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  1. A

    MP 1,1-5,1 Need advice - it's now 2021 and I need advice wether to upgrade or buy new

    Please forgive me if I am asking for something that's probably already been covered to the nth degree. I'm new here and joined to primarily seek advice. ( I will contribute later after I've acted on whatever decision I make.) Usually, I would take the time to research more thoroughly in this...
  2. K

    iMac G4 not booting from install USB

    Hello, I just got an old iMac G4 1GHz 15" model from a neighbor. The iMac ran Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and I wanted to upgrade it to 10.5 Leopard. However, since the optical drive was dead, and the iMac would not accept a newer Apple external super drive, I tried something else. Using a MacBook...
  3. agraden

    How to find files created after a specific date?

    Hi all, I want to restore my Mac to my last Time Machine backup of Catalina. I'm currently on Big Sur and don't want to lose any new data since upgrading. Is there a way I can view every file I've created, downloaded, saved etc. after a specific date (that date being after upgrading to Big Sur)...
  4. jaydenjajay

    2017 iMac 5K 1TB HDD Delete

    I have a 2017 iMac 5K base model that I've purchase used 1 year ago. I wanted to use it without opening the screen, however, because it is equipped with an HDD it is super slow and drives me crazy. It would be ideal if I could upgrade both NVME and HDD to SDD, but it seems like the price of SATA...
  5. PinkyMacGodess

    macOS 11.1 - Weird duplicate system names on the network errors.

    So I login to my 'music server' where I've put 'all' of my content to share with the local Apple TV's, and I login after having some issues getting some 'home video's to play, and see the message: Yeah, but no. There are no other computers named like that, so what gives? I'm thinking this was...
  6. Sovon Halder

    I really need to upgrade storage of my Mac Mini M1

    It's been 6 days and already I've got a warning "storage almost full". My 3TB HDD sounds like a jet engine when powered on, and hangs up Finder when waking up from sleep, it's very annoying. I need a large storage device for casual use that is QUIET and will be connected to the back of the...
  7. D

    should I upgrade to Macbook Air from 2015 Macbook Pro?

    Hi all I'm looking for some advice about upgrading my Mac I was hoping somebody might be able to help with.... I currently have an old 2015 Macbook Pro, here's the spec: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB Apple...
  8. macnerd93

    SSD Inside my G4 Cube - A Quick Demo

    Hi all, After having a bit of a disappointing time with a previous IDE to SATA adapter (erratic system behaviour crashes, flashing lights or not switching on at all) I spent a bit more and got one of the red Startech ones. This one seems to play nicely with old Macs and can confirm works inside...
  9. J

    Upgrade to new M1

    Good morning, I am currently teaching virtually from home and I use my MacBook Air 2018 to share lessons via Zoom and share screen using Google Chrome to present Google Slides, Videos, ect. I recently purchased a new purchase that should arrive by the end of January and I chose to upgrade to...
  10. TechInit

    Early 2008 iMac 24" GPU Upgrade Options

    Hi there, I've just got an old 2008 24" iMac for £30, and I want to use it for some older-title gaming, web browsing and all the other stuff you do with an older iMac. My only problem is, it has the Radeon HD 2600 Pro which isnt all that great. I've been looking at images of the 2600 and I've...
  11. peneaux

    How To Block Big Sur Update

    I don't want to install Big Sur. Is there a way to block Catalina from downloading this huge 12GB update and installation?
  12. Z

    Macbook Pro late 2013 8MB RAM struggling with High Sierra - upgrade to Mojave?

    So my MacBook Pro (late 2013) 8MB RAM, 2.8ghz i7 and iMac 27 inch (late 2012) 32MB RAM, 3.4ghz i7, are both still on High Sierra since I was using Photoshop CS5 and needed the 32 bit support. But I have now upgraded to CC so don't need to stay on High Sierra Both my MacBook and iMac are...
  13. DrRobF

    Is it worth upgrading an old old mac mini? Need it for streaming.

    I have an old mac mini. I am not positive of the date of purchase but I'm pretty sure its 2012. I want to try and set it upo almost entirely for streaming in a bedroom. Here are my questions for the experts. I know I can add an SSD drive and i believe more memory... if I put the money in to do...
  14. C

    Which devices should I upgrade first?

    It’s been a while since I’ve purchased my Apple devices. I’m grateful for the lifespan my devices have given me, but many are ready for an upgrade. I’m not quite sure though which I should prioritize and would be the most worthwhile upgrades, and which I should wait out until next year’s release...
  15. ccrivia13

    MP 1,1-5,1 CPU upgrade Mac Pro 4.1 (single CPU)

    Hey everyone! I would like to upgrade the CPU in my Mac Pro 4,1 - xeon w3520 to x5690. I now read that a delidding might be necessary. Mainly about be dual CPU models, but also about the single CPU models, such as mine. Now I wanted to ask if it really is necessary or recommended (in this...
  16. ccrivia13

    MP 1,1-5,1 Help! Quadro P4000 / Titan X GPU in Mac Pro 4,1

    Hey! I’m still looking for a possible GPU for my planned (Mac Pro 4.1, 2009) GPU upgrade. I came across the Quadro P4000 8GB which is listed on blog.greggant.com in his “The Definitive Classic Mac Pro (2006-20012) Upgrade Guide” under “Nvidia Professional GPUs”. According to the table there...
  17. D

    Which app should I use to restore? (iCloud, iMazing, or iTunes)

    Going from an Xs Max to the new 12 Pro Max. Is it better to restore from iCloud, iTunes on Windows 10, or the iMazing app? I have backups on all 3. I don't care how long it takes, I care more about keeping all my settings like when I take a photo, it gets uploaded to Google Photos and my...
  18. M

    iPhone 12 Pro Desperate Need of Help with iUP Issue

    I pre-ordered the 12 pro on the Citizens yearly upgrade program. Before the pre-order I prequalified and everything to make the process quick on preorder day. Well, I ended up returning that phone to get the 12 Pro Max. Refund was processed, loan was cancelled, apple app showing I'm once again...
  19. M

    Breathing new life into a mid-2009 Edu iMac (project help)

    I got a little project going – I came across an old iMac (mid-2009 edu edition) and I would like to set it up as a simple work station for my grandparents using some spare parts I already have lying around. I'm running into a couple of concerns: This model seems to be gimped at 4GB RAM, is...
  20. M

    Should I finally upgrade from Mojave to Catalina now?

    I bought a slightly used early Macbook Pro 15 (2013 I think) from a friend earlier this year and immediately upgraded to Catalina. When I found out that I couldn't use iTunes with Catalina and couldn't update my iPod Nano 7 with Apple Music (I couldn't create playlists in Apple Music that were...