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I'm using a Macbook and I had that problem until... 637 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm using a Macbook and I had that problem until Azureus 2.4.0.0 came out. You should try that (the latest version is 2.4.0.2)
Posted by JAR, on May 29, 2006 at 02:35 PM, in Applications
I redid the thermal paste in my Macbook, and I... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
I redid the thermal paste in my Macbook, and I only saw roughly a 6-7C difference. There definitely was way too much thermal paste on mine, because when I pushed down on my heatsink when I first...
Posted by JAR, on May 29, 2006 at 12:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I believe there are huge price differences... 728 Views / 8 Replies  
I believe there are huge price differences because the expensive ones undergo much more rigorous testing and are made to a higher standard of quality. If you buy cheap ones you are gambling, so it...
Posted by JAR, on May 29, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Detailed Instructions to Completely Disassemble Your Macbook 444 Views / 1 Replies  
Found this awesome website via digg.com:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/86.1.0.html

Has very clear step-by-step instructions with clear photos of how to take apart your Macbook. Should be useful...
Posted by JAR, on May 22, 2006 at 11:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Star-Fire you are my hero hahaha. That's great... 2,988 Views / 38 Replies  
Star-Fire you are my hero hahaha. That's great news about the warranty, I have experience building and modding computers so this shouldnt be too difficult, but when I opened up the RAM slots I...
Posted by JAR, on May 22, 2006 at 10:53 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Isn't there also an issue with Rosetta, like if... 822 Views / 8 Replies  
Isn't there also an issue with Rosetta, like if you run MS Office or Adobe CS2? I hear that Rosetta loves to eat RAM. That's why I ordered 2GB...
Posted by JAR, on May 22, 2006 at 01:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
HarriganC, Simon, I agree with you guys. I'm... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
HarriganC, Simon, I agree with you guys. I'm trying not to stress out about it but I just came out of an ordeal with Fujitsu where after a few weeks of frustration, 4 RMAs, and numerous phone calls I...
Posted by JAR, on May 22, 2006 at 01:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey Star-Fire, I was contemplating doing the same... 2,988 Views / 38 Replies  
Hey Star-Fire, I was contemplating doing the same thing you did, but I chickened out haha. Did you have to break any warranty seals? That is my main concern. I'm pretty sure my MacBook has at least...
Posted by JAR, on May 22, 2006 at 01:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
After looking more carefully at kodawarisan's... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
After looking more carefully at kodawarisan's disassembled macbook photos, I decided not to open my macbook because I saw a warranty sticker that I would have to break to get to the heatsink. Oh...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 11:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ok so I just got back from my local Apple Store,... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
Ok so I just got back from my local Apple Store, I had to wait 1 hr for an open appointment slot though heh. Anyway I went around the store while waiting and I touched the bottom far left corner of...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 08:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Talked to a guy at the genius bar in my local... 5,059 Views / 8 Replies  
Talked to a guy at the genius bar in my local Apple store and he said he tried WoW on a demo MB, and he got 25-30 fps on moderate settings.
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks Voch, you've been a huge help! And... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
Thanks Voch, you've been a huge help! And harrisjamieh, I was actually thinking about doing exactly what you suggested, just go in there with my MB and a tube of arctic silver 5 and ask them to...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 03:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Voch, I mostly agree with your post. Temperature... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
Voch, I mostly agree with your post. Temperature concerns me in two ways: I don't want to burn my lap like that lady did while using her MBP during a short car ride, and I don't want to damage any...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 02:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The speakers are surprisingly good considering... 1,774 Views / 30 Replies  
The speakers are surprisingly good considering how small they are. I've played the violin since age 5 so I have fairly sensitive ears too. The only time they sound bad is with really deep bass sounds...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 02:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Quick update after using CoreDuoTemp: At... 107,429 Views / 96 Replies  
Quick update after using CoreDuoTemp:

At first boot it idled around 50C, which only made the bottom slightly warm. After a while, idling around 5-10% CPU the temps were around 65C. If the CPU went...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Voch, Simon thanks for the feedback. I'll have to... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
Voch, Simon thanks for the feedback. I'll have to bring it back to my Apple store when I get a chance. Is there a procedure I need to follow, like calling ahead or making an appointment with the...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Gabriel, Simon, thanks for the welcome and the... 107,429 Views / 96 Replies  
Gabriel, Simon, thanks for the welcome and the links. I just installed Coreduotemp and I'll be testing the temps under different CPU loads. Any ideas on what programs I can run that will max out the...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 01:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Wait a few weeks if you can. Some of us early... 779 Views / 11 Replies  
Wait a few weeks if you can. Some of us early buyers are having problems with heat, whining and mooing (the fan revving). Once you hear us talking about how we traded in our first Macbooks for new...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 01:11 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think some of you guys don't get how freakin... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
I think some of you guys don't get how freakin hot this thing is getting...

