I love my Dual G5 but...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by rendezvouscp, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    I'm having some weird problems (annoyances). First, I don't think that Quartz Extreme is on. When I watch DVD's, I can't see through the menu's, and when I put it into the Dock, they don't continue to play. Maybe I just don't know what to look for either. Another thing is that my PowerMac makes little squeaks every second (on time too), and is emmited from the very back of the machine, near the power plug. Does anyone know why I am experiencing these problems? If so, what can I do?
  2. mmmdreg macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    I don't think QE is an on/off thing. It just exists. Maybe because they're new, and the OS version is kinda strange, they made some mistakes in it.. It'll be worked out.
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Thats deep man. :p
  4. rendezvouscp thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    mmmdreg, you can turn QE on and off with third party apps. it just seems like it is off for no appearant reason, but i can't download anything from versiontracker, so i can't tell yet. that is deep man.:p
  5. wbrowne1 macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    If the ticking noises you hear are the same as the ones I hear they can be disabled by downloading CHUD tools from versiontracker. Apparently if you disable NAPing then they go away. The fans will spin a little faster, but there are no longer any cricket noises coming from your comp.

    The noise is a clicking that only happens when the computer isn't doing any CPU intensive tasks, and gets louder if you go into the energy saver control panel and switch processor performance to highest, right?

    check here for more info.

    hope that helps :)
  6. shadowfax macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    about your QE problems--that's really not supposed to happen. i can't begin to imagine why it would. have you called apple about it?

    by the way, mmmdreg is right about QE, it can't be turned off without an apple app called "Quartz Extreme," which doesn't come with your computer. you might also have trouble finding it. you don't need it, though, 'cos it's only good for turning it off. if it isn't already on, the program won't help you.

    again, i would call apple.
  7. AngryAngel macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2003
    If QE is active, the cursor has a drop shadow.

    I've experienced some wierd things going on with 10.2.7- such as selecting files in list view in the Finder- if you click on the top item, then shift-click on the bottom item (to select all between them), it leaves out a few random files (or it appears to- the highlight colour doesn't appear). Select all will select all the files though. Wierd. I've also had Safari crash much more frequently than on other machines.

    I'm sure Panther will fix these things- apart from anything else, the highlighting looks totally different (has rounded corners).
  8. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    No, the cursor has a dropshadow if your graphics card supports certain features. QE has nothing to do with it, except that many machines that support QE also support cursor shadows.
  9. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000


    May 18, 2003
    My G5 won't play movies when they're minimized to the dock, I wouldn't be worried... I'm sure it will be fixed for Panther.
  10. rendezvouscp thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California

    my g5 doesn't have the noises any more, although i haven't been able to get through to apple about QE. QE just makes things run much smoother (in my experience)... Oh well... Panther is in 11 days or so, yey!!!

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