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Even easier: download http://diskmakerx.com/ and... 799 Views / 10 Replies  
Even easier: download http://diskmakerx.com/ and use it.
Posted by foo2, on Mar 14, 2016 at 08:16 PM, in Mac News
I just paid a touch under $2k for a 2.5ghz... 1,178 Views / 4 Replies  
I just paid a touch under $2k for a 2.5ghz rMBP-15 512/750 with 3 years of AppleCare at Adorama, with a few rebates in there....
Posted by foo2, on Jun 30, 2015 at 07:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Read online about max ram for your model - I have... 2,125 Views / 17 Replies  
Read online about max ram for your model - I have a 2010 MacBook that happily will go to 16gb. Apples limit is obsolete - check macsales website.

Get an SSD - I put.a 240gb in my MacBook for $80....
Posted by foo2, on Jun 13, 2015 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Notebooks
If the machine *was* in fact the newer 2010... 3,830 Views / 18 Replies  
If the machine *was* in fact the newer 2010 Macbook 2.4 P8600, I'd encourage the following:

* Put 10.10.3 on it
* Put an SSD in there
* Put 8GB or so of RAM in there

I've doing exactly this,...
Posted by foo2, on Apr 29, 2015 at 07:40 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: I just did *exactly* this. I bought a 1600 mhz... 320,861 Views / 205 Replies  
I just did *exactly* this. I bought a 1600 mhz 8GB chip and the MB13/2010 didn't like it, so I put that into a Mac Mini and took an 8GB stick from the Mac Mini (assumedly a 1333 mhz) and put it in...
Posted by foo2, on Apr 29, 2015 at 07:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Perhaps you should sell the Mac Pro and get a... 1,166 Views / 11 Replies  
Perhaps you should sell the Mac Pro and get a nice new iMac. You'll typically get quite a bit more speed and it will be fully supported by Apple, no hacking required.
Posted by foo2, on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
At the very least you should be able to put... 1,166 Views / 11 Replies  
At the very least you should be able to put 10.7.5 on there. What photo software do you want, and what OS does it require?

Procedure: How I installed Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on my 2006...
Posted by foo2, on Jan 8, 2015 at 08:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
After several days at the Apple Store during... 2,261 Views / 11 Replies  
After several days at the Apple Store during Trip-To-Store-v2.0, Apple replaced the 6970M graphics card gratis, and I've now got a fully working iMac 27" 2011 again! :)
Posted by foo2, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Tried RAM in pairs and singly (top slot only,... 2,261 Views / 11 Replies  
Tried RAM in pairs and singly (top slot only, nearest the display). None of the RAM chips behave differently - the bootup sequence quits in exactly the same spot every time.

It's starting to...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 29, 2014 at 08:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just got the iMac back from the Genius bar. They... 2,261 Views / 11 Replies  
Just got the iMac back from the Genius bar. They were able to run diagnostics, and as a result were able to tell me that my RAM is bad. I'm going to wait a bit for the problems to come back, and...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 27, 2014 at 10:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Appointment set up for 8PM at Apple Genius bar -... 2,261 Views / 11 Replies  
Appointment set up for 8PM at Apple Genius bar - let's see if Apple's Geniuses can help!
Posted by foo2, on Dec 26, 2014 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
I can't boot it at all now - even after... 2,261 Views / 11 Replies  
I can't boot it at all now - even after Cmd-Opt-PR, after leaving power disconnected for the evening.... it will boot to 30% of the bar (safe mode, SSD, HDD, 10.10.1 install USB stick, etc.) and then...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 26, 2014 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sigh. This morning the power was disconnected... 2,261 Views / 11 Replies  
Sigh. This morning the power was disconnected from the iMac all night, but when I reattached power it still wouldn't boot. /Frustrated
Posted by foo2, on Dec 26, 2014 at 09:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
Good question. When I tried hitting D at bootup... 2,261 Views / 11 Replies  
Good question. When I tried hitting D at bootup (I have a pre-2013 iMac) I got nothing but a gray screen (no bar on screen at all). Now that I can boot I will try booting with "D" again.
Posted by foo2, on Dec 25, 2014 at 09:41 PM, in Mac Desktops
Beliefs: 1. Because the problems are either... 2,261 Views / 11 Replies  
Beliefs:
1. Because the problems are either exactly the same or very, very close to the same whether I'm booting from SSD, HDD, or USB stick, I believe the problem is hardware, not software.
2. ...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 25, 2014 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Help! Problem with iMac 27" 2011 2,261 Views / 11 Replies  
Help! I'm having a problem with my trusty iMac 27" mid-2011 i7/3.4 Sandybridge.


