Desktops :: IMac Or Mac Pro Advantages & Disadvantages?

Jul 21, 2009

What are the advantages and disadvantages to each setup?

Why would someone go with a Mac Pro? What are you experiences with each system?

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IMac :: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Buying Mac?

Mar 28, 2010

What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a iMac and a mac book/ macbook pro? Not buying at the same time btw.

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IMac :: External Storage / Backup - Disadvantages In Terms Of System's Performance?

May 8, 2009

Can anyone suggest which would be my best option for external backup? Would a RAID setup be good? I have two exactly the same hard drives laying around collecting dust, and would like to put them to use for an iMac. Could someone recommend a good external enclosure for these two? Which would be better - FireWire or USB2.0? I'm also interested in mirroring since I'd store important data on them, and want both drives to have a copy of each. Is there a disadvantage to that in terms of system's performance?

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IMac :: Advantages To Matching RAM?

Sep 23, 2010

Just a quick question for anyone kind enough to take a moment to answer: I have a 24" 2.93GHz Core2 Duo iMac (last year's model) that shipped with 2 x 2GB (hence total 4GB) of RAM. I am starting to feel the crunch from more memory-intensive programs, and so the time has come to upgrade. is there a clear performance advantage to installing matching RAM sizes, as opposed to 2 sticks of different sizes? I noticed that [URL] currently offers an 8GB kit (2x4GB) for around $260. This is a bit beyond my budget, so I was thinking of instead just getting one 4GB through them for $130, and then mixing it with the Apple 2GB stick which is already in the computer. Would I see a significant performance upgrade with the 6GB mismatched RAM vs. the 4GB matched?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disadvantages Of Being Left Behind In Upgrading OS X

Jul 5, 2012

What I am using is 10.6.8. It is very good. I put a bootable clone on a spare external drive and installed Lion on that, just thought I would be very careful. The Lion works but I'm not at all sure that I like it, want it or need it. Looks like it would take some getting used to. When Mountain Lion comes out I will probably upgrade (the external drive!). Judging by what people say here support for Snow Leopard will be dropped when Mountain Lion is introduced or not long after. How much does this matter (security)? Reckon a lot of people will want to stay with Snow Leopard as long as possible. (Why do Mac stores sell anti-virus software that the experts here do not like much or at all - I have bought some in the past and discarded it).

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Windows 7 on BootCamp

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Hardware :: What Are Some Of The Benefits And Disadvantages Of Slot Loading Drives

Nov 5, 2009

I was just wondering, how come we rarely see slot loading drives in notebooks and desktop computers other than Apple Products?

What are some of the benefits and disadvantages of slot loading drives?

Do you think that they have anything to do with the Blu-Ray negotiations?

They are definitely a lot nicer to use/look at compared to those hideous PC tray drives.

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MacBook Pro :: Disadvantages Of Formatting An External Drive As FAT32?

Jun 5, 2012

what are the disadvantages of formatting an external drive as FAT32?

MacBook Pro

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Desktops :: Transfer Data From Old IMac New IMac

Mar 5, 2010

Want to transfer data from iMac G5 to new iMac Intel 10.6. I have ethernet connection. Not sure the next step.

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Desktops :: 2 OS On One IMac

Feb 4, 2010

I want to install tiger on my imac using boot camp. I want to split the drive so I can use "Snow Leopard" or "Tiger" on one mac.

When I get to the step that says "Start Installation" the screen goes black and says "No Bootable Device"
I have the Tiger disk in but nothing works.

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Desktops :: IMac Won't Start Up?

Jan 20, 2010

I'm new here, but not new to the Mac world. I own an intel iMac and while I was attempting to restart it on Sunday night it went into a gray screen with the box asking me to shut and restart in several languages. I did and still get stuck on that page. I did a PRAM reset and that didn't work. So I used my start up disk to get to the disk utility and my HD is fine so I used an external drive to install the OS on it and reboot from and reinstalled from TimeMachine (only problem is the last time I backed up was 5 months ago)Again I checked my internal drive and everything seems okay, but I cannot reboot from it. BTW, I've OS 10.6.2,

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Desktops :: Imac G3 Won't Recognize New HD?

Apr 16, 2010

Got a new HD with operating system pre-installed on it but it wont start-up? starts to do the chime but stops and no action? what am i doing wrong?

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Desktops :: Installing Software On An IMac?

