Mac Pro :: Memory Setup - Loose Performance?

Nov 22, 2010

I'm looking to purchase 12 GB of Ram for my 2009 Octo Mac Pro. I've heard it is always better to go with 3 sticks of Ram rather than 4 with the 2009 Mac Pro, but is it better to go with 6 sticks rather than 3? What I'm looking to do is at 12 GB with either 4GB x 3 all on one side, or 2GB x 6 with 3 sticks on each side. I would prefer the 4GB sticks so I can upgrade later if needed to 24 GB. What I wanted to know is will I lose performance by only have 3 sticks of memory rather than 6 or does it not matter?

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MacBook Pro :: Do Mbp Loose Performance While Operating On Battery?

Apr 29, 2010

I just ordered my first mac a few days ago online, and seeing that almost everyone takes advantage of the suposed 10h battery of the 13', I wonder if it gets slower when you are using the battery.

my current notebook (compal FL90) is considerably (much) slower when it is not powered to the grid especially if I'm running photoshop for casual editing.

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Mac Pro :: Raid 0 Setup To Increase Performance

Mar 1, 2010

Setting up raid 0 for my mac pro 3,1. Right now I have the stock 320GB drive that I use with Mac OS X, and an additional 500GB drive running Win XP through Bootcamp. I read on apple's site that you could stripe multiple drives to create a raid 0 to increase performance on the Mac Pro w/o the raid controller card. So my question is how do I do that? I'm in the process of picking a new 2TB drive to set up the raid with the 320GB OS drive. Since the 500GB one is dedicated for XP I don't think I could include it in the raid right?

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ICloud :: Setup Router For Better Performance?

Feb 22, 2012

I want to use the "Back to my Mac" feature. Under Settings>iCloud it says "Set up router for better performance". What can I do to solve this? 

My current setup: AirPort Extreme 5th Gen which connects using PPPoE to the Internet and provides DHCP and NAT. The AirPort Extreme is connected via Ethernet to the modem from my ISP, which is set to bridge mode.

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IMac PPC :: G5 Performance Really Slow - Need To Add Memory (RAM)?

Jun 22, 2012

I have an iMac G5 with 1 GB of RAM. It has got really slow lately. I've used Mac Keeper to get rid of uneeded files, etc., but it is still really slow, especially when viewing or working with video. Will adding RAM facilitate?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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PowerPC :: Performance Decreasing - Need To Upgrade G3 Memory?

Nov 16, 2007

I own a 900 MHz G3 ibook (v2.3) with 256 MB of ram running 10.2.8. It's been good to me, but over the years it's performance has started to decrease. Most applications load up and run fine, but web browsers can become a little slow when I have multiple windows or tabs open. What should I do to get rid of this problem? Upgrade the memory to 640MB of ram? Update the OS to 10.4?

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MacBook Pro :: Slow Performance After 8GB Memory Upgrade

Mar 6, 2012

I just installed 8 GB Crucial memory for my 13" MacBook Pro (Late-2011; 2.8 Ghz). I immediately noticed scrolling on safari was jumpy or skipping. It is like this in other applications as well. Even zooming in/out of pdf's and using iphoto. I only purchased this laptop in Feb, and this bothers me.†I tested using the Geekbench app. Every benchmark was about equal or much higher except for Processor Integer Performance, more specifically "Image Decompress multi-threaded scalar." It went from 138.3 down to 134.3 Mpixels/sec. Do I have lemon memory?†I would almost rather go back to the 4 GB if this laggy performance is a continual issue. One of the things I love about Mac's is now becoming irritating.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: How To Setup Secure Virtual Memory?

Dec 28, 2006

I know this probably isn't topic-worthy, but I searched Apple's website along with the forums and couldn't find an answer. In System Preferences, under Security, what will happen if I check off "Use secure virtual memory?"

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MacBook Pro :: Hinges On It Are Loose?

May 28, 2012

It is slighly loose, and I know it won't be a big deal to fix. I'm just scared that it will cost a lot to repair.

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Mac Pro :: 2nd Optical Drive Loose Connection

Oct 19, 2010

I installed my Pioneer Bluray drive in the second optical bay on my Mac Pro 2010. It works fine but when computer has been on for a little while it has lost connection with the drive entirely. I'm not sure when exactly. I mostly notice it when I try to open the tray and get no response. When i check in Toast, the app freezes due to the faulty connection and when checking for it on the computer info it's not there anymore. Anyone know why this is? One possibility I can imagine is a sleep/wake issue where this connection is somehow lost, but I never put the computer to sleep so this can't be it. I would hate to remove the Bluray drive entirely, but maybe I can switch places?

