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Search: Posts Made By: Mama Luigi
Forum: Apple Notebooks 05-08-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By Mama Luigi
If it shuts down at random and is missing a key,...

If it shuts down at random and is missing a key, I doubt it's worth terribly much. Sort of depends on the battery too. If the battery reliably lasts 1.5-2 hours, that's good. If it dies within 30...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-08-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Mama Luigi
They can be useful, just be wary whenever you...

They can be useful, just be wary whenever you hear someone say that something isn't "Mac compatible." Most non-Mac compatible stuff only has trouble on the software side of things, but the hardware...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-07-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By Mama Luigi
Only the RAM. All other upgrades must be done...

Only the RAM. All other upgrades must be done externally - external monitor, external hard/optical drive(s), external sound card, etc.

Technically it's possible to upgrade your internal hard drive...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-07-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mama Luigi
You can save ~$10 per module by buying this...

You can save ~$10 per module by buying this instead:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Value 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-07-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Mama Luigi
I see you've already made the (wise) decision to...

I see you've already made the (wise) decision to avoid eBay, but I should also point out that when you buy an Apple refurb, you get a full 1-year warranty and you can buy AppleCare just like with a...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Mama Luigi
HP has a very nice IPS display, the LP2475W. It's...

HP has a very nice IPS display, the LP2475W. It's around $600. IPS panels generally look much nicer than TN panels (the really cheap ones). Of course, TNs are still perfectly acceptable given their...
Forum: Apple Desktops 05-07-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Mama Luigi
Any and every DVI and VGA monitor is Mac...

Any and every DVI and VGA monitor is Mac compatible. You could just buy the cheapest one available, but it often pays to get a slightly nicer monitor with better image quality. I'd recommend the Dell...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-01-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Mama Luigi
Yes. Notebooks aren't meant for gaming. Macs...

Yes. Notebooks aren't meant for gaming. Macs aren't meant for gaming. Mac notebooks REALLY aren't meant for gaming. At least the ones with integrated graphics. That's changing with the newest...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 05-01-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Mama Luigi
The X3100 is pretty crappy and you'll only be...

The X3100 is pretty crappy and you'll only be able to run old games with it. First-person shooters are basically out of the question. In fact, pretty much any 3D games are out of the question except...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 04-30-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By Mama Luigi
Not surprising at all. Macs and PCs use basically...

Not surprising at all. Macs and PCs use basically the same hardware. And computer gaming usually looks better unless you're talking about a really weak computer because you can use a higher...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-30-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By Mama Luigi
I'd just go for an external LCD. Best ones for...

I'd just go for an external LCD. Best ones for the money, offering high image quality, are IPS panels. TN panels are kind of washed out and ugly by comparison, though they are a whole lot cheaper.
...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 04-30-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,714
Posted By Mama Luigi
If my suspicion is correct, this is a really...

If my suspicion is correct, this is a really common problem when you first hook up any display via VGA.

What you need to do is go into the TV's menu and look for picture/image settings or...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 04-30-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By Mama Luigi
No, you have to do some further modding of the...

No, you have to do some further modding of the game that isn't possible by just turning all the in-game settings down. I haven't done this myself (my PC is more than powerful enough to run this game...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 04-30-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By Mama Luigi
Do you mean XFX? I haven't heard of a company...

Do you mean XFX? I haven't heard of a company called XTX.
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 04-30-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,773
Posted By Mama Luigi
The Xbox Live Vision cam works great with Macs,...

The Xbox Live Vision cam works great with Macs, without any need to even install drivers. My parents bought one a couple months ago at the suggestion of a friend and hooked it up to my dad's...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 04-29-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,730
Posted By Mama Luigi
Why do you need 8GB of RAM? It's hella expensive...

Why do you need 8GB of RAM? It's hella expensive and doesn't give you any benefit for gaming.
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-29-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,190
Posted By Mama Luigi
There are no upgrades for the iMac other than...

There are no upgrades for the iMac other than RAM. I hope you don't buy your RAM from Apple... they charge way more than a fair price for it. We're talking hundreds of dollars down the drain.

WoW...
Forum: Apple Desktops 04-29-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 56,712
Posted By Mama Luigi
Only if you have a machine with an open PCIe...

Only if you have a machine with an open PCIe slot. Oh, and two PCIe power connectors.

Yes, Apple is charging WAY more than a fair price to upgrade to the 4850. I mean, you can buy a 4850 card on...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 04-29-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Mama Luigi
Are you talking about Age of Empires 2 Gold...

Are you talking about Age of Empires 2 Gold Edition? If so, then it should run no problem. AOE2 is an OS X game. It's made for older Macs, but it's not very demanding, so it'll run fine on Intel Macs...
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 04-29-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By Mama Luigi
If you have a 9400M or 9600M GT, it'll run great....

If you have a 9400M or 9600M GT, it'll run great.

If you have an Intel GMA 950 or GMA X3100, it may not run at all. If it does, it'll be really slow and crappy.

MacBooks are not gaming machines.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-19-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,323
Posted By Mama Luigi
That's not true. On equally fast hardware,...

That's not true. On equally fast hardware, Windows is fast, and OS X is also fast. And if you're talking about software other than the OS, that's dependent on how well the software is written (which...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-19-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,323
Posted By Mama Luigi
Haha, exactly! It's not like Dell just tells the...

Haha, exactly! It's not like Dell just tells the factories in Taiwan to just build whatever they feel like and ship them over.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-18-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mama Luigi
Yeah right. I bought a PowerBook G4 in 2006 and...

Yeah right. I bought a PowerBook G4 in 2006 and by 2007, it was already struggling to run Apple's latest OS X release. By the time Snow Leopard is released later this year, PPCs will have been...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 03-18-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Mama Luigi
Probably the easiest thing would be to try...

Probably the easiest thing would be to try starting it from an OS X DVD.

But wait, when Apple transferred the data, they just threw out the old hard drive? That doesn't make sense... the old hard...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 03-17-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mama Luigi
You haven't even said if you're interested in...

You haven't even said if you're interested in getting a desktop or a laptop. IMO, Apple's desktops are nothing special... they're not really bad but they are more niche products than your typical PC...
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