DivX isn't as processor-intensive as some other codecs, so yeah, that ought to run fine on the 700mhz, as long as the video's resolution isn't too high.
From my own experiences, G3 has always outperformed P3.
Pretty much. I have that configuration (check the sig) and do wireless browsing, email, iTunes, FTP, and so on.
Note that while DVD-playback is perfect, compressed video with recent codecs will not play smoothly most of the time.
Tiger will run, but it's borderline. I prefer to stick with Panther because the final Panther version allocates its resources more efficiently.
Originally Posted by JohnBurrows
Then there are those such as myself who have this bug but it isn't that apparent and makes users experience only minor annoyance. And it has to be noted that some users who may or may not have the bug experience no lagging at all.
I'm still happy with mine. It does lag but rarely, like 0.2 second during two hours of continuous video playback.
Still, no one should be taking the risk that it could be much...
Originally Posted by snafle
Gaming is and always will be a huge market. The only reason most people on this forum are interested in a Windows running macbook is because of gaming. All the apps we need are on OSX, and probably better, except for games.
There are some exceptions in addition to gaming. Some filesharing applications for instance do not have a proper, equally functional equivalent on OSX. I use Emule a lot on Windows and it...
Originally Posted by nadeem
for no apparant reason my M3438 has been brrring every 30mins for the past few weeks. Now since yesterday its doing it every min. No changes have been made to my laptop. Only 4 months ago i said to my self im lucky that my laptop hasn't got those lagging and brrr issues, and now its full of brrr, no lag so far.
Christ, what a nightmare. How old is your laptop? Which type of hard drive does it have?
There's another thread about temps, below.
Unless you're actually burning your upper legs using the 'book, you probably don't have to worry too much.
Originally Posted by vintegske
yeah thx, read it
anyways, did another more serious testing on my lappy. played 2 DIVX'es at the same time. i did notice a stutre this time however it was only 0.5 seconds in both divx's at the same time in 2 loops. both files where the same movie and i ran them twice (boring to se a movie twice after eachother) also tested TMN, stutter happend once in about 2 hours of playtime while msn, mirc and firefow where open....
Originally Posted by ShandyUK
Well actually the screen aint so great as there is a 'flickering' issue with the screens which worried me as cant be good for your eyesite.
Nah, the effect can't be worse than that of the older CRT monitors which flickered, and the worst thing the latter have been proven to do is give photosensitive people (and only them) a migraine now and then, no more.
And the most important thing is that you don't...
If it doesn't have the lagging bug then it's a great machine for a great price. Minor shortcomings (such as the white paint on the keys gradually coming off and the average build quality ingeneral) are more than offset by its superb screen, its high-end internal components, and the low price.
If it does have the lagging issue, then it's virtually useless for gaming, and video/mp3 playback won't be much fun either.
So what I would do, is test-drive the unit you get...
I had a similar problem. If I'm not mistaken, there are two fans, one for the CPU and one for the graphics card. In my case, I had disabled one of the Nvidia processes that seemed not to be doing much of anything (in an attempt to save resources), which in turn disabled its powersaving features, and the graphics fan would never stop anymore.
In your case, the graphics configuration may have changed from before the format. Either reinstall the drivers or play with the...