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Whether the OP is legit or not, I have to admit... 1,315 Views / 10 Replies  
Whether the OP is legit or not, I have to admit that all the hype and mass news posting of iPhone related stuff has become rather OTT & tiresome. We as a 'Mac' community may do well to remember that...
Posted by Grrr, on Jul 18, 2008 at 03:56 PM, in Feedback
Its a well documented problem mentioned in more... 373 Views / 3 Replies  
Its a well documented problem mentioned in more than a few posts already. One of my Macs saw both updates as soon as they were available. My other mac stubbornly refused regardless of what I tried. I...
Posted by Grrr, on Jul 14, 2008 at 12:47 PM, in Mac OS X
This is strange... When the original V1.0 version... 880 Views / 2 Replies  
This is strange... When the original V1.0 version came out a couple of days ago, my G4 powerbook found it right away. However, my alu iMac couldn't see it. And this is the same with the V1.1 update....
Posted by Grrr, on Jul 11, 2008 at 08:22 PM, in Applications
Im not off to a good start either. I can't even... 3,652 Views / 53 Replies  
Im not off to a good start either. I can't even download the 'MobileMe update for Leopard' on my alu iMac. It doesnt show up in Software update. But I got it fine on my old G4 powerbook.
I tried to...
Posted by Grrr, on Jul 11, 2008 at 10:43 AM, in Applications
Before anyone says "Downloading now!" I don't... 4,904 Views / 76 Replies  
Before anyone says "Downloading now!" I don't care. And before anyone says "OMG! It's teh Snappy!" No, it isn't. You imagined it again. And again, I don't care anyway.



:p
Posted by Grrr, on Jun 30, 2008 at 05:37 PM, in Mac OS X
Read it again, then it will make sense. The 2gb... 10,136 Views / 30 Replies  
Read it again, then it will make sense.
The 2gb kit is 2 X 1gb chips. Not 1 X 2gb chip.

However, why on earth you'd want to buy that, when most of these iMacs already have a 1gb chip installed is...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 29, 2007 at 07:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
More evidence that Apple & ATI really shouldn't... 6,193 Views / 28 Replies  
More evidence that Apple & ATI really shouldn't have teamed up..
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 28, 2007 at 10:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Im going to put it on my 2nd gen 1ghz 12"... 571 Views / 4 Replies  
Im going to put it on my 2nd gen 1ghz 12" PowerBook shortly. From what I have read, it should be pretty good. And quite possibly faster than Tiger??
768mb of ram in mine. A little tight perhaps, but...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 26, 2007 at 11:33 AM, in Mac OS X
This was a mighty cruel joke! You'd think it... 3,185 Views / 53 Replies  
This was a mighty cruel joke!
You'd think it was exactly the update the Alu iMac owners were looking for. Right? Alas, its actually an update for the previous gen white iMacs :brick: Nothing to do...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 26, 2007 at 10:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
This update sure does feel like its a long time... 3,185 Views / 53 Replies  
This update sure does feel like its a long time coming. I hope Leopard is not the update! But I should be getting it shortly anyway, so it will be the 1st thing I test.
I've hardly used this new...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 25, 2007 at 03:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
The screen is certainly noticeably better on the... 1,310 Views / 10 Replies  
The screen is certainly noticeably better on the latest 24" iMacs. But often still not perfect (uneven illumination). Try and check some out in stores? Its quite evident generally.
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 25, 2007 at 03:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
A newsgroup? I have to say I never sussed those... 2,185 Views / 63 Replies  
A newsgroup? I have to say I never sussed those things out, so i dont know the 1st thing about them.
As for Leopard, it doesn't matter to me personally, as I ordered it anyway. But i did hope to get...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 23, 2007 at 12:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The naughty Mac users will be bummed. A guy on... 2,185 Views / 63 Replies  
The naughty Mac users will be bummed. A guy on Oink was just about to put Leopard there last night.
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 23, 2007 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I expect it will not be built in to Leopard yet. ... 3,185 Views / 53 Replies  
I expect it will not be built in to Leopard yet.
This is just a semi educated guess though, as these iMacs are known to freeze in some recent Leopard betas too.. So its quite likely there will be...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 21, 2007 at 09:22 PM, in Mac Desktops
As I said before, I doubt the 1.1 update is to... 3,185 Views / 53 Replies  
As I said before, I doubt the 1.1 update is to blame at all.
And don't forget, there are 3 update states.. No update, V1.0 update, and the V1.1 update. Apple dont offer the V1.0 update any more,...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 21, 2007 at 11:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
The way I see it, its a consequence of consumer... 1,310 Views / 10 Replies  
The way I see it, its a consequence of consumer demand for cheaper Macs. How many times have you heard PC users say "Macs are so expensive!" ?
In many ways they were right all along. But then we...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 19, 2007 at 03:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
I wouldn't waste your time doing that, to be... 3,185 Views / 53 Replies  
I wouldn't waste your time doing that, to be honest. If it does fix it, its likely to only be temporary. If the 1.1 update was bad, Im sure Apple would have pulled it.
I had as many freeze ups...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 10, 2007 at 09:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
Been there, done that. I even removed the stock... 3,185 Views / 53 Replies  
Been there, done that. I even removed the stock ram altogether and replaced for another chip. No joy. Hardware tests dont show up anything.

