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Using the ATI Catalyst Control Center in Windows... 2,585 Views / 16 Replies  
Using the ATI Catalyst Control Center in Windows XP on my MacPro, I overclocked the 1900 to 625MHz core and 750 MHz memory.

I'm running Neverwinter Nights 2 in my screens native 1680x1050...
Posted by phantomac, on Nov 16, 2006 at 07:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
According to the Apple MacPro Developer Note the... 739 Views / 7 Replies  
According to the Apple MacPro Developer Note the internal Bluetooth module connects to the system via the USB 2.0 bus and the internal WLAN module connects via PCI Extreme.
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 22, 2006 at 01:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, it's *not* only slightly quicker, which... 893 Views / 9 Replies  
Actually, it's *not* only slightly quicker, which you can find out reading all the available tests for the 150GB Raptor drive. It's massively quicker.

For maximum speed use more than one Raptor in...
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 22, 2006 at 01:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple even says so on page 34 of the Mac Pro... 1,012 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple even says so on page 34 of the Mac Pro manual.

You'll get a 256bit wide RAM access path that way, compared to a 128bit wide path, when only filling up the first riser.
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 21, 2006 at 09:30 AM, in Mac Desktops
Wow. 8000 secs per WU on my Dual Core 2.0 GHz. ... 2,213 Views / 11 Replies  
Wow. 8000 secs per WU on my Dual Core 2.0 GHz.
That's really slow. :(
Posted by phantomac, on Apr 11, 2006 at 07:02 AM, in Team MacNN
Thanks! I'll give that a try, though it's neither... 2,213 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks! I'll give that a try, though it's neither an optimized client nor worker. Having the Windows or Linux workers would be great.
Posted by phantomac, on Apr 11, 2006 at 01:45 AM, in Team MacNN
Building an Intel CPU worker 2,213 Views / 11 Replies  
I want to try to build an Intel worker for the Mac. Where do I find the sources? Only the client sources seem to be available.
Posted by phantomac, on Apr 10, 2006 at 12:38 PM, in Team MacNN
Switching to the CLI client didn't make any... 103,428 Views / 970 Replies  
Switching to the CLI client didn't make any difference, btw. Same speed as before.

I wonder if I should try replacing the X800XT with the stock 9650 graphics card. I just can't see how that would...
Posted by phantomac, on Apr 2, 2006 at 09:17 AM, in Team MacNN
Ok, I just switched to the CLI client. I never... 103,428 Views / 970 Replies  
Ok, I just switched to the CLI client. I never had the GUI client stop on me, though. Let's see if it's worth anything. :-)
Posted by phantomac, on Mar 31, 2006 at 12:33 AM, in Team MacNN
Dual 2.7 G5 again: Ok, I've created my own... 103,428 Views / 970 Replies  
Dual 2.7 G5 again:

Ok, I've created my own wisdom file (still in single user mode, without the GUI loaded, no other processes of note running). No speed gain compared to E.T.s wisdom file.

I've...
Posted by phantomac, on Mar 29, 2006 at 04:04 AM, in Team MacNN
I'm running the graphical client on the Mac and I... 103,428 Views / 970 Replies  
I'm running the graphical client on the Mac and I don't expect the non-gui mode to gain much performance. The GUI client is set to the project tab and hidden. That way the other tabs don't get...
Posted by phantomac, on Mar 17, 2006 at 06:32 AM, in Team MacNN
Todd: I still wonder why my Dual 2.7 is slower... 103,428 Views / 970 Replies  
Todd: I still wonder why my Dual 2.7 is slower than your Dual 2.5:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=2206613

(I use the wisdom file provided by E.T.)
Posted by phantomac, on Mar 13, 2006 at 02:05 PM, in Team MacNN
BTBlomberg, how do you get so much work from the... 103,428 Views / 970 Replies  
BTBlomberg, how do you get so much work from the project? I never seem to get more than 3 to 6 workunits in advance.
Posted by phantomac, on Mar 8, 2006 at 11:34 AM, in Team MacNN
Yeah, the 2.7 seems to be suffering from a clash... 874 Views / 10 Replies  
Yeah, the 2.7 seems to be suffering from a clash between the RAMs and the FSBs speeds.
Posted by phantomac, on Mar 1, 2006 at 11:50 AM, in Team MacNN
Is there any info available on how big the... 103,428 Views / 970 Replies  
Is there any info available on how big the speedup gained by disabling the nap-mode is?
Posted by phantomac, on Feb 27, 2006 at 03:05 PM, in Team MacNN
I was talking about the PowerMac7,3, not about... 874 Views / 10 Replies  
I was talking about the PowerMac7,3, not about the PowerMac11,2, which is the 4 CPU machine.

