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#1 pmooney

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:31 AM

Just finished unboxing my nice new machine - trying to figure out how the wife can swim in it ......

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 02:59 AM

You lucky lucky bugger! :)
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#3 Ron Boyes

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 02:21 PM

Get mine in a couple of weeks, should be the same time as Aperature is available.
How have you configured it RAM, video card etc?
What are your thoughts about its performance with Photoshop?
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Posted 23 November 2005 - 05:07 PM

Ron ,

I configured the machine as such

4GB 533 DDR2 Non ECC SDRAM - 4x1GB ( will add more as the budget allows )
500GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm - already have a heap of externals
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB SDRAM ( 7800's are on a 8 week backorder )

I figure that I can always upgrade the machine once the wife has started to swim in her new pool.... it may get her to coool down a little.

My motivation in getting this machine is two fold. Firstly I wanted the grunt more for video work and secondly I had an offer I couldn't refuse for the oldmachine ( 2.7DP , 8gig Ram , 2 x 400 )

HDV & related software just run better on new machines and I hate having to deal with the spinning ball of death.

#5 Tom_Kline

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 09:06 PM

I have been wondering how much faster one of these machines is compared my current rig, a 1.33 GHz G4 laptop with 2GB of RAM. An order of magnitude ???? :)
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 03:03 AM

Tom,

There is no comparison between the two machines.

Its a bit like the VW & the Porsche.........

Just added another 4 gig of ram (total 8 gig now , still have space for another 8 ) - it really flies now.

My poor old power book hasn't been out of it's case in days !!

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 11:30 AM

but I'm sure it's a bugger to haul around when doing field editing.. ;)

And what kind of battery would you use??? LOL

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