Apple :: MBP - Merom - Penryn - Nehalem

Jul 4, 2009

I just bought the new 13" MBP 2.53Ghz 128SSD. Which CPU code name is in my MBP and what size nanometer is it?

Also is it the same code name as the 15" and 17" with higher clock speeds?

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Apple :: 2.93Ghz Nehalem Mac Pro- Amazing Geekbench

Mar 9, 2009

Someone over at macrumors just received their 2.93ghz 8 core machine with the ati 4870.

He ran geekbench and came up with a score of 17627! That is freakishly fast.


Harpertown 3.2Ghz 8 core:

Overall Performance: 9602
Integer Performance: 10859
Floating Point Performance: 14408
Memory Performance: 2749
Stream Performance: 2089

Nehalem 2.93Ghz 8 core:

Overall Performance: 17627
Integer Performance: 16444
Floating Point Performance: 29697
Memory Performance: 5075
Stream Performance: 4636

Pretty much 2x faster.

It seems to have dethroned the Sun.


I'm thinking about either the 2.66Ghz Nehalem or the 2.93Ghz before picking one up at the Apple Store.

But for NOW the 2.93Ghz looks like the one I want.

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Apple :: Stylus On A Trackpad(penryn)

Jan 14, 2009

i am interested to know if the pogo stylus will work on the trackpad of the penryn mbp; also, what is a good software that allow us to draw mindlessly? since i am only drawing some simple graphs for economics classes i am not looking for a wacom intuous/bamboo level of precisions and wanting to use it before making a 300ish purchase of a new HDD for my x41t (233x CF isn't fast enough i guess)

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Apple :: Installing Penryn MBP Top Case On Santa Rosa MBP

Jan 28, 2010

i got my santa rosa MBP not too long ago (i bought it second hand). i am extremely happy with the machine as it is a 2.4ghz c2d with 160g hdd at 5400rpm and 8600gt 256mg gpu. i know this has been discussed many times, so i have been reading about the multi touch trackpad and was a bit bummed that i didnt get the newer 2008 penryn model instead. 2 days ago i was thiking about replacing the SR MBP top case with a penryn MBP top case and have the multi touch, 4 finger gesture ability on my SR MBP. therefore i started googling to see of people have actually done conversions and worked..fortunately, i found a member on this forum and confirmed that it actually works...but unfortunately there was not guide for this operation. I would really want to hear from those that has performed such replacement operation and perhaps give me some tips and what i may need to watch out for. in addition to that, does anybody know of a guide for this replacement? would the penryn top case keyboard and trackpad connections fit the SR MBP? any modifications needed?

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Dell :: Penryn Now Available On M1730

Feb 15, 2008

Looks like the m1730 now carries 45nm Penryn processors: The base is now 2.4GHz T8300 and T9300 option is for ~$125 more. I wonder if the performance differences justify that extra $125.

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Dell :: Upgrading To Penryn

Jan 4, 2009

i have an xps m1530 with a T7250 2.0 ghz processor. Could i upgrade to say like an 8300 Penryn without a problem or would the motherboard have to be different??

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HP/Compaq :: Montevina Vs Penryn

Jan 28, 2009

I thought I had a Montevina CPU but according to CPU Z it reports it as Penryn

what's the diff? which is better?

I have 6 MB L2 cache

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Dell :: Penryn Processors Available For XPS M1530

Mar 10, 2008

Dell is offering for the same price.

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Dell :: 45nm Penryn In A M1730

Jan 13, 2008

I was wondering that since the socket for the processor in the M1730 is a socket P and thats the same socket the new Penryns will use, will it be possible to just drop one in like we were able to do so on the E1705 when Merom came out? The run at a much lower voltage and from this review [url] it would increase battery life and is more powerful to boot so it just sounds like a good idea.

Crap, looks like I messed up the topic for this thread.

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Dell :: M1530: LED, Penryn, 8800

Feb 10, 2008

In the US, the M1330 already has the LED backlit and the penryn for some time now. Yet the 1530 is just sitting there...

Other manufacturers have began offering newer GPUs than the 8600, but still nothing from dell on their 15.4".

They teased us with the addition of the 1530 under the "XPS Gaming Laptop" header, but its exactly the same as the regular one.

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Dell :: M1330 With Penryn Upgrade

Jan 31, 2008

I know some folks have put a T9300 in their m1330, but the screenshots I've seen show the bios incorrectly detecting the CPU speed (A06 I believe). I want to know if the new A07 bios has corrected this issue, but I never saw any followup. Can anyone who has done this upgrade confirm/deny if A07 fixed the detection issue?

