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Old 22nd March 2008, 10:36   #766
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Couldnt agree more, faster 2GB is much better compared to slower 4GB
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Old 22nd March 2008, 16:51   #767
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Am using a Macbook:
2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 Ram (2 512's in Dual Channel Mode)

It's one inch thick, has an amazing screen, looks like a block of white candy and Leopard is the OS.
That's the beauty of OS X, it doesnt need huge hardware unlike Windows which is just bloated. You see, everyone rants about their system specs, but doesnt realise it's just a waste of resources due to the software requiring it.

Apart from professionals who do photo, video editing, etc. like Rudra sir perhaps, the hardware is just a waste.

The best part is that even on the older macbook, Tiger used to run superbly even on 512 Ram. Applications open in a jiffy and any task is done immediately.

Actually, performance is not compared by specs but rather timings - how long does it take to boot, how soon do applications open, etc. As this is what leads to productivity.
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Old 22nd March 2008, 17:27   #768
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Am using a Macbook:
2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 Ram (2 512's in Dual Channel Mode)
Good to have another Mac user on the forum. I am waiting for my 24" iMAC which hopefully will be delivered on Monday. Can't wait!
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Old 22nd March 2008, 17:42   #769
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24 inches of Mac madness Enjoy
Do not forget to post the specs on this thread hehe
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Old 22nd March 2008, 18:39   #770
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You got to read this: One thing PC users can do that Mac users can't...

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  • It's one inch thick, has an amazing screen, looks like a block of white candy and Leopard is the OS.
  • That's the beauty of OS X, it doesnt need huge hardware unlike Windows which is just bloated.
  • You see, everyone rants about their system specs, but doesnt realise it's just a waste of resources due to the software requiring it.
  • Apart from professionals who do photo, video editing, etc. like Rudra sir perhaps, the hardware is just a waste.
  • The best part is that even on the older macbook, Tiger used to run superbly even on 512 Ram. Applications open in a jiffy and any task is done immediately.
  • Actually, performance is not compared by specs but rather timings - how long does it take to boot, how soon do applications open, etc. As this is what leads to productivity.
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Old 22nd March 2008, 18:39   #771
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Also why so much of valueram? Its not worth it. Rather spend more on 2GB of fast memory.
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Couldnt agree more, faster 2GB is much better compared to slower 4GB
Absolutely right ! Had issues with 800 Mhz ram that i had - so using this set for now. It will be upgraded soon.. Very soon. Any suggestions please !

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I would buy Corsair TX750 instead of that Tagan 800W. Given a choice i would love to buy a Seventeam again, their 750W would be a monster for sure
Where ? How much ? Darky - help me to procure one right here in pune..
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Old 22nd March 2008, 19:45   #772
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Last december, I bought a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop with following specs

* Core 2Duo, T7500 (2.2GHz)
* 3GB DDR2 DRAM @667MHz
* 250GB SATA HDD
* 17" WUXGA+ LCD (1920x1200, 32-bit color)
* NVIDIA GeForce 8600M w/ 256MB RAM
* 2MP Integrated Webcam,
* 11n WLAN card
* 10/100 Mbps LAN
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The screen is really fabulous. Beats many 20" LCDs due to higher resolution...


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Old 22nd March 2008, 20:42   #773
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Hehe Diablo. Dint realise i would be creating the mac/windows debate

All i was illustrating was the companies pushing hardware that you dont need paradox thats happening today. Software can run as effeciently on a 1MB machine as on a 1GB machine. But companies want profilts, they want people to upgrade their hardware to enjoy NEW FEATURES which would have run fine on thier existing hardware if they wanted too. Thats why we are in an age wherein what you buy today is obsolete within half a year.

Made the mistake of using OS X & Windows as a comparisn. What you dint notice was that only point 1 and 2 were regarding mac benefits (Hardware & Software). The rest was just a healthy discussion about hardware and aoftware and point 5 was an example i used to illustrate the ram aspect. I posted this as this is a hardware thread and i thought it would be relevant.

Anyways, since the mudslinging has begun, lets join in:
You got to see this:
And it perfectly demonstrated my point of bloated software as well

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Old 22nd March 2008, 21:23   #774
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my pc config ....

core 2 quad 2.4 over clocked to 3.4
q6600
mobo p5ne-sli :S asus
xfx 8800 gt
4gb ram ddr2
Corsair TX750 PSU
750gb+750gb(+500gb external hdd)
razor mantis mousepad
logi g5 mouse
sata dvd writer- pioneer 212d (for xbox 360 games :P)
cooler master cabinet
22" lcd monitor
windows vista ultimate

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Old 23rd March 2008, 01:29   #775
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Sounds drooly arjun, how about some pictures to please the eyes as well
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My new workhorse for home. Usual iMac specifications + upgrade to 4GB RAM. I am totally in love with the 24" screen.
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Guess then you guys will have wet dreams about a 30" monitor + 11GB ram Mac belonging to certain member here??

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Wet dreams about 30" LCD, oh yeah !!! but Mac ? naaa.... but 8GB High speed DDR2 sounds mouthwatering for a PC
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Old 26th March 2008, 07:35   #779
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Congrats Honda Dude. Guess more people are using macs than i thought.

Irhaghava - the 30" screen is just mouth watering.
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Just set this up for home...

Intel C2Q Q6700 (@3450Mhz) TR Ultra Extreme/scyth f
DFI LanParty DK P35-T2RS motherboard
4GB (4x1GB) Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 (@518)
MSI NX8800GT 512MB OC
Seagate Baracuda 7200.11 500GB(32MB cache), ASUS dvd-rw
Logitech wave wireless keyboard & mouse
Corsair HX520, Antec 900 and Vista Ultimate

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Vista? performance lag?? what is that???

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