List of Apple Extended Repair Programs

Apple MacBooks, even the “pro” ones, have always been designed with form over function approach. During the years, durability, ease of service, proper cooling – with stagnating performance-per-watt in Intel cpus –…

Choosing a computer for audio production – laptop

Choosing a laptop for professional use is no easy task: lack of competent reviews meet a market full of different models and variants where most important variables are hidden to the final…

Additional thoughts on M1 devices

Following my thoughts on the M1 i written here and in my previous website (italian) i wanted to write a quick one on the biggest caveat with the new Apple devices: these…

Z490 Pro Art, QTB1 and Undervolting

Asus Z490 Pro Art is a weird motherboard: with dual Thunderbolt, it’s aiming straight at the Gigabyte Designare / Vision “creator” focused segment, wich has been a staple for the hackintosh community.…

GPU Bios Modding recovery

When undervolting GPUs with bios editing you could end up stuck in very bad situations that seem impossible to recover, as the machine crashes before you are able to flash back a…

Running macOs Catalina on unsupported Macs – MB 2008

Working with older pre-metal gpus macs, High Sierra has been the way to go – even on machines that do not support it natively like this 2008 Unibody Macbook with GeForce 9400m,…

choosing the M1 macbook

A recap on the new M1 apple devices 1 performance with native apps on the CPU side is better than the current 16 inch macbook core i9 top model ; the GPU…
Gpu Additional Heatsink

iMac GPU cooling mods

iMac 2007 and 2008 Ati HD2600pro GPU bios is not recognized by Radeon Bios Editor so i’ts not possible to undervolt it; to prevent it from failing after a successful reflow, we…

vBios and HW modding HD3850

Half a success story on this old ATI/AMD card – a nice RV670 / HD3850 512mb by Sapphire – this came in a pc sold as broken, and got inside a very…
iMac Wooden Framed

Salvaging broken iMac screen

iMacs late 2012 onwards are a pain in the ass to service because of the glued down screen – easy to break during disassembly, or falling later during a hot day because…