iMac Graphics Firmware Update 1.0

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  1. centic macrumors newbie

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    Installing this now, hopefully it makes my freezing issues go away.. just popped up for me in Software Update
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Where are you seeing this? :rolleyes:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307008
     
  3. Nick12QB macrumors member

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    It came up on my software update... but I'm not a freezer. Going to wait and see some exit polls before I go through with this one...
     
  4. centic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I saw that 10.5.1 came out and checked Software Update and it popped up.

    So far so good, but it's only been about 5 minutes so we'll see.
     
  5. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    Damm Im all excited but I still have 3 hours before Im off work dammmmm.
     
  6. centic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried a bit, and have yet to even get the pixel artifacts on the screen.. this might be it guys :D
     
  7. EMU1337 macrumors member

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    My update for the graphics firmware came up after I did the 10.5.1 update but not when I initially did the software update to get 10.5.1. The 1.2.1 firmware update could be dependent on 10.5.1. Just a thought.
     
  8. drunet macrumors newbie

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    so did they just clock down the card to fix the heat issues?
     
  9. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Hold on, lemme drive home, install the update, call the engineer i know at apple and ask him.

    At this point I dont believe anyone would really know. Pure speculation seeing as how the card is already clocked down as it is.
     
  10. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    Lets not get hostile now. We all just have hopes that this issue is gone for good. Some of us wonder how it was accomplished that's all. Also with the speed of the internet these days, I would not be surprised that someone not within Apple already knows this info.
     
  11. Nick12QB macrumors member

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    no, i have not updated to 10.5.1 and I have the update.

    Im not a freezer but my memory ID was 600, which had significantly more freezers. Possibly, this is the factor that decides who gets the update?

    If they did just clock the gfx card down, then is there any point in updating if I don't freeze?

    And secondly, doesn't that mean that those who do have the 2600 and don't need it to be underclocked have a better product? what are the legal implications of this... I think if they needed to clock it down they would be forced to give the update to everyone so no one could call foul. Maybe they actually found the problem, and it wasn't heat related.
     
  12. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    I'm never hostile, but sarcastic? That's a different story. I'm stuck at work, stuffed from turkey lunch, in front of (above all things) a DELL LAPTOP and I sOooooOOooOooOoOOooOOo wanna go check this update out.

    I was talking to a fellow Mac user at work about best steps to get my hardware replaced for this very reason. Hmm hope I don't have to do that now so I'm patiently reading these forums as well as Apple discussions to see how things are going.

    Maybe even sneak out of work early to go install it.
     
  13. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    For those that don't go regularly to at least read the Apple Discussion forums, so far there (although minimal posts) everyone is pleased with this update.

    I'd say give it a day or 2 plus a couple reboots and we'll see if we can truely call it a Success Story.

    Surely this is a very welcome update and my hats off to Apple for finally getting it out.
     
  14. Cobra2001 macrumors regular

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    Which thread specifically are you reading this in on the Apple forums? This way I can follow along too ;)

    Thanks.
     
  15. MattyP30 macrumors member

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    I may benchmark my imac before and after as i don't have a freezer and it woul dbe interesting to know if there is any change to the speed of the 2600
     
  16. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    First page of Intel iMac discussions has them up at the top.

    Damn good idea. Since I haven't installed yet (I have a freezer but I can get a few days before a freeze most times) I would love to do that as well.

    What exactly are you using for the benchmark. I used a tool when I first got my iMac but forgot it's name.
     
  17. Cobra2001 macrumors regular

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    Thanks I found it:D
     
  18. MattyP30 macrumors member

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    i dunno yet - i am new to macs so will do a bit of searching! maybe not even benchmark but something like cpuz but for the mac - which woul djust give me the graphics card info such as mhz etc
     
  19. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    HA, google to the rescue (as always)

    XBENCH was the tool I used. I'll be using it prior to 10.5.1/1.0.

    http://www.xbench.com/
     
  20. teiresias macrumors regular

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    Hmmm, I've done the Leopard 10.5.1 update, but have yet to see this graphics firmware update on my 24" iMac.

    I've never had a freezing problem though.
     
  21. JordanNZ macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt it, for most I don't think it was a heat issue. Considering only SOME people need to install it, my guess is it fixes the firmware to deal with the type of video memory that was giving people problems.

    If you don't have this type of memory.. No update?:confused:
     
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    So far from Apple Discussions people have been having success.
     
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    This is excellent news - now I feel a lot more confident in buying a new iMac! Perhaps I won't have to wait until 2008 to buy one now after alll! ;)
     
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