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by learning_bird
Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

qviri, without SSE2 you're out of luck. SSE2 is the minimum requirement. Hopefully, you'll find a friend with a more recent rig where you can try OS X or you have to spend something like $200 for a new board and CPU. I can tell you that I've an Asus P5GD1-VM coupled with a Celeron D331 and 512 MB of...
by learning_bird
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

qviri wrote:Yes, I looked into it before. I have an Athlon XP. No SSE3, no 64-bit, no NX, no pressing need to "upgrade" since it's plenty fast.
Do you have SSE2?
by learning_bird
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

One has to eat the cake to know if its tasteful. At least a couple of times to be able to have an opinion. :) If you want to buy me a cake.... feel free to. I'd love to have a Mac for its looks personally, but they're selling for at least twice the price of a x86 system that does what I need it to ...
by learning_bird
Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

When was the last time you've tried one, for a long period? Give them a chance, Mac OS X is a lot of fun! As I've said, I never tried one. I detest iPod and its trend, I detest their white colour and I detest even more the Apple elitists. So no, I won't give them a try. They have done a good job wi...
by learning_bird
Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

When was the last time you've tried one, for a long period?

Give them a chance, Mac OS X is a lot of fun!
by learning_bird
Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

BTW, rpsgc, have you tried any kind of Mac?
by learning_bird
Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

rpsgc wrote: That page isn't mine FYI 8)
I know the page isn't yours. These japanese guys are totally crazy, regularly when a new mac is out they buy it on the very first days they're on sale and disassemble them, just to see the internal parts.
by learning_bird
Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

I've heard that unlike the macbook pro in which the cpu is soldered to the motherboard, the imac actually has a socketed CPU. I've read reports where people have changed the CPU with no problems. As far as I know, the CPU is upgradable as well, although I don't know just how down and dirty you have...
by learning_bird
Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

It's expensive but it exists... 160GB 2.5" http://www.silentpcreview.com/article298-page1.html With what as been said so far I don't know how the "typical" iMac user would need 250 or 500GB. There's always external storage... but oh well, it's quiet as it is. I was just curious to why... Oh and the...
by learning_bird
Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 229687

Good review and very well thought case as it seems . In my opinion, it could be an almost perfect case if it weren't for the lack of: 1- A frontal FireWire 400 port. 2- Stealth drive bays for the optical drives. 3- A quieter PSU fan. Adding this wouldn't cost, probably, more than $10 to the final co...
by learning_bird
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

ive always had a thing for apples, but never owned one. just never had the money to keep my PC's up to date and buy a mac. If you wish to try Mac OS X you can do it with a PC. To learn how to do it go to www.osx86project.org. I'm doing it with an Asus board and a Celeron D 331 and it runs smooth. A...
by learning_bird
Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 17" Apple iMac: The Official SPCR Review
Replies: 56
Views: 40171

Good to see you finally giving macs some attention . About some of your power and screen troubles, like those stated in "Much of the power savings in the low power mode seems to come from a reduction in the brightness of the LCD screen, which drops to the lowest possible brightness. This sometimes g...
by learning_bird
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any word on Yonah MB?
Replies: 17
Views: 5930

MikeC,

Can you get samples of some of these boards for a review like the ones made for the Pentium M boards?
by learning_bird
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any word on Yonah MB?
Replies: 17
Views: 5930

Hyphe wrote:Here's an intresting summary.

http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~shinta/be/_ ... 200602.htm
Thanks for the info. There seems to be an error on the list: the DFI board is a socket 775 and not a 479, so I dought it supports the Core Duo processor.
by learning_bird
Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Any word on Yonah MB?
Replies: 17
Views: 5930

Tom's Hardware have posted a review of Aopen's i975Xa-YDG board:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/03/07/ ... e_desktop/

2006 seems a good year for silent, cooler...and powerful computing. Also good news from Intel/IDF Spring roadmap, Anandtech and other sites have reviews.