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i'm kind of confused. Do you have the monitors... 1,125 Views / 10 Replies  
i'm kind of confused. Do you have the monitors mirroed or not? If you do can can certainly set them to be one desktop, that's not a problem. I run 2 Dell 2405's using the nVidia 6800 ultra (pretty...
Posted by southtdi, on Mar 12, 2006 at 08:26 PM, in macOS
I have dual Dell 24's. I have mine in a slight v... 430 Views / 3 Replies  
I have dual Dell 24's. I have mine in a slight v and I sit more in front of the left one. I use the extra right one more for overflow and for the other inputs.

I am about to make a change. I am...
Posted by southtdi, on Nov 22, 2005 at 05:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have had this since 10.4.1 and instead of the... 1,023 Views / 13 Replies  
I have had this since 10.4.1 and instead of the details saying for airport it says it for "unspecified". Go figure.
Posted by southtdi, on Nov 3, 2005 at 11:27 AM, in macOS
My understanding is since the recent update of... 4,418 Views / 58 Replies  
My understanding is since the recent update of processor speed and a 5400rpm drive the performance issues have pretty much been solved. Sure it's no G5 but the performnce should be more than enough...
Posted by southtdi, on Oct 13, 2005 at 09:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Adding Front romw to the Mac Mini would almost... 4,418 Views / 58 Replies  
Adding Front romw to the Mac Mini would almost (yes, I said almost) give me the reason to purchase a Mac Mini to hook up to my home entertainment system. I have held off mainly to see what Apple may...
Posted by southtdi, on Oct 13, 2005 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Agent69, thank for the info. I have to talk to... 13,508 Views / 127 Replies  
Agent69, thank for the info. I have to talk to the reps at CompUsa and see what they say here. You are right, I don;t care about Airport or Bluetooth in this one. Using as a server doesn;t need much....
Posted by southtdi, on Sep 28, 2005 at 12:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
I don't have a problem with using a notebook... 13,508 Views / 127 Replies  
I don't have a problem with using a notebook drive in a mini. I actually might be buying a used one so ai can rip the Hd out and put a 5400 rpm drive in there. I don't care to much about teh warranty...
Posted by southtdi, on Sep 27, 2005 at 11:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
You could also do a archive and install. All the... 590 Views / 6 Replies  
You could also do a archive and install. All the data will still be there when done but you get teh benefit of pretty much a full install. I would recommend teh arichve and install or clean install...
Posted by southtdi, on Sep 19, 2005 at 11:02 AM, in macOS
Some older computers just will not support all... 585 Views / 5 Replies  
Some older computers just will not support all DVI displays. Has to do with video card and the the monitor itself. You might not be able to run one DVI display but can run another of the same exact...
Posted by southtdi, on Sep 13, 2005 at 11:22 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just as a test try hooking up the Dell using the... 585 Views / 5 Replies  
Just as a test try hooking up the Dell using the DVI to VGA adapter you got with the powerbook and the VGA connector on the Dell. See if that works. I have two of those monitors and if it wasn't a...
Posted by southtdi, on Sep 12, 2005 at 02:11 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The unlocked version of the phone (could possibly... 2,318 Views / 14 Replies  
The unlocked version of the phone (could possibly work on a regular version too) is quite capable of displaying multiple numbers, email addresses, etc. under one name. You have to set the phonebook...
Posted by southtdi, on Sep 2, 2005 at 10:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Not big into wireless mice due to the battery... 1,042 Views / 16 Replies  
Not big into wireless mice due to the battery life and the weight of the mouse. Feels like i'm using a rock not a mouse. I would expect that the wireless version of the mighty mouse to be out in th...
Posted by southtdi, on Sep 1, 2005 at 10:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Have the iCurve and it's an excellent stand that... 953 Views / 11 Replies  
Have the iCurve and it's an excellent stand that is simple with no gimmicks built in. Use the Cool Pad too with another machine and find that is also a good stand.
Posted by southtdi, on Sep 1, 2005 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You get the drive that the serial number of your... 2,012 Views / 22 Replies  
You get the drive that the serial number of your machine defines. If your machine was shipped to you with an 80gb drive from Apple whether a CTO or not you will get a replacement 80gb drive. The...
