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Is this a bug related to the graphics driver? I... 5,862 Views / 16 Replies  
Is this a bug related to the graphics driver? I played HL2 from start to finish and EP1 twice without a crash on an imac.
Posted by rm199, on Jun 27, 2006 at 01:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Exactly - there is no substitute for RAM with... 2,385 Views / 5 Replies  
Exactly - there is no substitute for RAM with either rosetta or parallels. WIth 2Gb I just leave parallels with XP/Office 12 running fulltime (on both macbook and imac)
Posted by rm199, on Jun 26, 2006 at 02:14 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I don't mean to deflate the thread but should HL2... 5,862 Views / 16 Replies  
I don't mean to deflate the thread but should HL2 really be viewed at 'cut down' settings? Especially with respect to Episiode One, this game deserves all settings set to max.
Posted by rm199, on Jun 26, 2006 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I use parallels on a 2Ghz with 2Gb RAM and its... 2,385 Views / 5 Replies  
I use parallels on a 2Ghz with 2Gb RAM and its great - i use office 12 beta 2 rather than mac office for example. Visio is faster in parallels that on my office thinkpad.
Posted by rm199, on Jun 25, 2006 at 02:16 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/15/sonys-ar-blu-ra... 4,593 Views / 63 Replies  
http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/15/sonys-ar-blu-ray-vaio-laptop-goes-on-pre-sale/

buy one of those when released and hack OSX onto it
Posted by rm199, on May 16, 2006 at 01:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Windows Media 11 v iTunes 759 Views / 19 Replies  
iTunes finally has some competition (it has been fairly stagnant for a while now) - just using WM11 player in parallels and I really like it. Sure the 'gloss' look is cheezy but the album art viewing...
Posted by rm199, on May 15, 2006 at 04:35 PM, in Applications
I've ordered one - just waiting for a spare... 861 Views / 10 Replies  
I've ordered one - just waiting for a spare weekend and I'll do the surgery. Shame it will only format to 680Gb but you can't have everything.
Posted by rm199, on May 14, 2006 at 04:40 AM, in Mac Desktops
absolutely fantastic. 861 Views / 10 Replies  
absolutely fantastic.
Posted by rm199, on May 2, 2006 at 07:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
2gb RAM, x1600 is overclocked to 475/450 4,445 Views / 20 Replies  
2gb RAM, x1600 is overclocked to 475/450
Posted by rm199, on May 2, 2006 at 07:20 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Regular HL2 runs great with everything turned up... 4,445 Views / 20 Replies  
Regular HL2 runs great with everything turned up (just finished it on the weekend). LC is pretty slow unfortunately. Don't even bother with F.E.A.R
Posted by rm199, on May 2, 2006 at 04:08 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Will the Seagate 750Gb fit in iMac 861 Views / 10 Replies  
Just curious, anyone know if the 750Gb Seagate will fit (physically) in an Intel iMac?
Posted by rm199, on May 2, 2006 at 04:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm finding it faster to run office 2003 in... 1,072 Views / 12 Replies  
I'm finding it faster to run office 2003 in XP/parallels than mac office 2004. As a bonus Visio runs faster than on my corporate stinkpad. In fact everything in XP/parallels is faster than the...
Posted by rm199, on Apr 27, 2006 at 02:39 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I wonder if the Intel move will open the door to... 779 Views / 9 Replies  
I wonder if the Intel move will open the door to pre-n card drivers... although no one seems to be making a pre-n card in ecard 34 format yet
Posted by rm199, on Apr 15, 2006 at 04:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I think this can be easily solved if you... 4,444 Views / 271 Replies  
I think this can be easily solved if you recognise the true issue at hand.

Rather than twist and turn over such trivial matters such as 'will she/wont she' how about consider other critical things...
Posted by rm199, on Apr 15, 2006 at 04:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When I was growing up, piano practice could only... 807 Views / 20 Replies  
When I was growing up, piano practice could only occur when parent was sufficiently in the mood. Totally understandable as scales are boring enough for the piano student to play to let alone for...
Posted by rm199, on Mar 25, 2006 at 05:20 AM, in Applications
My grand might feel better than the 'e-piano'... 807 Views / 20 Replies  
My grand might feel better than the 'e-piano' keyboard, but Synthogy Ivory sounds a LOT better than the grand so I play that more often. The keyboard in question is a fatar, Ivory plays off a...
Posted by rm199, on Mar 21, 2006 at 05:38 PM, in Applications
I'm not interested in Merom's speed increases,... 4,092 Views / 63 Replies  
I'm not interested in Merom's speed increases, its the 64bit and virtualisation features that I can't wait for!
Posted by rm199, on Mar 12, 2006 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Of course iMaginator is demonstrating that the... 64,852 Views / 767 Replies  
Of course iMaginator is demonstrating that the x1600 has better shader performance than the 6600SE/9600XT, not that core duo is performing extremely well.

