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Which memory speed for an early 2008 Mac Pro?

I've got an early 2008 Mac Pro with 4 Gb of memory which I would like to upgrade, but I'm unsure of the memory speed. In my "About This Mac" dialog it says the memory speed should be 667 MHz, but ...
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Is it possible to restore individual app data (over iCloud)?

I am upgrading to a new iPhone 5 from an iPod touch, and I want a shiny new, fresh install. I would rather not restore the whole shebang from my tired old, disorganized, app-laden, settings-broken ...
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How to fix npm to find correct node enviorment?

I have installed homebrew via boxen. I did not know that npm update -g is a bad thing to do, as npm runs amok trying to update itself. Hence, npm stopped working. I am now trying to get node and npm ...
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SSD causes freezes and beach balls

I replaced my MacBook Pro optical drive with an Agility 3 SSD from OCZ, currently operating at SATA I speed only (it should run at SATA II speed, but that's another story). After a clean install of ...
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Complete Specs for Mid-2010 iMac & Early-2011 MacBook Pro?

OK, so here I am. I've searched anywhere I could but definitely couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm thinking of performing some sort of upgrade (e.g. SSD or memory or CPU) and I'm trying to ...
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBook mid 2010 to 16GB of RAM? (2x8G)

I bought a MacBook mid 2010 which I have upgraded to 8GB of RAM. But now, 8GB is not enough for me. I need more RAM for my work. Can I upgrade my MacBook's RAM to 16GB? I know the new Macbook Pros ...
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upgrade a triple boot with 10.6.8 to 10.9 - potential problems?

I was hoping to find a consensus of people who knew about the complications of upgrading from 10.6.8 to 10.9. I see on the App Store that 240 gave 10.9 1 star while 489 gave it 5 stars - so that is ...
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Why am I being asked to pay for iPhoto when I already have it? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mavericks and when I run 'check for updates' in iPhoto it says there is an upgrade available but that I need to pay for it (this was not the case with the ...
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Can I upgrade the size of my Fusion Drive from 1TB to 3TB?

I bought a new iMac last summer and went with the 1TB Fusion drive. It works well, but is already full. Is it possible to upgrade the size of the fusion drive myself? Can I buy a 3TB internal drive ...
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How do I make sure the firmware for my newly installed SSD is up to date for Mac OSX? Note: cannot use optical drive

Installed a 2nd HD (SSD) onto my 15" MBP and wasn't sure how to upgrade the firmware. SanDisk 120 GB SSD. Anyone know?
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Mid 2010 MBP 15" - Manually Upgraded MBP, what should be my next steps?

I've been reading up on what to do after manually upgrading my MBP, and answers vary per individual/profession. I replaced Optical Drive with an 120GB SSD, and made SSD into bootdrive, HD into ...
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All photos are gone after updating my iPhone to iOS 5

After installation of iOS 5, once it was done restoring my settings, apps, etc I got an error message -19. All apps restored successfully. But I don't see the photos. I tried to revert to iOS 4.3.3 ...
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Advice in buying second hand Mac Book Pro?

i'm windows and linux user. Basically, i'm interested in mac because i'm web developer. Some of the development tools are run well on macs. Requirement (if required) I'm going to buy it in ...
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What should I do when “An error has occurred” when downloading Lion?

I'm trying to download the new Mac OS. When click install, the icon pops onto the dock and says Waiting... After about 5 minutes, it disappears and in the purchased category of the Mac App Store, ...
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iOS software update for iPhone 3GS

I have iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.2.1 I am having lot of issues in downloading apps from app store as most of the apps do not support this iOS version anymore. There is an update for iOS 6.1.6 available ...
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Is a clean Mac upgraded to Mavericks as good as one with it pre-installed?