Posted by southtdi, on Sep 1, 2005 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I am starting to have this funny suspicion that... 4,044 Views / 43 Replies  
I am starting to have this funny suspicion that the Pro line will not be the first to get the Intel chips. Since IBM just came out with the low power G5 chip that would work fine in a powerbook I...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 24, 2005 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, looking at high-end windows notebooks... 6,466 Views / 38 Replies  
Actually, looking at high-end windows notebooks (compatible in features and specs) I have been finding that name brand products are on-par with Apple offerrings lately. Actually the smaller you go on...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 24, 2005 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, it was F7. Being on a Tibook I wasn't sure... 427 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, it was F7. Being on a Tibook I wasn't sure if they were the same. One thing to note I have tried on my PowerMac since i dual displays on that. If you have applications and windows open on the...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 18, 2005 at 10:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If your mouse pad was not made for optical mice... 801 Views / 19 Replies  
If your mouse pad was not made for optical mice and the colers you describe are busy then that is your problem. Try a sheet of plain white paper and see if it still does it. If not then you now...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 18, 2005 at 09:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Function key and F5 or F6 i believe lests to... 427 Views / 5 Replies  
Function key and F5 or F6 i believe lests to change teh display properties when an external monitor is connected. It's the function key with the two boxes overlapping each other. By hitting that key...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 18, 2005 at 09:47 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Seen this before. The best thing to do is to... 684 Views / 5 Replies  
Seen this before. The best thing to do is to restore the ipod using the ipod updater and all should be fine. for some reason (even more as of late) the software load at the factory is buggy and quite...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 18, 2005 at 09:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
While the 6800GT is slightly newer there was not... 844 Views / 10 Replies  
While the 6800GT is slightly newer there was not an improvement. I had to call Nvidia and ask but the only difference in the specs on the two cards is the Ultra operates at a 35ghz bus speed and the...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 16, 2005 at 10:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
I have tried both the 6800 and the ATi cards and... 844 Views / 10 Replies  
I have tried both the 6800 and the ATi cards and I cannot recommend the 6800. The card itself is a very good graphics card but the fan it way to loud. Could barely ever hear my PM until i tried this...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 15, 2005 at 01:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'll try to remember to measure the height of... 9,849 Views / 111 Replies  
I'll try to remember to measure the height of mine once i get home later tonight. I'll eitehr post late tonight or tomorrow.
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 4, 2005 at 03:32 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have a dual Dell 24" setup. One monitor is... 1,425 Views / 21 Replies  
I have a dual Dell 24" setup. One monitor is perfect and the other has a slight bleeding problem on the very top near the corner. Even with black up there you have to really look to see it so i am...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 3, 2005 at 12:43 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Is your powermac in or out of warranty? Either... 782 Views / 5 Replies  
Is your powermac in or out of warranty? Either way I would ask to talk to the store manager. Those kits can be sold without requiring install by the in-store techs. Typically they can void your...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 2, 2005 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Missing Sync or PocketMac wil sync it with your... 526 Views / 2 Replies  
Missing Sync or PocketMac wil sync it with your mac. I bekieve PocketMac at this time is the only one that lets you install apps on it directly from the mac.
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 1, 2005 at 01:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
One thing to consider for the Dell is that you... 3,310 Views / 25 Replies  
One thing to consider for the Dell is that you are going to use it for two computers. That being said the Dell supports multiple inputs and would save you the cost of a rather expensive KVM switch. I...
Posted by southtdi, on Aug 1, 2005 at 01:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If you read the whole thing it was the settlement... 1,338 Views / 12 Replies  
If you read the whole thing it was the settlement that Apple proposed and the other side was probably going to agree to. It stil has to go before a judge (end of August if a remember) and be...
Posted by southtdi, on Jul 28, 2005 at 11:57 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Have to agree with gostan. I hhave 2 24" Dell... 9,849 Views / 111 Replies  
Have to agree with gostan. I hhave 2 24" Dell displays and have no problems at all. Probably just a defective display. I highly doubt the replacement would be the same. Maybe let them try to resolve...
Posted by southtdi, on Jul 24, 2005 at 05:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
In the menu on the monitor itself you can adjust... 1,526 Views / 8 Replies  
In the menu on the monitor itself you can adjust the brightness. I too turned mine down pretty far and it is still very bright. Nature of the display. Still a very nice unit.
Posted by southtdi, on Jul 6, 2005 at 09:54 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just for those who don't know. Bluetooth and the... 1,139 Views / 16 Replies  
Just for those who don't know. Bluetooth and the modem modules are now CTO options available at the retial stores. I beleive the Bluetooth module is $50 and the modem is $35 not including $30 or so...
Posted by southtdi, on Jun 22, 2005 at 09:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
When I go up to my in-laws they just have dial-up... 631 Views / 8 Replies  
When I go up to my in-laws they just have dial-up so i take my laptop and mooch off one of the several open signals where they live. Funny thing is it's in a reitrement mobile home park. I'm not...
Posted by southtdi, on Jun 1, 2005 at 04:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Actually, I beleive it does since the computer... 942 Views / 10 Replies  
Actually, I beleive it does since the computer can be off and the ports can be used. I know it is mentioned in the manual that comes with the drive.
