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Upgrade Original Intel iMac from Core Duo to Core 2 Duo 766 Views / 1 Replies  
Has anyone had any experience with upgrading the original 1.8GHz Core Duo (32bit) socketed CPU to a modest Core 2 Duo CPU?

Physically, it is indeed possible and not that difficult according to the...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
I always go to iFixit.com, but they don't have a... 525 Views / 4 Replies  
I always go to iFixit.com, but they don't have a take apart for the 15" high-res PowerBook. They only have the previous version.

Now that I'm disassembling the PowerBook, I can see that there are...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Mar 12, 2007 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Take-Apart: AlBook 15" w/ Dual Layer Superdrive 525 Views / 4 Replies  
Does anyone know if the take-apart instructions for the most recent 1.67GHz Aluminum PowerBook 15" w/ Dual layer SuperDrive are any different from the previous 15" 1.67GHz version that only had the...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Mar 12, 2007 at 12:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hooken was thinking right along with me on the... 1,415 Views / 10 Replies  
Hooken was thinking right along with me on the idea that a 1.5GHz PowerBook is still quite a powerful machine, relatively speaking.

My 667MHz maxed out Titanium is still working quite well for...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Nov 1, 2006 at 03:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you use it as a router/file server, that would... 1,415 Views / 10 Replies  
If you use it as a router/file server, that would be cool.

I'd find a very good PCMCIA/Cardbus wireless-N adapter (or at least G) instead of using the built-in antennae and wifi hardware.

I'll...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Nov 1, 2006 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Obviously, it doesn't have to be that exact group... 19,578 Views / 62 Replies  
Obviously, it doesn't have to be that exact group of apps, but you could many apps from that list and automate a script so that they all are fighting for the CPU.

The reason would be that it would...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Sep 19, 2006 at 05:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think that running all 8 tests at once would be... 19,578 Views / 62 Replies  
I think that running all 8 tests at once would be a good indication of what someone might experience with Pro apps which are designed to use as many resources as the system has available.

Sure,...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Sep 19, 2006 at 05:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Macworld needs to update their Speedmark rating... 19,578 Views / 62 Replies  
Macworld needs to update their Speedmark rating to include a test where they run all of their individual tests simultaneously and compare that against different computers.

In the world of 2 and 4...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Sep 19, 2006 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree, I don't expect a new UI, but I wouldn't... 8,431 Views / 101 Replies  
I agree, I don't expect a new UI, but I wouldn't be surprised in a little tweaking like they've done from release to release: Increasing opacity in menus and getting rid of pin stripes, et al.
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 9, 2006 at 01:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Pretty bad news about the old spec Xeons..... 11,505 Views / 36 Replies  
Pretty bad news about the old spec Xeons.. ...Rookie mistake!
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 8, 2006 at 05:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
I said "up to", which means that there's room to... 9,186 Views / 80 Replies  
I said "up to", which means that there's room to grow. Manufacturers could enable 45W if their clients needed it.

Even at only 7-15W, I can power a 2.5" notebook HDD in an enclosure with one...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Dec 30, 2005 at 08:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm fairly certain that the 9-pin mandatory plug... 9,186 Views / 80 Replies  
I'm fairly certain that the 9-pin mandatory plug for FW800 (IEEE1394b) is due to the necessary wiring for the new encoding scheme used to achieve speeds >400Mbps. FireWire PHYs that support the "b"...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Dec 28, 2005 at 07:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
DiskWarrior alone only optimizes and repairs your... 847 Views / 13 Replies  
DiskWarrior alone only optimizes and repairs your file directory (which is very important). It does not defragment/optimize the data and its placement on the selected volume. Alsoft has another...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 26, 2005 at 10:38 PM, in Applications
Not really necessary on Mac OS X with a HFS+... 847 Views / 13 Replies  
Not really necessary on Mac OS X with a HFS+ volume. All files are automatically defragged (or written contiguously if possible) as long as they're not large files.

The system will also build an...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 26, 2005 at 10:35 PM, in Applications
Well, I started this whole thing... So yeah,... 2,091 Views / 57 Replies  
Well, I started this whole thing...

So yeah, other than SSH which would be lovely if I had another Mac on my network, what can I do when the GUI freezes??
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 24, 2005 at 11:45 PM, in Mac OS X
I agree that OS X loves the internet so much that... 2,091 Views / 57 Replies  
I agree that OS X loves the internet so much that it freaks out when the connection is lost.

I usually run my system on a manual IP setup off my wifi router, so if the DSL connection goes bad,...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 24, 2005 at 11:44 PM, in Mac OS X
I think you're not fully understanding how Mac OS... 2,091 Views / 57 Replies  
I think you're not fully understanding how Mac OS X reports memory usage. If you open Activity Monitor and click the memory tab, you'll see Wired, Active, Inactive, Used (which is the sum of the...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 16, 2005 at 11:19 PM, in Mac OS X
What to do when GUI freezes (yet other processes still run) 2,091 Views / 57 Replies  
I'm sure everyone has seen this before: the frontmost app freezes which renders the Apple menu and also apple-option-esc useless. Sometimes it is possible to click on the desktop or Dock to get into...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 16, 2005 at 10:32 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks 663 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for pointing out that behavior reasoning and the easy fix. It works now as I'd like.