All I do with it so far is have a few widgets in dashboard, open firefox once in a while, and have adiumx or...
Posted by JAR, on May 20, 2006 at 01:09 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Good idea, Gabriel. I'm new to Macs; is there a... 107,429 Views / 96 Replies  
Good idea, Gabriel. I'm new to Macs; is there a specific tool that people are using to measure the temps? I tried iStat and it does not display any temps. Someone else told me there are no tools out...
Posted by JAR, on May 19, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I went with the early advice on this thread and... 1,399 Views / 11 Replies  
I went with the early advice on this thread and ordered some OWC. Will post my results when I get them, probably will work fine =)

I'm hoping the jerkiness in my MB will go away too
Posted by JAR, on May 19, 2006 at 11:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Mine "moos" like a little cow when the fan revvs... 6,056 Views / 86 Replies  
Mine "moos" like a little cow when the fan revvs up every few seconds. I think it's because the damn thing runs so hot! I'm sure if I redo the mess that Apple and Asus made with the thermal paste...
Posted by JAR, on May 19, 2006 at 11:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Haha I really want to open it up but I'm half... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
Haha I really want to open it up but I'm half waiting for someone to do it first and post pics/instructions. I've worked on desktops and towers but not laptops (although these are so hot Apple doesnt...
Posted by JAR, on May 19, 2006 at 11:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What brand RAM for MacBook? 1,399 Views / 11 Replies  
Sorry if this seems like a redundant post (I also put this in the Powerbook/MBP forum), but I thought it was more appropriate here. Yes I know there was another thread about how much ram, but this...
Posted by JAR, on May 18, 2006 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Based on all the forums and reviews I've read,... 72,835 Views / 211 Replies  
Based on all the forums and reviews I've read, I've narrowed down my choice for 2GB ram for my Macbook to OWC ($226), Crucial (Newegg $308), G. Skill (Newegg $164) and Gigaram (Newegg $168). I'm sure...
Posted by JAR, on May 18, 2006 at 08:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can anyone clue me in on if fixing it myself... 107,429 Views / 96 Replies  
Can anyone clue me in on if fixing it myself nullifies my warranty? And if it does, will Apple be able to find out? I would really hate to see that $250 3 year warranty go to waste.
Posted by JAR, on May 18, 2006 at 06:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Can anyone clue me in on if fixing it myself... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
Can anyone clue me in on if fixing it myself nullifies my warranty? And if it does, will Apple be able to find out? I would really hate to see that $250 3 year warranty go to waste.
Posted by JAR, on May 18, 2006 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The link I posted from kodawarisan.com shows step... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
The link I posted from kodawarisan.com shows step by step how to open your macbook. Once you remove the heatsinks from the cpu and gpu it's pretty simple:
1. take some cotton gauze pads with ethanol...
Posted by JAR, on May 18, 2006 at 05:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Simon, I can understand why you want to give... 107,429 Views / 96 Replies  
Simon, I can understand why you want to give Apple the benefit of the doubt. They are a great company that employs many certified 'geniuses'. However, this issue is simply not debatable. I can't...
Posted by JAR, on May 18, 2006 at 05:32 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, I am the voice of reason: Yes, do NOT... 107,429 Views / 96 Replies  
No, I am the voice of reason:

Yes, do NOT think they know what they are doing.

It makes me laugh whenever I hear some Apple fanatic trying to defend Apple when they overdo the thermal paste. It...
Posted by JAR, on May 18, 2006 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I can't get the temperature monitor widget to... 23,218 Views / 184 Replies  
I can't get the temperature monitor widget to work on my macbook (it says there are no temp sensors?!) but it is definitely HOT!!! Especially when I have the charger plugged in. I can't say my hands...
Posted by JAR, on May 18, 2006 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My macbook definitely has heat problems. This is... 107,429 Views / 96 Replies  
My macbook definitely has heat problems. This is the hottest laptop I have ever owned. I've built and tinkered with systems before, so I'm not too worried about simply opening it up and reapplying...
Posted by JAR, on May 18, 2006 at 04:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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