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  1. Would you mind telling me what guide you foolowed to get this set up you have to work? | Windows 7 x64 Ultimate | Mac OS X 10.5.8 | Mac OS X 10.6.4 | | Intel Core i7 920 @ 4.5GHz | EVGA X58 Classified | 6GB Corsair 2000MHz 8-8-8-24 | 2x Asus Dark Knight 9800GTX+ | Thanks! avidfcp@gmail.NOSPAMcom please remove NOSPAM
  2. ok umm, maybe someone can ne so kind to point me in the right direction? Thanks as I am trying to get the performance I saw of someone on youtube and they had it overclocked to 4.3 or something crazy and it was blazing. Not sure what motherboard, number of cores, ec-cetera.I'm looking to spen at least enough to get a 8 core 2.93 or 8 core i7 performance overclocked. Thanks
  3. anyone to offer advice? Buy Apple? Build a machine, will it be just as fast? Thanks in advance
  4. I don't know where to begin. I do a lot of soft synths. Last years Mac Pro's 8 core are faster than the newer except on the memory front, then I saw a hack that was getting something like 549 with Xbench and a crazy number with Cinebench. So I ask, how much would I save if I wanted to get the equvilant of a Mac Pro 2.93 8 core from 2009 and then over clock it. Plus the last time I built, they didn't have any boot loaders that allowed for you to update your software. You had to boot to windows, get device info, put that into plist and kext files and just need advice on what to do. I have a little momey aside but I don't want to buy a mac pro that is beaten by last years and even some iMacs beat them (Quad) and you can always get a Texas Instruments Firewire HUB, its just that I use a lot of soft sythngs which take a lot of FPU, from Storm Drum to Orchestra. Any advice on builds or purchases appreciated and FWIW, APPLE IS OUT OF THE 2009 2.93 and those 8 cores go for almost 4 grand where a 2010 8 core is much less, so what does that tell you besides speed 2.4 compared to 2.9 is better and the hack I saw he had it up to 4.3 or something, 8 cores, so am looking for a hand holding session on how to build something like that, that will squash even the 12 cores if possible with 8 OC cores. Thanks and Peace. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas soon!!! Love your loved ones more each and every day and keep your fingers crossed we can get this prject off the ground while I stay with this one Music Publisher until I get an agent/deal. As I also Music Supervise and Compose. 3 Sample CD's sop far for Sony!!! Peace
  5. On one hand I remember being able to download UPDATES to programs that I am trying, on the other, I also remember downloading the updates and then the program no longer works. The problem is, I can't remember if it made a difference if you downloaded UPDATE on a Hack vs a real mac and if that made a difference. Not sure where else I can post. Please advise! Thanks you so so much,
  6. Hey gang, first off, I want to thank you all for helping me back in 2006. Because of this forum, I built a machine running an old D duo core 3.0 ghz and am using it now. :-) I then went out and got some work with Apple (great discounts, LOL) and then bought a MACBOOK PRO 2.2 Matte, sold it 6 months later and bought a glossy... :-) Anyway, I presently have: PCI Express 7600 GT Nvidia duo DVI out and would like to build a new machine - was wondering what the cheapest way to build an 8 core machine with the ability to upgrade to the i7 down the road or do I just go for it (i7) right out the box? As I said, its been a while so am unsure what motherboard would be best, assume that you still need a motherboard with a GMA onboard to start going or has there been advances in the EFI ISO's that are out there? If so, what should I look for. Do we still have to edit KEXT files? Was also thinking about the X EFI USB thing that supposedly allows you to install OSX - but wouldn't mind building it. Anyway, for now, does anyone have some benchmarks on BUILT machines vs REAL macs? One would think there would be a nice BIG chart that you can look at but all I have found was the benchmarks from X EFI. Thanks gang.
  7. Hey gang, first off, I want to thank you all for helping me back in 2006. Because of this forum, I built a machine running an old D duo core 3.0 ghz and am using it now. :-) I then went out and got some work with Apple (great discounts, LOL) and then bought a MACBOOK PRO 2.2 Matte, sold it 6 months later and bought a glossy... :-) Anyway, I presently have: PCI Express 7600 GT Nvidia duo DVI out and would like to build a new machine - was wondering what the cheapest way to build an 8 core machine with the ability to upgrade to the i7 down the road or do I just go for it (i7) right out the box? As I said, its been a while so am unsure what motherboard would be best, assume that you still need a motherboard with a GMA onboard to start going or has there been advances in the EFI ISO's that are out there? If so, what should I look for. Do we still have to edit KEXT files? Was also thinking about the X EFI USB thing that supposedly allows you to install OSX - but wouldn't mind building it. Anyway, for now, does anyone have some benchmarks on BUILT machines vs REAL macs? One would think there would be a nice BIG chart that you can look at but all I have found was the benchmarks from X EFI. Thanks gang.
  8. Wondering if this is possible? Anyone know how to edit 10.4.11 communication kext files? The reason I ask is, if I boot to Leopard, the non APPLE router works flawlessly and never drops, whereas in tiger, it drops the signal all the time. 10.4.11 I used to think it was the router (a few months old) but it NEVER, EVER happens in Leopard. Thanks
  9. bumpOkay one toaster down - used DVD-ROM setting and created a coaster - UNKNOWN DISC (in DVD player).Advice?Thanks!
  10. Not sure what to do. I have a few AVI files that I think my DVD player will play - however, I'm not sure what setting to use in Toast Titanium 9. Having the correct setting is what will make all the difference on whether it plays or not. Thanks.
