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Video freezes on Mac Pro: Video card replacement required

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

I don’t know it is bad luck or something else, but I have certainly experienced my share of hardware flaws and failures with Apple products over the years. I am not talking about more or less predictable failures here, like conventional hard drives failing after a few years, or power adapter cords becoming frayed (although […]

Dead G5 Quad: End of the saga

Monday, November 20th, 2006

The G5 Quad is still dead. Apple is sending me a new Mac Pro.

Freezing G5 Quad: It’s really dead now

Monday, October 9th, 2006

The red LED is back for good this time. Looks like a bad CPU unit to me.

Freezing G5 Quad: Logic board swap does not fix the problem

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Repair shop swaps the logic board, and the machine is still freezing.

Freezing G5 Quad: Can still log in remotely via ssh

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

The G5 Quad freezes, but I can still log in remotely and everything looks peachy in Terminal!

Freezing G5 Quad: The saga continues

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

After 11 days of perfect normalcy, the machine kernel panics on me.

G5 Quad: No longer freezing

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Now the G5 Quad refuses to freeze. Could it be the video card and the use of a secondary monitor?

G5 Quad is dead

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

After a month of freezes and kernel panics, the machine is now well and truly dead.

Freezing G5 Quad: Maybe it’s not the RAM

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

More inconclusive testing, more questions, and no solution.

Slow G5 Quad with only 512 MB of RAM: The culprit is LaunchBar

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

The configuration of LaunchBar that I use is quite clearly what makes the G5 Quad so slow with only 512 MB of RAM.

G5 Quad with Mac OS X 10.4.7 and 512 MB of RAM: Turn off utilities

Monday, August 28th, 2006

It turns out that running with 512 MB can be done after all… The problem clearly lies with third-party utilities.

Running Tiger on a G5 Quad with 512 MB of RAM: Atrociously painful

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Faulty third-party RAM allows me to travel back in time.

My experience with OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) on my 2014 Mac Pro

Friday, March 18th, 2016

I haven’t written on this blog since last year and my very traumatic experience with upgrading my 2014 Mac Pro to OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). It’s not that I don’t have anything more to say about OS X or other topics. It’s just that I find it less time-consuming and more immediate to post things on Twitter, […]