A dual 2.7 GHz G5 should still be the second fastet PowerMac out there, only surpassed by the quad...
Posted by phantomac, on Feb 25, 2006 at 06:18 AM, in Team MacNN
Ok, found it. ;-) Installing the beta client... 874 Views / 10 Replies  
Ok, found it. ;-)
Installing the beta client helped resolve the problems mentioned above.
Posted by phantomac, on Feb 24, 2006 at 03:33 AM, in Team MacNN
Benchmarks for Dual G5-2.7 874 Views / 10 Replies  
Hi there!

What should the benchmarks for a Dual-2.7 GHz G5 be? My benchmarks improved a lot after installing the alpha 5.2 worker, but they're still only half of what the top PowerMac7,3 entry on...
Posted by phantomac, on Feb 24, 2006 at 03:12 AM, in Team MacNN
Sometimes Apple can't get enough CPUs from IBM... 1,181 Views / 16 Replies  
Sometimes Apple can't get enough CPUs from IBM for these machines. It's been like that a couple of times in the recent past.
Posted by phantomac, on Aug 4, 2005 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple never shipped any of the April 2005 PMs... 482 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple never shipped any of the April 2005 PMs with anything but 10.4. Call them. You'll see.
Posted by phantomac, on Jul 12, 2005 at 01:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Someone seems to have opened your G5s packaging.... 482 Views / 4 Replies  
Someone seems to have opened your G5s packaging. All the April 2005 G5s shipped with both 10.4 DVDs (2) and 10.4 preinstalled.

Call either MacMall to get those original DVDs or Apple. afaik 10.3...
Posted by phantomac, on Jul 12, 2005 at 12:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
He needs a DVI->ADC adapter. That one's more... 2,023 Views / 36 Replies  
He needs a DVI->ADC adapter. That one's more expensive as it contains a power supply, iirc.
Posted by phantomac, on Jul 12, 2005 at 12:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is there no place in Melbourne to pick up such an... 2,023 Views / 36 Replies  
Is there no place in Melbourne to pick up such an adaptor more quickly? Even in the lowly state capital I'm living in you can buy those in at least two stores.
Posted by phantomac, on Jul 12, 2005 at 08:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
Last Revision came out in late April. That's no... 5,085 Views / 21 Replies  
Last Revision came out in late April. That's no more than two months ago. January might be a good bet for a new revision. Rev. C is pretty good though. If you need a machine, get one.
Posted by phantomac, on Jul 11, 2005 at 09:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, as soon as an application uses... 787 Views / 9 Replies  
Actually, as soon as an application uses CoreImage any faster graphics adaptor will result in faster drawings on the screen. Regardless if it's 2D or 3D.
Posted by phantomac, on Jul 10, 2005 at 03:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, you should be able to connect an... 1,507 Views / 26 Replies  
Actually, you should be able to connect an ATA-drive to the G5 by simply using an ATA-cable that spots three connectors instead of the two-connector one used by the optical drive as one ATA-bus can...
Posted by phantomac, on Jun 25, 2005 at 07:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
A very simple way to achieve what you want is to... 1,708 Views / 9 Replies  
A very simple way to achieve what you want is to open the side panel of the Mac and remove the plastic shielding. Fans turn up to full power when you remove this while running.
Posted by phantomac, on May 25, 2005 at 01:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ever thought about looking at the Linux kernel... 1,708 Views / 9 Replies  
Ever thought about looking at the Linux kernel module sources for the kernel module that controls the fans on the G5s? That should help.
Posted by phantomac, on May 24, 2005 at 07:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Turning Bluetooth and Airport off in the menubar... 2,442 Views / 9 Replies  
Turning Bluetooth and Airport off in the menubar really mean cutting physical power off these components?
Posted by phantomac, on Nov 12, 2004 at 03:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Get the 7200. It's really worth it. And it's... 1,171 Views / 19 Replies  
Get the 7200. It's really worth it. And it's urban legends that it uses more power or does get any hotter.
Posted by phantomac, on Nov 12, 2004 at 03:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: That thing? ... 1,120,843 Views / 4,110 Replies  
That thing?

http://www.phildorsett.com/images/poorstand.jpg

Simple: Look up the three books at amazon. SCNR. :D
Posted by phantomac, on Nov 11, 2004 at 05:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Which isn't exactly true. When you look at the... 951 Views / 14 Replies  
Which isn't exactly true. When you look at the 7K60's specs, you'll see that i actually runs a bit cooler than the 4200 RPM Toshiba drive that ships with the 12".
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 31, 2004 at 06:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
So you finally found a store? :) Yes,... 1,190 Views / 24 Replies  
So you finally found a store? :)

