Thoughts on the nMP received today.

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  1. richard371 macrumors 68000

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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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  2. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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  5. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've seen you post that same line before. Maybe your the one that belongs outside?

     
  6. ogilloire macrumors member

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    Be careful if you block the fan exhaust the machine will shut down for protection.
     
  7. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    What a charming and lovely person you are !!:mad:

    I'm sure that was just a "for fun" photo :D:D
     
  8. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Great setup, congrats! Love how you let your cat enjoy your new MP too! Happy Meal... :D

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  9. Anim macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Don't make the dog person mad ... ;)
     
  11. imajez macrumors regular

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    Neat idea, when I replace my oMP, I may have to consider that as I have a bit of an infestation problem!! :eek:
     

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  12. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    My cats were really annoyed when I got rid of my old huge CRT monitors back in the day..
     
  13. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    Animals and human animals

    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...
     
  14. imajez macrumors regular

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    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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    So you don't mind paying others to kill animals then?
    Strange people you find in this forum. :p
     
  15. ClassObject macrumors 6502

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    Nope, never said that on this forum. How are cats not disgusting?
     
  16. RoastingPig, Mar 11, 2014
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    cats are the worst.
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  17. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. My cat said the same thing of you.
     

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