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I've asked myself this question numerous times but keep coming back to the idea that the MacPro3,1 (a.k.a. 2008) still has a bit of life left in it. What is good: You can install 32GB of RAM in this thing for approximately $400 (price is average between two options on Amazon and assumes replacing all memory slots). You can replace the GPU with something ...


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Based on personal experience, the 08 Mac Pro is well worth squeezing that last bit of life out of. It will take 64GB RAM, as 8 x 16 - even though Apple say it will only take 8GB sticks. Best source, other than OWC [which I think is US only] is eBay. There are specialists who sell old Mac parts & RAM; & mostly list with specific models items will run ...


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Re-install OSX system using a TimeMachine backup The easy way is to reinstall OS X and restore using a TimeMachine backup. First make shure you have a Time Machine backup. Time Machine works with any hard disk connected to your computer using USB, FireWire or Thunderbolt. Select the Time Machine icon from the Menu. Select Open Time Machine ...


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You can get any Mac's product manual from https://support.apple.com/manuals/C02PRT1XGCN3 Just add your serial number instead of the sample one I provided.


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A MacPro can hold a lot of RAM and in addition to the 4 HD bays and two Optical drive bays (that can be used with hard drives) there are two more SATA ports on the motherboard that are accessible with a bit of elbow grease. RAM is fairly cheap these days and unless you need terabytes of storage SSDs are not that expensive either. An SSD will give you a ...


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I would start with blaming the RAM. If it is possible to return both of them and get a replacement, I would do that. The only way to tell if it is the RAM or the slot is to try different RAM. The problem with that is if you show up at an Apple store with 3rd party RAM installed saying that you have a bad slot, they will take out the 3rd party RAM and say ...


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Free RAM is wasted RAM. What you want is a large amount of Inactive Memory (called file cache these days), which helps to speed up your computer incase those files are accessed again. I'm sure you think you're speeding up your computer by "cleaning" it, but the only time that's useful is when you've just used a RAM-heavy application that you are certain to ...


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First off, "system memory" does not necessarily refer to available hard disk space. It sounds like you don't have enough free hard disk space on your system disk to rebuild Mail's index. One thing to note is that an index rebuild is usually done by making a clean copy of the index, keeping the old file around until the rebuild is complete. Even if you've ...


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If you exceed 20 GB of RAM (I would say also, if you exceed 8 GB of RAM), you're doing something wrong with your code / algorithm. So try to optimize it to achieve better performance and if you can't optimize, go for high parallelism (cloud computing). Moreover you can use you HD space as swap space for temporary store information. I would opt out for SSD ...


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Yes, it will work fine with Mac. I have personal experience. I've tested out that configuration.


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I would go with MacBook Pro for the better CPU, GPU (iris vs HD), and screen resolution since you are going to work with photo and video editing.


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Go for the MacBook Pro. It'll handle better video editing and photo editing software, and it's more powerful speaking about CPU. It's built for professional worker and who need performance. Another good point is that you will be able to upgrade RAM and SSD in the future, which is not true for the MacBook Air (they are soldered). I've got a MBP 13" mid ...


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The three simplest things to do to troubleshoot slowness is to write down what specifically you wish to optimize and then measure it. When you have a good baseline and preferably can reliably reproduce the conditions when it's slow. Make a new empty user and set the Mac to not auto log in. Reboot and repeat the test with the new account. Look in the ...


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The 2010 MacBook Pros are known to have issues with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics card. Apple was issuing replacements to the graphics cards on that model, but that period has expired. Take a look at this link for more information. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M is built onto the motherboard. It is not possible to repair without replacing the entire ...


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It could be pure out of memory, but it may be that both products are fighting over the OpenGL implementation that Adobe uses. Try this - it may need some fiddling to get the best balance [this is for Photoshop, idk the precise locations for other Adobe apps] In Prefs > Performance, reduce the overall memory requirement - it ought to handle this OK by ...


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You are the best person to answer that. Use the Activity monitor and take a look at RAM and HD current usage. That will tell you what you need most. Usually the more RAM the better, that in turn also removes some load from the HD, but a fasted SSD could help in the initial step of loading the app in to the RAM. So if you open and close lost of apps and ...


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I currently use a maxed out 11" MacBook Air which gets 10+ hours out of browsing with Chrome, with music playing from iTunes or YouTube most of the time. It can handle GIMP and Photoshop, video editing (tested with iMovie) and development with Xcode, Eclipse, Komodo and Brackets. I have experienced no problems with running games on High graphics settings ...


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I believe you are misunderstanding how My Photo Stream works. It is intended as a temporary (up to 30 days or 1000 photos at any given time) mechanism to allow each photo you take to sync to each of your devices - iOS, Mac and Windows. There is also a limit of 1000 photos in My Photo Stream at any given time. As new photos are uploaded, older ones are ...


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I am still running a core 2 duo 3.5ghz desktop iMac (late 2009)...running windows 8 and ubuntu in parallels VM.....both windows and ubuntu run OK...cpu mark for my machine is 2.049....for the new macbook its 3.096.


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Just tried this in a mid-2009 macbook pro. It almost works. If you replace only one slot, everything works fine, since "your system will operate at the speed of the slowest memory module", as @MK said. But if you replace both of them at the same time, it will NOT work, since the system will try to operate at 1600 MHz (the speed of the slowest memory module). ...


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You can use CheckMyMac. It's a new software for monitoring all your hardware in your mac. Also - IT'S FREE! http://www.nomasoftwares.com


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As far as I know, the new MacBooks as of today have only begun shipping from online orders, so I won't be able to speak from personal experience - but I would be very wary about the MacBook being able to handle intensive tasks like Parallels, especially in tandem with Visual Studio or Eclipse. Parallels' recommended hardware specs for running Windows 7 ...


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The machine is slower than a MacBook Air, but definitely capable of running VMs (I remember running VMs on the first generation Intel MacBook - which was never an issue). Try monitoring CPU usage on your Air to get an idea of how much load you put on your system. If it's frequently on the edge you probably won't be happy with the 12" MacBook. If it's in ...


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This is a history note for a bug report to Apple, made here. As discussed earlier with admins, this is ok, since this is one attempt for solution. Apple does not keep public those reports and does not send any documentation to users so we must keep them public, since they do not do it.



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