When I boot up with either SSD (Thunderbolt) or 1TB HDD (internal) the iMac will get to 30% on the bar, then...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 25, 2014 at 06:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd suggest looking at ESXi (free) plus a generic... 658 Views / 10 Replies  
I'd suggest looking at ESXi (free) plus a generic Intel $300 Intel box with $50 - $100 in extra RAM. You'll get fantastic performance, a well-known and supportable platform, and all kinds of great...
Posted by foo2, on Oct 28, 2012 at 03:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
If the game only uses DX8.1, VMWare Fusion is... 906 Views / 13 Replies  
If the game only uses DX8.1, VMWare Fusion is supposed to be pretty good - VMWare has done a great job at that, from what I've heard. Haven't tried it though - perhaps I need to. :)
Posted by foo2, on May 1, 2007 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
$250 then to $1200 is still about 1/5 the total... 2,780 Views / 40 Replies  
$250 then to $1200 is still about 1/5 the total purchase price, which seems very, very high to me for a productline that is considered one of the most reliable in the industry...
Posted by foo2, on Apr 30, 2007 at 08:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Just because you deem it less likely that there... 2,780 Views / 40 Replies  
Just because you deem it less likely that there will be a problem with both computers, does not mean it is not possible. You should not look at this equation as a $400 "insurance policy" for a $1200...
Posted by foo2, on Apr 30, 2007 at 07:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
VMWare only supports DX8.1, so it's too old to be... 906 Views / 13 Replies  
VMWare only supports DX8.1, so it's too old to be useful for what most would play these days, so I've never tried it.
Posted by foo2, on Apr 30, 2007 at 07:00 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Company of Heroes, at full native res, runs... 906 Views / 13 Replies  
Company of Heroes, at full native res, runs wonderfully ... granted, I don't have all the options on like my GF800GTS has, but aside from that, it's really good.

I have CD 1.83 and 128MB 1600.
Posted by foo2, on Apr 30, 2007 at 12:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Another alternative is just grabbing the free... 5,609 Views / 26 Replies  
Another alternative is just grabbing the free (beta) of WHS - Windows Home Server - and putting it on any old PC you've got lying around (with at least a Pentium 3 and 512MB of RAM, granted - and...
Posted by foo2, on Apr 29, 2007 at 11:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Check out Amazon.com too - with the rebate and... 4,512 Views / 74 Replies  
Check out Amazon.com too - with the rebate and the tax savings and free shipping, it's typically one of the cheapest options around for buying Macs.

Also check MacConnection - they have rebates...
Posted by foo2, on Apr 29, 2007 at 09:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think a lot of this depends on how technically... 2,780 Views / 40 Replies  
I think a lot of this depends on how technically savvy the owner is.

If one is savvy, the only advantage is a one-extra-year hardware warranty (assuming he bought with a credit card that doubles...
Posted by foo2, on Apr 29, 2007 at 09:29 AM, in Mac Notebooks
John, XP (and other Windows 32-bit OSs) don't... 1,223 Views / 6 Replies  
John, XP (and other Windows 32-bit OSs) don't allocate over 2GB per process, but the extra RAM will still help your system (since it's likely you run more than one process on your system - grin).
Posted by foo2, on Feb 6, 2007 at 03:36 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Sticky: Also, since the entire purpose of the VLK is to... 26,130 Views / 62 Replies  
Also, since the entire purpose of the VLK is to do away with activation, I'm not at all sure what else you're trying to say.
Posted by foo2, on Feb 5, 2007 at 07:56 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
Sticky: The latter. Students can't buy the latter,... 26,130 Views / 62 Replies  
The latter. Students can't buy the latter, unless IT at the school administers and installs it.
Posted by foo2, on Feb 4, 2007 at 11:04 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
Sticky: Um...no. There is ONE version of MS's (XP)... 26,130 Views / 62 Replies  
Um...no.

There is ONE version of MS's (XP) CDs that don't require activation - the VLK edition, or "Volume Licensing" edition, sold in a variety of deals to a variety of customer groups. It isn't...
Posted by foo2, on Feb 3, 2007 at 03:12 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
I'll agree with the 64 bit bits, but the... 1,223 Views / 6 Replies  
I'll agree with the 64 bit bits, but the applications don't need to run in emulation per se - the Intel chip doesn't emulate 32 bits in the 64 bit OS - 32 bit apps are run natively in a Windows WOW...
Posted by foo2, on Feb 2, 2007 at 03:46 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Sticky: When you post of a student edition that doesn't... 26,130 Views / 62 Replies  
When you post of a student edition that doesn't require activation, yes, that's stealing from Microsoft.
Posted by foo2, on Feb 2, 2007 at 03:40 PM, in Alternative OS Reference
Sticky: Until then you'll just pirate it, and post about... 26,130 Views / 62 Replies  
Until then you'll just pirate it, and post about your experiences in public forums. <sigh>

The time to get a human on the phone varies, but typically is in the 5-10 minute range. They'll...
Posted by foo2, on Feb 2, 2007 at 06:14 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
Sticky: I find MS Support excellent. MS and IBM are the... 26,130 Views / 62 Replies  
I find MS Support excellent. MS and IBM are the two best in the business.

