Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!


  1. J

    WHAT IS USEING 80GB OF RAM 2017 IMAC!!!!!!!!!

    2017 IMAC did the normal upgrades samsung evo plus 2 tb, qvo 2tb, i7700k 4.2, 128 gb ram. thing has been working great, still is. did the upgrades little under a year ago.Been dual booting windows 11 on a external 256gb nvme m.2. gen 3 i took out of my laptop after i put a 980 pro in it. It was...
  2. B

    MacBook Pro i5 2017 Vs MacBook Air i3 2020

    I'm lost between the two I have now the pro 2017 i don't if i should get 2020 Air or stick with my and in case I use my Laptop for Video Editing and Apple Arcade
  3. I

    iMacs that don't have Air Play

    A VERY long interaction (4 hours in total) with Apple Support - to no avail - led me to some research. My iMac (2017 Intel) doesn't have Air Play. Support had no idea why. Wanted to patch it with my iPhone, made all sorts of irrelevant claims and were clueless. BUT - it does seem that hardware...
  4. spencersmitty

    2017 iMac 27" NVMe swap: slow OS, kernal-task taking CPU, temp sensor?

    hi, I recently swapped out my (2TB) dual fusion drive setup on my 2017 iMac 27", to a singular 2TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe with the Sintech adapter. Alongside the SSD swap, I also installed 32GB of Crucial memory, coming from the stock 8GB apple memory. Before I sealed the screen back up, I...
  5. Z

    iMac 2017 27" display issues

    I wonder if anyone ever had this kind of display issues on iMac? (Please see attached pics). Details: iMac 2017 27" i7 40 GB RAM Bought late 2017. The problem started after a year of use but it was pretty rare - a brief weirdness once in couple of months. (And since the iMac was already out...
  6. F

    2017 27" kernel_task activity making iMac unusable

    Mac expert sleuths needed. I have a 2017 27" iMac with 24g RAM and 2tb fusion drive. The latest OS is installed, which is 11.5. About once or twice a year for three to four days, this machine slows down to the point it becomes unusable. Activity Monitor constantly shows high kernel_task...
  7. E

    Easy question, regarding an unorthodox wipe.

    So, I have based all my wrong doing to this poor mac air 2017 into one wrong move. I originally didn't think that there would be a problem formatting the entire drive and putting Manjaro (a form of linux) on the computer as the only OS. All things considering, that's actually when I lost the...
  8. hdsmoi

    Macbook Pro (13-inch, 2017) screen has lines and flicker

    Hi I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch) bought in 2017. Recently the screen started to flicker and have horizontal lines which make it blurry. Any idea what is causing this problem? Thanks
  9. H

    Downgrade 2017 models to OS X el Capitan?

    I'm going to buy a 2017, 15.4 inch, i7 Quad Core 512SSD, Macbook Pro with OS X mojave already installed. My question is if I can downgrade it to OS X el capitan (or sierra). I think (but i'm not 100% sure) this model came out back in june 2017 with High sierra. Can I in this case install el...
  10. xtendec

    Same Price Imac 27" 2017 vs 2019 what to buy ?

    Hi, my name Is Juan , im from Argentina. Im going to buy a new Imac in B&H , I have only 1600 dollars to spend. My question is than I could buy The 2019 27" "base" iMac (MRQY2LL/A) or the older MNED2LL/A model. Both are 1600 dollars in B&H 2017 Imac tech spec 3,8 GHZ I5 QUAD CORE 8 GB...
  11. RobbieTT

    iMac Pro - Sudden Failure

    2017 iMP - running fine today and then a couple of minutes after the screensaver kicked in it made a brief static crack noise from the speakers and went dark. Tried the obvious with the power and buttons but no response, visually or audibly. When hooked-up to a power monitor I can see that the...
  12. Eldiablojoe

    2017 15-inch MBP Battery Issues?

    Is there anyone else with a similar battery issue? My battery is starting to run hot and it is burning through charge quickly. I have sat here surfing the web and looking at email for an hour, and it has gone from 100% to 66% battery in that time. It certainly seemed to last longer before. It...
  13. Sebastian79

    13” 2017 nTB MBP for work

    Has anyone been using the 13” 2017 nTB MBP for work for over 2 years on a daily/weekly basis? If yes, how has it aged/survived? Appreciate your input Tnx!
  14. M

    MacBook Pro 2017 Freeze randomly

    Hi, I have a MacBook Pro 2017 15in, Configure to order model, A1707, 3.1Ghz, 16GB, 1TB running MacOS Mojave 10.14.5. I've been using this machine for over 6 months now and it worked completely fine. Lately I went on vacation for a week and didn't use it. When I tried to turn it on later the...
  15. E

    2017-2019 models screen flickering - macbook pro

    My question is for macbook pro 2017-2019 users: has anyone noticed little short time flickering periods on somewhere of screen? I mean when you are especially on white screen like browsers web pages or blank word document, pixels on somewhere of the screen vibrates like low refresh rate (hz) and...
  16. Sovon Halder

    Catalina on MacBook Pro 2017 13" TB

    Any brave souls out there testing the public beta on the said device? Looking for some info on experience of it such as.. if it makes the device any slower "snappiness" for quick day to day tasks and other sorts, that requires short bursts of CPU.
  17. Jungles999

    iMac 2017

    hi all new here I just bought a 2017 iMac 27 inch with fusion drive and amd 570 pro. It was on sale in the U.K. I’ll primarily use it for photoshop. My old 2011 iMac kept freezing whenever I used photoshop and I guess that’s because it only had 512mb graphics memory This one has 4gb so...
  18. iMacedonian

    Need help choosing SSD for MBA 2017

    Hi all. I want to upgrade the SSD on my MBA 2017 to a ±256 GB. The available options where I live are: 1. SSD M.2 2280 Gigabyte NVMe 256GB PCIe 3.0 x2 (3590 MKD - $65.3) 2. SSD M.2 Kingston NVMe A1000 240GB PCIe 3.0 x2 (3490 MKD - $63.4) 3. SSD M.2 Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SATA III (4230 MKD -...
  19. W

    Advice upgrading PCIe and SATA drives on 2017 iMac

    Hi! I have a 2017 27 inch iMac (EMC 3070) with a 1TB fusion drive. I'm wanting to upgrade the storage, and thinking: Upgrade SATA III to: Crucial MX500 2TB (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch, Internal SSD) Upgrade the PCIe to: Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 SSD Does this seem a good plan? I reckon I can...
  20. YoMedved

    MacBook Pro 15" 2018 (2017?) display glitch

    Hello! I tried to find anything related with this issue but failed. Periodically I have weird glitches on my 15-inch 2018 MBP display. Big white polygons all over the active window (happens mostly in full screen, so they seen across all display). It is very hard to reproduce, it happens...