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Old Oct 6th, 2003, 05:20 PM   #1
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Man this is the sweetest piece of electronics I have ever seen. So far I've only tested out Ureal Tournament 2003 (when you turn all the settings to highest a voice says "holy sh*t"). I'll be loading FCP4, Photoshop, and all my other stuff on it, tonight.

Going from an iBook to a dual G5 is like going from a Lada to a Porsche. Man all I can say is if you have the means I highly recommend one.

Thanks to the guys at Carbon for the good service.
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Old Oct 6th, 2003, 05:57 PM   #2
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Damn you are lucky. That should last you the next few years without a hitch. How much RAM?
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Old Oct 6th, 2003, 06:39 PM   #3
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I'm ordering a couple of 512MB sticks from Crucial which will put me up to 1.5GB of RAM.

the 512 from Crucial are about 99.00 USD so it wont cost much. I figure i'll upgrade to a raid in a little whle.
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Old Oct 6th, 2003, 09:05 PM   #4
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I'm tickled pink right along with you Goob (can I call you that?)
I also got my extra RAM (2 Gbs total now) from Crucial. Good RAM, reputable company, and amazingly fast delivery. It's nice to see a US company with a web site that caters to Canadian orders.

I've had some funny moments with this G5. Like when I transferred a one hour video file to mpeg format. It happened so fast that I did it twice because I couldn't believe it had worked properly the first time. That made me laugh. Most everything is "right now" on these dual G5's.

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Old Oct 6th, 2003, 09:10 PM   #5
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I'm saving my pennies!
If you guys keep gushing, I won't be able to sleep nights until I have one too
My QS733's days will soom be numbered.
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Old Oct 6th, 2003, 09:11 PM   #6
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sorry for the double-post

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Old Oct 6th, 2003, 09:17 PM   #7
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Hey GWillikers,

Did you get dinged from Customs or the courier when the memory came across the border? I am thinking of getting RAM from the States but do not want to get nailed by Custom fees. The reason is there is no 1 GB available for the Powerbooks in Canada yet.

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Old Oct 6th, 2003, 10:15 PM   #8
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I bought Crucial Ram when I lived in the UK and it was fast and cheap.

I'm also wondering about Canada customs.
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Old Oct 7th, 2003, 02:47 AM   #9
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Yup, I got dinged around 44 bucks for Customs fees on two 512 DIMMs. The courier collects at your door.

I can be a real bargain hunter on some things, but when it comes to RAM I go with the tried and true. It does cost more though. If you've ever gone through troubleshooting memory problems, and/or had to do an RMA for RAM modules, the extra cost is worth it.

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Old Oct 7th, 2003, 05:02 PM   #10
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My QS733's days will soom be numbered.
My QS DP800's days are already numbered. If I didn't have a pile of bills from moving, I would have bought a G5 DP2.0 already. I'm looking at waiting another 4 months or so. I'll buy a G5 DP in February or March.
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