Yes, replacing the harddrive by yourself will void the warranty. If you need to turn it in for warranty issues, make sure to put the old drive back in.
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 21, 2004 at 06:15 AM, in Mac Notebooks
My Xbench results were taken on a freshly... 750 Views / 21 Replies  
My Xbench results were taken on a freshly restarted 12" Rev. C PowerBook 1.33 GHz with an internal Hitachi Travelstar 7K60 7200 RPM hard drive and 1.25 GB RAM, running 10.3.5 with no other processes...
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 20, 2004 at 03:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It will work. At ATA-66 though, since your PB... 261 Views / 1 Replies  
It will work. At ATA-66 though, since your PB can't do ATA-100.
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 20, 2004 at 07:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Seems to make up the difference between 1.33 GHz... 750 Views / 21 Replies  
Seems to make up the difference between 1.33 GHz and 1.5 GHz quite well.
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 19, 2004 at 09:40 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Here's my 12" Rev. C PB 1.33 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM,... 750 Views / 21 Replies  
Here's my 12" Rev. C PB 1.33 GHz, 1.25 GB RAM, Hitachi Travelstar 7K60:


Results 132.73
CPU Test 162.10
Thread Test 119.36
Memory Test 129.76
Quartz Graphics Test 153.77
OpenGL...
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 18, 2004 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Why should you? The thing you bought is the thing... 1,907 Views / 27 Replies  
Why should you? The thing you bought is the thing that was advertised.
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 18, 2004 at 10:45 AM, in Mac Notebooks
You might want to remove your shoes and socks and... 1,190 Views / 24 Replies  
You might want to remove your shoes and socks and touch a radiator or water tap before you begin.
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 6, 2004 at 02:13 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Get the Hitachi Travelstar 7K60 7200 RPM drive. ... 1,190 Views / 24 Replies  
Get the Hitachi Travelstar 7K60 7200 RPM drive.
It'll void your warranty.
I did the exchange on the 12" Rev. C PB. It was no problem.
You'll love the speed of your new system hard drive - for...
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 5, 2004 at 04:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Doesn't window glass filter UV rays? 918 Views / 6 Replies  
Doesn't window glass filter UV rays?
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 5, 2004 at 03:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyway, regarding your problem: as far as I know... 503 Views / 5 Replies  
Anyway, regarding your problem: as far as I know only stores in tourist areas do this VAT refund thing. You might want to try large department stores in London. Harrod's used to carry Macs, but that...
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 4, 2004 at 11:09 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No VAT in India? Wow. I always thought it was a... 503 Views / 5 Replies  
No VAT in India? Wow. I always thought it was a great country, but this makes it even better.
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 4, 2004 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Actually all shops should be able to provide the... 503 Views / 5 Replies  
Actually all shops should be able to provide the form necessary plus there should be a place at the airport that refunds the VAT.

Is the VAT in India less than in the UK? Because you'll have to...
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 4, 2004 at 07:27 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The 256 MB RAM that ship with the 12" PB are... 562 Views / 7 Replies  
The 256 MB RAM that ship with the 12" PB are soldered to the mainboard. There is no second slot.

All you need is a size 00 or 0 Philips screwdriver.
Posted by phantomac, on Oct 4, 2004 at 01:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Screwdriver? 475 Views / 2 Replies  
As this is a user servicable part, take a look at the manual where they describe how to add extra RAM. The type of screwdriver will be mentioned there.

On the PB 12" it's a Philips size 0...
Posted by phantomac, on Sep 30, 2004 at 06:23 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Your system has four USB buses. The USB... 487 Views / 3 Replies  
Your system has four USB buses.

The USB "High Speed" bus (which is USB 2.0) that has the two USB connectors on the outside of the case.

One USB (which ist USB 1.1) bus which is internal and...
Posted by phantomac, on Sep 26, 2004 at 02:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: You sure void your insurance that way... (unless... 1,120,843 Views / 4,110 Replies  
You sure void your insurance that way... (unless you took some measure to prove that the screen turns automatically off, while driving)
Posted by phantomac, on Sep 24, 2004 at 01:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
When I run Xbench on my PB the memory speed isn't... 1,308 Views / 18 Replies  
When I run Xbench on my PB the memory speed isn't too bad compared to the PM G5. Honestly.

The only bottleneck on my machine is the 4200 RPM harddrive. That's going to get swapped for a 7200 RPM...
Posted by phantomac, on Sep 23, 2004 at 01:48 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Does anyone have the Rev. C 12" PB Service Manual? 300 Views / 0 Replies  
If so, could you mail it to me?
Posted by phantomac, on Sep 20, 2004 at 07:37 AM, in Mac Notebooks
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