The iMovieHD 'benchmarks' are interesting...
Posted by rm199, on Jan 27, 2006 at 03:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
cross fingers that ATI release hardware h264 drivers that work with quicktime 245 Views / 0 Replies  
The results speak for themselves on PC hardware (100% CPU down to 35-40% on X1k).
Posted by rm199, on Jan 10, 2006 at 05:26 PM, in Applications
The 520 is available on the PC as the X1800. ... 890 Views / 10 Replies  
The 520 is available on the PC as the X1800.

It's true that the 7800 is faster than the X1800 however recent driver updates added 30% performance on ATI side and there is a lot more to come...
Posted by rm199, on Oct 24, 2005 at 12:03 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm still eager for the R520 over the recently... 890 Views / 10 Replies  
I'm still eager for the R520 over the recently announced 7800, assuming ATI enable hardware H264 in the mac drivers that is...
Posted by rm199, on Oct 24, 2005 at 10:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
'Pc Haters Welcome, Come Post Your Bad Pc... 805 Views / 13 Replies  
'Pc Haters Welcome, Come Post Your Bad Pc Experiences And Angers'

Definitely have some of those - crashes twice a day if the machine is pushed hard, once every two days if just coasting along....
Posted by rm199, on Oct 13, 2005 at 04:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
The PS3 HD specs are generally available - it has... 530 Views / 7 Replies  
The PS3 HD specs are generally available - it has dual HDMI outputs both capable of 1080p. I'll definitely be picking up a 1080p projector along with the PS3. Doesn't mean every game will output at...
Posted by rm199, on Sep 29, 2005 at 06:34 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
PM video upgrade options just got squished 890 Views / 10 Replies  
I know a few people in here (myself included) have been waiting to see the R520 based ATI cards be announced on the Mac, unfortunately the inquirer is reporting that ATI have cancelled the AGP...
Posted by rm199, on Sep 29, 2005 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
darn - the cycle network connection fix only... 9,210 Views / 70 Replies  
darn - the cycle network connection fix only seems to work for the first couple of times the problem manifests. Still better than nothing, saves a couple of cycles a day which is better than a poke...
Posted by rm199, on Sep 24, 2005 at 06:15 AM, in Mac OS X
wow thanks for the 'drop the network connection'... 9,210 Views / 70 Replies  
wow thanks for the 'drop the network connection' advice it just worked on one of those situations. Interestingly I am not running Safari right now but it still happened. Nice to know I can just turn...
Posted by rm199, on Sep 23, 2005 at 04:05 PM, in Mac OS X
pc hired *sigh of relief* (using it via remote... 9,210 Views / 70 Replies  
pc hired *sigh of relief* (using it via remote desktop - the macs are stable enough if they are basically idle).

now that the pressure is off to some degree I'm going to go through some of the...
Posted by rm199, on Sep 23, 2005 at 10:35 AM, in Mac OS X
I'll try hold on ;) Not sure I'll have enough... 9,210 Views / 70 Replies  
I'll try hold on ;) Not sure I'll have enough disk space, this leak if that is what it is gobbles up disk space (went to bed last night and machine had 6Gb free, this morning it has 600Mb with disk...
Posted by rm199, on Sep 22, 2005 at 03:27 AM, in Mac OS X
Well one can never be sure but it just 'seems' to... 9,210 Views / 70 Replies  
Well one can never be sure but it just 'seems' to have flared up since 10.4.2. Basically the problems happen under serious load (which never used to be a problem). It seems like a system memory leak...
Posted by rm199, on Sep 21, 2005 at 05:06 PM, in Mac OS X
any news on 10.4.3? 9,210 Views / 70 Replies  
10.4.2 is causing enough trouble that I'm about to hire a PC for a while to actually get some work done. Has anyone heard of how far away 10.4.3 might be?
Posted by rm199, on Sep 21, 2005 at 03:18 PM, in Mac OS X
I agree, I don't really care if that is a mock up... 1,486 Views / 20 Replies  
I agree, I don't really care if that is a mock up or not - I like it quite a bit more than brushed metal.

