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And being the high end ( more costly, more HD... 456 Views / 2 Replies  
And being the high end ( more costly, more HD space, fastest CPU ) configs of their generations.
Posted by newtech, on Feb 4, 2008 at 07:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Noise and vibration from drives in bays 2 & 3 are... 623 Views / 4 Replies  
Noise and vibration from drives in bays 2 & 3 are a little less noticeable in my experience. But yes the four HDD ports are created equal. The ODD ports are a little odd:D in that they need a changed...
Posted by newtech, on Feb 4, 2008 at 07:51 PM, in Mac Desktops
ATI radeon 9600/9800/X800 are End of Life, once... 945 Views / 11 Replies  
ATI radeon 9600/9800/X800 are End of Life, once what is left in retail channels is sold that is it no more to be manufactured.
Posted by newtech, on Feb 3, 2008 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Harpertowns are available in both 1333 ( 54x0 )... 1,999 Views / 2 Replies  
Harpertowns are available in both 1333 ( 54x0 ) and 1600 ( 54x2 ) FSB variants, but have not been shown to be compatible with the older Mac Pro's. any of the 53xx clovertowns will work in both older...
Posted by newtech, on Feb 2, 2008 at 11:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Radeon 9000 pro was a very dated card when it was... 945 Views / 11 Replies  
Radeon 9000 pro was a very dated card when it was first offered in the MDD, and is now three generations old. Radeon 9600/9700/9800/X800 are all EOL now.
Posted by newtech, on Feb 2, 2008 at 11:24 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is it a real PC Radeon 9700 pro card or a... 571 Views / 5 Replies  
Is it a real PC Radeon 9700 pro card or a modified 9500 card? Was the flashed ROM reduced or edited or was the the flashROM upgraded to 128K ( PC cards normally have 64K flashROM )?
Posted by newtech, on Jan 30, 2008 at 01:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
That seems odd. I would rather think the... 909 Views / 9 Replies  
That seems odd. I would rather think the Applecare would be charged and "shipped" at the same time as the computer. Applecare does not "activate" until the hardware is registered, so no problem there.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 28, 2008 at 09:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
My bad, memory parity error there. Should be as... 3,466 Views / 19 Replies  
My bad, memory parity error there. Should be as you said 9B2117.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 28, 2008 at 04:59 PM, in Mac Desktops
The Mac Pro does not come with an Apple remote,... 12,950 Views / 7 Replies  
The Mac Pro does not come with an Apple remote, nor does it in fact have a built-in IR receiver to use one.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 27, 2008 at 08:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
OS X 10.5.1 build 9B18 does not have the 8800GT... 3,466 Views / 19 Replies  
OS X 10.5.1 build 9B18 does not have the 8800GT drivers , but the 10.5.1 build ( 9B116 ) shipping with new Mac Pro's does. The delay is manufacturing lead time till Apple's far east contractor (...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 27, 2008 at 06:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
A couple thoughts. First anyone who actually has... 13,203 Views / 94 Replies  
A couple thoughts. First anyone who actually has the seed(s) is covered by the NDA and can not rightfully say anything yea or nay as to BD support. Second I doubt the majority of developers are even...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 26, 2008 at 02:03 AM, in macOS
If I remember correctly it is intel's AMB that... 4,050 Views / 50 Replies  
If I remember correctly it is intel's AMB that Apple certified and is presumed to be on all the FB-DIMMs that Apple is shipping. Other manufactures have AMBs that are functionally equivalent but not...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 26, 2008 at 12:10 AM, in Mac Desktops
le Big Mac un Royale avec fromage. 4,050 Views / 50 Replies  
le Big Mac un Royale avec fromage.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 25, 2008 at 11:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
There are a few AMB manufacturers, all offer... 4,050 Views / 50 Replies  
There are a few AMB manufacturers, all offer 4.8GHz variants, Only one is certified by Apple at this point and interestingly none are the major DRAM makers.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 25, 2008 at 10:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple caught everyone asleep at the switch on... 4,050 Views / 50 Replies  
Apple caught everyone asleep at the switch on 800MHz memory for the new Mac Pro. They seem to have bought up the lion's share of 800MHz FB-DIMM's available and left the other suppliers scrambling to...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 23, 2008 at 09:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
