Is the 10.4.8 Update Safe Now?

bobber205

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There was alot of threads about macbooks and 10.4.8 problems. have they been fixed yet?

I was wanting to update to improve my OpenGL performance in WoW. :D
 

ghall

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Well, as far as I know, Apple has not made any changes to 4.8. If they did, then they'd probably have a 4.8.1 update, which I don't think exists.

It's very unlikely that a system update will mess anything up, as long as you don't have any 3rd party hacks installed.
 

xJulianx

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bobber205 said:
Installing. Let's hope this goes well. If not, it's back to 10.4.7 I guess.
Let me know how it goes. Not to let you take the hit if it goes badly, but I'm very very new to all things Mac and wouldn't know what to do in a crisis:p
 

CHINAdeals

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installed it once it came out..

my fan hasn't been acting up as much or as loud.

lower temp's too on my macbook
 

xJulianx

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bobber205 said:
Worked.

Took quite a bit of time to install.
Any noticeable improvements? I'm downloading the update now, I'm guessing there won't be many noticeable changes but best to be up to date I guess.
 

xJulianx

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Hoef said:
stay away from 10.4.8 ... ever since I have installed it, my macbook suddenly shutsdown randomly :mad: could be something else but I blame the update
Ah I don't know what to do now:confused:

Don't want to risk getting RSD's. Meh, 10.4.6 is working just fine for me, I'll leave it how it is. No 'major' fixes from what I can see is going from 10.4.6 to 10.4.8 from what i can see anyway.
 

clevin

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xJulianx said:
Ah I don't know what to do now:confused:

Don't want to risk getting RSD's. Meh, 10.4.6 is working just fine for me, I'll leave it how it is. No 'major' fixes from what I can see is going from 10.4.6 to 10.4.8 from what i can see anyway.
RSD isnt 10.4.8's fault, i think its a design flaw, sooner or later, a substantial portion of macbook owner will get it.
 

QCassidy352

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Hoef said:
stay away from 10.4.8 ... ever since I have installed it, my macbook suddenly shutsdown randomly :mad: could be something else but I blame the update
to echo the person above me... the random shut-downs are due to a logic board defect. It is hardware, not software-based. The ONLY way to fix it is to have it repaired.

Again, random shutdowns on macbooks have NOTHING to do with the OS version you're running.
 

bobber205

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xJulianx said:
Any noticeable improvements? I'm downloading the update now, I'm guessing there won't be many noticeable changes but best to be up to date I guess.
Not really.

WoW doesn't seem to have performed that much better. Though I am getting at least 10 outdoor and sometimes up about 80 indoors. (not kidding).
 

bobber205

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clevin said:
RSD isnt 10.4.8's fault, i think its a design flaw, sooner or later, a substantial portion of macbook owner will get it.

WTF?

Where do you get that info from?
 

rapala

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Sep 30, 2006
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On the safe side, i am staying on 10.4.7.
Why risk RSD, i've been through hell with the RSD.
 

joeblowurho

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Ever since i got it, my computer will just crash. It just closes every single program and this started just after i got the update.
 
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