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hmmm yes it may be the ram, I just got some Apple... 853 Views / 12 Replies  
hmmm yes it may be the ram, I just got some Apple original PC100 ram last night and tried again installing Tiger, I got further on this time but the installer still quit with errors soon after...
Posted by thereubster, on Aug 3, 2005 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
-What are my options? 1. Upgrade the G4,... 1,325 Views / 11 Replies  
-What are my options?
1. Upgrade the G4, Logic works best with Dual-processors so you are looking at $400 minimum if you are serious about it (and it may not accept Dual-proc's, you'll need to...
Posted by thereubster, on Aug 2, 2005 at 08:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac Hammer Fan, did you have any issues with the... 853 Views / 12 Replies  
Mac Hammer Fan, did you have any issues with the Tiger installer and the PCI Radeon 7000? When I tried to install Tiger last night on my G4 Yikes with a Rad7000 PCI, it just sat there doing nothing...
Posted by thereubster, on Aug 2, 2005 at 08:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
How much is the dell? ;) Seriously though, I... 4,444 Views / 38 Replies  
How much is the dell? ;) Seriously though, I think you will find Adobe CS to be better on the Pentium M than on a G4, assuming they both have similar graphics cards. Can I suggest a 3rd option? If...
Posted by thereubster, on Aug 1, 2005 at 11:24 PM, in Mac Notebooks
the G4 powermacs that use PC133 cannot address... 536 Views / 4 Replies  
the G4 powermacs that use PC133 cannot address more than 512Mb per slot. Its just a limit of the memory controller. Actually I think the MDD DDR powermacs have the same limit.
Posted by thereubster, on Jul 29, 2005 at 12:14 AM, in Mac Desktops
probably the Mac mini will stay on the 167Mhz bus... 2,074 Views / 42 Replies  
probably the Mac mini will stay on the 167Mhz bus (using the 7447) and the powerbooks will move to the 7448 G4 with 1Mb L2 on the 200Mhz bus. Remember that Freescale only need to be able to produce...
Posted by thereubster, on Jul 21, 2005 at 08:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think there is more than enough evidence to... 1,055 Views / 22 Replies  
I think there is more than enough evidence to suggest that the iMac G5 has either a major design flaw or a very long run of bad capacitors. I just meant that its a shame because it seems like a...
Posted by thereubster, on Jul 20, 2005 at 09:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: New Month New Mac! G4 Yikes... 15,629 Views / 122 Replies  
New Month New Mac!
G4 Yikes 350/512Mb/Combo/Radeon7000PCI (flashed)/20Gb (new) Hitachi 7200 ATA100 HD.
Total cost $185 - YIKES!
Sold DA G4 with Quicksilver 867Mhz/512/80GB Seagate/DVR-109/Radeon...
Posted by thereubster, on Jul 20, 2005 at 09:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Its so sad the iMac G5 has turned out to be such... 1,055 Views / 22 Replies  
Its so sad the iMac G5 has turned out to be such a dud. I was so set to buy one when the first bad cap problems showed up, since then its just gotten worse and worse...... I finfd it amazing that...
Posted by thereubster, on Jul 19, 2005 at 08:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
You have plenty of Ram and a good GPU so upgrade... 596 Views / 5 Replies  
You have plenty of Ram and a good GPU so upgrade the CPU first, make sure its working well, then get the DVD burner and install 10.4 last. That way you get the DL burning OS support installed. If you...
Posted by thereubster, on Jul 19, 2005 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yep I have a Dual Processor Xeon with... 5,593 Views / 89 Replies  
Yep I have a Dual Processor Xeon with Hyperthreading at work. Win XP sees it as a 4 proc machine and man it slays mutlithreaded apps dead (mainly 3D graphics stuff), chewing through 4 files or thread...
Posted by thereubster, on Jun 8, 2005 at 07:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have an SGI (Sony Trinitron) 22" CRT and HP 19"... 1,982 Views / 32 Replies  
I have an SGI (Sony Trinitron) 22" CRT and HP 19" TFT at work and prefer the CRT still, mainly for its resolution (1600x1200). Its getting a bit fuzzy tho, whereas my TFT is very clear and sharp.