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Dell :: Penryn Minimum Core Temperature

Jul 13, 2009

It seems like the temperature readings from both cores of my P8400 on my Dell Latitude E6500 running Windows 7 RC have some sort of minimum built into them. The reported temperatures will never drop below 32 for Core 0, and 39 for Core 1. Even after I resume from suspend, when the CPU should be at room temperature, as soon as I boot up it's 39/32. Similarly, while temperatures above that on SpeedFan show normal fluctuations, like you expect from a CPU temperature reading, once it hits the floor, it just becomes a flat straight line.

I'm not sure if this is the sensors, the software, or what.

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Apple :: Full Size Apple Keyboard W/ The Numeric Pad

Jun 8, 2009

Does anyone have the wired full size apple keyboard w/ the numeric pad?

I got it a couple days ago and it definitely takes some getting used to. But that phase is over now and I love this keyboard. The build quality is amazing and typing feels just like my MBP keyboard.

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Apple :: RAM And HDD And Upgrade Apple Macbook

May 31, 2009

I have finally switched and should get my first ever mac the new macbook white in next couple of days

I have two questions, I had ordered SODIM DDR2, 800Mhz 4GB RAM and a 500GB, 7200RPM SATA Drive with a thought of upgrading my latitude E6400.

Can I use them (RAM and HDD) and upgrade apple macbook? and will that impact apple warantee?

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Apple :: Using FAT 32 With Mac OS X

Nov 28, 2009

Conventional wisdom holds that one of FAT 32's classical limitations is a 4 Gigabyte files size limit. I've done a few searches on the net, and I find this rule repeated ad-infinitem, without contradiction.

I recently purchased a 320 GB Iomega Prestige external drive that I plan to use interchangeably with my Mac and PC systems. To do this, I re-formatted the disk to a single 320 GB partition with FAT 32 file system (The drive comes formatted NTFS).

Yeah, I know there are work-arounds that would permit me to format it NTFS, and use it read-write on my Mac, and there are probably a few solutions that would permit me to format it Mac OS Extended, and use it my PC. I prefer not to use any "workarounds".

Here's my question.... I had occasion to copy a few files to the drive from my MacBook to the drive, namely my Virtual Machine files, that I don't want to use Time Machine for. I had no problem doing so. The two files exceed 4 Gigabytes handily, with one of them being over 30 Gigabytes! Oops, this can't be done, right?

I ask, how is this possible? I thought I had a 4 Gigabyte limit with FAT 32. Does the fact that I formatted the drive with my Mac give me some sort of advantage that Microsoft's formatting using the same file system does not?

I have read that the reason the FAT 32 files sytem can't store files over 4 Gigabytes, is the insufficient lack of storage within the allocation table for the requisite number of pointers required for a file over 4 Gig in size.

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Apple :: MBP To MP

May 22, 2009

I'm kinda over my 2.4GHz 15" MBP.

Anyone use a 2008 2.8GHz 8-way or a new Nehalem Mac Pro?

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Apple :: Uni MBP HDD To PS3

Jul 17, 2009

I'm going to pick up a bigger HDD pretty soon for my rev A Unibody MBP. Would I be able to use the old 250 GB 5400 drive in the PS3? Seems like a worthwhile upgrade. I'm guess since they are aboth SATA it should work, right?

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Apple ::

Feb 26, 2009

I currently own a Sony Vaio FW21M (16.4") and while it's an amazing laptop, it just feels too big to carry Also, is the MBP still small enough to carry around too?

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Apple :: New RAM In MBP

Nov 28, 2009

Does the Apple MBP accept any type of 1066 MHz SO-DIMM RAM or is it special and has to be bought from Apple?

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Apple :: FPS With The MB Vs MBP

Mar 7, 2009

I am going to buy a mac in the near future and am currently conducted the research stage of my purchase.

I have been to a shop to see the MB and the MBP in real and am very very impressed with them.

I am going to be using my new computer for some medium gaming and i'm wondering which will give me more "bang for my buck"

So, what FPS can i expect on the following games: Unreal Tournament 3, WoW, COD:WaW, battlefield Series and L4D. On med- high settings using the Macbook and the Macbook Pro

And also which would you recommend? Any macbook user that wishes they upgraded to Macbook Pro?

