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Diff between Macbook Air and new macbook 2,525 Views / 16 Replies  
Hi guys,

Other than the obvious, how is apple positioning the new macbook? It looks just like a macbook air with a choice of chassis colours. It also costs more.

Doesnt make sense to me. Are...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on May 5, 2015 at 09:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Im running Diablo 3 on my early 2008 Macbook alu.... 6,023 Views / 113 Replies  
Im running Diablo 3 on my early 2008 Macbook alu.

2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo
4GB Ram
Nvidia 9400M (256MB) video

The game runs ok on lower settings. I reckon my system would be about the minimum that...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:43 AM, in Gaming
Its great to hear about a new OS but where the... 8,513 Views / 330 Replies  
Its great to hear about a new OS but where the hell is the new mac hardware? iMac and Mac Pro especially.

Surely apple aren't moving toward a notebook only manufacturing company.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:51 PM, in macOS
Reviews indicate otherwise 7,091 Views / 125 Replies  
The insidemacgames review gave Dragon Age 2 a 9/10.

Inside Mac Games Review: Dragon Age 2 (http://www.insidemacgames.com/reviews/view.php?ID=1145)

I haven't played it yet but it looks good from...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Dec 30, 2011 at 06:31 AM, in Gaming
GameTree Mac - Download Great Mac Games... 7,091 Views / 125 Replies  
GameTree Mac - Download Great Mac Games (http://gametreemac.com/onsale/)

Some good mac games on special; esp. Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition @ $19.95

& Dragon Age 2 for $19.95 also.
...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Dec 29, 2011 at 11:06 PM, in Gaming
Lacie External HD failure 752 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey Guys,

I have a Lacie 1TB external usb 2 hard drive. Its one of the "rugged" ones.

The other day it failed. I cant see it in disk utility at all. Also it doesnt mount when i plug it into...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Mar 31, 2011 at 01:16 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
pro vs con 1,302 Views / 22 Replies  
Buy the macbook.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jul 18, 2010 at 09:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Performance boost risks 1,439 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes, you will notice a performance boost with a 7200rpm drive over a 5400rpm drive. I had a firewire 7200rpm drive which i used to boot off and it was noticeably faster than my internal drive.
...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Feb 16, 2010 at 09:57 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You need to boot off an OSX disc. Insert... 460 Views / 2 Replies  
You need to boot off an OSX disc.

Insert dvd, restart and hold down c or option.

Should work.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jul 1, 2009 at 01:56 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Age of Empires 3 741 Views / 6 Replies  
Have you ever played AOE3?

Its a really good game and runs on ppc macs.

Civilization 4 is another good one.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jul 1, 2009 at 01:53 AM, in Gaming
Poll: Cod4 1,739 Views / 50 Replies  
call of duty 4 is a fair bit better than number 5.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jul 1, 2009 at 01:46 AM, in Gaming
Disappointed 10,558 Views / 309 Replies  
I hate to say it, but I was a little disappointed with this game.

Maybe I should give it another chance. What do you guys think?
Posted by Chimpmaster, on May 20, 2009 at 02:06 AM, in Gaming
Poll: Call of Duty 4 1,667 Views / 37 Replies  
I'd have to say Call of Duty 4 was the best fps I have ever played. Especially playing online team death match via xbox live.

Goldeneye was great for its time though, agreed.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on May 20, 2009 at 02:03 AM, in Gaming
Which games are you guys playing on your mac? 1,378 Views / 18 Replies  
Hi guys,

I just purchased a macbook aluminum (2.4Ghz, 4GB RAM) and am on the hunt for good games for it.

I already have an xbox 360 which i used for FPS games such as Call of Duty 4.

I have...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on May 12, 2009 at 01:59 AM, in Gaming
Me too 863 Views / 19 Replies  
I also used to play summer games on the c64 and thought this post was about something related :)
Posted by Chimpmaster, on May 11, 2009 at 07:11 AM, in Gaming
Thanks guys. You have helped me make a... 877 Views / 8 Replies  
Thanks guys.

You have helped me make a decision.

I am going to get the 2.4Ghz macbook. Ill give the RAM some more thought. Buying it separately is a good idea to save $.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 28, 2009 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Which Macbook would you recommend for me? 877 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi guys,

I am a fairly long time mac user (10 years).

I currently use a G5 Imac (17inch). Ive had it for 3 years and am ready to sell it and upgrade.