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MacBook Pro :: Keep The SuperDrive Or Loose It For Other Options?

Oct 27, 2010

Seems to be a pretty hot topic right now, personally I want to loose it since I never use it, and would far rather have an external DVD drive for ripping the odd movie than lugging an external HD everywhere so I can access all my photos.

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MacBook Pro :: Is Your Screen Hinges Loose

Oct 31, 2010

so I have recently purchased my pro and just noticed that if I pick it up at an angle the screen moves.

My 3 year old pc laptop does not do that. Is it just me being anal or is it a problem?

I just want to make sure because I have already taken my iphone4 back 3 times and my ipad. So I beginning to think its me!

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OS X :: Disconnected / Unseated / Loose Battery In MBA?

Sep 7, 2009

Is it possible for a sharp and sudden fall to disconnect the battery in the Macbook Air? My friend just emailed me--her husband dropped the MBA from the kitchen table to the floor (so just under 3'). She has an X icon where the battery icon should be and for the first few restarts, she's had to reenter wireless password information, as well as date/time. The MBA works fine when it's plugged in. But there's "a teeny dent in the upper left corner. Really tiny."

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MacBook Pro :: New Hard Drive - Loose?

Nov 24, 2009

On my 13 inch MBP, I just installed a new WD scorpio blue hard drive. I'm pretty sure I did everything right, but it wiggles around. What's wrong?

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Software :: Possible To Downgrade OS's Without Having To Loose Any Files?

Jul 12, 2008

Is it possible to downgrade OS's without having to loose any files? I'm really mad that I didn't catch this earlier about Leopard (see my other threads).Does anyone know of a way to do it? If so,

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Software :: Windows Loose Focus On Their Own?

Feb 6, 2009

On my single 1.8 G5 PPC 10.4.11 about every 90 seconds my desktop goes blank and the current application window looses focus. It just started doing it so I did a full virus scan and found nothing. It doesn't matter if I am in the middle of making a selection or typing in doc and it stops if I logout and login as root--but then I keep getting keychain dialogs.

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Mac Pro :: New Keyboard Keys Are Coming Loose

Apr 21, 2012

I bought a new keyboard to get the Mac Pro keys matched up with my Mac Book Pro keyboard and much to my surprise my keyboard keys on the keyboard are coming loose. I'm told my warranty on this was one month?†I guess I am buying some kind of logitech product to work on my mac pro?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 10.6.8 with 64 bit Win7 in Parallel

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MacBook Air :: Why Does It Loose Connection When Going To Sleep

May 13, 2012

Each and everytime I put my Macbook Air 11 to sleep, it loses internet connection and I have to go into the Wi-Fi panel to rejoin my home network.  It's quite annoying because I like to close my MacBook and hide it in the television cabinet when it's not in use. The first time I encountered this problem was when I left the MBA for an hour to download some big files, only to open it back up and find the download had not moved at all since I closed it.  

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: Advice On Video Editing Setup / Raid Setup For Backups?

Apr 27, 2008

My brother is going to start school in June for Film. He is all set to buy a Mac and knows the software side of things but not so much the Hardware side.

I have a few questions:

1. Should extra hard drives be bought third party?

2. Should he do a raid setup for backups?

3. How much memory should he buy for Final Cut operations? (third party)

4. Should he look into getting a Dell monitor instead of Apple? What is a comparable Dell monitor?

5. 4-Core or 8-Core?

6. Any other knowledgeable Mac Pro buying advice

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OS X :: Ethernet Port Loose - Cord Slips Out

Feb 3, 2010

My Ethernet cord won't stay put and I can't keep connected unless I hold the cord in, otherwise it just slips out. I've got Apple Care, but no idea whether or not they'll fix this. (I've tried multiple cords, so I don't think that's the problem.) If not, how much am I looking at to get this replaced? (Normally, I'd just buy a router, but I have a wireless router at home, in the United States. I'm currently located in Tokyo, and would rather not have to buy a router here, since I can't really read the manual.)