I've just bought a new Air, from my local Apple Store, only to find that it comes with Mountain Lion! Should I return it for pre-installed one, or just let it upgrade?
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New DDR3 Memory for Mac Mini

I bought a Mini last year and I want to update the RAM. I was shopping around to find some compatible memory and found (this)from a Spanish retailer. They are selling what you see on the picture and ...
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Upgrading jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 iPhone to (regular) iOS 7.1

I'm trying to upgrade and the new OS downloaded but everytime I want to install it, I get: Software Update Unavailable Software Update is not available at this time. Try again later. I read that ...
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How do I change Software Update server to official one on Lion?

I recently bought a new macbook pro with Lion, had some problems and had it checked by Apple people. It was returned to me but the software update server seems to have been changed and will not ...
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Upgrading my 2007 iMac

I was considering purchasing a new Mac Mini as a way of upgrading my 2007 iMac. If this is not possible, I'll probably just purchase a new iMac. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Apple Dual-Link DVI adapter doesn't work after upgrade to 10.9.2

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro. I've been running 10.8.x. I'm using the Apple branded dual-link DVI adapter to connect an external WQHD monitor (1440p). It was working great with 10.8. I just ...
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Upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1 RTM on a Boot Camp partition

Have anyone been able to upgrade/install Windows 8.1 on a Boot Camp partition? When trying to upgrade to 8.1 RTM it goes into blue screen on first boot, claiming that "A required device is missing" ...
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Upgrading a dev 2011 MBA to Mavericks

I have a 2011 MBA (i5 1.7Ghz with 4GB RAM) running Lion 10.7.5. I'm tempted to do a Mavericks upgrade (in the particular hope of improving power and memory management), but since this is a development ...
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Late 2009 MBP 15" battery drain on sleep after putting SSD and ram upgrade

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro (macbook pro 5.4) with Core 2 duo 2.53ghz 4GB RAM with 256 HDD. I upgraded the RAM and switched to SSD. Here are the specs: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC ...
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Is the CT3309352 Crucial memory the same as CT2K4G3S1067M?

I am trying to help my brother and sister in-law upgrade their 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mid 2009 MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro5,5) to Mavericks. The Mac is currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and has only ...
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Memory Upgrade: Planning to Use Different RAM Model

I'm considering upgrading to a total of 16GB RAM. Currently, I have 4GB. MacBook Pro: 13-inch, Late 2011 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 The problem: it appears the local resellers no longer have such ...
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How to improve old, slow iMac — new SSD? Or more RAM?

I have an old iMac for the kids: iMac 8,1 Core2 Duo with 3GB (2+1) RAM that was recently upgraded it to Mavericks 10.9 It's running quite slow; free RAM is always pretty low. Apps run "OK" once ...
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Is it worth to max out a MBP 13"? [closed]

In the past couple of months I thought about buying a Macbook. Finaly I decided myself for a MBP 13". I will used it primarly for programming/scripting in Python and some WebDev. I also want to use it ...
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How can I update my jailbroken iPhone 3GS to iOS 6.1?

How can I upgrade my iOS version to the latest version of iOS that I can have on my 3GS? I'm new to jailbreaking and to iPhones. I want to upgrade it to 6.1, but I really don't know how. My phone is ...
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How to upgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 6 without losing app data

I am still on iOS 4, and I understand that I need to erase my iPad before upgrading. But I don't want to lose the game data stored locally, particularly Candy Crush. :) Is there a way to preserve data ...
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Can a Mac OS X DVD that came with a computer be used to upgrade another computer?

I have two computers -- the newest, a MacBook Pro, came with OS X 10.6, and the oldest, an iMac, is running 10.5.8. In order to upgrade from 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion, one has to first upgrade to 10.6, ...
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Should I format and upgrade to mavericks or upgrade to mavericks and format?

I am planning to upgrade on a Unibody Macbook (2008) to Mavericks. Mountain Lion is already installed and I felt it to be a bit sluggish when I upgraded. I also would like to start anew and clear some ...
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Installing two DDR3 SO-DIMMs as non-matched pairs in a MacBook

I've just upgraded my girlfriend's MacBook (I think it is a 2011 Model, one of the last white plastic ones) to Mavericks, and it has slowed down significantly. I'd like to upgrade the RAM on the ...
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Is it possible to update any iOS 6 device to iOS 6.1.6?