Very cool. :thumbsup:
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 16, 2005 at 10:25 AM, in Mac OS X
Screensaver/Sleep password allows ANY admin user 663 Views / 8 Replies  
I've seen this behavior on two systems both running 10.4.2...

Basically, if you require a password to break through the screensaver or to wake from sleep (or to unlock the screen), my system...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 15, 2005 at 11:03 PM, in Mac OS X
aDSL Bandwidth Cut in Half when using Linksys router 976 Views / 1 Replies  
Ever since I got DSL, I have been disappointed with the performance compared to my previous cable modem connection (which I had to drop because of poor coax in my condo). I'm paying for 1.5Mb...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Jul 7, 2005 at 12:33 AM, in Networking
I compared the /etc/xinetd.conf files on my iBook... 1,400 Views / 5 Replies  
I compared the /etc/xinetd.conf files on my iBook and my PowerBook (on which I did an archive and install for Tiger), and they were the same default settings.

However, when I compared the...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on May 1, 2005 at 10:07 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the tip, however restoring the NetInfo... 1,400 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the tip, however restoring the NetInfo database from defaults (by going to single user mode and moving out the "damaged" one), the xinetd issue persists.

I'm almost ready to just to an...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on May 1, 2005 at 09:10 PM, in Mac OS X
xinetd causes panic on shutdown/restart in Tiger 1,400 Views / 5 Replies  
Since doing a straight upgrade to Tiger this afternoon, one of my iBooks will occasionally hang (panic) on shutdown, leaving me to have to force a restart.

Network services are all functioning...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Apr 30, 2005 at 05:53 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: 7,200 RPM 690 Views / 9 Replies  
Why is it such a big deal to install a new drive in your PowerBook? I guess it could be difficult if you don't have a FW enclosure, but then again, you have two PowerBooks. I'd just remove BOTH...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Apr 1, 2004 at 02:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nice to hear you figured it out with the help of... 563 Views / 9 Replies  
Nice to hear you figured it out with the help of your local Apple Store.

My Titanium's display will go dark from complete loss of backlight if I push near the top of the right speaker. Video is...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Apr 1, 2004 at 02:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: speed? 690 Views / 9 Replies  
Paul, that's the TravelStar I currently have which is now making some intermittant knocking sounds... the obvious sign of decay.

I agree, the 12.5mm tall 60GB 5400rpm TravelStar model 60GH was an...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Apr 1, 2004 at 01:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I went with the TravelStar 60GB 7200rpm. After... 690 Views / 9 Replies  
I went with the TravelStar 60GB 7200rpm. After having only IBM TravelStar drives in my PowerBooks (at least when I had a choice), the brand and their reputation means a lot to me.

I also got 1GB...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Apr 1, 2004 at 01:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's what I figured since the newest Hitachi... 690 Views / 9 Replies  
That's what I figured since the newest Hitachi TravelStars have 8MB caches.

Any idea about the acoustics?

I'm pretty sure I want to go with one of the TravelStars, and the more I read about...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Mar 29, 2004 at 01:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Has anyone ever heard what the new Toshiba... 2,948 Views / 38 Replies  
Has anyone ever heard what the new Toshiba 5400rpm drives sound like compared to the TravelStar 7200 or 5400rpm models?
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Mar 29, 2004 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: TravelStar 60GB 5K80 vs. Toshiba 60GB MK6022GAX 690 Views / 9 Replies  
So nobody has either one of those drives? Can anyone comment on the difference in cache?

Where's the best place you've found to buy 2.5" HDDs?
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Mar 29, 2004 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
TravelStar 60GB 5K80 vs. Toshiba 60GB MK6022GAX 690 Views / 9 Replies  
I currently have an old, out of warranty, noisy, but OK IBM TravelStar 5400rpm 60GB drive with 2MB cache in my 667MHz Gigabit Ethernet TiBook.

I'm considering getting a new 60GB drive and retiring...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Mar 29, 2004 at 02:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
RIPE. 949 Views / 23 Replies  
Pook is just RIPE to save me 10-15 minutes of searching
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Feb 7, 2004 at 02:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, I've been using CandyBar since 1.0 and it... 1,130 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, I've been using CandyBar since 1.0 and it was one of the first shareware apps I've ever purchased. The guys at Panic and IconFactory are ASSETS to the Mac community.

I also own Transmit...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Oct 23, 2003 at 10:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: Re: Microsoft on the ropes. 688 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah, I agree. I would like to see them take a huge hit here, but I imagine they will just settle for what we think is a lot of money. Unfortunately, what we believe to be a lot of money is probably...
Posted by ATPTourFan, on Aug 2, 2003 at 01:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
 
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