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Old Mar 4, 2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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Cool Real World speed comparisons-New 2.4 blackbook vs 17 powerbook 1.5

I just received the most recent update of the black macbook....2.4 and 2 gigs ram. My old powerbook was a 1.5 with 2 gigs ram. To test the speed difference i opened photoshop cs2 and then opened a 235 mb file. I timed how long it took to open. 1 min and 57 sec on the powerbook. The new macbook took 56 sec. Then I purchased a 4 gig upgrade from OWC and repeated the test. The time to open the file was a blazing fast 19 secs. Take it for what it is...good. By the way, i was nervous about the whole buying ram from a company and installing by myself...It was easy and owc is great company. Bye
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What size HDD...

did you get? My bad, I didn't see the BlackBook in the title. What did you do with your old RAM?
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Old Mar 5, 2008, 02:38 AM   #3
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Not to mention the fact that Photoshop CS2 runs via Rosetta.
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Not to mention the fact that Photoshop CS2 runs via Rosetta.
Excuse my ignorance, but what does that mean?
If I had to guess... not the ideal code for OSX? Is CS3 this way too?
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Excuse my ignorance, but what does that mean?
If I had to guess... not the ideal code for OSX? Is CS3 this way too?
rosetta translates programs written for the powerpc into intel code.
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