Aug 9, 2009

Hello a friend gave me an eMac 1Ghz, 128 Mb ram. And it won't allow me to install any Mac os 9 or X...
I have a G4 Silverstreak 800 MHz Power Pc, 1 GB SDRAM. I've attempted linking both computers via ethernet and firewire without any luck.Is there anyone here who might be able to assist me in resolving this dilemma?

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Desktops :: IMac (OS X) Cannot Find Mouse

Sep 5, 2009

When I start my iMAC (OS X) there is a good chance that it WILL NOT pair with my Logitech M555b (Bluetooth) mouse. It IS set to be "discoverable." The Apple mouse's trackball was a constant problem; it had to be cleaned often. Changed to the M555b and now I'm being punished by the MAC gods for my infidelity.

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Desktops :: Looking For Audio Interface For IMac?

Sep 9, 2009

I'm looking for a good quality Audio Interface for my iMac, i work with MIDI only so i won't be needing tons of ins & outs for vocals, mics, live instruments etc, the only thing I'll be needing to connect is a Digital Piano (MIDI ports) and a pair of Monitor Speakers. what are the best AI brands out there for a iMac ?

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Desktops :: Using PC Mouse And Keyboard On New IMac

Oct 24, 2009

I'm thinking of acquiring a new iMac (the model offered this week). I would like to retain my USB PC mouse and keyboard.

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Desktops :: G5 ISight IMac Shuts Itself Down (OS 10.5.8)

Apr 19, 2010

Have a 17" G5 iMac iSight (OS 10.5.8) that works normally for several hours and then the CPU temperature suddenly spikes and the computer shuts itself down. When I check the Temperature Monitor (application) history graph, it shows normal temperatures and then a spike. There are 3 fans and I don't know which is failing or whether there's something in the temperature sensing that's gone haywire. My only solution is to do a forced restart. By this time, things have cooled and it will work for several hours.

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Desktops :: IMac Slowing Down The Longer I Use It?

Apr 20, 2010

Recently, my iMac (Intel Core) started to slow down the longer I use it. Applications take ages to launch. Sometimes even opening a folder takes a long time. I have to force quit more and more times. I also have to literally pull out the plug when it just hangs. this is especially bad when it wakes up after I put it to sleep mode.

Is this a RAM issue? I'm running on 4GB RAM.

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Desktops :: IMac Keeps Ejecting Disc?

Sep 3, 2010

my iMac ejects blank discs when I try to burn music in Tunes or when I insert a music CD to play it.The disc spins around for about 15 seconds, then it gets ejected. I made sure the surface of the discs were clean and that I was burning from a "playlist," all to no avail. I was successful at playing a movie in iDVD, though, so I'm baffled.

Mac OS 10.5.8 / 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo / 1 GB 800 MHz SSR2 SDRAM

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Desktops :: IMac Won't Connect To Internet

Oct 7, 2010

My mother-in-law has an old Blueberry iMac which works ok except it won't connect to the internet/LAN. It is the computer, because the cable that used to connect the iMac to the internet is currently connected to a different computer and it works perfectly. The iMac runs Mac OSX 10.3.9. Has something died inside the iMac?

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Desktops :: Red Flat Panel On IMac G4?

Dec 3, 2010

The displays on my flat panel iMac G4 (2003) suddenly have gone 'red': sometimes it will return to 'blue' and be ok. Is this a dying flat panel or can I fixit?

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Desktops :: Where To Get Power Supply For Imac?

Dec 6, 2010

Where to get power supply for - imac os x /model # M6498 EMC NO 1991 100-240V

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Desktops :: Three IMac 17"s That Don't Work Properly?

Mar 3, 2009

I am tech support for an Elementary-Middle school with an all Mac curriculum. We have been this way for just about 4 years now and our first model iMac 17 inches are no longer under warranty.

We have three iMac 17"s that don't work properly, here's the rundown:

- The First works properly fine but has a bad DVI port (we run SMARTBoards and require them for most of our classroom computers)

- The Second has a bad logic board, we don't have any other information about it

- The Third has a broken display, we're pretty sure everything else works on it.

We don't have applecare support on these three and are interested in turning them in to two (hopefully) or one working model for a teacher.

Any ideas/suggestions/resources?