Cards yes, DVDplayer.app not yet. For Windows yes... 19,077 Views / 90 Replies  
Cards yes, DVDplayer.app not yet. For Windows yes with PowerDVD player.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 19, 2008 at 01:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
Best guess it uses the same Panasonic UJ-85J... 990 Views / 5 Replies  
Best guess it uses the same Panasonic UJ-85J mechanism found in the MacBook/Pro married to a USB interface. 2.5 Watts would do fine for this drive but don't expect to hang it off a non powered hub...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 19, 2008 at 12:38 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Removing the second processor ( CPU_B ) will... 1,527 Views / 25 Replies  
Removing the second processor ( CPU_B ) will involve removing its heat sink and unlatching the socket. No change or problem should be encountered in the firmware.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 18, 2008 at 04:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
There is nothing stopping a third party, such as... 19,077 Views / 90 Replies  
There is nothing stopping a third party, such as AMD/ATI or nVidia, from writing their own .kext's and drivers to support a non-Apple OEM card.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 17, 2008 at 04:17 PM, in Mac Desktops
Artifacts are usually caused by overheating. The... 1,213 Views / 7 Replies  
Artifacts are usually caused by overheating. The X1900 has a bad habit of its fan getting choked with dust, blowing it out with compressed air may help. If you have had artifacts for a long time...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 17, 2008 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
You left out 64 pin Mac IIfx/Laserwriter IISC... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
You left out 64 pin Mac IIfx/Laserwriter IISC SIMM's.:brick:
Posted by newtech, on Jan 17, 2008 at 01:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
By that logic Apple is screwing everyone buying... 19,077 Views / 90 Replies  
By that logic Apple is screwing everyone buying the Mac Mini as well, as the GMA graphics can never be upgraded. Difference is in a Mac Pro a third party can offer a graphics upgrade.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 16, 2008 at 10:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Best old school computer practical joke,... 887 Views / 14 Replies  
Best old school computer practical joke, shuffling a deck of punch cards. Could reduce a programmer to a quivering mass of jelly.:D
Posted by newtech, on Jan 16, 2008 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
I remember well when a floppy was a full height... 887 Views / 14 Replies  
I remember well when a floppy was a full height 8" drive that held 96KB unformatted/hard sectored.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 16, 2008 at 06:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
last 5.25 half/full height drives I saw were... 887 Views / 14 Replies  
last 5.25 half/full height drives I saw were enterprise class Ultra-SCSI III LVD, wicked fast, wicked expensive and rather low density. In fact I think you would be hard pressed to find a 1.6" height...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 16, 2008 at 06:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
The problem with FSB overclocking high end Xeons... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
The problem with FSB overclocking high end Xeons ( all the clovertowns are the same basic design 1.6 thru 3.0 ) is that doing so pushes them past their TDP making them run hotter, causing them to be...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 16, 2008 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
1600 is the max bus speed for Seaburg ( 5400X )... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
1600 is the max bus speed for Seaburg ( 5400X ) not 1667. LGA 771 processors have three pins that control FSB called BSEL0-2 that override the default bus speed, On the default 1066 bus Xeons holding...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 16, 2008 at 01:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
iMovie has a fairly intuitive user interface and... 567 Views / 10 Replies  
iMovie has a fairly intuitive user interface and online help. There are also a few books that hold your hand to get a bit more advanced quicker. Some of what you see on YouTube is done on the more...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 15, 2008 at 09:20 PM, in Applications
Much better 3D graphics acceleration.... 19,077 Views / 90 Replies  
Much better 3D graphics acceleration. Faster/smoother Core Image/Core Animation.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 15, 2008 at 09:14 PM, in Mac Desktops
My backup board ( production ) has three stickers... 4,579 Views / 26 Replies  
My backup board ( production ) has three stickers between the riser slots...

