The sad thing about 10.5.7 for the 4850's....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tymbo, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Tymbo macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2009
    If 10.5.7 does not fix the belief that wifi is causing freezes (or whatever it might be), we will be further down Apple's care list.

    I hope I'm jinxing it.
  2. itommyboy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Titletown USA
    Posts like this are truly sad. Not that you or your post is sad, but the fact you have to make such a post is sad. :apple: needs to make like that skit on SNL and FIX IT and FIX IT NOW! I feel for you atiMac peeps who are having issues, I really do. That is not what buying a new computer - a new MAC - is supposed to feel like no matter what make or model.
  3. avihappy macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2006
    I'm pretty certain the 10.5.7 will NOT fix it, because:
    1. Apple seems to only just aware of the problem. There is no way that any fix they come up with will make it into 10.5.7 in time.
    2. This problem can only be repaired with either a firmware upgrade or hardware replacement (ie recall). OS updates don't include firmware updates. Firmware updates usually come separately.
  4. MrENGLISH macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2009
    I agree. 10.5.7 is NOT going to fix the 4850 freezing issues. That will come as a separate update in the future. Hopefully in the not to distant future.

    People believing the 10.5.7 update will deliver the fix are only setting themselves up for disappointment!

    my 2¢
  5. pocketrocket macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2009
    I got the fear!

    I never fear getting a new Mac (and I've 'ad a few over the years) but this one is giving me the fear and I don't like it. I shipped mine back the the retailer as soon as it repeatedly crashed (didn't even get a chance to register my applecare agreement) and their tech dept called up the day after saying they couldn't replicate the issue. Today however they called me saying it was now crashing like a good'un and also making some weird clicking noises (Hard Drive issue?).

    I get my new machine 9am monday and if that's got the same probs I'm really unsure what to do. Go for the 130 option or upscale my ass to the Pro? Either way for the first time in my 16 year mac history I'm actually not enjoying it one bit. It doesn't make me hate Apple but for the first time, the shine is coming off.
  6. davemulheran macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2009
    UK - London/Kent
    My replacement arrived today.

    Serious stress testing begins when I get it home this eve!

    Hmm.. having two 24" ATI 3.06 imacs next to each other is going to look good!
  7. tobyg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2004
    On the positive side...

    I'm running a 4870 (Flashed, not OEM) in my Mac Pro and haven't had a single freezing issue. So they should be able to make it work, I believe. The 4870 and 4850 (even if this is a mobility version, haven't followed the threads enough to know exactly) are very similar. Might be a firmware upgrade to do it, but Apple should be able to fix this problem.
  8. jaw1034 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2009
    Just because they're freezing
    Doesn't mean they're frost
    Doesn't mean they're locked
    Doesn't mean it's Apple's fault

    Just got beat
    We know the GPU's don't overheat
    Even with WiFi off, the iMacs freeze
    Oh, and I'm just waiting
    'Til the shine wears off
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    At least there appears to be a work-around for most people. Turn WiFi off and use ethernet. I would suppose that a fix will be made within the next 6-8 weeks, at the most.
  10. jaw1034 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2009
    Just got my replacement. I wonder if it's weaker than the song.
  11. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ya'll wait like it's a pregnancy test.
    The iMacs are freezing --
    Is it white or is it blue?
    Their 4850's sneezing
    So does mine, his does too!

    Is it a cross or just a minus?
    Maybe Steve Jobs (Your Heinous!)
    will send us a replacement
    so our iMac in the basement
    is not a useless hunk of plastic,
    and Steve will be Bombastic!
    Fixing our ills,
    if not, we'll just buy grills. :D

    Packaging still ain't open.
    And My wife sits here hopin'
    That our savings isn't blown
    On these Gs that could have gone [slant rhyyyyyme]
    into something more responsible:
    The house, the kids, the car
    or maybe some dead hookers?
    Oh ****...too far?


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