MBP questions

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  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Since I'm going to be getting a MBP tomorrow :)D). Has the MBP gotten cooler yet from earlier manufactorings of it? What is the normal usage temperature of the MBP now? What is the normal usage battery life? Would these RAM sticks work in the MBP? Thanks.
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    they look alright. I think they would work.

    I would hope the temps have come down; my parent's original 1.83 is untouchable sometimes!
     
  3. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    The only problem, I supose, is that you would have to change your nick :D
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i was thinking exactly that!
     
  5. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I realized that a while ago when I decided I was going to get MBP. Guess people will have to live with the mismatch :D.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    A lot of the heat issues seem to be fixed now....probably due to the logic board replacement.
     
  7. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    I have a couple more questions
    I used IScroll2 on my iBook and it gave me the two fingered click = right click, is there any way to do that on my MacBook Pro?
    Also, my MacBook Pro has the whine issue :(, is opening then closing comic life the way to fix it without affecting the battery life?
    Is there a way to turn off one of the cores so that it will improve battery life?
     
  8. cLin macrumors member

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    The 2 finger click = right click is built in once you update the software. I think it's in 10.4.6
     
  9. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    the whine is a CPU which isn't in use. PhotoBooth stops the whine as well. Any thing which continuously addresses the CPU will stop the whine.

    You can turn off one core, but it probably won't save any battery life, because the cores were designed to work together to save power. Maxing out one CPU has the same effect as spreading the load across 2 CPUs
     
  10. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    bulid date

    I have heard people talking about when there MacBook Pro was built, as there seem to be no problems after week 38 or something?

    How do i find out when a MacBook Pro was built. a friend who just recently purchased one would like to know?
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Look at the serial number. the 4th and 5th digits are the week in which it was built.
     
  12. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    the last time i heard that people hasn't seem any macbook/pro beyond week 38, still true?
     
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    Stocks are definitely drying up.. even some isolated reports by people who can't get logic board replacements in a timely fashion.
     
  14. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    38 week is the week of Sept 17 to Sept 23...

    BTO ones are surely "made" after ordered, no? thus should have serial number of after 38th week, surely?
     
  15. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    It takes time for them to get shipped from China to US soil etc...
     
  16. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    The Patriot RAM has the right specs on the surface: Whether or not it is MBP compatible or not is a tossup: the vendor does not guarantee compatibility. The MBP is less tolerant of sloppy timings in the chips than most PC laptops, which was seen in the first wave of cheap generic modules.

    RAM from a Mac-aware seller with a MacBook Pro compatibility guarantee will be $50 - $70 more expensive per 2 Gb pair, but will reduce your risk.

    Crucial, OWC (MacSales) and Data Memory Systems are the US sellers most often recommended here.

    Thanks
    Trevor
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  17. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    3 days at most for that shipping time... my ipod took 2 to get here
     
  18. 63dot macrumors 603

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    one has to take into context how hot the powerPC g4 processors were, especially in laptops

    altivec was a big part of the heat generation

    in the past, intel could never keep up, mhz for mhz, on large photoshop files because of powerPCs altivec, but intel has now incorporated a similar technology to altivec into their chips which uses less voltage and thus less heat

    the mbp benches faster than the macbook, but it really shines over the macbook when it comes to gaming, which a lot of people do, though they won't admit it :)

    i think coming from a G4 ibook to a mbp, you will be extremely happy
     
  19. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    My MBP is a week 36. The Patriot RAM does work and I bought it in Fry's store for $220. I am downloading the 10.4.8 update right now, so I'll see if it gives me that option.
     
  20. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ...VERY happy!
     
  21. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    For the photoshop test in another thread, my MBP is 5 times faster than my iBook, and that's using Rosetta :D. Now it takes seconds to encode a 10MB AVI file instead of minutes, although the battery life is half of the iBooks and it costs about 4 times what my iBook cost... And I found the two finger click option after I updated :).
     

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