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Anyone know why steam insists on having... 5,620 Views / 127 Replies  
Anyone know why steam insists on having /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/osx32/ipcserver up 24/7?

At least that's what the launchd-related com.valvesoftware.steam.ipctool.plist in...
Posted by VValdo, on May 13, 2010 at 11:20 PM, in Gaming
Resetting the SMC *may* have addressed at least... 5,309 Views / 13 Replies  
Resetting the SMC *may* have addressed at least some of the problem for me. I wish this were less subjective and didn't have so many variables... It's not blazing hot when idling now, but it's...
Posted by VValdo, on Sep 1, 2009 at 04:55 PM, in Mac OS X
There's a definite increase in heat at idle w/SL... 5,309 Views / 13 Replies  
There's a definite increase in heat at idle w/SL over Leopard. It's very noticeable, and I've had other Macbook pro users make the same observation w/their own computers post-install, totally...
Posted by VValdo, on Aug 31, 2009 at 03:45 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, it's crossed the 80°C for CPU and GPU... 5,309 Views / 13 Replies  
Well, it's crossed the 80°C for CPU and GPU simultaneously threshhold since posting above, and my laptop was never anywhere near this hot previously. It certainly wasn't this hot when idle.
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Posted by VValdo, on Aug 30, 2009 at 03:55 AM, in Mac OS X
Yeah that's what I'm thinking too. That would be... 5,309 Views / 13 Replies  
Yeah that's what I'm thinking too. That would be very bad if my GPU had inadequate cooling now that it's much more involved in daily usage.

Seriously, 80°C is almost 180 degrees in Fahrenheit. ...
Posted by VValdo, on Aug 29, 2009 at 08:40 PM, in Mac OS X
Updating w/some stats from Temperature Monitor: ... 5,309 Views / 13 Replies  
Updating w/some stats from Temperature Monitor:

CPU A Temperature Diode: 72.0°C
Graphics Processor Heatsink 1: 62.0°C
Graphics Processor Temperature D: 78°C
Main Heatsink 1: 63.0C
Wireless...
Posted by VValdo, on Aug 29, 2009 at 05:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Snow Leopard-- Hotter and Louder Fan? 5,309 Views / 13 Replies  
Hey all-- I just installed SL on my macbook pro (3,1) about 12 hours ago and have noticed the fan coming on MUCH more frequently, especially when playing video (flash or iChat... doesn't seem to...
Posted by VValdo, on Aug 29, 2009 at 04:53 PM, in Mac OS X
I had this issue... It may be the case that... 356 Views / 6 Replies  
I had this issue...

It may be the case that some daemon or something is running that uses the network that does not time out properly.

Try this:

go to System Preferences --> Network --> ...
Posted by VValdo, on Jul 31, 2008 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, it's true that passage of time wears a... 1,897 Views / 27 Replies  
Yes, it's true that passage of time wears a battery down. A six year old battery won't hold the same charge as a battery out of the factory. But "continually charging" a battery wears it down? ...
Posted by VValdo, on Dec 9, 2007 at 04:01 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Um, may I politely suggest that this is INSANE? ... 1,897 Views / 27 Replies  
Um, may I politely suggest that this is INSANE? Leave your battery in your machine! If you were meant to disconnect it when power was in use, you would be instructed to do so OR it would be done...
Posted by VValdo, on Dec 9, 2007 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well.. 1,655 Views / 33 Replies  
I ended up w/a matte and I'm REALLY glad I did. I used a friend's glossy and the reflections were super-distracting. This non-gloss is very very easy on the eyes.

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Posted by VValdo, on Sep 29, 2007 at 05:17 AM, in Mac Notebooks
About iTunes says it's 7.4.1 (2) no clue... 2,049 Views / 26 Replies  
About iTunes says it's 7.4.1 (2)

no clue what's new about this build..

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Posted by VValdo, on Sep 8, 2007 at 03:09 AM, in Applications
7.4.1 is now out.. 2,049 Views / 26 Replies  
Weird, An update to 7.4.1 just appeared. Same description as 7.4 I think.

38.5 MB.... don't remember how that compares to the 7.4 update...
Posted by VValdo, on Sep 8, 2007 at 03:07 AM, in Applications
iTunes 7.4 out... 2,049 Views / 26 Replies  
Installed no problem. I notice nothing visually new except for maybe a Show Closed Captioning option under View. Or was that there before?

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Posted by VValdo, on Sep 6, 2007 at 03:04 AM, in Applications
I should add that although the computer was fine,... 99,546 Views / 20 Replies  
I should add that although the computer was fine, in the two cases where the screen got wet there was a weird back light "stain" that persisted even though the computer itself was usable...

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Posted by VValdo, on Aug 11, 2007 at 03:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Amazingly this is a pretty common story. I know... 99,546 Views / 20 Replies  
Amazingly this is a pretty common story. I know of at least 3 people who have spilled coffee (Okay, me. I admit it... this was my powerbook g4) or some other liquid (one person had a water bottle...
Posted by VValdo, on Aug 11, 2007 at 03:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got it for amazon for $50 off btw. Comes... 1,221 Views / 11 Replies  
I got it for amazon for $50 off btw.

