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  1. A quick keyboard question

    Not sure about the regular diNovo keyboard but, I just got the diNovo Mini and it works 99% out-of-the-box. To fix the few function keys, just download Controller Mate.
  2. Need help with component selection

    I use my Hackintosh for music and movies using front row all the time. see my signature for the parts I used. I think I spent less than $400 on the whole computer and you could probably do even better now. It runs fairly quiet with the stock fans and would probably be more quiet if i replaced them with better fans. Having a silent graphics card is great and you can actually make one using a product like the Arctic Cooling ACCELS1 and the card of your choice.
  3. Yes they do. you can check them out online at http://www.datavis.com. I totally forgot about J&R. It is on Park Row across from City Hall and should have large selection and decent prices. It's a fun grouping of stores to run through as well. You can check them out online at http://www.jr.com. Additionally, you can have packages delivered to a hotel; just call the hotel concierge to see what their policy is on receiving packages for guests. If it is not a problem, place the order in advance of your arrival and when you get there, BAM! the parts you ordered. Good luck.
  4. Living in New York, I find that shopping for tech things here really isn't the best idea; unless you are an audiophile or videophile. You aren't getting the latest of anything special and prices are always a bit higher than the rest of the country (the stores have to pay for the higher rent we have somehow). My opinion, if you insist on going to a PC store, the best I've come across is DataVision on 5th Ave; after that we have all the same {censored} one gets in the rest of the country: bestbuy, circut city, a bankrupt compusa going out of business. As for Mac supplies people here love the Tekserve store on 23rd Street which has a huge amount of Mac compatible accessories. Now that you know that, I would skip buying computer stuff and just check out the Apple stores, they all have an interesting design and are in different parts of the city (unless you are here for work, it really is the city you want to see not go shopping for PC parts). Have a blast the City is awesome!
  5. Updated from Kalyway 10.5.1 to 10.5.2 Download two files - 10.5.2 combo update - 10.5.2 kernel vanilla and patched Back up using Time Machine (just in case) Install 10.5.2 combo update Restart (took two restarts and the screen is black for about 2 minutes after the second) Repair permissions in Disk Utility Install 10.5.2 kernel (choose the option appropriate to your system) Restart Repair Permissions Software Update... Install graphics and iLife update You now have 10.5.2
  6. Current OS X Version: 10.5.1 Install method: Kalyway; EFI Working: Yes Desktop/Laptop? Desktop Prebuilt? No Motherboard Manufacturer: Gigabyte Model: GA-945GZM-S2 Version: rev. 3.0 Bios Version: unknown Chipset: Intel 945GZ Audio: working, select 883 option at install LAN: working, no patches needed CPU Model Number: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz Recognised as: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory/DDR: (x1) G.SKILL Extreme Series 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 Video Manufacturer: Asus Model: 7300GT Silent Bus Type: PCIe Memory size: 256 MB Dual screen working? unknown QE/CI working? Yes/Yes Resolution changeable? Yes Required patches or bios flashing? Select Gfnvidia at install SATA/IDE working: IDE working SATA unknown other peripherals/pci addon cards? Pioneer DVR-112D (working but must flash firmware fix in Windows) LaCie Firewire 400 PCI card misc hardware: LaCie FireWire 400 HD (F.A. Porsche) misc software: Dualboot with XP using Acronis OS Selector
  7. I am putting a computer together for the first time and was wondering what the significance of the motherboard support lists for Graphics Cards. Here is what I have thus far: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2 CPU: Intel C2D E4400 Memory: G.SKILL Extreme Series 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 HDD: Western Digital Caviar WD800BB 80GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE (may change) DVD: Pioneer DVR-112D Graphics: ? I am thinking of an Asus 7300GT but it is not listed on the mother board support list. Will it still work? What is the significance of these "support lists"? I'm obviously new to this but couldn't find the answer to this question anywhere online. Thanks in advance. [/size] [/size][/font]
  8. Thanks for asking this question I actually had the same one plus another regarding it. My motherbaord manufacturer (Asrock) lists specific cards it supports, can I install any card such as the PNY 7300GT (which is what I was looking at though not supported) or am I limited to the cards on their list? Thanks!