[ PBA D37652-501 ] [ EFI: 005C ] [ QAN 6834357 }
center ->[ SMC 1.7f8 }

Did not note the...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 15, 2008 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hence Steve Jobs love affair with the iMac and... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
Hence Steve Jobs love affair with the iMac and his short shrift on all things Mac Pro.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 15, 2008 at 04:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Check the sticker on the board ( between the... 4,579 Views / 26 Replies  
Check the sticker on the board ( between the memory riser slots ), it will say the firmware and SMC revision numbers, an EFI over 004x and SMC over 1.7f0 is good as it will be later than the...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 15, 2008 at 04:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
The seaburg ( 5400X ) chipset max FSB is 1600... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
The seaburg ( 5400X ) chipset max FSB is 1600 MHz, as clovertown Xeons max out at 3.0 with the X5365 it is unlikely any would be able to exceed that speed even by over clocking the FSB.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 15, 2008 at 12:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Probably more effective to sit on a mountain top... 873 Views / 15 Replies  
Probably more effective to sit on a mountain top contemplating ones intestines.

I forward the view that all the negative feed back about video cards, in the past, meant nothing to Apple. They only...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 15, 2008 at 01:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
Nearly sprained a giblet reading that:) Now I... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
Nearly sprained a giblet reading that:) Now I feel like I need a quick beer or a sloe gin.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 15, 2008 at 12:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
21" and larger displays are really meant to be... 1,145 Views / 4 Replies  
21" and larger displays are really meant to be two page displays ( side by side horizontally ) unless you have poor eyesight and need lots of magnification.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 15, 2008 at 12:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Best guesses currently are yes. 1,527 Views / 25 Replies  
Best guesses currently are yes.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 10:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
nVidia 7300GT/FX 4500 display rotation was added... 1,145 Views / 4 Replies  
nVidia 7300GT/FX 4500 display rotation was added in OS X 10.4.10 and should be supported for all nVidia apple supported cards in 10.5. ( worst case 8800GT might need 10.5.1 build 9B116 or 10.5.2 )
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 09:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Unless you up the processor FSB to 1600 memory... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
Unless you up the processor FSB to 1600 memory stays 667 as it is tied to the FSB speed as well ( in OS X, in Windows YMMV ).
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 07:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
$900.00 is good ball park for purchase from an... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
$900.00 is good ball park for purchase from an AASP/GSX, to new to see any in the secondary market ( eBay, et al ). MP 1,1 MLB fetches $700-800 from AASP/GSX yet ( though I got an as is/condition...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 07:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes. 474 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 05:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
Even in a "free" society "free speech" is seldom... 873 Views / 15 Replies  
Even in a "free" society "free speech" is seldom "free".

Also free advice is often worth what you pay for it.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 05:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
How can you put a price on the educational and... 808 Views / 8 Replies  
How can you put a price on the educational and aesthetic value in doing a build up. Green too, if the parts are recycled from disposesed machines.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
I really want to see Steve eat some crow on the... 515 Views / 4 Replies  
I really want to see Steve eat some crow on the 8800GT situation.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 05:01 PM, in Mac Desktops
The memory cage is needed. A) it forms part of... 808 Views / 8 Replies  
The memory cage is needed. A) it forms part of the plenum for the ducted airflow for the CPU and memory. B) it is the mount for the rear fan. C) it stablizes the memory riser cards.

The PC...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 04:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
X5355 will not get any benefit from the the new... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
X5355 will not get any benefit from the the new logic board, unless by some miracle they run stable at 3.33 GHz by overclocking their FSB to 1600 Mhz ( by no means a sure thing ). Even then their...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 03:11 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not to mention no official Apple support nor... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
Not to mention no official Apple support nor would Applecare be available. Also it is doubtful one could realize $900.00 in the sale of the old motherboard, think more like $400.00 for MLB and...
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 01:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
"... No news is good news..." 515 Views / 4 Replies  
"... No news is good news..."
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
Power supply cable harness routes differently and... 6,515 Views / 33 Replies  
Power supply cable harness routes differently and MLB mounting points are slightly different. Fans and other cooling components are are a different revision.
Posted by newtech, on Jan 14, 2008 at 01:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
-OR- Hardware Monitor/Hardware Monitor Lite 698 Views / 12 Replies  
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Hardware Monitor/Hardware Monitor Lite
Posted by newtech, on Jan 13, 2008 at 11:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
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