Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Devil 07

Bring an 8 core Mac Pro to its knees?

Recommended Posts

update: Mac guy is getting scared of what might happen to his beloved Mac when I get my hands on them. Hehehe......be afraid mac guy, be very afraid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
update: Mac guy is getting scared of what might happen to his beloved Mac when I get my hands on them. Hehehe......be afraid mac guy, be very afraid.

 

HeHe

 

MAC Guy: {quiver} WTF are you doing there?

Devil_07: Relax, It's just a torture test; any solid rig will handle it.

MAC Guy: You'd better not do it; I don't want it being broken.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
^^^^ whoa, where you hiding around the corner listening to our conversation?

 

LOL I wish; but it'd be a big corner (about 550 mi between us).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone know if running Prime 95 is possible in a virtual environment? Now that he knows what I'm gonna do to this thing he is trying to get out of installing WinXP with boot camp on a separate partition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not a Mac fanboy or anything...but they actually are pretty decent machines. I like the fact that OSX is all based on Unix so you can run pretty much any linux app on it if you compile it. I got my hands on one of their laptops for awhile...that is the most solidly built laptop I've ever had the pleasure of using.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think they are great machines too. First chance I got to play with one was when the black Mac Books came out. Put WinXP on one for a friend using Parallels and it runs great. Just the press of a key and you could use either OSX or WinXP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I thank you all for your suggestions, but I have sacred the crap outta our IT guy. He is no longer gonna let me run any of the test I wanted to on them. But the plus side is I have really made him reconsider placing these new computers in the racks. He has realized the amount of heat they are gonna put off and decided that sandwiched in a rack between other gear is a bad idea. Thanks again guys. You helped me scare the living daylights out of a mac guy AND question the stability of his favorite computer maker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, I thank you all for your suggestions, but I have sacred the crap outta our IT guy. He is no longer gonna let me run any of the test I wanted to on them. But the plus side is I have really made him reconsider placing these new computers in the racks. He has realized the amount of heat they are gonna put off and decided that sandwiched in a rack between other gear is a bad idea. Thanks again guys. You helped me scare the living daylights out of a mac guy AND question the stability of his favorite computer maker.

 

That's really great news; I just wish we could have found out if those MAC pros would endure a real torture test.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Macs aren't as bad as people make them out to be. I have not found them to be as good as the Mac zealots claim (I have and use a Macbook on a daily basis), but they're not terrible.

 

All shapes and sizes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's really great news; I just wish we could have found out if those MAC pros would endure a real torture test.

 

yeah me too. If anything changes on my end, you guys and girls will be the first to know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×