iMac issues

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  1. CONNERtheBUSH macrumors newbie

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    Today I called Apple over a graphical issue with World of Warcraft. The tech walked me through a Command+Option+P+R Bootup. It worked but now after a few minutes of playing WoW, my Mac screen shuts off, but the computer still runs. I have to manually power it off. Anyone know what's wrong with it? I can't call Apple until tomorrow.
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like a problem with the graphical card if you have one on your machine. Look at the temperature of the graphical card using iStat.
     
  3. CONNERtheBUSH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will when I get back home. I hope it's nothing major.

    EDIT: I have a 2008 24" iMac with stock everything except a new 500GB HDD
     
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    My GPU Diode is over 200 degrees. And my GPU is around 180. Heatsink 200. I have a feeling that isn't normal.
     
  5. Hamilton1963 macrumors regular

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    How do you get iStat?

     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    My Parents have the same machine, and run into these issues all the time in OS X, usually after watching a lot of flash videos. I installed smcfancontrol and cranked up the fans, which has reduced the issue to a once-in-a-while issue but it is still annoying.

    TEG
     
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    Well I also had an issue before with my HDD overheating. It had to be replaced. I hope my video card doesn't suffer the same fate.
     
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  10. CONNERtheBUSH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess that overheating is my issue. Looks like I'll be scheduling a genius bar appointment...
     
  11. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Please post the causes found out by a Genius at the Genius Bar!
     
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    I'm calling at 9:00am today. But if it comes to that, I sure will.
     
  13. CONNERtheBUSH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Turns out it was a faulty logic board. I did a RAM reset and it fixed something but then my GPU started heating up. I did an extended hardware test and found out it was the logic board. I'm getting on-site repair hopefully within 2 weeks.
     

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