Sounds like it is not something to look forward to for a little while though (either OSX...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 24, 2005 at 04:18 AM, in GUI Customization
as do the *late* it would seem 644 Views / 8 Replies  
as do the *late* it would seem
Posted by rm199, on Jun 23, 2005 at 09:48 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
stock ati 9600 in a G5 running 10.4.1 5,486 Views / 64 Replies  
stock ati 9600 in a G5 running 10.4.1
Posted by rm199, on Jun 22, 2005 at 04:02 PM, in Applications
I'm waiting for feedback from M-Audio as to the... 644 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm waiting for feedback from M-Audio as to the Revolution 7.1 status in the same G5. I've just picked a USB midi adapter to get things going but perhaps it would be worth waiting to see what happens...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 22, 2005 at 09:15 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I found a post on the Apple support site and... 644 Views / 8 Replies  
I found a post on the Apple support site and after installing the card 15 minutes ago I can confirm that it doesn't work in a PCI only 2Ghz G5. Agreed on the M-Audio website, I checked there before...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 22, 2005 at 06:38 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
same for me, I see the green line around the... 5,486 Views / 64 Replies  
same for me, I see the green line around the whole movie when in full screen. I'm not sure it matters what movie is playing but I haven't investigated thoroughly yet. I've had this since test1
Posted by rm199, on Jun 22, 2005 at 03:52 AM, in Applications
alternative to audiophile 2496 644 Views / 8 Replies  
I've just been told that my about to arrive audiophile 2496 is not compatible with the 2005 2Ghz G5, can anyone suggest an alternative card? I didn't want an external box but if this is all that can...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 22, 2005 at 03:49 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
is there any way APE or anything else can change metal to glass 1,486 Views / 20 Replies  
Yes I know it is a crazy obsession but I love the avalon glass window frame rather than brushed metal. Is there any possibility in Tiger or will this never happen?
Posted by rm199, on Jun 22, 2005 at 03:11 AM, in GUI Customization
On the surface it appears to be very good news... 1,281 Views / 23 Replies  
On the surface it appears to be very good news for the portable lines - Intel has demonstrated they can lead the pack with the Pentium-M. It is the Pentium-M Yonah that looks exciting according to...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 7, 2005 at 07:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Definitely an Intel if they use the Yonah in the... 2,333 Views / 82 Replies  
Definitely an Intel if they use the Yonah in the first Pentiumbook
Posted by rm199, on Jun 7, 2005 at 05:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
has anyone peeked inside one of the dev boxes at WWDC 825 Views / 1 Replies  
Quite interested to know what architecture the intel CPU has been dropped into, if that is at all apparent from eyeballing the motherboard of the developer kits.
Posted by rm199, on Jun 6, 2005 at 07:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Now that Apple is swapped to Intel perhaps PCI... 1,281 Views / 23 Replies  
Now that Apple is swapped to Intel perhaps PCI express will be included as a bonus

*grin*
Posted by rm199, on Jun 6, 2005 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
mobile mining (costs you about 350k to get... 2,370 Views / 44 Replies  
mobile mining (costs you about 350k to get started though, but you can get that from the end of mission 2) and/or capturing pirate ships (costs 7-12k in wasp missiles per ship you capture). Either...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 5, 2005 at 08:52 PM, in Gaming
I'll try that - it could very well be sound... 2,370 Views / 44 Replies  
I'll try that - it could very well be sound related as the quits always occur alondside some sound stuttering. Regarding crash logs I'm not sure there are any, the game just quits and thats that!
...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 3, 2005 at 09:45 PM, in Gaming
This has to be my favourite game in a long time,... 2,370 Views / 44 Replies  
This has to be my favourite game in a long time, but I have to give it a break - just too crashy to play.
Posted by rm199, on Jun 3, 2005 at 07:49 PM, in Gaming
Indeed at the start of the year when the... 1,778 Views / 30 Replies  
Indeed at the start of the year when the announcements were made there were over 120 titles lined up from the various studios. They all said Q3/Q4 2005.

Nothing stopping them delaying the launch...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 3, 2005 at 04:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
wow that sounds great, perhaps I'll reinstall... 2,370 Views / 44 Replies  
wow that sounds great, perhaps I'll reinstall and see if that fixes the mouse and stability problems. At the moment I can't go more than 10-15 minutes without the game quitting (but it is so...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 3, 2005 at 04:21 AM, in Gaming
well to be honest I can't make heads or tails of... 2,370 Views / 44 Replies  
well to be honest I can't make heads or tails of that dialog box all the options are too cryptic for me! If you actually have mouse control then at least I know it is possible and can do some trial...
Posted by rm199, on Jun 2, 2005 at 02:00 PM, in Gaming
I hope its just my copy but the game is highly... 2,370 Views / 44 Replies  
I hope its just my copy but the game is highly unstable (on 10.4.1) and does not have mouse support (certainly no instructions on how to enable the mouse if there is). How is the game for others?
Posted by rm199, on Jun 2, 2005 at 05:45 AM, in Gaming
Not sure what I was getting all worked up about... 889 Views / 11 Replies  
Not sure what I was getting all worked up about anyway, performance is abysmal on the 9600 as it is. Turning on FSAA would just be plain silly.
Posted by rm199, on Jun 1, 2005 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
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