Would I be happy with the MacPro 2ghz...


mbpcron

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Jun 23, 2007
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My MBP 2.1 ghz is fine

Core 2 Duo above 2ghz is fine for anything except extreme gaming or graphics.
Mine has 1GB Ram and runs fine.
My MBP is a 2006 model I bought as a factory refurb and I'm happy.
For what it's worth ...... Good luck.
PS - stick with 10.4.8 until the bugs are fixed in 10.4.10.
 

darthraige

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Aug 8, 2007
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Coruscant, but Boston will do.
The decision has been made, just waiting on one thing... but the purchase I will be making hopefully within a day or two is this...

MacPro 2x2.66ghz Dual Core
1GB Memory - (Upgrading to 5GB)
250gb HD
ATI Radeon X1900 XT
BlueTooth

and...

MacBook (white)
2.16ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB Memory
120gb HD
SuperDrive

That model of the MacPro does what I need it to do. That and I don't like to buy new generations of things. They always seem to have a problem. I'll keep you all posted on the purchse. Can't wait!
 

atari1356

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Feb 27, 2004
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The decision has been made, just waiting on one thing... but the purchase I will be making hopefully within a day or two is this...

MacPro 2x2.66ghz Dual Core
I think you'll be much happier with that, than you would have with the 2.0GHz version. Wise choice :)
 

Umbongo

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Sep 14, 2006
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Is the 3ghz Octo Core dumb to purchase regardless any update coming our way? ... Even if money wasn't an issue?
It's not too bad if you can get a refurb or unwanted/used machine. There are performance differences between Penryn and Clovertown though.

http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/hwdb.php?tid=837360&tp=Intel-Penryn-Preview&rid=837360

That's between current core 2 and penryn at the same speed to give a little idea of what things might be like.


A 3Ghz octo is likely going to last you as long as a Penryn 8 core would though.
 

Counter

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Jun 4, 2005
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If money wasn't an issue nothing would be a dumb purchase. :p
Exactly. Lots of posts often miss fundamental logic.

People say 'well, if you're on a budget...'.

Were all on a budget!

If you aren't on a budget then you would never wait for a product update. Buy and buy again.
 

Multimedia

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