A Hack Pro which is going to fly soon…

Another Day, Another average story. My Cousin who has this nice Dell Precision 690 Server PC. Which we (Me and Junaid) thought would be a perfect candidate for installing Leopard on. My cousin has to HAVE his PC work with 4 monitors. Which was powered by a ATI FireMV2400 which I knew wasn’t supported but, didn’t stop us fellow hackers. So we continued. We went down to our local Fry’s, and bought 4 GB’s of Fully Buffered Dimms (Server Memory) and a 500 GB hdd. We were on our way. We went to the Loft/Office and Installed all of it. Man 16 slots of Memory Heaven, after that booted from Leopard HDD and waited 5 Mins for it to finish booting, after that we need to format that drive, but wouldn’t show up in Disk Utility, so we are like what? We went into the Bios and checked it out, we soon found out the SAS Controller wasn’t supported in our Hack. So we switched both of them to the Sata Controller, It worked installed and booted, and guess what video worked! but wait not for the ATI but the nVidia which I forgot to mention. QE/Ci all that good stuff. It was nicely working, sound, 6 Gb/s of ram, but that stupid 4 monitor video FireMV. Continue reading “A Hack Pro which is going to fly soon…”

Apple to update Mac Pro

Recently Anandtech wrote up an article comparing the Latest Intel Xeon 54xx series Harpertown 45nm processor, with Xeon 53xx series and AMD‘s 3rd generation Opteron cpus. The new Intel processor 54xx is an manufactured using the latest in nanotechnology, the processor takes only 107 mm² and contains somewhere around 410 million transistors. The cpu runs cool and is about 20% faster than the previous model 53xx.

Xeon 54xx
(thats 2 cores fit inside a penny)