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  1. I need some help, please!

    Did you ever get it working?
  2. Added 4GB of Ram, price is now $395.
  3. I've noticed that best buy and the apple online store allows purchases on credit. Does anyone have experience with the risks involved with this? I've read horror stories from 2003 about best buy not crediting their accounts with their payments, slapping them with late fees, then not being contactable by phone. One of my co-workers has about $3500 in stupid debt from best buy and she pays off about $300 of it each month even though she could pay as little as $50 she said. I make about $1000 a month, pay about $370 in rent. I so want a macbook pro. What to do?
  4. Purpose: Portable Video Editing Box. Something smaller then a tower and less expensive and problematic as a laptop. (If I wanted to spend $1300 on a laptop I'd get a refurbished MBP.) Please comment with suggestions on improving this build list. Motherboard $53 GA-G31M-ES2L CPU $180 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 Ghz Cooling $55 Thermaltake / Ruby Orb / Socket 775/754/939/940/AM2 / Aluminum Core/Fins / CPU Cooler Thermaltake A2476 TMG HD1 3.5 " Hard Drive Cooler Hard Drive $240 Western Digital Raptor 10,000 RPM 3.5 74 GB SATA Western Digital RE3 7,200 RPM 3.5 1TB SATA Firewire $12 SYBA PCI to Firewire 3+1 ports controller SD-NEC-4F DVD-R $24 LG 22X DVD+R DVD Burner with LightScribe GH22LP20 RAM $41 WINTEC AMPX 4GB 240-Pin 3AXT8500C5-4096K GPU $65 EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support Case $130 Thermaltake Black LANBOX Micro-ATX Case with Front USB, FireWire, Audio Ports, Clear Side and Aluminum Handle Total: $800
  5. The bios and cpu is locked down to prevent that from happening. It can't happen. Long version: Overclocking usually involves bios settings and increasing the voltage which starts to overheat a CPU. This CPU now needs to be cooled. Laptops can't be fitted with a CPU cooler without major surgery, so allowing them to be overclocked would cause melting problems. On a side note, I am also interested in using a 1525 for video editing purposes. How does it handle FCP and especially firewire? I need to log and capture from a MiniDV camcorder.
  6. [Install] Dell Latitude E6400 E6500

    How does final cut pro and firewire fare for most of you with the E6500? I've heard lots of good things about the Nvidia card but getting results for final cut pro on the wiki or the forum for the E6500 is difficult. What has your experiences been- can it run final cut pro well or not?
  7. What models here with the right graphics mobility card run final cut pro and the firewire in with no problem? On the other hand, is anyone having problems with the firewire- it only allows 1MB download then quits or the device isn't recognized at all? Or final cut pro just wont start or has strange bugs that prevent it from operating normally?
  8. Is there like a specific stable hardware configuration that is generally recognized as being the fastest overclocked hackintosh setup in existence?
  9. http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?...670&topnav= Processor & Memory: Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T2370 at 1.73GHz 1MB L2 Cache 2GB DDR2 533MHz Drives: 250GB hard drive at 5400RPM 8x DVD±RW drive with Double Layer Support Graphics & Video: 15.4" WXGA TFT display; up to 1280 x 800 resolution with Acer CrystalBrite Technology Intel® GMA X3100 graphics Integrated Acer Crystal Eye Webcam Communications: Intel 802.11 b/g wireless LAN 10/100/1000 LAN V.92 56Kbps modem User Interface: Acer FineTouch 88-key keyboard with inverted T cursor layout, embedded numeric keypad, hotkey controls, international language support, minimum 2.5mm key travel Touchpad with four-way integrated scroll button Audio: Integrated High Definition Audio Two Stereo Speakers Card Slots: ExpressCard™/54 slot 5-in-1 Card Reader Ports: 4x USB 2.0 ports 1x DC in port 1x RJ-11port 1x RJ-45 LAN port 1x VGA port 1x Microphone in 1x Headphones/speakers/line out port 1x S-Video TV out 1x IEEE 1394 port Power Supply: 65 Watt AC Power Adapter Battery: 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery; up to 2 hours life depending on configuration and usage, 2.5 hours recharge time with power off. 3.5 hours with power on Additional Information: Dimensions: 14.17" W x 10.51" D x 1.09 - 1.69" H Weight: estimated at 6.36 lbs. Warranty: One year limited