At least Apple acknowledged the problem though, and are...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 9, 2007 at 10:55 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, might be better to ask in the more... 2,676 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes, might be better to ask in the more appropriate forum, but for now I can help some..

As of 10.4.9, OS X has built in support for USB webcams. The catch is, they must be UVC compliant (USB...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 8, 2007 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
I believe this is not so unusual for refurbs.... 1,310 Views / 15 Replies  
I believe this is not so unusual for refurbs. More ram than quoted is fairy common too (So I have read)
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 8, 2007 at 02:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm on my second alu iMac now. And they both... 3,185 Views / 53 Replies  
I'm on my second alu iMac now. And they both exhibit the same fault.

The problem with this issue is, is that although a lot of people have freezing iMacs, different things appear to trigger it....
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 5, 2007 at 10:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
Well, its up to you of course.. Im on my 2nd alu... 645 Views / 10 Replies  
Well, its up to you of course.. Im on my 2nd alu iMac now. And they both freeze up. I was hesitant to install the 1.1 update on the 2nd one. But after a while, I did it anyway.
Both my iMacs had as...
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 2, 2007 at 08:05 AM, in Gaming
Is the iMac fully up to date? Including the iMac... 645 Views / 10 Replies  
Is the iMac fully up to date? Including the iMac software v1.1 update?
Any problems in any other apps/games? Any freeze ups?
Posted by Grrr, on Oct 1, 2007 at 09:44 PM, in Gaming
Not exactly, but the heat sinks for cpu & gpu are... 1,017 Views / 12 Replies  
Not exactly, but the heat sinks for cpu & gpu are there.
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 28, 2007 at 07:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
I seriously doubt it.. My G5 iMac (rev a) is... 1,139 Views / 21 Replies  
I seriously doubt it.. My G5 iMac (rev a) is adequate with UT2004. But it really doesn't stand a chance with UT3. I think the latest iMacs should do ok enough however.
As Peter said, its going to...
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 28, 2007 at 10:20 AM, in Gaming
Ignore the perma-noob troll. I don't know if... 454 Views / 2 Replies  
Ignore the perma-noob troll.
I don't know if all the new iMacs do this, but certainly a lot of them do. Mine included. I started a post about it in this forum already. Although it was derailed...
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 27, 2007 at 11:09 AM, in Gaming
I really dont think you'll get 2 drives inside 1... 588 Views / 5 Replies  
I really dont think you'll get 2 drives inside 1 eMac. Unless you somehow butcher in 2 smaller (and slower) laptop drives.
I used that guys website posted above to help when I modded my emac some...
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 20, 2007 at 04:05 PM, in Mac Desktops
Barefeats tests were so cr@p, they didn't even... 5,864 Views / 40 Replies  
Barefeats tests were so cr@p, they didn't even notice the rather significant issue of the Macs locking up on an alarmingly frequent basis. Throwing their credibility clean out the window, in my...
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 14, 2007 at 01:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've only run X-bench to test. All the scores... 5,864 Views / 40 Replies  
I've only run X-bench to test.
All the scores for each test were near enough identical, bar one..
The user interface test. On my imac at least, went from a score of 298 to 427. But as I say, the...
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 14, 2007 at 11:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes.. UT2004 was the main culprit. It would... 5,864 Views / 40 Replies  
Yes.. UT2004 was the main culprit. It would always freeze within 20 mins or so. But it seems ok now.
There was a few other things which could trip the iMac into locking up too (Including some of...
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 14, 2007 at 09:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
A couple of posts from users over on Macrumors... 5,864 Views / 40 Replies  
A couple of posts from users over on Macrumors report quite substantial performance increases with this update. I was more concerned about stability than the speed boost.
I've not been able to test...
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Its the same troll ;) Generally easy to spot with... 1,694 Views / 17 Replies  
Its the same troll ;) Generally easy to spot with his usual monotonous yawn inspiring replies though.

