are the new iMac issues hardware specific or related to SL

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  1. maclook macrumors 65816

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    i've been reading a lot about new iMacs having issues with sound and flash. since installing SL, my 2006 macbook has had issue similar to those being reported. flash starts to eat up my CPU and then starts to lag and sound gets really choppy. all sounds on my computer are affected. i can solve this by plugging in my headphones into the jack or closing the macbook lid and reopening it. does this sound like the same issue or has it been found to be iMac specific?
     
  2. 300D macrumors 65816

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    If you had used the SEARCH function, or even looked at the posts made in the last 24 hours, you would see its an issue with Adobe's software. Not at all an Apple issue.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Flash is working flawlessly in my iMac... Hopefully 10.6.2 will fix new iMacs' issues
     
  4. lumberjack macrumors member

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    Haven't had any problems with my new iMac.
    I guess it's some kind of compatibility issue?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Hard to say what's the issue, but I bet it'll be fixed with software update
     
  6. JWFerne macrumors regular

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    I'd be willing to bet it's software for MOST of the issues. I've read a few issues on here like bad drives, memory and stuck pixels that are abviously not common production issues, but something that could happen unfortunately. This could happen with any computer manufacturer you buy from.

    I'm currently using a top end last generation iMac 3.06ghz 24in with ATI 4850 card and had a few slowdown problems pop up within the last few weeks after I installed Rosetta. Perhaps my issues aren't common either, but I believe they are related to when I installed Rosetta... since it was flawless before. Rosetta is a software piece that's installed to provide some compatability with much older programs. Best route is to not install it and make sure your using fully Leopard compatable programs moving forward.

    My current plan is to live with the random slowdowns until I get my new iMac 27 w/i7 Processor. At that time, I'll format my NEW machine and not include rosetta. Then I'll copy everything over from my old machine. Once that it done, I'll reformat my old iMac Rosetta free and have a few drinks to decide to sell or keep the 24in. I'll probably have a few more drinks because I won't like my decision, so I'll just keep drinking until I realize all is good with the world and I can afford to keep everything I own, since I won't care anymore.

    Just my 2 cents!!!
     

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