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Really because PC makers already have better... 7,517 Views / 156 Replies  
Really because PC makers already have better chips. They have i3's instead of C2D and i7's that are actually better then the i5. Dual core i7's aren't worth their money against a high end i5....
Posted by AltecXP, on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Could have saved a little $$ and just gotten the... 1,360 Views / 19 Replies  
Could have saved a little $$ and just gotten the higher end i5, barely and performance difference in that and the low end i7.
Posted by AltecXP, on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
1) It will be hosted out of my home, I t wont... 742 Views / 4 Replies  
1) It will be hosted out of my home, I t wont need much bandwidth, no one cares what I think. :-p

2) I have done this a LITTLE bit, mostly just maintaining systems at work, but would love to be...
Posted by AltecXP, on Dec 26, 2010 at 05:58 PM, in macOS
MacBook CoreDuo as email/DNS server 742 Views / 4 Replies  
I was planning to buy a used MacBook with a dead LCD off of ebay and us it for a headless/built in battery backup, DNS, blog, and Email server.

I'd get a new Mini but I don't want to spend that...
Posted by AltecXP, on Dec 22, 2010 at 05:17 PM, in macOS
Lines like that are why I sometimes feel ashamed... 1,805 Views / 21 Replies  
Lines like that are why I sometimes feel ashamed to be a Mac user. People tend to assume I'm as stupid as that sentence.
Posted by AltecXP, on Dec 3, 2010 at 11:30 PM, in macOS
Next expected refresh for 13MBP? 674 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm starting to look for a smaller laptop and I'm really hoping that the next 13in mbp will have a nice 1400x900 resolution on it like the air.

An ideas when? I'm assuming it will be Spring but I...
Posted by AltecXP, on Nov 17, 2010 at 05:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Anyone using 2 SandForce SSD's in RAID 0? 603 Views / 1 Replies  
Thinking of doing it on my MacBook Pro , but I haven't seen anyone with it yet, right now I get 230/230 in AJA System test.
Posted by AltecXP, on Aug 2, 2010 at 01:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Is there anyway I can hook it up to a Windows 7... 1,967 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there anyway I can hook it up to a Windows 7 box, and just tell 7 to format it and run TRIM on it? or would it be then "un-TRIM'd after I reformat it back to HFS+?
Posted by AltecXP, on Jul 31, 2010 at 10:26 PM, in macOS
How can I run the TRIM command? 1,967 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there a Linux disc or something that can allow me to run TRIM on my drive? I've been really hard on it since I got my SSD and would just like the peace of mind that it's been refreshed.
Posted by AltecXP, on Jul 31, 2010 at 02:27 PM, in macOS
Depending on what you do 8GB of ram may mean... 1,492 Views / 22 Replies  
Depending on what you do 8GB of ram may mean nothing to you.

All you are giving up with the MB vs MBP is:

SD card reader(useless to some people)
Backlit keyboard (some don't care about that)...
Posted by AltecXP, on Jul 21, 2010 at 12:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
SSD came yesterday and I started out with a clean... 1,275 Views / 23 Replies  
SSD came yesterday and I started out with a clean install and migrated anything I need and anything else was copied to a backup drive. Currently using 90GB of 240.

I've only disabled the SMS, but...
Posted by AltecXP, on Jul 15, 2010 at 02:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I decided to go with a 2nd SSD of 60GB just for... 1,275 Views / 23 Replies  
I decided to go with a 2nd SSD of 60GB just for Windows 7 in the optical bay (wish I could just fit in 2 1.8in drives). But the way I understand the answer to my last question is that ONLY the files...
Posted by AltecXP, on Jul 13, 2010 at 10:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Does that mean if I partition it then the WIndows... 1,275 Views / 23 Replies  
Does that mean if I partition it then the WIndows 7 part will be using Trim, but the OSX part wont?
Posted by AltecXP, on Jul 12, 2010 at 02:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have an SSD I use on my Windows box, it used to... 1,275 Views / 23 Replies  
I have an SSD I use on my Windows box, it used to get 7.3 in the Windows Experience Index (WEI), and the i moved it to my macbook to try it out. I Zero'd it out then installed OSX, I then put it back...
Posted by AltecXP, on Jul 12, 2010 at 11:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry it is a 240GB, I'm just not used to these... 1,275 Views / 23 Replies  
Sorry it is a 240GB, I'm just not used to these weird sizes yet.
Posted by AltecXP, on Jul 11, 2010 at 05:20 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Just ordered an SSD, anything I should know? 1,275 Views / 23 Replies  
I just ordered an OWC 256GB SSD to replace the HDD in my 15in i5 MBP.

