Using macbook pro as mac leopard daw at homeand at the office does it run warm in xp?

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  1. rokuez macrumors newbie

    rokuez

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    Using macbook pro as mac leopard daw and at the office where i need to run outlook , work, excel, occasionally photoshop to check out designers work.


    for home just got the sonnet Tempo SATA ExpressCard/34 (couldn't find a better one) , owc mercury elite 750 gb hd with 32 mb cache 7200 rpm , logic 8 , mstand from raindesigninc.com , mac usb keyboard


    from what i'm reading i am guessing i need to boot up into xp to access the most ram.

    I noticed the mbp would be warmer above the keys in that stripe b4 the monitor part but above the f1-12 keys . i found a program to contorl fan speed etc with cpu usage, couldn't find drivesr for the vga display and other things and good urls ? tried googling a lot today , it runs slow without a vga driver if i drag a window aorund its not smooth. is it smooth in parallels (read u only get 1 gb ram )or vm?
     
  2. Matek macrumors 6502a

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    That's a terrible post, I can barely make out what you're asking about.

    In my experience it doesn't run any hotter in XP than it does in OS X.

    As far as VGA drivers are concerned - use the Boot Camp driver pack and don't bother searching for them yourself.

    Windows should work smooth enough in VM as well, of course not as smooth as a native installation.
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Fail

    Good god, what?

    If you tell me you're a non-native English speaker, I forgive you.

    If not...wow.
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    uhhhh..... what? Please express yourself more clearly.
     
  5. rokuez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry about my english . my main problem is installing drivers (i guess from the bootcamp driver pack) and getting the device manager to stop showing these yelllow icons on devices w/o drivers. namely the vga driver.

    If I am in windows xp how do I shows the device manager where the driver file is for vga? or where is this boot camp driver pack so that I can install these drivers that come up in device manager with little yellow icons.

    ack just read this about bootcamp http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/bootcamp.html , this Leopard dvd they reference, this is the black dvd that is under the macbook pro when you open it from the box?

    The macbook pro i want to make sure it comes with this mysterious leopard dvd. I bought this macbook pro new. Do I just put in the leopard cd while in windows xp? again a little confused, and I haven't used a mac sense Mac LC II .

    i'll be reading more about vm. thanks for the responses and again sorry about the english. i made the post right b4 i went to sleep, super tired, and out of it from taking a bong load to the dome of some og. was trying to get this mac rdy for monday at the office (didn't get it rdy :( been using ****** vista laptop )
     
  6. eXan macrumors 601

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    Leopard DVD is a DVD that has Leopard on it :)

    MBP should come with one. Look in the box. Also, when you installed BootCamp did you read the instructions? After Windows installation you need to put the Leopard DVD into your drive (I think it will use Auto Run so no need to anything after you've inserted it)

    Anyway, read the instructions. There are there for a reason.
     
  7. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    Off-Topic. Wow, that has to be the most confusing post ever.

    On-topic. It's been my experience that XP generally runs cooler than OS X. Likely because for some reason Flash on Windows doesn't use half the CPU.

    EDIT: Exhadurating about the "half the cpu" part.
     
  8. aiterum macrumors 6502

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    in my experience XP has always ran significantly hotter I don't know what the rest of you are talking about
     
  9. johnnylg macrumors newbie

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    When I used XP it wasn't running any better then when I was running Leopard...
     
  10. rokuez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry 4 the confusing post, i was very tired lil bit frustrated & a chongload to the dome will do that 2 any1.


    After running bootdisk cd the MBP is running signifigantly cooler, at or below leopard temps.


    got avast on there getting the .pst over there etc wish i had esata card and a hd o well, usb flash memory gets it done
     

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