Comes in a box, then you call apple to link the Applecare # to your serial #.

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Posted by VValdo, on Aug 10, 2007 at 03:12 AM, in Mac Notebooks
More info... 247 Views / 1 Replies  
So I downloaded the standalone installer and checked out what it's installing..

Some GeForce kernel extensions... And some files called "NVDANV50Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext" -- could they be...
Posted by VValdo, on Aug 9, 2007 at 10:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Macbook Pro Software Update 1.1 247 Views / 1 Replies  
Updating now... The description:




Important bug fixes. Alright. Whatever they may be, it's downloading REALLY REALLY slow.

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Posted by VValdo, on Aug 9, 2007 at 10:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I leave it on/sleeping. I know it still draws... 3,485 Views / 61 Replies  
I leave it on/sleeping. I know it still draws power when it's sleeping because the power supply is warm.

In the summers it kinda sucks because transformer heat has to be overcome by the A/C which...
Posted by VValdo, on Aug 2, 2007 at 04:11 AM, in Mac OS X
Just to update everyone who is standing by... 2,139 Views / 58 Replies  
Just to update everyone who is standing by waiting to hear about my computer.... I just checked and the status has changed from "NOT SHIPPED" to "Prepared for Shipment". My computer is apparently no...
Posted by VValdo, on Jul 18, 2007 at 04:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That would mean buying Windows. Forget that. ... 808 Views / 22 Replies  
That would mean buying Windows. Forget that.

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Posted by VValdo, on Jul 15, 2007 at 04:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, you ARE asking in a mac forum so you can... 355 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, you ARE asking in a mac forum so you can expect to get a heavily slanted OS X response.

That said, the nice thing about a mac is you can dual-boot into linux if you want. Also, you can use...
Posted by VValdo, on Jul 14, 2007 at 10:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
This... 808 Views / 22 Replies  
This (http://utforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=573468) is coming for OS X (someday (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Tournament_3)). And when it does, I'll want the extra video RAM.

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Posted by VValdo, on Jul 14, 2007 at 10:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My 7200 hd mac 15" ordered jul 6. Ships by jul... 779 Views / 25 Replies  
My 7200 hd mac 15" ordered jul 6. Ships by jul 17- jul 20 arrives by jul 19-26.. go figure.

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Posted by VValdo, on Jul 14, 2007 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll be going from a tibook 667 w/30gig hd and... 2,139 Views / 58 Replies  
I'll be going from a tibook 667 w/30gig hd and 768MB to a 2.4 7200.... can't wait!

And yes, this machine is like 6 years old and still running after literally daily use.

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Posted by VValdo, on Jul 12, 2007 at 10:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I really have to chime in again to agree once... 2,213 Views / 32 Replies  
I really have to chime in again to agree once more-- anyone who tells you to take the battery out is f'n nuts. Don't do it, okay? Just leave the battery alone. I'm serious. Stop it. Stop...
Posted by VValdo, on Jul 10, 2007 at 07:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
From apple's site: 15" 7200 Ordered: July... 2,139 Views / 58 Replies  
From apple's site:
15" 7200
Ordered: July 6th
Ships by: Jul 17 - Jul 20
Delivers by: Jul 19 - Jul 26

I hear they're having a problem getting their hands on the 7200 drives...

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Posted by VValdo, on Jul 9, 2007 at 04:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't see why they would. The difference is... 2,878 Views / 28 Replies  
I can't see why they would. The difference is rpm-- rotations per minute, right? So I mean, maybe there's more friction (?) but then again, it's accessing the info in less time, so who knows. I...
Posted by VValdo, on Jul 7, 2007 at 03:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
This has been asked a couple times. I sprung for... 2,878 Views / 28 Replies  
This has been asked a couple times. I sprung for the 7200. I figure who knows what I'll be using this computer for, might as well pay $150 and get the boost. Power consumption is supposedly...
Posted by VValdo, on Jul 7, 2007 at 01:06 AM, in Mac Notebooks
As an owner of numerous Mac laptops over the... 2,213 Views / 32 Replies  
As an owner of numerous Mac laptops over the years let me categorically say that taking the battery out when using AC power is completely insane.

In fact, aside from the fact that I just ordered a...
Posted by VValdo, on Jul 6, 2007 at 02:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Weird. Your'e right-- versiontracker had linked... 459 Views / 11 Replies  
Weird. Your'e right-- versiontracker had linked the new audio update to the old audiotuneup... I should noticed that...

Anyway, the question remains-- does it fix the problem people were having...
Posted by VValdo, on Jul 2, 2007 at 06:32 PM, in Mac OS X
From versiontracker: I'm a bit... 459 Views / 11 Replies  
From versiontracker:



I'm a bit confused how it works with the powerpc macs, requires system 8.1+, but is designed for Intels w/10.4...

