What's the first thing you are going to do with your Merom MBP once you get it?

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  1. generik macrumors 601

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    Somehow I am starting to get interested in running Boinc on all my machines again... as a test to how well Apple has fixed up the Rev A issues I'd like to run F@H 24/7 on it... :rolleyes: :eek: :cool: :D
     
  2. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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  3. hope macrumors newbie

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    Start compressing my DVD's and enjoy the time saved from doing it on my G4 :D

    Hoping to get a Merom BMB though:p
     
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  5. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I'm not going to get one but I am going to keep a running tally of the amount of threads the next update is going to generate :D
     
  6. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    Take a photo using the built-in isight and photobooth :)

    (and document its "birth"!)
     
  7. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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  8. thrckb macrumors newbie

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    MacBook too new??

    I just recieved my MB 2.0 and of course they are not announcing the speed bump. My question is to return in or is it worth all the trouble just for the .3% increase.
     
  9. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    It is really your call, have you opened the box yet?

    Tsk! Underwhelming!

    I am starting to wonder how Boinc would fair on the current shipping MBPs even, it seems to max out both core on my Mini with ease, and the great thing is it doesn't steal cycles from my active apps so I can still use my machine unhindered.
     
  10. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Nah, 10 % measurable increase. Of course you wouldn't be able to tell the difference while using it.
     
  11. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I'd be prepared to see a lot of those threads... followed by unfounded speculation of the next impending upgrade...
     
  12. Machead III macrumors 6502

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    Same. Only on a Merom MB... whenever that'll be ;(
     
  13. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    i think i would do the same stuff i am doing now....with a TB of ram muahahhahahahaha
     
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  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I have a feeling that you will not be alone on that one.... :rolleyes: ;) :D :)
     
  17. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Read email 1000 times faster than this 867 powerbook :D

    (Actually I need one for running Ableton Live 6, when it comes out, and having a little processor headroom while gigging)
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'll probably have a quick ten minutes of special time in Disk Utility. Oooh yeeaah baaby. Mmm...
     
  19. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Me too Me too!
    My thread will probably be called "Seriously disappointed with MBP!!1!11!" and it'll be complaining about how I get beach balls when I'm working with a large photoshop file while ripping a DVD and watching youtube and working in flash. And only with 512mb of ram.

    Man that thread is gonna be sweet! I bet Generik will insult me too! :p

    /sarcasm
     
  20. 4np macrumors 6502a

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  21. HecubusPro macrumors 6502a

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    Install bootcamp, windows, and run a couple of games on it, just to see how it fares. Half-Life 2 and F.E.A.R. probably
     
  22. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    Heh heh. Was going to say just that! :D
     
  23. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    MUTINY!

    Walk the plank!
     
  24. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Put big scratches in it, pry out some keys out, rub bacon grease on the screen, rub dirt on the battery contacts, crack the screen, drop it a few times (this is all by accident)

    Last but not least I'll put it in it's $230 computer bag to keep it safe.
     

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