Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 3:42 PM (in response to Pizzscn)
Until now, the iMac is still working. For Mountain Lion, I use smcFanControl. At Windows 7, I turn on CPUID Hardware Monitor, then I execute MacFanx64 (macfanx64.exe 1200 2000 2000 since I have three fans).
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to Pizzscn)
I have posted in this thread https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3272367?start=15&tstart=0 and the same applies.
Any info you can give me will be helpful
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to ShaneMiller1121)
My 8800GS card failed again on 22 September. I made a Genius Bar appointment at Sydneys' Bondi Junction Apple Store on 27 September and they had a look.
This time, my video card failed in a mode that gave me a white startup screen but then went black. That allowed the guys at the GB to attempt a network boot at the Genius Bar.
There was much sympathy but since I had opened the iMac (to attempt installing an ATi video card that wasn't successful, the fact that I had already re-flowed the 8800GS, and to retrieve my encrypted drive to do an image backup), they said they could not help me.
Like you, I intend to take this further with Apple in Australia, if not, our local Consumer Affairs people.
After my session at the Genius Bar, I took the iMac home and did the only thing open to me. I opened my iMac, removed the 8800GS video card, and reflowed it a second time.
As or writing this, my iMac has been performing flawlessly.
But that card is a ticking time bomb - I have no way of knowing how long it will last to the next failre.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to Pizzscn)
Same problem with my Early '08 iMac. Posted details on this thread:
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to richsadams)
Same problems with my 2009 27 inch NVidea GT 130.