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Apple :: Mac And Pc

Jun 11, 2009

am i able to install mac OSX on a pc ie dual boot it with windows? i want to try it out but dont want or have the money to buy a whole mac

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Apple :: What Is A Dvd Ram

Nov 20, 2009

what is a dvd ram? I know it is like a pen drive. so what software do i use to write to it? how do i use it? its write speed is 3x. how does it compare to the ordinary dvd rom? I bought a few Maxell dvd rams.

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Apple :: MBP 15 Vs 17

Jan 24, 2009

I know that I have stated earlier that I wasn't considering the MBP 17 because the lack of portability, and that I already got a 24" Full HD screen.

But the thing is; I might be able to get the MBP 17 for the same price as the highend MBP 15, because of all the hassle etc that occurred.

I feel like, I don't really need the extra screen estate, I already think the 15" is barely portable, but the 17" got a great battery etc.

When it comes to what I'm going to use the computer for; mainly light stuff the coming time, but after that I'm going to start using final cut pro a lot and I know the 15" screen isn't enough for the ui of the program and the 17 is enough.

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Apple :: MBP - 8 GB Of Ram

Jan 26, 2009

I would really like to upgrade my MBP to 8 GB of Ram as I use lots of VMWares in my job. I read that you can do 6 GB but I also saw some people trying 8GB of RAM on even older MBPs.

I read this with interest:


I'm sure you have also seen the article about the MBP only doing 6GB and not 8GB.

Has anybody here tried 8GB? With the 17" supporting 8GB, boy I wish they would allow it on older MBPs.

I'm hoping with Snow Leopard that 8GB becomes an option.

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Apple :: MBP HDD

Jan 17, 2010

I am planning to buy base MBP sometime in next two weeks and then upgrade it to larger HDD by myself. I am wondering if the HDD that comes out of MBP can be used in my dying Dell Inspiron 640m (bought in 2007 and has 120 GB drive which has started to show signs of crashing anytime now).

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Apple :: MB And MBP

Jan 6, 2009

I need to pick up a new notebook soon and I'm having a hard time deciding between the MB and the MBP. This will be my main computer and I do a good amount of traveling. Accordingly, I really want the portability of the MB, but I also really want the superior LCD of the MBP. Are there any other major differences I'm missing that might sway me? I'll be using this mainly for office applications and web surfing, but I'll also be doing occasional work in Adobe CS4 (I understand this would benefit from the MBP's dedicated graphics card).

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Apple :: 1 TB HDD

Nov 28, 2009

I have a 15" uMBP (integrated battery).

Has anyone tried the 12.5mm 1 TB drive in their uMBP?

Has anyone seen deals out there this weekend on the drive, i've not seen any.

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Apple :: MBP/A Behind ACD

Dec 5, 2009

I'm currently looking at options like the Balmuda Floater (kind of describes what it... oops, heh heh heh) but these still need a degree of space to site. They also all vent downards in a nominally usable config, which I'm not convinced is the smartest idea.

I'm wondering if there's any solutions which fit behind the monitor (ACD) or something along those lines, and maybe feature more in the way of heat dissipation. I know you can get little shelves to mount on the back of ACD's and iMacs, was wondering if anyone had taken that idea further.

Failing that, perhaps a sideways stand? The Air isn't a priority, mainly for the 17-inch, but would be good if there was a solution for the Air as well. I did a stand for it when the Air first came out for someone else and that's fine, but if I do it for myself I know I'll spend too much time nerding all the details.

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Apple :: MBP 13 Or 15

Apr 25, 2010

I want a MBP because I'd like to experience the whole OSX thing and whatnot. I have been a windows user all my life. OSX looks great and interesting!

I have desktop right now...
AMD 64 X2 4400 @ 2.4GHZ

A bit weak in today's standards... I get lags in FireFox after a while.

What should I get? I am going to be a Commerce student... and the reason why the 15 comes to mind is the i5 and the better GPU over the 13... the 13 still has the I2D... how much better is the i5 over the I2D? The 13 would provide much better mobility though.

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Apple :: MBP With SSD

Nov 23, 2009

If I buy a third-party SSD, how would I install it into the MBP (apart from opening up the case and replacing the HDD). Do I have to specially format it or anything? Or is it just pop in, put recovery CDs in and off I go?

Does Mac OS X Snow Leopard have TRIM support for the 256GB SSD you can upgrade through the Apple Store or any SSD for that matter?

On another hand, would a 500GB 7.2k drive decrease battery life much as opposed to 5400rpm HDD or SSD?

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