I am looking @ the 2.4Ghz macbook. I...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 28, 2009 at 10:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Imac G5 3,396 Views / 54 Replies  
I too have an Imac G5 (1.9Ghz, 1.5G Ram, 17", Isight) and its a beautiful machine. Its very quiet and I hope it lasts me a while. Id like a notebook but we cant have it all can we :)
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Sep 20, 2007 at 07:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well, I decided to go with the mac mini in the... 541 Views / 2 Replies  
Well, I decided to go with the mac mini in the end. I purchased a 19" monitor and a lacie mac mini hard drive to go with the system. This way I will have a 7200RPM HD connected by firewire, which...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Oct 1, 2006 at 07:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have exactly the same question at the moment. ... 541 Views / 2 Replies  
I have exactly the same question at the moment. Im leaning towards the imac due to the big difference in video card, but thats just me.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Sep 30, 2006 at 08:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes im a bit of a collector. Fortunately I... 890 Views / 8 Replies  
Yes im a bit of a collector.

Fortunately I was able to get a copy today, for only $25 US, so Im pretty happy about that.

Thanks everyone

chimp
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Feb 9, 2006 at 10:47 PM, in Gaming
Thats ok thanks for replying. Look guys, its... 890 Views / 8 Replies  
Thats ok thanks for replying.

Look guys, its come to my attention that this game has become extremely rare. I own clone campaigns but cant get hold of the original.

I am willing to pay $100...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Feb 8, 2006 at 05:54 PM, in Gaming
it depends 1,251 Views / 17 Replies  
In my opinion, it depends on your budget and what you intend to do with your machine.

If you are looking at the 20" models, I'd definitely go with the new intel model, not so much for the cpu, but...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jan 20, 2006 at 08:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
ram 1,123 Views / 19 Replies  
I have 1.5GB ram in my imac and it runs really well. Buy as much as you can afford, but if cost is an issue 1.5GB is certainly enough - even 1GB for most people.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jan 13, 2006 at 10:02 AM, in Mac Desktops
Im glad 20,367 Views / 245 Replies  
I purchased the last rev imac (17" widescreen, 1.9Ghz CPU, 1.5GB Ram, 128MB VRAM) and Im very happy I bought it.

The new one looks good but not significantly better for me to feel concerned.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jan 13, 2006 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks 890 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi Madison, I did actually find that one copy, but as I am in Australia they wont ship it to me :(
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jan 3, 2006 at 04:04 PM, in Gaming
Where can I find Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds? 890 Views / 8 Replies  
Hi everyone.

Everywhere I look (and Ive looked on ebay and at around 10 online stores) the clone campaigns expansion is for sale, but I cant find the original anywhere!

Can anyone point me...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jan 3, 2006 at 12:32 AM, in Gaming
this article 2,313 Views / 12 Replies  
I think you are referring to the following article.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93208

Ive tried it and it doesnt work :(
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jul 25, 2005 at 03:04 AM, in Applications
woh! 2,313 Views / 12 Replies  
I am having EXACTLY the same problem with the same device.

So is my friend, who also has the netgear wireless router.

I dont know if there is a fix, but its damned annoying.

Ive tried every...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jul 24, 2005 at 10:53 PM, in Applications
Woh 2,313 Views / 12 Replies  
I am having EXACTLY the same problem with the same device.

So is my friend, who also has the netgear wireless router.

I dont know if there is a fix, but its damned annoying.

Ive tried every...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Jul 24, 2005 at 10:52 PM, in Applications
Its a fast litle machine you have there, with... 751 Views / 6 Replies  
Its a fast litle machine you have there, with plenty of RAM but one bottleneck - the video card.

Not that its not a good video card, the ATI Rage 9200 mobility (32MB) is excellent, but it wont...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 28, 2005 at 11:16 PM, in Gaming
Hmm thanks for the info guys. This is something... 1,191 Views / 9 Replies  
Hmm thanks for the info guys. This is something I will look into further down the track.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 28, 2005 at 11:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah I would definitely up the RAM - go for... 1,060 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah I would definitely up the RAM - go for 768MB. If cost is an issue buy it through an apple store who will sell and install 3rd party ram for you more cheaply.

If it is to be your primary...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 28, 2005 at 11:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hard to say. Some people think it will be... 657 Views / 5 Replies  
Hard to say.

Some people think it will be just after the tiger launch (ie next week), but I suspect it will be later this year, maybe June, Maybe August.

