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About BTBlomberg

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  1. Mac OS X 10.5.4 Released

    I just had flawless update using Software Update on my Gateway Core 2 Duo and all is fine. Kernel is 9.4.0. Using Kalyway 10.5.2 that was upgraded to 10.5.3.
  2. Q6600 Or Keep my intel Core 2 Duo?

    Yes Pitap, you are right. I guess I have seen the Quad mixed in with the duo to many places and mis-thought. Also, I think Gambit642's assumption may apply to newer Pentium 4's with Hyper-Threading with is two processes on one core rather than how the new multi-core CPUs work.
  3. Q6600 Or Keep my intel Core 2 Duo?

    I will not be insulting, but this is soooo wrong. If you have a Core2 Duo at 2.66 GHz you have two cores at 2.66 Ghz. If you have a Core2 Duo Quad (yes for some reason they still call them Core2 Duo for the architecture) at 2.66 GHz you have 4 cores at 2.66 GHz. I have a Mac Pro at the office with two 2.8 GHz Quads and each core is definitely at 2.8 GHz. Also, on my Gateway Hackintosh I am writing from now (my $300 Tiger Direct mac pro ;-) ), I have a Core2 Duo 4300 overclocked from 1.8 GHz to 2.4 GHz and I can tell you it is running both cores at 2.4 GHz. Just run Boinc SETI and you will see this is true. It is true that if an app is not multi core optimized you will not get full benefits of it, but apple has been optimizing their apps for Multi Core and many other big apps also use this. ALso, the OS does some core use management. Will you see a huge benefit in the apps you are using? Likely not.
  4. Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    CrArC, sounds like the system cache was finally cleared. That 26 GB must have been system cache which had your old, bad settings. On a real Mac computer it is common for the cache to get large and the machine to need a reboot every once and a while to clear out. If the Hackintosh was not clearing things correctly on reboot it may have taken the crash to get it cleared out good.
  5. I just performed my first install last week and after trying some other things I found EasyBDC just that, Easy. It took very little to set it up and looks like it could support an indefinite number of boot options. I have my Gateway GT5408 automatically boot into Mac OS X 10.5.2 after waiting 10 second to give you the chance to go to Vista (which came with it). I have the OSs on separate drives, so I don't know if that becomes a factor. Otherwise you can just read here. There is a lot of info. Here is a link to the Wiki on Dual Booting. EasyBCD is near the bottom of the page with link to it's site. http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...uides#Dual_Boot