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2017 imac

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    Speakers sound awful on bootcamp windows 10

    Hello I recently have bought a 2020 5k imac and installed windows via bootcamp to play some games and run solidworks. I noticed that the speakers sound awful. I have another imac (5k 2017) that sounds way better in bootcamp. The 2017 imac has cirrus logic drivers and the 2020 one has apple...
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    Upgrade 2017 iMac to Catalinna or Big Sur

    I'm a light user, primarily focused on stability and security rather than performance. I'm still running High Sierra on my 2017 iMac and Mojave on my 2017 MacBook. Should I upgrade to Catalina or directly to Big Sur? The only new features I care about at all are modest interest in...
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    2017 5K iMac RAM Upgrade

    Hello. I want to upgrade the RAM of my 2017 5K iMac with 2x8GB sticks. It currently has the 2x4GB stock RAM installed. What brands do you recommend ? Kingston, Crucial etc.? Can I mix the the RAM sticks ? Meaning I keep the 2x4GB stock sticks and add the new ones in the empty slots? I've...

    macOS 10.15 Public Beta Kernel Panic Crash

    Hi, Since I installed macOS Catalina 10.15 PB on my 2017 iMac 27" the Mac willl experience a kernel panic around twice a day. Unfortunetly I'm not sure how to read the following (still learning), in the past, however, it has usually been a App that has caused this to happen on other Mac's I've...
  5. way77

    Help Needed - 2017 27 iMac vs 2019 27 iMac

    Trying to decide if this is a better deal than the new 2019 27 iMac... I use Sketchup and plan to use this with Twinmotion Seems like the 8 GB GPU would be better than the 4 GB on the base 2019 model. I like the third option but $800 savings is significant. Thots appreciated! 1) $1599...
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    Mac 5k 2017 and Windows 7 (virtual no)

    Hi. I have been trying to install Win7 for Mac for a long time, but I can not. I know Win7 does not support Mac 5k 2017 Apple or Intel and the men use the virtual. So what I've tried all over here. I created a fat32 partition in a disk utility. I'm holding alto in boot and I have Win7 in...
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    Question about Corsair memory upgrade for 2017 5K iMac

    Has anyone tried the Corsair Vengeance memory model CMSX16GX4M1A2400C16 for 2017 iMac i7 4.2 memory upgrade? This is a single module available in stock at Frys. I'll have to buy 2 sets. Thanks in advance for your help.
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    Issue installing Windows 10 (1803) on iMac 2017 27'' running on macOS Mojave

    Hi all, I am currently facing an issue when I try to install Win10 April 2018 update (1803) on an iMac 2017 (27 inches, Retina 5K). I did research a bit and reset the NVRAM, but this did not help in solving the issue. ISSUE: 1, The installer disc could not be found. - Insert your...
  9. BergerFan

    Handbrake... Any Way to the iMac’s Full Power?

    Whenever I use the latest version of Handbrake on my 2017 27-inch 5K iMac, I feel like it’s not using all the power at its disposal. Projects don’t seem to be any quicker at transcoding than my previous 2012 Retina MacBook Pro. Is there something hidden in the settings, or any are there any...
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    2017 27" Base Model + SSD

    Which would you prefer? Average home user.... Base model 27" iMac + SSD. ($1999) 3.4Hz i5 8GB 2400MHz DDR4 512GB SSD Radeon Pro 570 with 4GB video memory Upgraded Graphics and Processor + 2 TB Fusion. ($2129) 3.8GHz quad-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to...
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    SSD or better specs?

    I'm looking to buy an iMac 27" 5k 2017 and I'm torn between two options: 1. i5 3.4 GHz 4GB video memory, 512GB SSD - 3000$ 2. i5 3.8GHz 8GB video memory, 2TB fusion (128GB SSD) - 2600$ (it is currently on sale) I hear everyone saying that going full SSD is much better than a fusion drive, but...
  12. auslad88

    2017 iMac hdd upgrade

    i have a 2017 27” iMac (18,3) I have a 3tb fusion (the 128gb ssd and the 3tb standard drive) I want to upgrade the standard hard drive to a higher capacity . Does anyone know where I can find a list of compatible hard drives ? Do they still require the fan sensor leads ? Or is this for the...
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    Best RAM for 2017 5K iMac

    I'm going to buy a 2017 iMac pretty soon, and I'm looking to boost the ram myself. Is there a noticeable difference in the type of RAM you install? I'm torn between: Generic Crucial Corsair Vengeance Are there better alternatives out there...
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    HTC Vive on 2017 iMac, high sierra

    Couple of months ago, I got a HTC vive and tried for days to get it to work with my iMac in bootcamp running windows 10. no dice. I had a USB C to HDMI, tried and tried to make it work, but never got any picture on the Vive except some flashes of light. Contacted support and the first thing...
  15. DJAznSensation

    Just bought a new iMac! What are some things I should do first?

    So I just bought a new 27in iMac 2017 (3.8ghz i5 / 40GB RAM / 2TB FD / Radeon Pro 580 w/ 8GB VRAM) and now waiting to get off of work to pick it up at the Apple Store. As I wait till the clock ticks till closing time, I'm thinking of things that I will need to do when setting up the computer...
  16. yacob

    Imac 2017 usb-c to thunderbolt 2

    Hi all, so I've just bought a new v5k 27" i7 imac and while I'm excited by the upgrade from my old 2011 macbook pro I'm not wondering if much of my gear is now unusable. I can do without firewire, but I'm wondering if I can use any of my monitors as secondary displays. While I understand that...
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    2 quick Q's: High Sierra Auto Update & 2017 iMac Screen Angle

    Hey, how are you guys doing? I have a question regarding High Sierra. Does this OS update automatically or do I need to download and install it manually? I got no notification for updates besides iMovie which I don't even use. And another question regarding the 2017 5k iMac. After taking it...
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    2017 5K iMac Fan Noise dB level ?

    Hey, how are you guys doing? I bought a 2017 5k iMac Mid Tier model a few weeks ago. 3,5 i5 CPU 8GB RAM The fan is pretty loud. Way above normal. I used thhe imac for a total of 7 hours maybe and theres already an electric buzz sound coming along with the fan noise. Unable to return it...
  19. lcuti

    Internal Mic Question

    Does the new mid 2017 model has the same microphone locations? I needed to replaced the housing of my system, and the new case has no microphone holes. I found this picture online, but I think is from the 2015 model.
  20. macduke

    2017 iMac 5K BT problems

    I’m writing this from my iPad Pro because this has gotten so bad. My work 5K iMac is having some serious problems with Bluetooth. I tried disconnecting the keyboard and reconnecting it. I tried turning the mouse off and back on but have had problems before my last reboot. It first started when...