Is there anything I should know or do to my MacBook before or after I install OSX on it?

Thanks, can't wait till I get it....
Posted by AltecXP, on Jul 11, 2010 at 04:41 PM, in Mac Notebooks
SSD performance/battery on MacBook? 836 Views / 2 Replies  
What's the SSD performance over time like on OS X? I know they don't support TRIM yet, but do the drives still keep their good numbers after time?

Also does anyone have a link to a MacBook with...
Posted by AltecXP, on Jun 26, 2010 at 02:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have had 7200RPM in all my macbooks and never... 1,079 Views / 12 Replies  
I have had 7200RPM in all my macbooks and never noticed any heat/noise or battery change. In fact my Unibody Macbook was rated for 4hrs of battery and i could get 4.5 out of it with the 7200rpm HDD....
Posted by AltecXP, on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:25 AM, in Mac Notebooks
That's the best ebay ad page I've ever seen, dang. 763 Views / 4 Replies  
That's the best ebay ad page I've ever seen, dang.
Posted by AltecXP, on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:21 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Is MobilMe email free now? 1,486 Views / 8 Replies  
I got this in my email today about my Subscription expiring:

"Your MobileMe account is set to expire on June 18, 2010. If you do not update your account in the next 24 hours, you will lose access...
Posted by AltecXP, on Jun 17, 2010 at 09:54 AM, in Applications
Server 2008 on a Ci5 MBP? 731 Views / 1 Replies  
Has anyone install Server 2008 on a Core i5 MBP yet?I plan to this week and would like to know what I'm in for it ran rather smooth on my C2D MacBook
Posted by AltecXP, on Jun 8, 2010 at 03:32 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
How to customize my 2010 MacBook? 2,331 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey guys.

I've been looking to find a few ways to customize my macbook to make it more "mine" not just one in a million.

Does anyone make over lays for more of a Classic Apple on the white one...
Posted by AltecXP, on May 27, 2010 at 01:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I havent found any posts here rude. I'm... 967 Views / 20 Replies  
I havent found any posts here rude.

I'm planning to document my temps over the next week while doing norma usage on both GPU's and CPU while working and while doing a bit of gaming. Then after a...
Posted by AltecXP, on May 5, 2010 at 09:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I subscribe to "if it aint broke, make it... 967 Views / 20 Replies  
I subscribe to "if it aint broke, make it better."
Posted by AltecXP, on May 3, 2010 at 09:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
That doesnt mean much. HP has too and they still... 967 Views / 20 Replies  
That doesnt mean much. HP has too and they still use crappy thermal pads instead of heatsinks.
Posted by AltecXP, on May 3, 2010 at 09:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
better thermalpaste for last gen MBP? 967 Views / 20 Replies  
Would putting AS5 or ICD on a last gen MBP help the temps any? the bottom of mine gets really warm even if the 9600GT is on and I'm not even putting any load on it.

Are there any guides to doing...
Posted by AltecXP, on May 3, 2010 at 11:22 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Apple is kicking their own ass with their GPU... 813 Views / 4 Replies  
Apple is kicking their own ass with their GPU options. there are 11in laptops with 335GPU and many 13's with the 330. I don't se why they don't just include that in the 13in. I don't get why they...
Posted by AltecXP, on May 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What do you expect/want in the next MacBook(white)? 813 Views / 4 Replies  
Personally I'd like a low end i5 and 320GPU, I expect i3/320GPU.
Posted by AltecXP, on May 1, 2010 at 09:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
can you run any benchmarks for me? 710 Views / 5 Replies  
can you run any benchmarks for me?
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Do you think Apple with ever do another BlackBook or similar? 874 Views / 5 Replies  
As the title reads.
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 29, 2010 at 04:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd like dual HDD options, you can fit 2 HDD's in... 988 Views / 18 Replies  
I'd like dual HDD options, you can fit 2 HDD's in a 13in macbook and still have room to have a bigger logic board.
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 24, 2010 at 09:18 PM, in Mac Notebooks
HDD in optical bay: 2 questions 688 Views / 1 Replies  
I want to replace the optical bay in my 15in MacBook with a 2nd HDD but I have 2 questions first.

