"The fix is coming soon", is everyone sold on this?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 24usedtorock, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. 24usedtorock macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2009
    I'm just a guy on the sidelines waiting to see what comes of this before placing an order, but I've got to tell you, I'd be absolutely furious if I just dropped $2K+ and was playing the return/phone game.

    Then to have replacements freeze too. :confused:

    Does anyone really believe a problem of this magnitude will have a "quick fix", and this is as simple as slapping a little firmware update on? Sounds to be a tad more wide-scale than that, but that's just my uninformed opinion...

    That GT130 looking mighty fine as it stands..
  2. VulnoX macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2009
    My delivered today iMac 4850 is running without problem. I have thrown a lot at it, you can look at one of the 3-6 other threads that have been running on this topic and see everything I have done with it in the past several hours.

    It seems to me that I am either very lucky, or its already fixed.
  3. 24usedtorock thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2009

    I sure hope that's the case but if we were in Vegas I'd give you a line on the latter.
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    A fix took a long time to come for the original freezing Alu iMac, so don't bet on it.
  5. 24usedtorock thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2009
    (2 hours later)

    Please proceed to the window to cash ticket for those who wagered on no-fix. :p
  6. VulnoX macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Yeah, no luck. Unless it was a fluke but it matches pretty close to what others had happen (30 minutes of WoW), so I doubt it.
  7. 24usedtorock thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2009
    At the WoW forum in the Mac section, there are users detailing these freezes but across many machines, however most recently the 4850. I think the problem may be that the top of line iMac does not have enough inherent cooling, and whatever further aggravates the problem via Airport (which may be an entirely different animal).

    Point is, regardless of what is to come, everyone should utilize fan-control because these 4850 machines are vulnerable and susceptible to performance related issues when pushing the video card on certain games.
  8. k3n85 macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2009
    Have we noted wireless or wired on this thread?
  9. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    I feel the same way (except for the GT130 part). I'm usually one of the first people in line when it comes to buying new gadgets, but since I'm a PC user, I decided to wait around to see what others would say before I took the dive. Needless to say my instincts were correct about this one.

    I just wish Apple would do a better job when it came to cooling their systems, without the need to say that they'd have to "sacrifice the design", but for some reason they don't want to. Personally I find that insulting, especially when you're spending close to $2.5k on the system which comes with hardware that's around a year old.
  10. VulnoX macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2009
    I just installed a fan control program, and just set the fans to run full tilt all the time. Going to disconnect the Ethernet, put it on WiFi, and run WoW for awhile.
  11. Theraker007 macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    i find it so weird that my computer NEVER crashes during wow or another game.. it only crashes when im pretty much not doing anything or just reading a website
  12. GonzoRob macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2004
    same here! in both windows and osx (with 2 different 4850 imacs) :confused:

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