Posted by southtdi, on Jun 1, 2005 at 10:31 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Card reader slots on both of my displays work... 9,849 Views / 111 Replies  
Card reader slots on both of my displays work fine.
Posted by southtdi, on Jun 1, 2005 at 10:29 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think thery were pretty much the same thing.... 2,870 Views / 48 Replies  
I think thery were pretty much the same thing. They have a 1.25ghz processor, superdrive (which I believe was standard), 256 ram, and a 60gb hard drive. Might be an 80gb drive, I have to look again.
Posted by southtdi, on Jun 1, 2005 at 10:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, that is not the case anymore. You can... 2,690 Views / 24 Replies  
Actually, that is not the case anymore. You can now purchase the module at the Apple Store as an upgrade option for the Power Mac. Technically it's for the newest release but I don't believe there is...
Posted by southtdi, on May 31, 2005 at 11:45 AM, in Mac Desktops
Man, my typos were bad......damn. Anyway, I was... 942 Views / 10 Replies  
Man, my typos were bad......damn. Anyway, I was just stating a strange thing in the wholesale side of these drives. The Porsche drives are cheaper to buy. Usually, this indicates that the product is...
Posted by southtdi, on May 30, 2005 at 02:30 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There could be something with these drives. I... 942 Views / 10 Replies  
There could be something with these drives. I know wholesale teh Porsche drives are quite a bit cheaper than the same D2. Usually around 20 to 30%. Strangly they usually sell for more at retail.
Posted by southtdi, on May 29, 2005 at 10:57 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Here is the current list for tiger... 483 Views / 1 Replies  
Here is the current list for tiger (http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/devices.html)
Posted by southtdi, on May 29, 2005 at 10:55 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
HAven't several of the bechmark test that have... 577 Views / 2 Replies  
HAven't several of the bechmark test that have been run found that the single G4 with a little extra ram was just as quick, if not faster, than the single G5? If I remember right that was the case...
Posted by southtdi, on May 29, 2005 at 10:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
ABout 5 months ago my wife and I were about to... 2,870 Views / 48 Replies  
ABout 5 months ago my wife and I were about to buy her a new 20" iMac. We'll just before we comitted to it the Apple store had a firesale and the was, under the table, a 20" iMac G4. It had nothing...
Posted by southtdi, on May 29, 2005 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
I two of the 24" Dell displays and they are... 1,610 Views / 7 Replies  
I two of the 24" Dell displays and they are great. for more info I recommend reading through the thread above. I almost bought the 23" Apple display but the issues it was having and the fact fo a...
Posted by southtdi, on May 28, 2005 at 12:19 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The FireLite drives are also known to be pretty... 431 Views / 1 Replies  
The FireLite drives are also known to be pretty good.
Posted by southtdi, on May 23, 2005 at 04:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I have both of them workng in mine. I did find... 9,849 Views / 111 Replies  
I have both of them workng in mine. I did find that they cannot be hooked up to a USB card in the computer. they must be hooked either directly to the computer or to a good poweed usb hub. Do that...
Posted by southtdi, on May 21, 2005 at 11:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I get it every now and then but it's upon waking... 865 Views / 7 Replies  
I get it every now and then but it's upon waking from sleep and the cursor on the second montor is a dead one. Once i drag over to it and back it's gone. That's on my power mac.

On my power book...
Posted by southtdi, on May 19, 2005 at 09:48 AM, in macOS
If you are looking at the EyeTV 200 don't forget... 14,442 Views / 60 Replies  
If you are looking at the EyeTV 200 don't forget to look at teh Plextor Connectix box. It uses the EyeTV components inside, incuding the software, but it also gives you teh ability to connect analog...
Posted by southtdi, on May 17, 2005 at 10:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just create a simple admin account. The new owner... 595 Views / 5 Replies  
Just create a simple admin account. The new owner can create thier own account with administrative access and then delete the admin account after they get theirs up and running.
Posted by southtdi, on May 17, 2005 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Could be a simple back up on supply of the... 712 Views / 4 Replies  
Could be a simple back up on supply of the airport/ bluetooth module.
Posted by southtdi, on May 17, 2005 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually lately on the wholeseller side those... 661 Views / 8 Replies  
Actually lately on the wholeseller side those drives have been cheaper to purchase then the same D2 drive. For some reason they haven't been as popular in sales as the D2 and due to that the prices...
Posted by southtdi, on May 6, 2005 at 10:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The antenna was supposed to be in the box even if... 2,277 Views / 4 Replies  
The antenna was supposed to be in the box even if you didn't get it with the airport card. Call Apple, they may just send you one.
Posted by southtdi, on May 5, 2005 at 12:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
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