1. How does this effect the weight? (very little I assume)
2. How does it effect battery life?
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 24, 2010 at 02:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks guys. 710 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks guys.
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 24, 2010 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Will this HDD fit in a 15in MBP integrated battery unibody? 710 Views / 5 Replies  
Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT 1TB 5200 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136545)...
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 24, 2010 at 11:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm not paying over 2k for the same GPU I can get... 1,599 Views / 16 Replies  
I'm not paying over 2k for the same GPU I can get in a $1k Windows Laptop. I hardly call the 330m 512 a "gaming" card and I 100% don't call the 330m 256 or the 320 Gaming cards, but they are better...
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 20, 2010 at 11:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Nothing wrong with it? the only modern GPU slower... 1,599 Views / 16 Replies  
Nothing wrong with it? the only modern GPU slower than it is an Intel integrated. Maybe the 9400m was good when it came out 2yrs ago....
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 17, 2010 at 06:19 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My question is that if they make the 13in while... 1,078 Views / 8 Replies  
My question is that if they make the 13in while macbook the same hardware again, what will be the selling point of the 13in Pro?

I have a feeling there 13in will get a revision where the white...
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 17, 2010 at 03:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
What 13in do you guys recommend I upgrade to? the... 1,599 Views / 16 Replies  
What 13in do you guys recommend I upgrade to? the 9400m is getting a bit long in the tooth.
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 17, 2010 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Database, regular web/office work, VMware, light... 1,599 Views / 16 Replies  
Database, regular web/office work, VMware, light gaming.
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 17, 2010 at 12:56 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Unibody MacBook to 2.66 13in MacBook Pro worth it? 1,599 Views / 16 Replies  
I have a 2.4GHz unibody MacBook with 320GB 7200RPM HD, and 4GB of ram. Is it worth upgrading to the 2.66GHz, 320GB, 4GB ram MacBook Pro with the new video card?
Posted by AltecXP, on Apr 17, 2010 at 12:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I still don't get why it fluctuates so much. Now... 3,275 Views / 12 Replies  
I still don't get why it fluctuates so much. Now its 3915.
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:54 PM, in Mac Notebooks
They will probably update it with the... 984 Views / 10 Replies  
They will probably update it with the MacBook(same hardware) or MBP(13in shares hardware)
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 23, 2010 at 08:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
So you hate Windows because how a dead branch... 1,645 Views / 10 Replies  
So you hate Windows because how a dead branch operated over 10 years ago?

Does that mean I should hate Apple because OS 8/9 was bad? and assume OS X is terrible and just like it?
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 23, 2010 at 08:50 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
OpenSolaris on MB 783 Views / 2 Replies  
Anyone know a good resource for installing OpenSolaris on a Unibody MacBook?
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:44 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Charge Information: Charge remaining... 3,275 Views / 12 Replies  
Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 2206
Fully charged: No
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 3860
Health Information:
Cycle count: 397
Condition: Normal
Battery...
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 22, 2010 at 08:46 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Because unlearned people think RAMdisk is useful?... 1,645 Views / 10 Replies  
Because unlearned people think RAMdisk is useful? Your post makes no sense.
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 21, 2010 at 10:57 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Yes, but shouldn't my max capacity stay the same... 3,275 Views / 12 Replies  
Yes, but shouldn't my max capacity stay the same either way.
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 21, 2010 at 07:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Now its 3773. 3,275 Views / 12 Replies  
Now its 3773.
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 21, 2010 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ramdisk? LOL hello 1998. Those don't do anything,... 1,645 Views / 10 Replies  
Ramdisk? LOL hello 1998. Those don't do anything, just leave the freaking page file alone.

I can't believe people still think they do anything. They haven't helped with anything since at least...
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 21, 2010 at 05:50 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
According to CB its still dropping, since I made... 3,275 Views / 12 Replies  
According to CB its still dropping, since I made this post its now down to 3826
Posted by AltecXP, on Feb 21, 2010 at 05:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
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