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To put your mind at rest about Corsair Value... 1,018 Views / 7 Replies  
To put your mind at rest about Corsair Value Select ram, yes it works great with a Mac. I have 2 gigs of it in my power mac and 1 gig of it in my iMac G5 and both machines work just great. It is...
Posted by James41, on Nov 26, 2005 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
Changing the ram on a Mac Mini is no big deal.... 1,138 Views / 19 Replies  
Changing the ram on a Mac Mini is no big deal. Anyone who doesn't have two hands full of thumbs can do it in less than an hour. Yes, you need the proper tool, you can get it for a couple of bucks at...
Posted by James41, on Oct 27, 2005 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
Sorry to tell you, but Doom does require good... 1,797 Views / 27 Replies  
Sorry to tell you, but Doom does require good hardware. A 1.6 really isn't a top of the line game machine, about equal to a laptop. How much ram does your machine have? that could also make a...
Posted by James41, on Oct 15, 2005 at 10:37 AM, in Gaming
I have a gig and a half in my iMac G5 and it runs... 541 Views / 2 Replies  
I have a gig and a half in my iMac G5 and it runs very well. I found the original 512, while it was enough to run OS X alright, was a bit laggy when you start running multiple programs. Since adding...
Posted by James41, on Sep 18, 2005 at 10:05 AM, in Mac Desktops
Depends on if your want it NOW or can wait a... 837 Views / 15 Replies  
Depends on if your want it NOW or can wait a couple of days. Shipping usually runs from 2 days to 5 days, depending on your location. If your not hurting for money and 5 bucks won't mean you don't...
Posted by James41, on Aug 25, 2005 at 10:32 AM, in macOS
Pages, the word processer for iWorks can do basic... 858 Views / 16 Replies  
Pages, the word processer for iWorks can do basic simple newsletters quite well once you get your template set up. However, you might want something a little more specific for dtp work. You might...
Posted by James41, on Aug 5, 2005 at 02:53 PM, in Applications
Actually i have used the .tif format for years... 2,664 Views / 45 Replies  
Actually i have used the .tif format for years under winders so it is not a format unfamiliar to M$. If the program you are using does not recgonize the .tif format, that is not the fault of the Mac...
Posted by James41, on Jul 28, 2005 at 09:56 AM, in Applications
Save your self some money, go to newegg.com and... 537 Views / 4 Replies  
Save your self some money, go to newegg.com and pick up a couple of 1 gig Corsair ValueSelect sticks. Only about $85 a chip and they work just fine in the Mac. I have 2 gigs of it in my Pm G5 and 1...
Posted by James41, on Jul 28, 2005 at 09:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
More ram would certainly help with the pageout... 1,364 Views / 18 Replies  
More ram would certainly help with the pageout problem. Check out newegg.com, they have some great prices on 1 gig chips. They have 1 gig Corsair ValueSelect ram for about $85 a chip. Very good ram,...
Posted by James41, on Jul 28, 2005 at 09:34 AM, in Mac Desktops
No problems before the update and no problems... 8,255 Views / 115 Replies  
No problems before the update and no problems after.....so far
Posted by James41, on Jul 13, 2005 at 09:54 AM, in macOS
Well i finally got it to working on the pc..Only... 911 Views / 9 Replies  
Well i finally got it to working on the pc..Only problem it would not run in full screen i had to run it in a window... boy does that SUCK big time... An ATI 9800 Pro with 128 and i have to run in a...
Posted by James41, on Jul 9, 2005 at 07:31 PM, in Gaming
I also have 2 Corsair chips with heat spreaders... 650 Views / 6 Replies  
I also have 2 Corsair chips with heat spreaders in my iMac 1.8 20". They are snug, but they fit and have been working with no problems for 4 months.
Posted by James41, on Jul 8, 2005 at 10:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you do, better make sure your pc will actually... 911 Views / 9 Replies  
If you do, better make sure your pc will actually play the game first. I bought it a few days ago for the pc and the first thing it did was tell me there was a missing .dll. I finally found it on a...
Posted by James41, on Jul 6, 2005 at 11:59 AM, in Gaming
Perhaps it is just a difference in hardware and... 1,614 Views / 16 Replies  
Perhaps it is just a difference in hardware and configuration, all i know is when i tried to use some of the high speed stuff it would not see it was there on one of them and on another one would not...
Posted by James41, on Jun 21, 2005 at 09:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think you would see quite a nice difference on... 1,115 Views / 5 Replies  
I think you would see quite a nice difference on the new iMac G5. I would highly recommend a new 2.0 IMac G5 with a 20" screen and 1 to 2 gigs of ram for what you are doing. Of course one of the...
Posted by James41, on Jun 21, 2005 at 09:53 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree with the other guy, how much ram are you... 1,115 Views / 5 Replies  
I agree with the other guy, how much ram are you running, if under a gig try an upgrade of the ram, you will probably see a difference. As far as a new iMac, they do a nice job, but there again make...
Posted by James41, on Jun 20, 2005 at 09:38 AM, in Mac Desktops
Because like i said in message 3, the Mac doesn't... 1,614 Views / 16 Replies  
Because like i said in message 3, the Mac doesn't use the high speed ram, it uses a standard pc3200 400 C3 unbuffered ram, not the high speed stuff like the xms line. The xms stuff uses tighter...
Posted by James41, on Jun 18, 2005 at 07:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
One program you will need will be a good word... 751 Views / 9 Replies  
One program you will need will be a good word processor. I would recommend iWorks, that will give you Pages for word processing and Keynote for presentations. Both very nice programs.
Posted by James41, on Jun 14, 2005 at 10:32 AM, in Applications
Yes, the Corsair Value Select 1 gig ram chip will... 1,614 Views / 16 Replies  
Yes, the Corsair Value Select 1 gig ram chip will work just fine in the Mini. I have one stick of it in my iMac G5 and 2 sticks of it in my Powermac G5. If you found it on newegg for $95 per stick...
Posted by James41, on Jun 14, 2005 at 10:23 AM, in Mac Desktops
Check newegg.com for ram prices, they have had... 512 Views / 2 Replies  
Check newegg.com for ram prices, they have had some really good prices lately. For example a 1 gig chip of Corsair ValueSelect PC3200 400 unbuffered C3 for only $95. Great price for good ram that...
Posted by James41, on Jun 7, 2005 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
I added two of the 1 gig Corsairs they had to my... 656 Views / 2 Replies  
I added two of the 1 gig Corsairs they had to my PowerMac G5 and 1 to my iMac G5. Been working just great for the last month. Heck of a price, good ram.
Posted by James41, on Jun 6, 2005 at 03:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not really, the mac uses Pc3200 400 unbuffered c3... 718 Views / 4 Replies  
Not really, the mac uses Pc3200 400 unbuffered c3 ram. Using the lower latency ram won't give you any real benifit, just cost you a bit more. Newegg has some real good buys on ram that works fine in...
Posted by James41, on Jun 2, 2005 at 10:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
If the ram is PC3200 400 mhz unbuffered C3 ram it... 718 Views / 4 Replies  
If the ram is PC3200 400 mhz unbuffered C3 ram it should work. Go ahead and install it, as it will not hurt anything, it will either work, or it won't. It won't void your warranty. The Mac will...
Posted by James41, on Jun 1, 2005 at 09:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, it should work on your iMac G5. Any PC3200... 553 Views / 1 Replies  
Yes, it should work on your iMac G5. Any PC3200 400 CL3 ram should work as long as it is quality built ram. I have used PNY ram before on my Pc with good results, but don't know how it reacts on the...
Posted by James41, on May 29, 2005 at 09:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
You will find that 512 on the Mini will work very... 639 Views / 5 Replies  
You will find that 512 on the Mini will work very well, it's kind of a sweet spot for the mini. Next step up would be a 1 gig chip. Unless you get into some heavy graphics or video editing you...
Posted by James41, on May 27, 2005 at 04:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Playing any game using a simulator is going to... 719 Views / 4 Replies  
Playing any game using a simulator is going to slow things down. You might find a game now and then that will run decently enough to play, but on the whole you will need a Mac version for good...
Posted by James41, on May 24, 2005 at 09:48 AM, in Mac Desktops
Just buy good quality ram of the Pc3200 400 CL3... 964 Views / 10 Replies  
Just buy good quality ram of the Pc3200 400 CL3 type.