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Desktops :: IMac Slow / PS CS2 Breaking Up Images

Apr 3, 2009

I have an Imac at work, and it is agonizingly slow. Plus Photoshop CS2 is breaking up images so they are unworkable and is corrupting them. The hard drive says there is 202 GB available so -- is this a scratch disk problem and if so, why isn't 200 G enough? Does anyone have any help as to what I can do to speed this up? I have ordered (or are ordering at some point) another stick of RAM - but I am quite sure the problem is not going to be completely solved with that.

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Desktops :: Won't Imac Recognize All Folders On External?

Aug 24, 2009

I have a late 06 early 07 intel imac. My problem is I recently purchased a 1 tb Seagate external hd and the imac recognizes some folders and their contents, like pictures and a couple others but will not recognize the contents of my movies or music folders. Now I copied all of my files from a wd elements 500gig and that worked perfectly with my imac. just can't get to my music or movies. Now, I can plug the seagate back into a windows pc and it works perfectly, so i know my files are there, but love to use my mac exclusively. Also running 10.4.11

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Desktops :: IMac (sometimes) Doesnt Wake From Sleep?

Dec 4, 2009

For the past few months i've been having issues with my imac 2.66Ghz 24 inch. I'd say almost half the time when i put my imac to sleep it doesnt wake up no matter how many keys i press and it just stays stuck on a black screen. I know that when you put the computer to sleep you hear absolutely no noise however in this case i hear a slight fan noise despite it 'sleeping'. When this happens i always have to use the on/off button to do a reset. What seems to be the issue here??

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Desktops :: IMac G5 Spits Out All Blank DVDs?

Dec 19, 2009

Whenever I insert a blank DVD there's a long pause and it spits it out again, nearly every time. There's no dialog, no message, no reaction from the OS of any kind.

On the rare occasions when it accepts a disk, everything after that is fine. I can burn DVDs no problem. The DVDs are a variety of different types (all DVD-R), from reliable brands.

I've tried rebooting, changing the settings in System Preferences, quitting all applications except the Finder, but nothing has made any difference.

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Desktops :: 27 Inch IMac - How Many Hours Should Operate It

Feb 3, 2010

Does anyone know the maximum recommended operating time for the new iMac. I have run my other Macs on occasion for 48 hours straight. I have often wondered if I am shortening its lifespan with these marathon days.

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Desktops :: Intel Imac Will Not Sleep Or Shut Down?

Apr 8, 2010

I have an Intel Imac G5 2.66 gHz 2 core duo running 10.6.3. I am unable to get it shut down or sleep. Choosing either results in the display blacking out, the fans run for about 1 second and then everything come back on as if nothing has happened. I've reset the Pram and Vram, disconnected all USB and Firewire devices, tried it with and without file sharing and Airport operating. A 'hard' shutdown with the power button works fine. I have checked for any firmware updates but mine is fine. This happened once before and clearing out some files from deleted apps cured the problem but it's back now.

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Desktops :: How To Mute The Startup Chime In IMac 10.6.3

Apr 17, 2010

I like to use my iMac 24" at odd times and wish to mute the startup chime (or at least make it quieter) so I won't wake up my spouse. Apple Tech support helped me do that when I had 10.5.8 but they deleted several cache files buried deep within the OS. My tech support has expired and I wonder if any of you can help?

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Desktops :: CRT IMac Battery - Failing Fast

Jul 13, 2010

the PRAM battery clearly is failing fast. After two assurances from a large local computer seller/repairer (Best Buy) that they could indeed go to her apartment, and after acquiring the correct battery for her, I have now found out that they won't go to her apartment because the computer is more than six years old. Dead end there! Does anyone know of a place in New York City (or an individual) that would both visit her apartment and be sufficiently conversant with the innards of such an old Mac that there would be a good chance that the battery will be replaced without harming the computer? There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it besides the failing PRAM battery, but Barbara is willing to pay handsomely to have her baby fixed, even if it means having the person go over it with a fine-tooth comb and charging accordingly. The computer is extremely heavy, or I'd take it in to the Best Buy store myself, and though we could get it into a taxi (with help from a doorman), there is the problem of getting it into the store and downstairs, where the repair area is. I'm strong but probably, not strong enough to do it, and we don't know anyone who could help. Any thoughts? There are multitudes of repair places and individual repairers in NYC, and many who visit people's apartments, but we clearly need someone who knows very old iMacs intimately and is not afraid to approach the problem.

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