4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2013 12:43 PM by Paul_31
DrGrafenberg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Firstly my spec


27-inch, Mid 2011

Processor  3.1 GHz Intel Core i5

Memory  4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

Graphics  AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB

Software  OS X 10.8.3 (12D78)


I bought my imac in Nov 2011, not quite a year later I got the pink screen of death (I followed instructions to remedy) all seemed fine for a little while then when I played World of Warcraft it would crash. The mac would seem to be quite hot (top right of casing) anyway I took it back to the Apple shop, they looked it over told me there was nothing wrong. Seemed ok for a while but now my mac crashes even when not gaming. I have had every sort of crash I think possible, black screen, grey vertical pinstripe, black screen but can still hear everything I was watching ok, stuttering screen etc etc so I have to reboot to get back.

I did AHT, utility repairs, upgrade from lion to mountain lion erased & clean installed hoping that would fix it but no! tried smc fan fix but it won't let me get into that?

So I am guessing (I am a noob not an IT expert) that something major is wrong with the graphics.

I am also guessing a trip back to the apple store is imminent, at my expense (as I am now out of date for warrenty etc)


Any ideas? Help?


Just call me Dr Graphic-berg (iceberg ahoy!)

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Graphic problem