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Posted by VValdo, on Jul 2, 2007 at 05:10 PM, in Mac OS X
audio update 2007-001 459 Views / 11 Replies  
listed on Versiontracker, although nothing shows up on my machine. The description says it's for intel only, but the longer description suggests it works on older macs.

The questions:

1. Does...
Posted by VValdo, on Jul 2, 2007 at 05:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Bad Credit? Great, no 2-year activation! 686 Views / 1 Replies  
Wow, they're actually rewarding (http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSN2926197120070630) customers with bad credit.

(Higher monthly fees vs. 2-year commitment to AT&T....
Posted by VValdo, on Jun 30, 2007 at 02:15 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
After hearing a ton of "glossy isn't so bad"... 1,655 Views / 33 Replies  
After hearing a ton of "glossy isn't so bad" comments, I decided to really consider it... up until a friend with a 17" glossy needed help. It was at a coffee shop, and I sat with my back to the...
Posted by VValdo, on Jun 30, 2007 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Someone on versionracker said it was new nvidia... 516 Views / 6 Replies  
Someone on versionracker said it was new nvidia drivers.. anyone wanna post performance improvements/stats?

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Posted by VValdo, on Jun 28, 2007 at 09:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The thing is, some kinds of clicking or chirping... 545 Views / 7 Replies  
The thing is, some kinds of clicking or chirping is totally normal. But other unusual clicks can mean your time is ticking FAST.

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Posted by VValdo, on Jun 26, 2007 at 09:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
couple thoughts #1. back up everything... 545 Views / 7 Replies  
couple thoughts

#1. back up everything immediately. Do not pass go or collect $200 or $400 or whatever it is these days.
#2. Install/Run SmartREPORTER (free), assuming it runs on your machine....
Posted by VValdo, on Jun 26, 2007 at 05:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If someone actually gets it I'd love to hear a... 1,003 Views / 27 Replies  
If someone actually gets it I'd love to hear a comparison w/the 5200 rpms... and also I should check if they're in stock at the mac stores...

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Posted by VValdo, on Jun 26, 2007 at 05:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
And to reply to myself, it's been dugg... Digg... 4,467 Views / 71 Replies  
And to reply to myself, it's been dugg...
Digg - New MacBook Pros Still Overheating Due to Misapplied Thermal Grease...
Posted by VValdo, on Jun 21, 2007 at 08:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Huh? these links are all describing the thermal... 4,467 Views / 71 Replies  
Huh? these links are all describing the thermal paste issue from May 2006.

There are a new batch of threads though besides this one:

Apple - Support - Discussions - High CPU temp on new SR...
Posted by VValdo, on Jun 21, 2007 at 06:49 AM, in Mac Notebooks
NeoOffice 2.1 (free Office suite) released today 902 Views / 18 Replies  
Didn't see a thread for this yet. NeoOffice 2.1 was released today. Here's a feature comparison (http://neowiki.neooffice.org/index.php/NeoOffice_2.1_Feature_Comparison) with Microsoft Office &...
Posted by VValdo, on Mar 27, 2007 at 05:01 PM, in Applications
If your drive supports S.M.A.R.T., you might... 524 Views / 12 Replies  
If your drive supports S.M.A.R.T., you might wanna use the (free) SmartReporter (http://homepage.mac.com/julianmayer/)

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Posted by VValdo, on Jan 11, 2007 at 03:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
One other thing... 505 Views / 8 Replies  
I really like multivalent (http://multivalent.sourceforge.net/), a little known but cool java (command-line) based PDF manipulation program...

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Posted by VValdo, on Jan 7, 2007 at 01:04 PM, in Applications
Restarted.. seems to be okay. Hmm. 1,152 Views / 26 Replies  
Restarted.. seems to be okay. Hmm.
Posted by VValdo, on Nov 28, 2006 at 10:54 PM, in Mac OS X
Uh oh. Installed the update, restarted and now... 1,152 Views / 26 Replies  
Uh oh. Installed the update, restarted and now I've got a blue startup screen with the little "progress" gear-like circle thing going around and around and around and around...

10 minutes so...
Posted by VValdo, on Nov 28, 2006 at 10:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Was "gapless" albums available previously? This... 10,030 Views / 253 Replies  
Was "gapless" albums available previously? This is great.. finally those techno compilations don't have that awkward gasp between tracks.. (maybe it was there before, but I'm glad to see it now)
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Posted by VValdo, on Sep 12, 2006 at 03:58 PM, in Applications
Hah, when you plug in an ipod and go to settings... 10,030 Views / 253 Replies  
Hah, when you plug in an ipod and go to settings you get this very web 2.0-ish graphic of the disk's capacity (complete with reflection)... kinda interesting. The apple web site has been featuring...
Posted by VValdo, on Sep 12, 2006 at 03:33 PM, in Applications
Other things I'm noticing.. a feature to backup... 10,030 Views / 253 Replies  
Other things I'm noticing.. a feature to backup everything to DVD or CD, the ability to block movies and tv that have certain ratings... and something called "restrict explicit content" -- I've never...
Posted by VValdo, on Sep 12, 2006 at 02:43 PM, in Applications
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