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jacwuhan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Since I updated my os to 10.6.4 I am having problem rendering graphics, there are even lags on quicktime while playing movies. Do others having the same problem? Is there a bug in the update?

macbook pro 3,1, Mac OS X (10.6.3), none
  • 1. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    bareForm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here. Just moving Safari window a little fast around gives a crazy effect.
  • 2. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    PCMacGuy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Add me to the list of playback issues. High CPU usage during playback and very choppy video.

    Before 10.6.4 all video playback was very smooth weather it be .MTS or MOV files.
  • 3. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    bareForm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just got back to my mac after a screen sleep to find this Safari window.

    apple,10.6.4,update,graphics,trouble
  • 4. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    jacwuhan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I have reinstalled 10.6.3 waiting for apple to fix this. I have a macbook pro 3.1 with nvidia 8600 GT. What about you?
  • 5. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    osxtasy91 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Let this be a lesson. Just because there is a NEW update does NOT mean you have to install it immediately. First and FOREMOST make sure you have a CLONE of your currently operating system.

    2nd, consider doing what quite a few of us do, and WAIT for a week or so before installing the new updates. In addition, even if you DON'T wait, at least if you have a working CLONE, you can always go back to it, if the update screws up your system.

    Face it, the days of "It JUST WORKS" for Apple hardware/software are OVER, and the sooner everyone realizes that the COMMODITY hardware Apple now uses is just as fallible as Dell/HP/etc.. hardware, the better off we will all will be.

    The lack of QUALITY ASSURANCE is now evident, and the trend will continue until Apple takes its FORMERLY CORE AUDIENCE (the Macintosh COMPUTER OWNERS) as serious as it now takes its NEW VIRGIN "iDEVICE" owners. Whats sad, is quite a few of us(myself included) own BOTH/and or ALL of the above, and therefore are responsible for allowing Apple to treat us this way.....

    Good Luck to us all..... "http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple"

    Cheers M8te!
  • 6. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    jacwuhan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Thanks for your advice. I actually never save important document on my mac. I have 3 external drive that I use for all important stuff. So, when It failed I just reinstalled my os. You are true about Apple idevices. I think that steve should stop with " the most..., the first bla bla bla". Apple hardware are now just Dell or HP and sometimes they are far better than idevices. I think that the time is over when we mac hardware owners used to boast on campus about our devices.
    So, Apple should restart doing things seriously and as you said we are helping the company by buying their crap.
  • 7. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    dosers Level 2 Level 2 (390 points)
    Both Blizzard and Valve (Steam) have posted FAQs that blame the OpenGL implementation in 10.6.4. It breaks CUDA support as well.
    Looks like we need a patch for the patch from Apple
  • 8. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    rmcaninch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    After the 10.6.4 update:

    In Parallels Desktop 5 I've noticed the Virtual machine window animation is choppy and CPU is spiking around 100% (without the VM actually running). I disabled the animation for now. So its back to like 8% CPU.

    Also the built in screen savers that use a folder of pictures report the screen saver cannot be used with "this version of Mac OS X. Please contact the vendor to get a new version of the screen saver."
  • 9. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    jacwuhan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I see that I am not the only one to be having this problem? Is this happening on all mac hardwares? Is apple aware of this bug? If yes what are they doing to resolve it?
  • 10. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    Stauf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    10.6.4 has rendered my machine basically unusable; OpenGL causes all sorts of issues, incl. complete system freezes (with the screen flickering), Safari dies (as above), etc.

    Avoid.
  • 11. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    dosers Level 2 Level 2 (390 points)
    It appears to be 'only' happening on Macs with an nvidia graphics card or chipset, and is an apparent problem with certain OpenGL routines (not all) and the NV50HAL Graphics Driver that ships with 10.6.4
    It also render CUDA (3.0.14) unusable).
    nvidia are aware of the problem, and there is a bug report with Apple.
    What they are doing, and time frame is a question only they can answer...
  • 12. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    jacwuhan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    they should remove that update then Software update or tell those who own the Nvidia hardware not to update.
  • 13. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    andrew platt Level 4 Level 4 (1,445 points)
    Dear all,
    you may be right, my iMac has an ATI Radeon HD 4670 card and I am not experiencing any of these issues
    bw
    Andrew
  • 14. Re: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 graphic problem
    jacwuhan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    you are lucky. The problem is after installing the update and going back to 10.6.3 I still have some problem. Whenever I restart the computer I get a fashing blue screen for about 2 or 3 second before the Desktop appears.
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