  11. Friendly bump. Thanks. Someone in Mac Discussion said you needed a Macbook Pro update, but as I stated in the image, there is no Macbook Pro update available. Any ideas?
  12. Bottom Line= You install Leopard as main OS temporarily, then partition, install boot-camp, then over right Leopard with copy of Tiger. When you wipe the OS partition, it does NOT remove the windows partition. I can't tell you how many MAC users I know that wanted to keep TIGER and still use boot camp. Pretty sweet if you ask me as it allows me to play with Leopard on an external disc, then, when ready, I can migrate to Leopard and again, it won't affect the windows partition.
  13. Not sure how they will do it, but doesn't Apple have to file with the FCC? If so, it will be in FCC news at least a month before release, so I wouldn't expect to wake up one A.M. and just see it there. Thoughts?
  14. You can get it here: http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html Let's assume you have TIGER as your main OS. 1) Use disk utility and create two (2) partitions on the external drive. Make sure GUID is selected in options or you won't be able to install AND boot the operating systems to the external hard drive. (the GUID option is located in Disk Utility when you are on the partition tab). THEN SELECT OPTIONS, select GUID in order to make both partitions (HD) bootable with the OS. After creating the partitions, you can now install the OS's onto them. 2) Using Carbon Copy, copy Tiger from your computer to the external hard drive (TARGET) on partition 1. Tiger is now backed up. Now that we have TIGER backed up, we can install Leopard onto the external hard drive (partition 2) then overwrite the old Tiger laptop hard drive: 3) Install Leopard on external HD (Partition two (2) This is where the GUID comes in handy - place LEOPARD in the disc drive, hold down "option" key, and while rebooting, choose the 2nd partition for Leopard install. Due to GUID, the mac will see all the partitions as boot-able partitions and install the OS onto partition two (2). We now have the following: • Main hard drive (TIGER) • Partiion 1 Copy of Tiger • Partition 2 Copy of Leopard 4) Check that you can boot to external LEOPARD and external TIGER (external hard drive copy). Restart computer, before apple logo appears, hold down option key and select each external OS and make sure you can boot up using the external hard drive. 5) Boot to the TIGER external hard drive OS. We are now going to take Leopard from the external hard drive and copy over the old tiger image (main computer laptop hard drive). The steps are as follows: 6) Use Carbon Copy to copy Leopard from the external hard drive to overwrite the old TIGER image on the computer. Carbon copy has to be on the desktop of every partition, NOTE, you cannot run it from another source....otherwise you will get an error. It should look something like this: SOURCE=External Hard Driver (Leopard) TARGET:=Internal System (laptop, et-cetera) hard drive, Tiger. When its finished you will now have Leopard on your main hard drive, and Tiger/Leopard in two external partitions. 7) TIME TO INSTALL BOOT CAMP - have your windows disc (and serial/key) & Leopard disk ready.... a) Run Boot Camp Assistant, choose a partition size for windows, after partitioning- - It will ask for a Windows disc (XP/Vista) c) Boot into Windows, then give it a moment, then insert the Leopard disc as this has some drivers for wireless, track-pad, iSight, et-cetera). Leopard will know what to do and ask you to install the drivers (YOU WANT TO DO THIS). In rare cases, windows "might" change the target mode (Start Up Disc) so you might have to hold OPTION down once to get back into OSX as your target mode. If this IS the case, go to Start Up Disk (Preferences) and make sure the computer's HD (not the external) is selected. Also, if your windows copy is genuine, PLEASE go to WINDOWS UPDATES and download EVERY Critical update (80+). As chances are, there have been many spyware programs since your copy of windows was created, especially XP. TIME TO Test both Windows and Leopard. When finished you should have the following: • Main Hard Drive (Leopard, with a Windows partition) (again, on iMac, MBP, Macbook, et-cetera) • External Tiger Copy • External Leopard Copy. PUT THAT TIGER BACK.... Now its time to get Tiger back as your main OS. 8) Reboot to Leopard EXTERNAL HD copy, again, holding down option key and select Leopard external partition. This time we will use Carbon Copy to select TIGER as SOURCE and overwrite LEOPARD (main HD) as TARGET. i.e. in Carbon Copy: SOURCE= Tiger (external backup copy) TARGET=Leopard Computer hard drive Basically, we're now overwriting the newly installed Leopard with Tiger. 9) When complete, you will see that you now have Tiger back on your computer (main HD) and the partition you made in Leopard for Boot Camp 2.0 SURPRISE, SURPRISE, still exists!!!!!! You can now boot to boot camp at any time. You will also have a copy of Tiger and a copy of Leopard on the external hard drives for when you do decide to migrate or as back ups. Tiger is now your main OS and you now have boot camp.
  15. I have a newer (last gen) 2.4, 256 MBP and when I go into preferences (After Effects) it says NO OPEN GL card found, please update Apple Pro software (not sure which download that is, and I think I did that) as well as Adobe 8.0.1 and wondering if that fixes the issues. Otherwise the playback is very choppy. I ask as there is nothing called Apple Pro Software, these are my options for software update (re: pro support)....ps, am a bit skeptical about these updates as one person said he did this and it hosed his system, how awful this would be, ugg.... Anyway, options for update regarding pro software.... • Pro Kitupdate 4.5 (version) • Pro Applications Update 2007-1 • Pro Applications Update 2007-2 • Plug in Manager Will these help? Thanks Here are the images of the errors, as is, the files play back choppy. Also, what is the major difference between the two (Motion vs After Effects) and the other shows what updates are available (PS HAS ANYONE FIGURED OUT how to d/l LOGIC update and get it to work (you know, free try before you buy version (smile)... Thanks GENIUS'
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