingly well compared to my Dual 867/Radeon 9600. I didn't have time to run a few time trials to see what the actual difference was. But I wouldn't at all...
Posted by DBvader, on May 18, 2004 at 05:12 PM, in Gaming
"The cost of Mac systems is lower, easily... 1,525 Views / 26 Replies  
"The cost of Mac systems is lower, easily expandable, and could be easily upgraded (e.g., by 50% when we go from 2.0MHz to 3.0"

Performance doesn't increase linearly with clockspeed. That said,...
Posted by DBvader, on May 15, 2004 at 12:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
"9600 is a good card, but I don't think I can... 1,489 Views / 27 Replies  
"9600 is a good card, but I don't think I can have one with the G4 can I?"

I use a Radeon 9600 with my Dual 867 Powermac and it works fantastically. You have to tape pins 3 and 11 (If I remember...
Posted by DBvader, on May 6, 2004 at 11:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
If you are a student, you can get Student ADC... 880 Views / 15 Replies  
If you are a student, you can get Student ADC from developer.apple.com for ~100 dollars (not sure what the subscription fee is in England) and buy the G5s for 1399, 1899, 2299 pounds respectively.
Posted by DBvader, on May 4, 2004 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
I played the demo, and it didn't run very well on... 3,308 Views / 70 Replies  
I played the demo, and it didn't run very well on my Dual 867, 1 GB RAM, Radeon 9600. I ran it at 1024 x 768, and there was slow down everywhere. I turned the res down to 800 x 600, and it ran OK. ...
Posted by DBvader, on Apr 26, 2004 at 04:00 AM, in Gaming
hmm...wonder if maybe i should pull my 9600 out... 4,473 Views / 34 Replies  
hmm...wonder if maybe i should pull my 9600 out in favor of this for my Dual 867 :)

Nah, probably overkill
Posted by DBvader, on Apr 15, 2004 at 07:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have a Waterfield that I use with my 12" iBook... 1,584 Views / 21 Replies  
I have a Waterfield that I use with my 12" iBook G4 and its great. There really isn't any extra storage or anything like that, but I just wanted something to protect the notebook from the insides of...
Posted by DBvader, on Apr 11, 2004 at 05:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I have 2 macs, an iBook and Powermac. It didnt... 454 Views / 5 Replies  
I have 2 macs, an iBook and Powermac. It didnt work on either. The Adaptor is supported by OS X, its just that something screwed up Keyspan's products in panther and I can't seem to find the fix.
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Posted by DBvader, on Apr 9, 2004 at 09:21 PM, in macOS
any more ideas before I let this one die? 454 Views / 5 Replies  
any more ideas before I let this one die?
Posted by DBvader, on Apr 9, 2004 at 03:05 AM, in macOS
Thanks for the response. The only other mac... 454 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the response.

The only other mac that I have already has BT, but i tried it anyway with the same results.

Im not sure whether or not the adaptor is faulty or if its just not...
Posted by DBvader, on Apr 8, 2004 at 02:08 AM, in macOS
Keyspan USB Bluetooth Adaptor and 10.3.3 454 Views / 5 Replies  
Today, I bought a Keyspan USB adaptor from school so that I can use my iBook's Wireless KB (which wasn't getting much use) with my Powermac. The thing is, I can't get the adaptor to work. I've...
Posted by DBvader, on Apr 7, 2004 at 11:52 PM, in macOS
Like the others have said, I'm not sure how you... 924 Views / 14 Replies  
Like the others have said, I'm not sure how you would keep up Apple (or any solid manufacturer) quality on DIY computers. Though Apple is doing reasonably well financially, If they want to boost...
Posted by DBvader, on Apr 3, 2004 at 05:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I actually think that the Radeon 9600 is the best... 993 Views / 22 Replies  
I actually think that the Radeon 9600 is the best bang for the buck. You can get one from ebay off G5 users who upgraded to the 9800. Tape up the 3rd and 11th pin and it will work perfectly in your...
Posted by DBvader, on Mar 31, 2004 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Halo's performance has degraded a bit since my... 1,592 Views / 23 Replies  
Halo's performance has degraded a bit since my update to the current version of 10.3.3 on my Dual 867/Radeon 9600/1GB Powermac.

I can't remember whether this is from 10.3.2 or an earlier build of...
Posted by DBvader, on Mar 16, 2004 at 06:14 AM, in Gaming
The 9600s from G5s can be used with the... 2,057 Views / 50 Replies  
The 9600s from G5s can be used with the Quicksilver. I use one in my MDD Dual 867, and my game performance has become so much better than what it was with my stock Radeon 9000.

They can be had or...
Posted by DBvader, on Feb 28, 2004 at 09:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
I bought the 12" iBook G4. I upgraded the RAM to... 820 Views / 10 Replies  
I bought the 12" iBook G4. I upgraded the RAM to 640 MB, got AE and BT, and upped the HD to 60 GB. The iBook was still under 1350! which was cheaper than all the dell and gateway notebooks than my...
Posted by DBvader, on Feb 27, 2004 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, the 900 mHz iBook is no longer at the Apple... 820 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, the 900 mHz iBook is no longer at the Apple Store, so I guess my only choice is the iBook G4.

The RAM from crucial, if i remember correctly is 90 some dollars, Apple's is only 130. Id...
Posted by DBvader, on Feb 25, 2004 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I always buy my ram from crucial, but in this... 820 Views / 10 Replies  
I always buy my ram from crucial, but in this case, I have to get it from apple, or i will pay out of my pocket.
Posted by DBvader, on Feb 25, 2004 at 03:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Some Questions about iBook models. 820 Views / 10 Replies  
I have 2000 some dollars in a scholarshare account that I got for SAT9 testing in high school, and I decided that i wanted to use a part of it to get an iBook. Im reluctant to ask for purchasing...
Posted by DBvader, on Feb 25, 2004 at 01:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The game runs decently on my Dual 867/1 GB... 4,862 Views / 125 Replies  
The game runs decently on my Dual 867/1 GB RAM/Radeon 9600.

I have only played a few maps, but framerate was nearly always 30 FPS (I would say the more demanding levels run at 30-35 FPS while the...
Posted by DBvader, on Feb 17, 2004 at 12:13 AM, in Gaming
well then, we have more per installed user base... 1,179 Views / 20 Replies  
well then, we have more per installed user base :err:
Posted by DBvader, on Feb 12, 2004 at 12:12 AM, in Gaming
I also think that the Dual 1.8 is the best bang... 747 Views / 5 Replies  
I also think that the Dual 1.8 is the best bang for the buck. I wish I had some CPI numbers, we could really talk about efficiency/dollar then.

If you can, I would reccomend getting the 9800,...
Posted by DBvader, on Feb 9, 2004 at 07:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
Halo runs identically on .3 as it does in .2. ... 2,293 Views / 31 Replies  
Halo runs identically on .3 as it does in .2.

That is the only game I have tested, though.
Posted by DBvader, on Feb 4, 2004 at 11:33 AM, in Gaming
Poll: I don't think that gaming should really be... 1,635 Views / 40 Replies  
I don't think that gaming should really be apple's focus at all. I think they should continue updating drivers in OS updates, etc. But, realistically, gaming is not important. Apple is all about...
Posted by DBvader, on Jan 31, 2004 at 07:23 PM, in Gaming
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