So.. No outdated previous gen slower iMac required, because Apple came up with the goods and...
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 14, 2007 at 07:35 AM, in Gaming
Not all games are affected, so your findings... 1,694 Views / 17 Replies  
Not all games are affected, so your findings don't surprise me entirely. UT2004 however, is perhaps the worst offender. Also, the problem for some reason does appear more frequently in an online...
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 3, 2007 at 12:53 PM, in Gaming
I did something similar to an old beige G3 tower.... 547 Views / 1 Replies  
I did something similar to an old beige G3 tower. It was a 266mhz G3, and I took it to a 500mhz G4. The difference was certainly noticeable. But these days i still dont think it would be enough....
Posted by Grrr, on Sep 1, 2007 at 09:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
A quick Google shows that it has been open... 5,864 Views / 40 Replies  
A quick Google shows that it has been open standard for a good couple of years?

InformIT: MXM: Finally, an open standard for laptop graphics > MXM: Finally, an open standard for laptop graphics...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 30, 2007 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, for an underclocked card, it sure does trip... 5,864 Views / 40 Replies  
Well, for an underclocked card, it sure does trip over itself a lot! But I hope and expect Apple will soon have that fixed in a software update.

Interesting news none the less though, thanks for...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 30, 2007 at 11:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
The name was supposed to be temporary.. I had a... 620 Views / 8 Replies  
The name was supposed to be temporary.. I had a name before this that I somehow screwed up my login details for. I made this name so I could post again and ask a mod how to fix the old name. But in...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 30, 2007 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
BINGO! Many thanks Simon :thumbsup: That was... 469 Views / 6 Replies  
BINGO! Many thanks Simon :thumbsup: That was indeed the problem. Firmware for my old drive was several years out of date.
Now updated and formatted to GUID with no problems at all :)
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 30, 2007 at 10:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Well, that was my thought for a moment too. But... 469 Views / 6 Replies  
Well, that was my thought for a moment too. But it has shown zero problems besides this. And it will format absolutely fine to regular APM (Apple Partition Map) mode. Its just GUID that throws up...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Problems partitioning a drive for intel (GUID) 469 Views / 6 Replies  
I did have a quick search for this, but didnt find exactly what I was looking for.

So.. im trying to format/partition an external firewire hd (LaCie) for an intel OS X install. But Disc Utility...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 29, 2007 at 10:32 PM, in Mac OS X
I've bought ram for all my macs from crucial for... 620 Views / 8 Replies  
I've bought ram for all my macs from crucial for years (9 macs or so!?). Never had a bad chip yet. I don't think you'll go wrong with that kit.. And I think its about half what you'd pay for the same...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 29, 2007 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
I read this is good too. But I believe it has no... 1,359 Views / 35 Replies  
I read this is good too. But I believe it has no mic? Could be important to some..
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 28, 2007 at 11:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Christ, dont buy it from Apple! Its not quite the... 620 Views / 8 Replies  
Christ, dont buy it from Apple! Its not quite the rip off it used to be, but still expensive.
I've always got ram for decent prices at Memory upgrades, flash media, and usb storage at Crucial.com...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 28, 2007 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
How does it feel? Well, I see it this way: The... 1,694 Views / 17 Replies  
How does it feel? Well, I see it this way:
The chances are, it is a software glitch that would quite likely be fixed in an OS update. Its not exactly unheard of in a brand new machine, is it?...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 24, 2007 at 03:33 PM, in Gaming
I wonder who this could be. Talk about... 1,694 Views / 17 Replies  
I wonder who this could be. Talk about predictable.. Try posting something constructive for a change?
The precious seconds tick away until Bannination # 4388. lol
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 24, 2007 at 02:41 PM, in Gaming
1680 X 1050, 32 bit, full screen. All textures... 1,233 Views / 5 Replies  
1680 X 1050, 32 bit, full screen. All textures and details at max plus all the other graphics hoopla enabled. Holy Sh!t settings in other words.
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 19, 2007 at 05:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
UT2004 (3 years old, granted, but still quite... 1,233 Views / 5 Replies  
UT2004 (3 years old, granted, but still quite demanding none the less)
Instant bot games are generally well over 100fps. Often 300fps and occasionally nudging 400fps.
Online games, im yet to see...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 19, 2007 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
I suggest you try one in an Apple store or... 922 Views / 5 Replies  
I suggest you try one in an Apple store or whatever, and read the other threads that talk about this already.
Theres an awful lot of negative press about for these, but im not convinced its entirely...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 19, 2007 at 03:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
This thread is not about the previous gen iMacs. ... 1,694 Views / 17 Replies  
This thread is not about the previous gen iMacs.



Well, theres a few folks having this problem, and it would appear that it is a glitch in all the current generation iMacs with the 2600 pro...
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 19, 2007 at 02:50 PM, in Gaming
Never mind.. Found some constructive info on the... 1,694 Views / 17 Replies  
Never mind.. Found some constructive info on the Apple discussion forums instead.
Posted by Grrr, on Aug 18, 2007 at 01:02 PM, in Gaming
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