Either way, how long am I looking at this taking? Depending on the cost, I may or may not go for getting it fixed, but if I do, I would like to know how long I can expect to be without my laptop, though. (I would ask at the Genius Bar, but my Japanese is shaky and my computer skills aren't much better.) Also, as a side note, my MacBook's got those little splinters again, and I'd like to get them fixed up.

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Screen On Macbook Pro 13 Inch Model Is Very Loose

Feb 22, 2012

my screen on the macbook pro 13 inch model is very loose and it's been a month since i've purchased it is there any way that i can get the hinge fixed or replaced at an apple store?


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MacBook Pro :: Thunderbolt Monitor Cable Loose On It?

Feb 27, 2012

I bought my Macbook Pro last september along with my Thunderbolt monitor.Everything was working until today (yes today was my first time bringing my Macbook Pro elsewhere) and when I moved it, the display shut off.then I realized that when I just move the Thunderbolt plug around it would turn on and off the display depending which side I would hold. would it be a problem with the Monitor cable? or a problem with the Macbook Pro itself? both are still under warranty, so I'm not worried, but it saves me the trouble of lugging either (especially the monitor) back to the Apple store. 

Apple Thunderbolt screen

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MobileMe :: With Or Without Icloud Will Loose All Email Messages

Apr 29, 2012

with or without icloud will I loose all my email messages that were sent to my address?

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MacBook Pro :: Its Consistently Loose Internet Connection

Jun 10, 2012

Often my MPA and/or my friends MBP drop Internet connection! The only way to get it connected again is to restart it over and over again.

Info:Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Mac Mini :: Loose Power Cable Connector?

Jun 26, 2012

I have a week old new Mac Mini (2.3 Ghz Intel Core 5; 4 GB of RAM) and noticed its power cable is loose. I don't seem to be alone online like in [URL]... Is there a fix for this like a better power cable? 

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Applications :: Why Do I Loose Photos And Itunes Content Use On Reboots

Aug 29, 2010

Sorry for misspelling on title line. It should be --lose not loose. So it used to work just fine. I obviously did something wrong. Retracing my steps as follows:

1. Cloned my original single drive with iTunes and iPhoto data already on it. Clone worked same as original-just fine.

2. Then took new SSD-formatted and partitioned and did clean/hybrid minimal OSX install plus transferred applications, library and home onto new boot drive-about 28GB.

3. Then took larger SSD formatted and made 2 partitions-one for iTunes 160GB and 2nd for iPhoto 80GB.

4. Used drives in external enclosures to test. Could not get any iPhoto picture data to show up after unmounting and iTunes has the content, but after unmounting iTunes (along with iPhoto since on same SSD) all database (album artwork, etc) disappears when I reboot and go back to either Application-iTunes or iPhoto. What did I do wrong?

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MacBook Air :: Battery Is Completely Used And There Is No Power , Will Loose Information?

Nov 7, 2010

I've been considering of getting as my next laptop a macbook air. Now they have flash storage and what I was wondering is the following: Is there a possibility that if the battery is completely used and there is no power, you will loose the information on your computer

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MacBook :: Aluminum Macbooks' Battery HDD Cover Is Loose

Oct 19, 2008

It's sort of come to my attention there's a few of us who are having *experiences* with a loose cover/latch. I wouldn't call this an *issue* at all, (yet) or it could be a problem with us being too picky. Either way, I'd like to know.

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MacBook Pro :: Bottom Panel Loose On Left Side?

Sep 13, 2009

I just purchased a 13" MacBook Pro. It's the unibody one, from June. The Bottom panel, on the left side, under the wasd keys, for example, if I press under there, it makes a clicky noise, like the panel is loose. Does anyone else have this? Just want to make sure it isn't bad, that it's normal.

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MacBook Pro :: 17" - Slightly Loose Headphone Socket?

Oct 1, 2009

I have a fairly recent 17" MBP and I've discovered today that the headphone socket is a bit looser than I'm used to. My usual headphones click in as usual, but very little effort is required to pull them out. I have recently been using a client's cable to hook my MBP up to their speakers, and I have a feeling that the 3.5mm jack (which was a fairly tight fit) has somehow worn the socket.

Is it possible that using a slightly 'fatter' jack can damage a socket like that? I'm a bit wary of people plugging their cables into my laptop now, as I don't want to exacerbate the problem! Anyone else experienced this?

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