Posted by thereubster, on Jun 8, 2005 at 07:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
yep it will work because I have exactly the same... 508 Views / 3 Replies  
yep it will work because I have exactly the same combo. Go to XLR8yourmac.com and search the FAQ for Quicksilver in a DA powermac or something like that. Esentually you need to run a +12V wire to the...
Posted by thereubster, on Jun 8, 2005 at 06:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
Me neither. I have been waiting for someone to... 2,819 Views / 25 Replies  
Me neither. I have been waiting for someone to confirm if the dud caps are still being used in the new rev. 2 iMac G5. Now I guess I wont be getting one.... I'm still waiting for the 970GX to appear....
Posted by thereubster, on May 25, 2005 at 05:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
get a M-Audio one, they have good OSX support,... 1,782 Views / 12 Replies  
get a M-Audio one, they have good OSX support, however do you need digital or analog outputs for your 5.1 system? Cos the cheap M-audio stuff (like the theatre or Transit) only have digital outs for...
Posted by thereubster, on May 24, 2005 at 07:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think he meant double post... And I agree about... 2,382 Views / 29 Replies  
I think he meant double post... And I agree about the Shuttle XPC form factor, it would allow much cheaper full size drives (HD and optical) and better cooling as well. It could still be smaller than...
Posted by thereubster, on May 23, 2005 at 05:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
DVD ripping on the Mac Will be way slower than... 2,226 Views / 32 Replies  
DVD ripping on the Mac Will be way slower than PC, period. Even the dual 2 Ghz G5 will be way slower. And there is no FREE equivalent to DVD shrink. Use Mac theripper for ripping DVD but you will...
Posted by thereubster, on May 5, 2005 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
More like 1986-7 I think 2,957 Views / 33 Replies  
More like 1986-7 I think
Posted by thereubster, on May 3, 2005 at 11:38 PM, in Hardware Hacking
If you are serious about Logic and FCP then get... 1,680 Views / 21 Replies  
If you are serious about Logic and FCP then get the Powermac, the dual processor will make a huge difference, as will RAID and expandiblity options. Forget the Apple 20" inch and get yourself 2 17"...
Posted by thereubster, on May 3, 2005 at 11:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Can a Cube motherboard run a normal G4 daughtercard? 478 Views / 0 Replies  
Hiya, I've gotten my hands on a working Cube Motherboard, I still need to find a powersupply before I can get it to work but I have a question. Will my Sonnett 1.2Ghz upgrade card work if I just plug...
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 26, 2005 at 10:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
and I'm sticking with my G4 DA. There is no way... 25,494 Views / 224 Replies  
and I'm sticking with my G4 DA. There is no way Apple will be able to convince savvy pro users to upgrade to G5's without architecture changes like PCI-E and dual-core. I guess they are coming in a...
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 25, 2005 at 07:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
What kind of plug is on the end of the ribbon... 818 Views / 4 Replies  
What kind of plug is on the end of the ribbon cable? If you got a Mac mini, you could probably use the motherboard and connect the DVI output directly. But hey, what do I know? ;) My guess is you...
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 21, 2005 at 06:23 PM, in Hardware Hacking
DA is the quietest unless you put a damn noisy... 1,490 Views / 20 Replies  
DA is the quietest unless you put a damn noisy Sonnett upgrade card in it :( Original MDD are way too loud, avoid them, I think the FW800 was better?
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 21, 2005 at 06:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
yes you need to remove the hex screws as well as... 591 Views / 2 Replies  
yes you need to remove the hex screws as well as the little bracket underneath the power supply, check out this guide http://www.marathoncomputer.com/downloads/PRGSnstr.pdf it shows how to take apart...
