Is the 10.4.8 Update Safe Now?

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  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    There was alot of threads about macbooks and 10.4.8 problems. have they been fixed yet?

    I was wanting to update to improve my OpenGL performance in WoW. :D
     
  2. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    I'd also like to know, I got my MacBook on Friday and am running 10.4.6 and am hesitant as to update to 10.4.8
     
  3. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Well, as far as I know, Apple has not made any changes to 4.8. If they did, then they'd probably have a 4.8.1 update, which I don't think exists.

    It's very unlikely that a system update will mess anything up, as long as you don't have any 3rd party hacks installed.
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

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    It's as safe now as it was when it was released...
     
  5. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Installing. Let's hope this goes well. If not, it's back to 10.4.7 I guess.
     
  6. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    Let me know how it goes. Not to let you take the hit if it goes badly, but I'm very very new to all things Mac and wouldn't know what to do in a crisis:p
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've had it on Intel and PowerPC since release. o_O
     
  8. Warbrain macrumors 603

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  9. CHINAdeals macrumors newbie

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    installed it once it came out..

    my fan hasn't been acting up as much or as loud.

    lower temp's too on my macbook
     
  10. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  11. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    Any noticeable improvements? I'm downloading the update now, I'm guessing there won't be many noticeable changes but best to be up to date I guess.
     
  12. Uselessdreamer1 macrumors member

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    i installed it as soon as i got my machine and ive had no problems at all. I think its all ok.
     
  13. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    stay away from 10.4.8 ... ever since I have installed it, my macbook suddenly shutsdown randomly :mad: could be something else but I blame the update
     
  14. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    Ah I don't know what to do now:confused:

    Don't want to risk getting RSD's. Meh, 10.4.6 is working just fine for me, I'll leave it how it is. No 'major' fixes from what I can see is going from 10.4.6 to 10.4.8 from what i can see anyway.
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    RSD isnt 10.4.8's fault, i think its a design flaw, sooner or later, a substantial portion of macbook owner will get it.
     
  16. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    to echo the person above me... the random shut-downs are due to a logic board defect. It is hardware, not software-based. The ONLY way to fix it is to have it repaired.

    Again, random shutdowns on macbooks have NOTHING to do with the OS version you're running.
     
  17. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not really.

    WoW doesn't seem to have performed that much better. Though I am getting at least 10 outdoor and sometimes up about 80 indoors. (not kidding).
     
  18. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Nice ... is there any Apple info on that?
     
  19. clevin macrumors G3

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    they will be the last one to acknowledge it, business as usual
     
  20. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    WTF?

    Where do you get that info from?
     
  21. rapala macrumors newbie

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    On the safe side, i am staying on 10.4.7.
    Why risk RSD, i've been through hell with the RSD.
     
  22. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    If fans are running constantly 24/7/365 on 10.4.6 will the .8 update fix that?
     
  23. shakerbaby macrumors regular

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    I updated mine as soon as it was released and not had any probs. :)
     
  24. maycontainnutz macrumors member

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    i have 10.4.8 on my MBP and no problems so far *knocks on wood*
     
  25. joeblowurho macrumors newbie

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    Ever since i got it, my computer will just crash. It just closes every single program and this started just after i got the update.
     

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