New iMac Owners - Upgrade To Leopard?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Locker, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Locker macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
    Staffordshire, UK
    With reports of the iMac freezing issues continuing to flow and with Apple acknowledging the problem, do you think it's wise to upgrade new iMacs to Leopard (as oppose to keeping 10.4 and not downloading the 1.1 GFX update)?

    Is it happening to most new iMacs, or just a select few? If I installed Leopard and had major freezing problems, could I go back to 10.4 with my system discs?

    I read somewhere that the problem derived from hardware issues, is it defiantly driver based, can Apple fix it without replacing anything?

    Sorry if these questions have been answered elsewhere, I've had a look but can't find answers to all of my questions...
  2. ImperialX macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Leopard contains the v1.1 update. This issue is currently only happening to 5% of the iMacs. It is without doubt a hardware issue and is unlikely to be fixable by Apple by software (seeing 1.2/1.3 did nothing).

    My advice is upgrade to Leopard, and if you experience the Screen Freeze, then take your iMac back for a replacement immediately. There's no point rolling back (you can) and wait for a fix because it most likely can't be fixed by hardware and if you get a new one there's a 95% chance it's not a Freezer. If they don't replace it they'll change the Graphics Card (does the trick as well).
  3. resonance macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2004
    I upgraded, but never had issues before hand. Seems snappier, so I'd say - what the hell! ;)
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    Sep 17, 2007
  5. cheeseadiddle macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2007
    Mine wasn't a freezer in Tiger, so I was eager to upgrade. But I'm not a fan of upgrading OS's either, so I backed everything up and did an erase/install. I also ran the 1.3 firmware upgrade. No problems thus far. Everything went very smooth, and I'm really happy. :)
  6. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    No freezing problems here (although today's software update should fix the ones that have). Brand new 20" iMac on which I installed Leopard a couple of days ago. Works beautifully.
  7. jessedylan macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2007
    Everett, WA
    I just received my iMac and installed Leopard as soon as it booted up. I haven't had a single problem and have been amazed with the OS. A friend of mine is a graphic designer and did the upgrade on her older Mac Pro and the only problem that she had is that the install changed her email settings so she couldn't send mail. A quick look in Preferences changed that, and she loves it over Tiger.
  8. Pierce macrumors newbie


    Oct 2, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I have two new 24 inch iMacs (2.8, 4gigs of ram) both running Leopard. One has the 1.3 update and the other doesnt (havent got around to updating it yet) and havent had any issues since I first started the machine up. I originally had Tiger and upgraded to Leopard a few days ago. No glitches or issues at all, I am really happy with Leopard and the new iMac.

    Dont be hesitant, just do it!
  9. mzd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2005
    i upgraded to leopard an have had no issues. i did an erase and install.
    (i haven't applied the 1.3 firmware update that was just released yet)
  10. jhkingsr macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2007
    My iMac has been running flawlessly since it arrived on Sept. 19. Upgrade to Leopard was very easy and well worth it.

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