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 19, 2005 at 11:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Dont buy the 23" inch DVI ALu Cinema dispaly.... 1,034 Views / 17 Replies  
Dont buy the 23" inch DVI ALu Cinema dispaly. Have you not heard about the continuing quality issues? Buy a Dell (seriously)
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 19, 2005 at 05:50 PM, in Hardware Hacking
It would be a move of staggering stupidity on... 6,871 Views / 74 Replies  
It would be a move of staggering stupidity on Apples part to drop PCI-X (and therefore PCI) when they moved to PCI-E for Graphics. Many current PRO users of G5's (and G4's) have PCi cards for Video,...
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 11, 2005 at 05:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Double post 6,871 Views / 74 Replies  
Double post
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 7, 2005 at 10:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
I would expect major changes to the Powermac line... 6,871 Views / 74 Replies  
I would expect major changes to the Powermac line soon, if not in the next few weeks (at NAB) then at WWDC in early June. Now is not a good time to buy, esp. as evidence of Dual core G5 has emerged,...
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 7, 2005 at 10:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Last update (promise) ;) Digital Audio G4 with... 15,629 Views / 122 Replies  
Last update (promise) ;)
Digital Audio G4 with Sonnett 1.2Ghz upgrade
1.5Gb ram (found some more), 80GB Seagate ATA plus 200Gb SATA on seritek SATA PCI Card, Radeon 7500, Pioneer DVR-109, Benq 19"...
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 7, 2005 at 06:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
But only if they are multi-threaded... Which may... 919 Views / 7 Replies  
But only if they are multi-threaded... Which may good mac apps now are, but some notable ones (Office) are not. Having said that I agree definitely go for the dual processor upgrade if you use FCP or...
Posted by thereubster, on Apr 3, 2005 at 11:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Nice Setup Kristoff! Just wanted to say the... 15,629 Views / 122 Replies  
Nice Setup Kristoff!
Just wanted to say the G4/733 wasn't dead, so not sure what to do with it now? Anyone?
Edit no.2 Sonnet upgrade up and running so I now have Digital Audio 1.2Ghz/1Gb...
Posted by thereubster, on Mar 30, 2005 at 05:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
I agree that its a shame the OEM's dont sell... 17,879 Views / 58 Replies  
I agree that its a shame the OEM's dont sell directly. But they might have some kind of deal going with the likes of Dell , Apple, HP not to compete. It's well known that LG/Phillips supplied the 23...
Posted by thereubster, on Mar 30, 2005 at 12:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Its interesting how so many Mac lovers love to... 17,879 Views / 58 Replies  
Its interesting how so many Mac lovers love to rag on Dell monitors (not that anyone here is, lets be clear on that :) ) but Dell do EXACTLY the same thing as Apple do, buy LCD Panels from Samsung,...
Posted by thereubster, on Mar 29, 2005 at 10:39 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Carbon Copy Clone the old disk to the new Raptor,... 920 Views / 7 Replies  
Carbon Copy Clone the old disk to the new Raptor, leaving out any really big files you dont need copies of (like movies). Then when 10.4 comes out, do a clean install on the Raptor, the 10000Rpm...
Posted by thereubster, on Mar 29, 2005 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Current (until tomorrow!!) Powermac G4/450... 15,629 Views / 122 Replies  
Current (until tomorrow!!)
Powermac G4/450 Sawtooth (was a freebee from work, no HD, Ram or graphics card)
896Mb PC133/80Gb Seagate HD/DVD-RAM (useless for anything except CD's)/Radeon 7500 Retail...
Posted by thereubster, on Mar 29, 2005 at 07:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
My guess is that as the iMac G5 becomes cheaper... 6,908 Views / 58 Replies  
My guess is that as the iMac G5 becomes cheaper to make (as the 17" TFT drops in price) the eMac will just phase out. Maybe Apple will make a special tough glass cover for schools to protect the...
Posted by thereubster, on Mar 1, 2005 at 06:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Also there's the not inconsequential problem that... 1,117 Views / 12 Replies  
Also there's the not inconsequential problem that the 6800 ULTRA Go (the one thats that Dell montrosity) is a PCI-Express ONLY part. SO it would need a new Motherboard design. I am convinced that we...
Posted by thereubster, on Feb 27, 2005 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
 
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