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You could also get every screw from ifixit: ... 501 Views / 5 Replies  
You could also get every screw from ifixit:
http://www.ifixit.com/iBook-Parts/iBook-Clamshell-Screw-Set/IF149-008
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Oct 4, 2008 at 01:14 PM, in Marketplace
Theoretically, any generic USB2 card with a VIA... 1,121 Views / 14 Replies  
Theoretically, any generic USB2 card with a VIA or NEC chipset should work. My sawtooth was a little picky and would only take cards with NEC chipsets, but I tried a VIA in a couple of other G4s and...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 18, 2007 at 11:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, there is another choice... sort of. You... 777 Views / 13 Replies  
Well, there is another choice... sort of. You can get a PCI nVidia FX5200. While the graphics processing power isn't very impressive, they do support core image. Unfortunately, they are all only...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 18, 2007 at 10:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
I just saw an older article on that exact topic. ... 923 Views / 11 Replies  
I just saw an older article on that exact topic. I'm pretty sure that universal binary CS3 worked the best out of everything. I'll try to see if I can find the article.

/edit: ok, it wasn't...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 14, 2007 at 02:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is this what you're looking for: ... 560 Views / 2 Replies  
Is this what you're looking for:
http://themacelite.wikidot.com/local--files/navsubcat/G5_molex.pdf

It's a little something that the macelite guys put together.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 14, 2007 at 02:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would clean all of the resistors and solder off... 712 Views / 2 Replies  
I would clean all of the resistors and solder off of the CPU (well, obviously not the WHOLE CPU, just the PLL config resistors that you messed with). Then just paint the proper connections using...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 12, 2007 at 10:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
A 9800pro is MUCH faster than a GF4Ti4600 for 3d... 319 Views / 1 Replies  
A 9800pro is MUCH faster than a GF4Ti4600 for 3d stuff. Plus, you get Core Image support, which makes general system usage a whole lot smoother.

However, a 9800 is many years old and nowhere...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 12, 2007 at 10:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Have you tried running the ROM update to see if... 475 Views / 3 Replies  
Have you tried running the ROM update to see if it will go tot 4.2.8?
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 12, 2007 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
RAM is still available. Someone got a G5... 407 Views / 8 Replies  
RAM is still available. Someone got a G5 instead. :)
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 12, 2007 at 08:19 PM, in Marketplace
Well, the easiest solution would be a PCI ATI... 1,172 Views / 7 Replies  
Well, the easiest solution would be a PCI ATI 7000, unfortunately, that doesn't support Core Image.

But if you don't mind your 2nd monitor being run on a VGA port, the 9800 is good. :)
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 12, 2007 at 08:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the support RiDDLeRIZE! ... 407 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks for the support RiDDLeRIZE!

Unfortunately, I don't have one of the official PCMCIA-like airport cards. But I do have a motorola wireless PCI card that works with airport. Let me know if...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 11, 2007 at 02:18 PM, in Marketplace
Yes, they should work fine in a quicksilver. But... 407 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes, they should work fine in a quicksilver. But doesn't a quikcsilver only have 3 DIMM slots?
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 11, 2007 at 11:54 AM, in Marketplace
sold 407 Views / 8 Replies  
I just got a 20" iMac to do my classic environment applications, so I'm going to be parting out my sawtooth.

