Quad Core Niggles / Problems??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Goldie009, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Goldie009 macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2009
    So, now that a few people have their quad core imacs at home in front of them. How have they been running??

    Any signs of problems that were associated with the C2D iMacs eg

    Unusually Long Start Up Times
    Screen Flicker / Black outs
    Noisy whine from Screens / HDD's
    Sleep / Wake Up Issues
    CD Drives Scratching Disks

    Any other problems? (Apart from the small number of DOA imac's.

    Just so I know what to look for when I get delivery of the i7 (eventually)

  2. nicroma macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
    Midwest, USA
    Everything is great here. Before I decided to do a fresh install my screen blacked out two times within the first few hours of turning it on. After I re-installed it has been flawless for 3 days straight.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    All those issues you listed (excluding disk scratches) should be fixed with a clean install of OS X. I had some of those issues when I upgraded to 10.6 but after I did a clean install, those issues are gone
  4. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I'm one of the folks that are buying an i7 , but have been holding out to see if there are any problems in the field. I haven't heard of anything significant yet, although it's only been a couple of days. But so far, things are looking good!

  5. Goldie009 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2009

    Yeah I'm in the same boat. I don't want to install all my apps and migrate data though to find theres a niggle that could be solved, as mentioned by Hellhammer, by a re-install that could be the first thing I do with the machine....

    Anyway, we'll see what happens when it arrives. :)
  6. calimed macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    I had MAJOR issues with the C2D. Returned it (no hassle). Bought a Quad i5 yesterday. No issues so far......
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    im in the same boat as you. waited to see problems. decided to get the i7 then a few days later was considering a hackintosh LOL!

    now i have made up my mind, imac i7 it is :D i will be ordering in the next few days.

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