There is no student edition of XP that doesn't require activation. You appear to have a pirate edition of XP.
...
Posted by foo2, on Feb 1, 2007 at 08:08 PM, in Alternative OS Reference
Badsey, I think you're very confused. There... 17,822 Views / 65 Replies  
Badsey,

I think you're very confused. There is no XP SP4. Running anything but XP SP2 (or Vista) at this point in time is a bit silly, assuming you want to run something from Redmond.

A...
Posted by foo2, on Jan 27, 2007 at 12:56 AM, in Mac Desktops
The Apple sales literature says up to (and some... 379 Views / 1 Replies  
The Apple sales literature says up to (and some number in the thousands) of MP3 files can be stored on the HDD.
Posted by foo2, on Jan 12, 2007 at 01:08 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Your post has a simply shocking number of... 17,822 Views / 65 Replies  
Your post has a simply shocking number of inaccuracies and outright wrong information.

From the top:

1. If you aren't running XP SP2 (rather, if you're running SP0), you're running a poorly...
Posted by foo2, on Jan 11, 2007 at 01:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
Regardless of what Apple marketing would like you... 4,601 Views / 63 Replies  
Regardless of what Apple marketing would like you to believe, coding a non-trivial application so it works (well) in both PPC and X86 takes considerable time and effort. Particularly the...
Posted by foo2, on Jan 4, 2007 at 01:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
But the point is...that took tremendous effort. ... 4,601 Views / 63 Replies  
But the point is...that took tremendous effort. How long will developers continue to do that for PPC binaries coded for obsolete, slow machines that are an ever-diminishing proportion of the Mac...
Posted by foo2, on Jan 2, 2007 at 06:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The reason they are "universal" is because... 4,601 Views / 63 Replies  
The reason they are "universal" is because someone wrote code (it wasn't automatic, no matter what Apple marketing would like you to believe, for any but the simplest programs) that created those...
Posted by foo2, on Jan 2, 2007 at 04:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: Edit the boot.ini file on c:\ and remove the line... 26,130 Views / 62 Replies  
Edit the boot.ini file on c:\ and remove the line you don't want.
Posted by foo2, on Jan 1, 2007 at 04:38 PM, in Alternative OS Reference
A lot of people don't like doing this - cable... 4,601 Views / 63 Replies  
A lot of people don't like doing this - cable wear, camera wear, etc. Also, some people shoot with multiple SD/CF cards, and thus putting them constantly in and out of cameras would be inconvenient.
Posted by foo2, on Jan 1, 2007 at 04:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Not funny. 4,601 Views / 63 Replies  
Not funny.
Posted by foo2, on Dec 31, 2006 at 07:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
And concerning "tuning" a machine to make its'... 4,601 Views / 63 Replies  
And concerning "tuning" a machine to make its' speed the same - c'mon - seriously ... benchmarks don't lie - you can't tune anything to get the kind of performance deltas we all know there are.
Posted by foo2, on Dec 31, 2006 at 06:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Aside from some very, very specific purposes... 4,601 Views / 63 Replies  
Aside from some very, very specific purposes (none of which I can think of at the moment) it's really tough for me to imagine why someone would want a G4 over a MBP / MB in this day and age. The G4...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 31, 2006 at 06:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Crucial is shockingly overpriced. I routinely... 9,811 Views / 21 Replies  
Crucial is shockingly overpriced. I routinely buy 1G sticks of SODIMMs for $90-ish - try NewEgg.com for better pricing.
Posted by foo2, on Dec 17, 2006 at 09:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'd get the D50. It can fully use all these... 3,087 Views / 38 Replies  
I'd get the D50. It can fully use all these lenses we're talking about here.

Right now the D40 is priced (very) high (relative to value vs. the D50) since it's brand new, whereas the D50 (even...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 12, 2006 at 11:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Interesting how someone could do that, since I... 1,385 Views / 31 Replies  
Interesting how someone could do that, since I believe the license keys are different.

Regardless, if you do want to make your box into a great Tivo, this is a simple way to do it. You should...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 12, 2006 at 12:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
I guess I don't understand the "free" bit - it... 1,385 Views / 31 Replies  
I guess I don't understand the "free" bit - it gives you significant additional functionality; why would HP or MS give it out for free? I think MS left it up to the vendor, and some did and some did...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 12, 2006 at 10:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
Easy solution: Sell the AE for $75, and buy two... 481 Views / 2 Replies  
Easy solution: Sell the AE for $75, and buy two Linksys WRT54G routers at $50 ea. Then flash a BIOS on there (pick from half a dozen) and use WDS to associate them and presto, you're in business. ...
Posted by foo2, on Dec 11, 2006 at 10:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
^^^ Noooo! (Performance differences are... 1,091 Views / 18 Replies  
^^^ Noooo!

(Performance differences are still too great, and the 3.5" thrashes too much as it is with 1.5GB of RAM.)
Posted by foo2, on Dec 11, 2006 at 09:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
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