First up are my four matching 512meg PC133 DIMMs. They are branded IBM, but the...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 11, 2007 at 11:38 AM, in Marketplace
Look around on eBay. Quite a few people sell PC... 1,172 Views / 7 Replies  
Look around on eBay. Quite a few people sell PC cards that are flashed to work on Macs. If you're adventurous, you can flash your own PC card. It's really easy. I've done a few of them (if you...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 11, 2007 at 11:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
For $200, it is not worth upgrading. You can... 1,172 Views / 7 Replies  
For $200, it is not worth upgrading. You can find 9800pros for well under $100 that will give you much better performance than the 9600.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Sep 11, 2007 at 10:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
Menu bar on two monitors at same time? 922 Views / 23 Replies  
I have a MBP with a Dell 2001FP connected to the DVI port. I was wondering if it is possible to get the menu bar to be put on both screens. It is a pain in the butt to go from one screen to the...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Jul 25, 2007 at 10:23 AM, in macOS
How much RAM and CPU time is in use with just... 861 Views / 20 Replies  
How much RAM and CPU time is in use with just Illustrator or Photoshop open (use Activity Monitor)?
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 25, 2007 at 08:57 PM, in Applications
Your storage is on a server meaning that you're... 861 Views / 20 Replies  
Your storage is on a server meaning that you're loading these 500meg files from the server? If so, that's the source of your slowdown right there.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 25, 2007 at 06:22 PM, in Applications
SATA is just faster than firewire or USB2. It's... 638 Views / 4 Replies  
SATA is just faster than firewire or USB2. It's major drawback is that not many people use it externally so it's not as universal as USB or firewire. The Mac Pro has 6 total SATA ports, but someone...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 20, 2007 at 02:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
What speed 15" do you have? It could potentially... 724 Views / 5 Replies  
What speed 15" do you have? It could potentially limit you to 120gig depending upon how old it is.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 18, 2007 at 02:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
If you put your original video card back in, does... 864 Views / 9 Replies  
If you put your original video card back in, does everything work ok?

If you put your original CPU back in, does everything work ok?
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 15, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
It could be overheating or it is a weak PSU. ... 864 Views / 9 Replies  
It could be overheating or it is a weak PSU. Between the increased power draw from the video card and processor upgrades, you may be pushing things. Are you using an ADC monitor? How many...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 14, 2007 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I haven't seen any info on Crysis being... 940 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, I haven't seen any info on Crysis being ported to OSX (I'll admit I haven't looked so it may be). So if you're planning on using XP, you can just use a regular PC 8800GTX. You just have to...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 12, 2007 at 06:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can't get quicksilver to use target disk mode 519 Views / 0 Replies  
I'm trying to get a quicksilver (hold down T during boot) to boot from a 20" iMac G5 using target disk mode. The firewire icon just bounces around the screen and nothing happens. It also won't work...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 6, 2007 at 02:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Any secondary video card you put in there would... 680 Views / 6 Replies  
Any secondary video card you put in there would be useless if you connect your monitor via the ADC port.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 2, 2007 at 12:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, you only need 2x 7300's if you're planning... 535 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, you only need 2x 7300's if you're planning on running more than two monitors.

If you plan to run any high resolution games, you would want to go with the x1900xt.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Apr 1, 2007 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
do you have your CD/DVD drive hooked up to the... 879 Views / 7 Replies  
do you have your CD/DVD drive hooked up to the motherboard or the ata133 card?
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 31, 2007 at 01:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
I don't understand your reasoning here. Another... 680 Views / 6 Replies  
I don't understand your reasoning here. Another video card would only cause more heat. It sounds like you're using an ADC monitor (is ASD supposed to mean "apple cinema display"?). If you got...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 31, 2007 at 01:32 AM, in Mac Desktops
Is your main harddrive SCSI? If not, pull the... 845 Views / 7 Replies  
Is your main harddrive SCSI? If not, pull the SCSI card and see if it boots.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 29, 2007 at 02:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Are you running it with the case open? 1,074 Views / 27 Replies  
Are you running it with the case open?
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 26, 2007 at 07:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Did you try using different individual sticks of... 1,074 Views / 27 Replies  
Did you try using different individual sticks of RAM? (the non-apple RAM as opposed to the apple RAM and in different slots)
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 26, 2007 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Man, I wish I had an extra $400 to blow. 2,674 Views / 33 Replies  
Man, I wish I had an extra $400 to blow.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 24, 2007 at 12:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
I forgot to mention that only one of the 7300GT's... 1,070 Views / 10 Replies  
I forgot to mention that only one of the 7300GT's DVI ports is dual-link, so just make sure you hook it up to the right port.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 23, 2007 at 09:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, obviously you won't be able to game at the... 1,070 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, obviously you won't be able to game at the Dell's native resolution on a 7300GT. Other stuff should be fine.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 21, 2007 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
good to know :) 678 Views / 11 Replies  
good to know :)
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 20, 2007 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
There's info/instructions here on flashing all... 678 Views / 11 Replies  
There's info/instructions here on flashing all sorts of cards:
strangedogs home (http://strangedogs.wikispaces.com/)

