This site is bad

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    in the sense that it continually makes me feel as if my existing setup is outdated lol

    I then keep realizing that my 3 year old mb still performs VERY well for what i use it for. I need to get this upgrade envy out of my head until things like browing the internet becomes unbearably slow lol

    maybe i need to stop always knowing what the projected updates are rumored to be and just think its 2006 and what i have is the best i can get

    who else feels the same lol
     
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with ya. Still have my 2006 MBP. Still running strong, going to upgrade to a 500g HD soon.. But I too look at the new stuff and get a bit envious. But then I see where they put the USB ports and how close together they are and say "I'll stick with mine for now" :)
     
  3. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    Tell me about it, I was banging my head against the wall when I bought my macbook pro two weeks before the unibodies came out......
     
  4. electroshock macrumors 6502a

    electroshock

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    Hey, I just say (for my older non-unibody MBP): "Man, am I glad mine still has the ExpressCard/34 slot, that wonderful matte high res display, and it doesn't suck so much to take it apart." :D
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    In the same vein, a few people posting problems with 3.1/SL will make multitudes of people hold off until 4.0/10.7 before they even consider installing.
     
  6. Scippy macrumors regular

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    I guess you could say this site is good for apple; as it makes people update their computers more often. :)
     
  7. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    I feel no jealousy I am just fascinated with the whole concept of a"Mac Community"
     
  8. shivermetimbers macrumors 6502

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    I have a early intel 17" iMac "whitey." Its still running Tiger and works great. Hell, its even runs better and faster than the NEW PC's I use at work. Thats saying a lot. I just bought a new 24" iMac...delivers monday and my uMBP is less than 6 months old. I think I will be good for quite some time. If what you have works for you and your happy with it...thats all that matters right. I prolly wont ever have a super high end Mac Pro. But I like what I have....
     
  9. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    My 3 year old MBP is still chugging along nicely, no need to upgrade for a while. I just hope Apple did not build planned obsolescence into their computers...
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    hell i'm still running a G5 iMac as my main home computer, although granted i feel as though its time to upgrade to a new iMac as soon as i can afford it, but i'm also in no big rush. it still works just fine for now.
     
  11. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Up until about a month and a half ago, my wife was still using my original 17" powerbook I bought in March of 2003...that's 6.5 years! We had to replace it only because the hard drive crapped out...but it still starts up sometimes!
     
  12. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    About a year ago I lost all upgrade envy for some reason. It's as though I suddenly stopped caring whether I had the most recent hardware or if it was outdated. I finally realized that if the hardware does what I need it to, then I don't need to upgrade it. I still dunno why this happened (I really haven't felt like myself for a while now, which may or may not be related) but I think it's for the better. My Rev D non-unibody MacBook Pro still works perfectly and handles photo editing like a champ :)
     
  13. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Teach yourself to think like it's 2005 and you're way ahead :)
     
  14. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    I got a 2008 MB which... Still runs quite well, actually, since I maxed the RAM :D

    I also have a Power Macintosh 7100/80 though, and man that's slow! :p

    I'm getting a iMac G4 though, and if that has Leopard on it it'll run slow (I know from experience) so I might downgrade to Tiger since I hear it runs decently on it.
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You think you have problems. My most up to date computer is a 5 year old PowerBook!
    :eek::(
     
  16. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    Not having problems like that with mine using Leopard of course the upgrades helped.
     
  17. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Guess it depends on the spec, but my friend's one runs slow on Leopard and I'm trying to get a low spec one (yep I'm such a cheapskate I'll buy a used Mac from years ago and still get the low spec one) :p
     
  18. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    I'm right there with you man. I have a Rev. A 2006 Black Macbook, but it's still going strong! I don't plan to replace it until i graduate high school :)
     
  19. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I have a 2006 iMac which I'm more than happy with, the next step is a homebuilt gaming PC but I'm not feeling any urge to get that just yet. Have an almost identical spec unibody Macbook too. I see no need to upgrade, nor do I want to, well mostly because I need to use line in/out simultaneously! I only updated from my 2004 Powerbook because I needed Bootcamp, a new battery and brighter display.
     
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'm still running my rev. A iMac G5 but seem to use my MacBook way more often these days. Perhaps it's time to sell it.
     
  21. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    It's possible to build it for speed I know I'm a cheapskate too. I bought this one for 60 bucks at a PC warehouse (basically a geeks junk yard) and invested approximately 800 in parts over the course of owning it for a little over 3 years I think, the most expensive thing was the CPU that ran me 250 and it still wasn't their fastest for about 400 I could have gotten a dual processor each running at about 2 gigs, but it does the job for its age this was originally a 500 MHZ model with a 6 gig drive and 256 total ram, and it still had a sticker on it showing what school district it was from LOL
     
  22. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, I might up the RAM (the top is 2GB, right?) and the HD (perhaps slap a SSD in there?) but I have neither the money or skill to replace the CPU or anything.
     
  23. GGGUUUYYY macrumors regular

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    My 7 year old Power Mac does fine. Some people are ridiculous!
     
  24. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    yep 2 gigs is the max for ram besides money replacing the CPU isn't that hard I used the instruction booklet and the firmware disc that came with mine removed 3 screws plugged it in flipped a few tiny switches to adjust the clock speed (rather than spend the 50 bucks an hour to have a tech do it--see I'm cheap LOL)I've given the SSD idea a thought myself but not to use as a hard drive (the ram drive specifically I speak of which is too volatile for storage keeping it powered is necessary even when the computer is turned off) but for more ram if a way can be found to use it as virtual memory at the very least or actual expansion of the physical ram would be ideal using such a device.
     
  25. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty immune to the upgrade bug.

    My MB is a year old(previous one died)
    My bike is 4 or 5 years old.
    My car I've had for 8 years and is 24 years old(only 5 years younger than me!), I haven't upgraded anything on it in over 5 years.
    My home stereo is 9 or 10 years old and only a 2 channel.

    For the longest time I was just too broke to upgrade anything, now I just don't care to.
     

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