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post #201 of 208
I set up my new dual-867 yesterday. I had upgraded my old dual-450 with a Geforce card for Jaguar and it was pretty responsive but this new box is FAST. The biggest change I see is application booting. The Adobe apps are still slow but at least tolerable now; Word pops open before I can move my cursor to the top of the page to start typing. iTunes and system prefs open almost immediately, faster than I can get to them. New windows and menus are fast. Even iCal, which took eight bounces before, opens in two. I'm really pleased, the change is bigger than I expected.

Has anyone else mentioned an issue with the startup chime? It's earsplitting even when I turn the sound all the way down. I assume this is a bug.
post #202 of 208
The performas 5200 also had such issues.
but there is a simple workaround:
Get yourself a pair of really ultracheap earplugs.
cut off the cable so you only have the plug left.
Plug the plug into the dront headphone jack before booting.
after the startup is done, pull it out again.
I guarantee you won't hear the chime anymore.

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post #203 of 208
... you could also boot-up and leave the room. You shouldn't hear it then either.

[ 09-13-2002: Message edited by: Dennis the Phantom Menace ]</p>
post #204 of 208
You'd have to leave the room pretty damn quickly then.

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post #205 of 208
For the time being, I'm just putting my hand over the speaker when I start up so I don't blow out the windows in my office.
post #206 of 208
I found a piece of stirofoam and stuck it on the speaker. Works pretty good.
Ah yes, now I can breath!

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post #207 of 208
I did'nt really get this computer but I picked it out for our schools newspaper. Dual 1Ghz G4 256MB Ram 80GB, Geforce4MX. Should get it very soon.
Ah yes, now I can breath!

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post #208 of 208
Dual 1-gig, no extras - oh, and a 17" Studio Display, too.

Gawd, this thing is nice!


Wonder what my poor old 266mHz PB is gonna do for fun now... :cool: <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

[ 09-24-2002: Message edited by: Capt. Obvious ]</p>
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