Im having trouble with my 9600/350. It used to run fine, but Ive since upgraded a few things to put it to work in my audio and midi studio. It has an opcode studio 4 on the printer port, an m-audio audiophile 2496 pci card and 2x2 usb midi box, a usb 1.1 card, a 6mb pci mac video card, a digidesign sample cell pci card, a 9gb scsi HD and a scsi CDROM and ZIP drive as well as 500mb of ram running on os 9.1 with OMS installed as well as the relevant drivers for the other audio gear. The machine seems to crash randomly, and especially when trying to play back or record in logic or cubase via the 2496 card. Can anyone offer any suggestions please?
Try moving the PCI sound card to another PCI slot. On standard PC machines the IRQs are limited to 15 and many cards require their own, not a shared one. (start from the lowest going up... Leave the graphics card in the top slot (if PCI as well)
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Apple stopped supporting OS X 10.5. Upgrades are only $20 to 10.7.
If your Mac has 10.5, Lion, 10.7, is probably as high as you can upgrade. I would check either eBay or Amazon, as I've seen Lion disk sets selling for less than $5, then $4.95 shipping (or less on eBay).
Hi Bobby You will need to get an OS X installation DVD. Try eBay.Don't go for anything lower than 10.4 (Tiger)10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) should run fine on this machine.Don't bother with 10.7 or 10.8
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Apple recommends that if you wish to go from 10.4 to 10.6 then you should purchase the 10.6 Box Set.
System Requirements to run Snow Leopard:
Mac computer with an Intel processor
1GB of memory
5GB of available disk space
DVD drive for installation
Snow Leopard Installation Instructions:
Just insert the DVD in the optical drive.
Restart your Mac while holding down the C key.
You will be guided through the installation procedure and be prompted at one point to choose which install option you want.
Once the Snow Leopard install is completed the Mac will restart itself.
You will probably be asked to register with Apple upon restart.
Enjoy Snow Leopard on your Mac!
Q: Can I upgrade directly from Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)?
A: Yes. Apple recommends purchasing the Mac Boxed Set for this
purpose, which will also update iLife (it is unknown at the time of this
writing whether older versions of iLife work with Snow Leopard) and
iWork. Also note that while it has been said that the $29 upgrade will
work with 10.4, it is not officially supported and may be in violation
of the licensing terms.
Q: What happened to the different install options? Can't I do an Archive & Install?
A: Apple has revamped the familiar installation options for Mac OS X.
You now have two choices, either a straight upgrade or a clean
install. Supposedly if you choose to do a straight upgrade, what
actually goes on behind the scenes is what was traditionally known as an
Archive & Install.
Q: Is there anything I can do to better prepare myself for the upgrade?
A: Yes. It is advisable to run a Verify/Repair Permissions and
Verify/Repair Disk in Disk Utility. You may also want to run the
maintenance tasks in Onyx. And finally, it would be wise to get your applications up to date using a program like AppFresh.
Apple has a list of specs to run it. Looks like yours falls within it. Although some things will need other requirements like a webcam for photobooth or ichat. But you should be able to get by. Might be a bit slower than some Macs running it, but as long as you don't have 20 things going on at once, you should be fine. Go to an Apple store and try it out first though to make sure you like it.
You may be able to download an OSX operating system, but it will not be free, and if you computer is doing that, then you will not be able to get onto net. You will need to buy it at a mac specialist. If you have another computer try finding it in "limewire" this is a filesharing program, so be careful what you download as there are legal and illegal copies of stuff.
You should only use Windows xp for running a program that is
not yet available from Apple. There shouldn't be much reason to link to
the net while in Windows. Also while in Windows you are wide open to any
viruses that exist. Try getting your work done without getting on the
net, then go back to your Apple format. There you are 99% free of
viruses. … Still need to link onto the net let me know I will ask at our
Apple Computer Club on Monday
you might want to downgrade to xp because vista uses alot of ram to run it. you could also get more ram. you need about 1gb and a half to 2 gigs to run most recording softwares and interfaces. i personally use vista cause i lost my xp disk and i got 2 gbs of ram and everything runs great, but if you really want to get into recording do what im doing and save up and buy a mac.
sincerely andy kastrinelis owner of addex recording inc.