Crucial, Corsair, Kingston, Pqi are but a few that work fine on the Mac. Some of the best prices i have seen lately have been on newegg.com....
Posted by James41, on May 24, 2005 at 09:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
Fords and Chevies my friend. You like Crucial and... 1,548 Views / 13 Replies  
Fords and Chevies my friend. You like Crucial and you don't mind paying higher price go for it. I have used Corsair in my last 7 computers over the years and have never had a problem with any of...
Posted by James41, on May 22, 2005 at 10:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you have the original install disk, just do a... 1,983 Views / 34 Replies  
If you have the original install disk, just do a reinstall new and go on. Unless you have some extremely important data it is just to darn expensive to have it recovered. Might as well mark it up to...
Posted by James41, on May 21, 2005 at 06:24 PM, in macOS
The Mac Mini is a very capable computer, even... 1,548 Views / 13 Replies  
The Mac Mini is a very capable computer, even with 256 ram. Where you see the difference is when you are running multiple programs, with 512 ram the lag and jerkeyness go away. The Mac caches a lot...
Posted by James41, on May 20, 2005 at 07:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
Is 10.4 working ok on your system? If so, how... 1,598 Views / 27 Replies  
Is 10.4 working ok on your system? If so, how much free disk space do you have? It could be you don't have enough free space left to update to 10.4.1...

