Windows 8 on late 2012 27" iMac?

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  1. insane79 macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys,
    I m planning to install windows 8 on my late 2012 27" iMac, i read online that people have over heating issues with their macs when gaming via bootcamp. Is that true & is there any issue i should be worried about? The new slim late 2012 iMacs are suppose to be better in cooling, anyone with these new slim iMacs can give me feedback? are the new iMacs handling the gaming via bootcamp better then the old ones? is there any safety precaution i should take like placing a external usb fan near the iMac? feedback would be great.

    Thanks.
     
  2. pslambe macrumors newbie

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    Running Windows 8 on an iMac

    I have got Windows 8.1 running on my iMac Core i7-2600 in UEFI mode. There are no over heating issues but there are other issues.
    I can not get audio to work. I have tried various drivers to no avail.
    Windows 8.1 persists in booting in a restricted mode and only uses 4GB of my 16GB ram.
    Everything else works but these two issues have taken much time to resolve, and I am still going.

    You might have more success just doing a regular BootCamp install, where Mac OS X installs Windows on a Hybrid mbr partition it creates on your internal drive.
    I am trying to run Windows from a Thunderbolt drive without an MBR.
     
  3. insane79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is ur iMac the new slim one?

    Thanks.
     
  4. pslambe macrumors newbie

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    Running Windows 8 on an iMac

    No. It is the older thicker iMac 12,2 with a built-in CD/DVD drive.
     

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