Anyone having problems with new 20" iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by laszlo, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. laszlo macrumors newbie

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    I keeping reading about all the problems with the 24".....freezing, monitor condensation, color calibration, etc...
    Is anyone experiening these problems with the new 20' iMacs?

    Laszlo
     
  2. Miharu macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Freezing is a common issue and you could search the iMac forum to find a few threads like this. My iMac has frozen 13 times today as of writing, and probably will freeze very soon again.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I have occasional freezing on the 20" iMacs in both Windows and OSX. In OSX the freezing is repeatable and rare. In Windows it is not repeatable but more common. Under both situations it happens when the video card is under heavy use. The new 7.10 ATI drivers help under Windows. I am hoping that 10.4.11 will help the OSX freezing problems.

    I have no condensation problems and the screens look great after calibration. Colour gradient is minimal.

    PS The freezing problems were the last thing that was stopping me from buying. Once Apple acknowledged it and promised a fix, I was happy to proceed.
     
  4. redraidermacman macrumors regular

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    I have a 20" imac with the 1.1 update and the only time mine has ever frozen is when i try to play C&C 3 on full settings......i dunno, maybe im just lucky??
     
  5. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    My 20" hasn't missed a beat since I got it, on 9th August.

    I've never heard of anybody mentioning a problem with condensation though. Where did you hear this?

    Blimey. Are you sure you haven't got a memory or hardware problem there?
     
  6. Padraic macrumors regular

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    I had some freezing problems in both OS X and WinXP when I initially bought mine, it's been rock solid since the 1.1 update... :cool:
     
  7. prs986 macrumors regular

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    hasn't froze once...............none, nada, zip.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same here. Mine has been rock solid.
     
  9. Miharu macrumors 6502

    Miharu

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    Nope. It does the same as everyone else's iMac with problems. I just woke up, came here to write this post and it took me 6 restarts to do it :D You lucky bastards with working iMacs...
     
  10. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    got my iMac 2.0ghz yesterday and its running smoooth! but I guess time will tell!
     
  11. Washac macrumors 68020

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    Hi

    I have the Alu 20" iMac, not 20' thats feet, wow, that's a big screen :D

    No probs with freezing here, rock solid in operation, just have the slight display gradient issue, which I can live with to an extent as I am not a professional art/medai person. Just recalibrated the display for a happy medium with the gradient :)
     
  12. Miharu macrumors 6502

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    How can you install the drivers in Windows, I have downloaded all kinds of ATI Catalyst drivers (7.10 too) and it just says "Setup didn't find compatible graphics card in your system".
     

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