Questions tagged [hardware-recommendation]

Recommendations can easily be subjective and local to one person or time. Please be specific about function and broad about timeframe so that your question, once answered objectively, is of use to the community.

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iMac 27” Mid-2010 GPU upgrade

I am using an iMac 27“ 2010 and I like to upgrade the Graphics Card. I know the Radeon 6970 from the later 2011 iMac will do the trick, but it would only be a slightly upgrade in performance. Does ...
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What is a USB wifi dongle/adaptor with drivers that integrate with AirPort?

I've tried the D-Link DWA-131 and Ralink-based generic adaptors available on Amazon.com such as the Rt 2571/2573. After installing the driver, they all require you to use a separate configuration ...
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2012 Macbook Pro Black Screen, Fan Spins Up Fast and can't be powered off

I was recently asked to fix a 2012 Macbook Pro 13" (MD101LL/A*) and was told it had a drink spilled around or on it. So it has a green light on the charger and will power on. But the symptoms are ...
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Looking for a right angled connector for my 15" Touchbar MacBook Pro

Currently I have an LG Ultra Fine 5K Display and a MacBook Pro with TouchBar. I have one cable connecting my laptop to the monitor that takes care of power, display and USB. I'm using the cable that ...
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internal damage to lightning connector

I use my iPhone a lot while the charging cable is plugged in. I keep damaging my lightning connector internally, I suppose, by bending it too much while connected to my iPhone. I go thru a lot of ...
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Smooth MacOS under heavy load possible?

I do various development work on a 13" 2015 RMBP with 8 GB of RAM and a dual core i5, always using the latest MacOS. The experience is painful, to say the least. Every IDE's UI is laggy, and Xcode is ...
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Mac Pro Wired keyboard sending garbage

Mac Pro 2010. Keyboard in use since beginning. No problems for a decade. I've had keyboard failures before, but usually they fall into the following categories: Doesn't work at all. One key doesn't ...
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Pixelated external monitor image through USB-C to DisplayPort cable

This is what my external monitor shows with my new 16-inch mac (2019) through a usb-c to displayport cable. It's a really grainy texture. Whereas this is what my external monitor shows with my old ...
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I need more accuracy in iPad games. Do I need a full-on Apple Pencil for that or can I use any brand stylus for that?

I have a couple games on my iPad mini 5th gen (mainly Baldur's Gate 1 and 2) where my fingers are too thick to accurate target enemies on the screen. People have recommended me to get a stylus because ...