Apple have just released software updates to fix a rather serious security problem where a valid SSL response wasn't checked properly to ensure it matches the site actually being browsed. I have an ...
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How to upgrade a jailbroken 4th gen iPod touch to 5.1 or higher?

I was wondering how I could upgrade my jailbroken iPod touch 4g (4.1) to 5.1 or higher? I found the following instructions by cksum on the forum: You will require iTunes. Connect the device, then ...
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Will upgrade of iOS delete any of my videos or photos?

I wanna upgrade to the latest iOS 5 and wonder if my existing photos and videos at Camera Roll will be still on device. Is that right? Or I have to backup them before upgrading? If so, how would I do ...
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Why is my iPhone 4S showing so much “Other” data in iOS 7?

I've upgraded to iOS 7 on my iPhone 4s, cleared photos, cleared and turned off Photo Stream, deleted large apps, books, etc… and this is the 4th time I've installed iOS and started from scratch since ...
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how to upgrade iphone 3gs ios 4 to ios 6 directly?

Is it possible to upgrade directly to iOS 6 while from iOS 4? I'm just new with apple gadgets. iTunes only shows ios 4.2. Does it require me to upgrade one step at a time? It took a lot of time if it ...
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What is happening when my Mac is being optimized after an OS X update?

I have just updated to 10.9.2 and after the installation reboot this little message shows up: What exactly is happening in the background here?
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Where is my iPhone backup kept? (Created prior iOS5 upgrade)

I've just updated my wife's 3GS to iOS 5.1 from iOS 4. The restore seem to only restore the messages/photo roll and some other settings. I don't see most of the apps but the most important part is the ...
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MacBookPro Ram Frequency

i have a MacBookPro 5,5 (Intel Core 2 Duo 2,26GHz) with Snow Leopard. Actualy i've 2 ram block of 2GB (total 4GB) of DDR3 at 1067MHz. Now i'm buying 2 ram bloc of 8GB of DDR3 but at 1600MHz, could ...
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Upgrade to Mavericks from an external HDD

I have Snow Leopard on and external HDD. Is it possible to boot form the external drive, and install Mavericks on the internal drive via the Mac App Store?
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Upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks and my iMac got slower

I imagine I am not the first one to notice this problem, but unfortunately the update of Mavericks so far have not even addressed this issue. I have a late 2011 iMac, and while the transition from ...
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iMac mid 2011 RAM upgrade compatability

Is this RAM going to be compatible with a mid 2011 iMac 21.5"?
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MySQL and server settings when upgrading Mac Pro from 10.6 to 10.7

I have my web development environment on a mac pro running on OS X version 10.6. I'm considering upgrading it to Mac OS X 10.7. Will it upgrade smoothly or do I have to reinstall mysql, perl and so ...
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How to get iLife '13 for free (update from iLife '11)?

I currently have iLife '11 installed on my iMac from a retail disk purchased new from eBay. Under the updates section of the App Store, there is nothing that says iLife Update. I thought updates for ...
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Is It Possible To Still Upgrade To OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

For those Mac owners still on OS X Snow Leopard, does the possibility exist to upgrade to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion rather than to 10.9 Mavericks?
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Upgrading to OS X Mavericks (10.9) via Screen Sharing

When I upgrade to OS X Mavericks (10.9), after the final reboot (where it asks for your Apple ID), should I expect Screen Sharing to be functioning properly? (Q: Has anyone done this, or can verify ...
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Can't Download Mavericks via App Store nor Upgrade from OS X 10.8.5 — Command Line Installs Not Supported

App Store mentions the following message when I attempt to download/install OS X Mavericks (10.9): "Command line installs of OS X are not supported on systems older than 10.9." So it says I need ...