The ibook and powerbook specs are...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 28, 2005 at 11:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The screen is bigger, making it more easy on the... 657 Views / 5 Replies  
The screen is bigger, making it more easy on the eyes for long sessions, and also better for watching movies... Ive seen the 12 inch. Its cute but the screen is a LOT smaller.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 27, 2005 at 12:07 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah good point. Well I purchased yesterday... 1,191 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah good point.

Well I purchased yesterday and went for the 14" model anyway, so screen size isnt a major issue and I wont worry about an external monitor for now.

Sometime in the future...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 26, 2005 at 07:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
14" G4 Ibook Combo - Positive Feedback 657 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi Everyone,

Just thought I'd let you know that I bought a brand new G4 Ibook yesterday, with combo drive and 14" screen (768MB Ram). (1.33Ghz).

Previously I had a G4 Imac (15", 700mhz, 640MB...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 26, 2005 at 07:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
G4 Ibook - running with lid closed & external monitor? 1,191 Views / 9 Replies  
Hi,

I have searched thoroughly and realise this question has been discussed in depth about the older models.

But with the brand new G4 ibook, the 12" model for example, can you plug it into an...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 25, 2005 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The ibook is an excellent computer even as a... 1,627 Views / 22 Replies  
The ibook is an excellent computer even as a primary machine. They are fast, very portable and offer excellent value for money.

Microsoft office 2004 is a good buy via education - as is the ibook....
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 20, 2005 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I personally find the 12" screen too small @... 1,182 Views / 10 Replies  
I personally find the 12" screen too small @ 1024*768 - its beautiful but a little harsh on the eyes.

Id go the 14" personally, or look at powerbooks.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 20, 2005 at 08:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The advantage of firewire is that you can daisy... 364 Views / 1 Replies  
The advantage of firewire is that you can daisy chain most devices - ie most external devices have an extra firewire port so you just plug the second device into the first one. With even firewire...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 20, 2005 at 08:35 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My suggestion 619 Views / 7 Replies  
Id probably go with option 1, forget the wired mouse and keyboard, and buy a 3rd party, inexpensive wireless mouse and keyboard (logitech and microsoft offer excellent inexpensive options - like $40...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 20, 2005 at 08:31 PM, in Mac Desktops
As long as you have enough RAM it should run ok. ... 1,453 Views / 18 Replies  
As long as you have enough RAM it should run ok.

My wife has an indigo ibook (366mhz G3, 8mg ATI Rage 128 video card, 320MB Ram) and panthers runs well on it. She runs office, safari, basically...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 20, 2005 at 08:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
In OSX 10.3 or later you will notice considerable... 2,345 Views / 24 Replies  
In OSX 10.3 or later you will notice considerable benefit.

FYI I just upgraded the RAM on my G4 Imac from 384MB to 640MB and it is a lot snappier, and photoshop and stuffit and such apps run much...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 20, 2005 at 08:26 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yeah I believe this is an older model and you... 1,969 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah I believe this is an older model and you will need a firmware upgrade available from pioneer's website to get it working "happily".

The latest model, which I just purchased, is the 109. I...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 20, 2005 at 08:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Well I will eat my own words! 587 Views / 6 Replies  
I dont think my drive is supported by Apple dvd player, however, after adjusted audio settings on VLC, I am of the opinion that it is an excellent application and dvd's can be viewed beautifully now...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 20, 2005 at 08:21 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yeah your right its not crap, i was just hoping... 587 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah your right its not crap, i was just hoping for built in OS functionality. VLC will have to do.

Thanks for the advice.
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 19, 2005 at 08:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
How do I play dvd movies on my fw superdrive? 587 Views / 6 Replies  
Hi, I just bought a Pioneer dvd+-/rw 16x drive, ready mounted in a firewire external enclosure.

I have plugged it into my mac, and it reads dvds and mounts them to the desktop.

Also in toast 6,...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Apr 19, 2005 at 07:40 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
17" is cool 4,115 Views / 31 Replies  
I havent seen the 20" model in person but I saw a 17" one the other day at my local apple service centre.

Very very nice. They have given it that sexy cube/cinema display finish so it looks...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Nov 30, 2004 at 08:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
modification advice 495 Views / 3 Replies  
There are some "unsupported" upgrades you can do to older imacs.

My advice to you however if you are looking for an upgradeable machine with replaceable parts, look for an older powermac tower. ...
Posted by Chimpmaster, on Nov 30, 2004 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Desktops
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