Thoughts on the nMP received today.

richard371

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After almost 2 months nMP (6 core, 512, D700, 16GB) and the refurbished 27" thunderbolt actually arrived on my birthday. It was a breeze to set up and only took me about 2 hours to reinstall my apps and my VMware fusion windows domain (2008 R2, Exchange 1010 and windows 7/8 clients). I read about the coil whine and can barely hear it but its there if I put my ear up close but a non issue. Finally it became louder and I realized it was the WD HD drive heads that was making the noise when I was transferring data otherwise I can barely hear the coil whine form the machine.

Overall I'm pretty impressed. Not only is it a work of art and doubles as a cat feeder, it is fast. I did turn everything up on X-plane 10 and it got choppy but I hear thats typical of X-plane. Hopefully they will release an update to leverage both GPUs.

EDIT: I think I'm going to have to bump it up to 32GB soon. Im sitting pretty with the Windows 2008 r2 domain controller, exchange server 2010, and 1 windows 7 client running with a nice 174MB free lol.



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Anim

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Overall I'm pretty impressed. Not only is it a work of art and doubles as a cat feeder, it is fast. I did turn everything up on X-plane 10 and it got choppy but I hear thats typical of X-plane. Hopefully they will release an update to leverage both GPUs.

There was something mentioned about XPlane in the latest Catalyst drivers for Windows.

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.2 Beta V1.3 Driver for Windows®

Here:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx

Not sure that helps you?
 

wildmac

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My cats were really annoyed when I got rid of my old huge CRT monitors back in the day..
 

Riwam

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Animals and human animals

Cats are vile animals that belong outside.
Who was that famous person who said "The more I know people, the more I appreciate my pet" ?
I think he meant his dog but it might apply to cats as well.
If I had to kill animals by myself I would be a vegetarian. No doubt.
Strange people are found in this forum..., cat haters...
 

imajez

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My cats were really annoyed when I got rid of my old huge CRT monitors back in the day..
Flat screens are not a problem if you have cat balance. Except the latest iMac that has been made pointlessly slimmer, as that will would challenge even the nimblest of moggies.

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If I had to kill animals by myself I would be a vegetarian. No doubt.
Strange people are found in this forum..., cat haters...
So you don't mind paying others to kill animals then?
Strange people you find in this forum. :p