Other than that I really don't know what it...
Posted by James41, on May 19, 2005 at 10:13 AM, in macOS
Best prices i have seen around for 1 gig chips... 653 Views / 2 Replies  
Best prices i have seen around for 1 gig chips are at NewEgg, they have Corsair ValueSelect PC3200 400 C3 ram for only $95, a really good buy on quality ram with lifetime warrantie.

They also...
Posted by James41, on May 19, 2005 at 10:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
I agree with you "cheap" ram isn't worth the... 1,548 Views / 13 Replies  
I agree with you "cheap" ram isn't worth the risk. However, Crucial isn't the only good ram on the market, there is Corsair, Kingston, Crucial, and a couple others. Why pay a higher price for Crucial...
Posted by James41, on May 19, 2005 at 10:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
When you go back to the store trade your stuff... 1,548 Views / 13 Replies  
When you go back to the store trade your stuff for PC3200 400mhz C3 ram, that works quite well on the mini or any mac. Newegg has 1 gig sticks of Corsair ValueSelect pc3200 400 c3 ram for only $95,...
Posted by James41, on May 18, 2005 at 10:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
Check out NewEgg.com, they have some Corsair... 843 Views / 6 Replies  
Check out NewEgg.com, they have some Corsair ValueSelect 1 gig sticks for $95 that work great in the G5 and they also have some Rosewell 1 gig sticks for about $80 that work with the G5. Both are...
Posted by James41, on May 18, 2005 at 10:00 AM, in Mac Desktops
Before you buy check out newegg.com they have 1... 762 Views / 7 Replies  
Before you buy check out newegg.com they have 1 gig sticks of Rosewell pc3200 400 c3 ram that will work in the mini just fine for about $80...
Posted by James41, on May 17, 2005 at 12:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
How many months do you think it would take to... 872 Views / 9 Replies  
How many months do you think it would take to finish the game if you had a 1 hit you die set up...(G)

