I switched to the dark side somewhat....

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by CountMaxMore, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. CountMaxMore macrumors member

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    I just bought myself a White Macbook A1181 Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 for 75$ it has 4 gb of ram and a 250 gb hard drive it is replacing my old Powerbook g4 1.67 Ghz but im not giving up on ppc I still have my collection its just my g4 isn't going to be my everyday traveling computer anymore. I will still use ppc on the daily basis since I use my dual core g5 as my music production machine and my mac mini g4 as a juke box
     
  2. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    What a fantastic price! I was looking for a Macbook six months ago and couldn't touch one under £200!
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Good price!

    I have a 17" MBP (A1151). But it's not my primary Mac. I have no primary Mac as I have split the duties of a primary computer between about three or four Macs.

    My 17" PowerBook goes with me to work.
     
  4. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    WOW, you got a good deal.

    Wait, I mean, uh, YOU TRAITOR!!!! I'M TELLING TUMBLR ON YOU!

    Yeah, once I tell Tumblr, it's all over for you...
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    So when it's all over, OP will have Tumbld? ;)
     
  6. mzs.112000 macrumors regular

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    I will not switch to the dark side(Craptel) until all PowerPC's have died and been fossilized, like the dinosaurs, as long as there is still a working PowerPC Mac, I will not switch to the dark side.
     
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  8. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    See, telling Tumblr has prevented someone from making the same mistake. Success!
     
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    Never heard of this Craptel company. On the other hand there's nothing wrong with Intel, but feel keep those blinkers on! ;)
     
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    mzs.112000 macrumors regular

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    Craptel is Intel, it is the nickname I gave it because I dont like Intel:D
     
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    I know. Doesn't make it amusing though.
     
  14. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Dur, AMD is love, AMD is life m8s. tey are IGN 10/10. xXx_FazeMLGPro420_xXx saz 2powerful4u. skrubs n n00bs use Intel. #AMDMASTERRACE FTW
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    lol
     
  15. mzs.112000 macrumors regular

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    lol, so you like amd?
     
  16. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    No, not really. I'm an Intel guy, but I have an AMD desktop that I'm not too thrilled with. They have the better graphics than Intel, though. I was just joking and doing an impression of an MLG AMD fanboy, lol
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Back in the mid to late 90s, when I was building my own PCs, I preferred AMD over Intel. They had a higher performance versus cost advantage because they were new to the market.

    I don't know how it is now (the last time I built my own PC was the late 90s) but I had a AMD 486 once that was pretty good.

    Pro tip! Never move your electronics into a house that you don't have electricity turned on at yet then leave to get more of your stuff. You'll come back to find your stuff missing like we did. :D
     
  18. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Wasn't everything that was an Intel equivalent in the 90s/early 00s better than Intel? I mean like how PowerPC was heads over heals better than the 386 and 486, and even the first 4 pentiums were far less capable than PowerPC 604, G3, G4, and G5.

    Oh boy, was your stuff stolen or misplaced?
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, but at the time the Pentium was the hot chip to have in the PC world and it was ginned up to be the second coming of Jesus as far as power. I went with AMD because it was cheaper and it turned out to faster as well which made me very happy.

    Back then I didn't live in a large city and this was before eBay and major brick/mortar stores that carried parts for PC modders. You used to get the job done by visiting computer shows that were held periodically at convention halls. The vendors all showed up with their parts and you went from table to table to get what you needed for your PC.
    Stolen. We came back right when they were hauling stuff out the front door. They dropped stuff because they heard us coming and took off.

    That was 18 years ago. We're still remembering stuff that got taken then. Lost my PC and two 18" tower speakers plus a bunch of other stuff (CDs, small electronic parts, etc) that I knew of right away.

    I was pretty much a dumbass as far as security goes back then and compared to my wife still am somewhat.
     
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    I see AMD as a budget processor. It works, and is pretty fast and very cheap. Intel is performance, and you pay for that.

    Wow. That really sucks. I'm a security freak. I keep wanting to install Security cams on the premise of the house, but they are too damn expensive. Also, the lock on the door to my bedroom doesn't actually lock because when they built the door frame and installed the door, the part of the handle that goes into the slot in the frame are two different heights. It's a bit annoying.

    Damn, I just gave away a treasure map for someone to rob me :(
     
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    God! I miss those. Back in the mid-90s, there would be one pretty much every weekend, if you were willing to drive some distance. My favorite vendors, though, were the surplus vendors- you could get some really nice deals on previously-used tech. I got most of the Macs I've ever owned that way.

    Remember buying CDs of major ftp sites for the software? (Or the porn. :)
     
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    Anybody remember being able to re-connect the L1 bridges on an Athlon chip with a pencil to be able to overclock it? Fantastic trick. Wish i could do something like that with my iBook or even my Macbook.
     
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    If someone ever tries to steal your QuickSilver setup, it will be their last day. "Freeze! Dirtbag, drop the computer now!"
     
  24. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    They'd need to make 7 trips... And I'm sure Erik wouldn't want them to drop and crack his precious monitors and Quicksilver ;)
     

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