I like the 128meg 9800 pro cards because they generally have a very high...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 20, 2007 at 01:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
Any ATI 9200 and up should work fine. I have... 678 Views / 11 Replies  
Any ATI 9200 and up should work fine. I have used ATI 7000 video cards for those monitors and they just don't seem to have enough horsepower to drive things smoothly enough.

I would really...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 20, 2007 at 10:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ugh. Ok, that terminal thing was just a test. ... 855 Views / 18 Replies  
Ugh. Ok, that terminal thing was just a test. "yes" is the command to "Print a string until interrupted". (ex. if you type: {yes "I have a dog"}, it will just scroll I have a dog over and over on...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 19, 2007 at 11:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
What you are seeing is how single threaded apps... 855 Views / 18 Replies  
What you are seeing is how single threaded apps work on a multiprocessor system. If you load multiple individual tasks, OS X distributes the tasks to each core. But if you are using a single...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 19, 2007 at 02:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try encoding 4 videos and see if it uses 100% of... 855 Views / 18 Replies  
Try encoding 4 videos and see if it uses 100% of the CPU.
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 18, 2007 at 11:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's a great price. If you weren't in Canada,... 958 Views / 15 Replies  
That's a great price. If you weren't in Canada, I'd take it!
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 16, 2007 at 11:04 PM, in Marketplace
If it is a PC 9800, you need to flash it with a... 491 Views / 3 Replies  
If it is a PC 9800, you need to flash it with a Mac ROM (available from strangedogs) and you have to tape pins 3 and 11 (on the back of the card counting from the VGA/DVI connector side).
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 12, 2007 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm guessing you have a Quicksilver with the 3... 373 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm guessing you have a Quicksilver with the 3 DIMM slots. I'm pretty sure you can only put 3x 512meg DIMMs in there for a total of 1.5gig. I don't think that computer can use 1gig DIMMs.
...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 12, 2007 at 01:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
As PCIe 16x is PCIe 16x and that's not going to... 900 Views / 12 Replies  
As PCIe 16x is PCIe 16x and that's not going to change for a while, newer video cards will probably technically work in the "older" Mac Pros. The issue will probably be the power supplies. The next...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 6, 2007 at 02:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
oh, cool. thanks! 811 Views / 14 Replies  
oh, cool. thanks!
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 4, 2007 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
There are two in the cage behind the 5.25 bays... 811 Views / 14 Replies  
There are two in the cage behind the 5.25 bays (essentially over the CPU). Where are the other two? (forgive my stupidity, I haven't ever opened up a MDD)
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 4, 2007 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
I thought the MDD only had space for 2 harddrives? 811 Views / 14 Replies  
I thought the MDD only had space for 2 harddrives?
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 4, 2007 at 02:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
In general, the ATI 9800 series are very easy. ... 714 Views / 5 Replies  
In general, the ATI 9800 series are very easy. The 9800 XTs and 9800 pros with 256 meg may be a little trickier as there seems to be some variation in the RAM used. But definitely check out...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Mar 1, 2007 at 07:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
The process doesn't look all that hard: ... 313 Views / 3 Replies  
The process doesn't look all that hard:
PowerBook G4 Al 12" Disassembly: Installing HD Replacement - PowerBook Parts (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/PowerBook-G4-Al-12-Inch/HD-Replacement)

I...
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Feb 26, 2007 at 05:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It has a mini-DVI out, so once you buy the... 699 Views / 6 Replies  
It has a mini-DVI out, so once you buy the adapter, it should work fine. There's more info in this thread:
http://forums.macnn.com/58/imac-emac-and-mac-mini/328152/imac-24-video-out-adapter/
Posted by BigBadBiologist, on Feb 26, 2007 at 01:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
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