By the way i finally made it to the chopper with the press...kill everything you can in the...
Posted by James41, on May 17, 2005 at 12:40 PM, in Gaming
I have the game and am enjoying it quite well. I... 872 Views / 9 Replies  
I have the game and am enjoying it quite well. I wouldn't say it's the best i have seen, but all in all it isn't bad. Problem i am having with it is in the level where you are protecting the two news...
Posted by James41, on May 15, 2005 at 10:27 AM, in Gaming
I agree, 256 is not enough for decent... 1,294 Views / 17 Replies  
I agree, 256 is not enough for decent performance. A crippled machine gives a bad first impression to a new user. Raising a mini to 512 smooths out the performance very nicely. My imac came with 256...
Posted by James41, on May 15, 2005 at 10:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
Oh, your still here....(G) First off i would... 620 Views / 6 Replies  
Oh, your still here....(G)

First off i would recommend that you uninstall Opera. Do a finder search and delete any and all config and associated Opera files, then reinstall the latest Version...
Posted by James41, on May 15, 2005 at 10:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Ok, now you know 2 people that use... 620 Views / 6 Replies  
Ok, now you know 2 people that use Opera...Actually Safari is not the fastest browser on the Mac, Opera V.8 is faster than Safari, Safari places 2nd in the browser test.
Posted by James41, on May 14, 2005 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
You are never, repeat, never going to find an os... 834 Views / 11 Replies  
You are never, repeat, never going to find an os that doesn't have some quirks to it on some systems. It just doesn't happen. Tiger works perfectly fine on my PowerMac G5 2.0, no problems what so...
Posted by James41, on May 13, 2005 at 10:19 AM, in macOS
Or, if you really want to get it over with, New... 1,294 Views / 17 Replies  
Or, if you really want to get it over with, New Egg has some 1 gig Corsair ValueSelect ram chips for only $95 or some Rosewell 1 gigers for about $80.
Posted by James41, on May 13, 2005 at 10:01 AM, in Mac Desktops
I think i would be calling Crucial and asking for... 2,901 Views / 11 Replies  
I think i would be calling Crucial and asking for some replacement chips as there does seem to be something wrong with those. For one thing they are sposed to be 512's not 256's and then there is the...
Posted by James41, on May 12, 2005 at 11:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
OUCH!!! I bought at $105!!!.... :brick: 1,897 Views / 37 Replies  
OUCH!!! I bought at $105!!!.... :brick:
Posted by James41, on May 12, 2005 at 11:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
I learned a little more about Rosewell... turns... 1,897 Views / 37 Replies  
I learned a little more about Rosewell... turns out it is a rebranded PQI ram, which i don't know a lot about either, except that a friend of mine has PQI in his Mac Mini and it runs just fine so I...
Posted by James41, on May 11, 2005 at 07:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
Also try pulling the original ram and putting in... 2,901 Views / 11 Replies  
Also try pulling the original ram and putting in the new ram in slots 1 and 2 then run the test and see what you get.

Dumb question of the day, are you sure they didn't ship you 256 chips instead?
Posted by James41, on May 11, 2005 at 07:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
When you removed the old gimp did you use finder... 720 Views / 2 Replies  
When you removed the old gimp did you use finder and also remove all related files? could be if there were remaining gimp data or config files that they are messing up.

When i installed Tiger i...
Posted by James41, on May 10, 2005 at 10:41 AM, in Applications
The mini should do quite well for that purpose,... 739 Views / 6 Replies  
The mini should do quite well for that purpose, wouldn't be a portable as the Powerbook, but would certainly do the job well at far less cost.
Posted by James41, on May 10, 2005 at 10:29 AM, in Mac Desktops
I too vote for the 512. It is the sweet spot for... 1,294 Views / 17 Replies  
I too vote for the 512. It is the sweet spot for the mini. Lag and jerk with only 256 go away...
Posted by James41, on May 10, 2005 at 10:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
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