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3269 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2008 2:40 PM by Jpfresno
That is odd... I hardly ever come to this forum, but today I did.. wanting to post almost exactly the same question.
My 2.16Ghz iMac 24"with 2Gb SDRAM in it does almost the same. Strange lines appear, sometimes only in a window, and sometimes across the screen.
The weirdest thing is that I can take screenshots of these lines:
My Mac tends to crash when I minimize windows during the genie effect (yellow ball).. it crashes halfway the effect. It also freezes when I do processor tough calculations, like converting movie files etc.
It feels to me that it happens when me Mac gets more used and warmer. After I start it up, all is fine. But after a while the lines start to appear, then a while later windows start acting up, and then it just freezes.
And it is getting worse and worse with time... I tried installing a new OS, but no dice... it even gave the lines while starting up from the installation DVD.
Ehm, this actually turned into a whole seperate post.. sorry 'bout that.iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.4)
It is common problem, you can find more searching forum with "horizontal lines" keywords.
Your Mac has failed GPU and need main board replacement - cost ~800 USD.
Apple refused to start a replacement program despite of large number of failures.iBook G3 800 (self-repaired!), iMac C2D 20 late 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
This thread might help though... will try it out later tonight:
And it looks like a downgrade to Tiger might be a bonus.iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2,16Ghz 2Gb SDRAM
Those threads should explain little bit more:
What is interesting, my iMac wasn't used excessively and it seams to be rather material/production problem.iBook G3 800 (self-repaired!), iMac C2D 20 late 2006, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Hi Paratrooper... I did this:
Installed SMCFanControl and I have my fans running fast (31C temp 3515RPM).
In the meantime I am running BOINC Seti.. eating up 100% of my cycles.. and sofar no problems...iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2,16Ghz 2Gb SDRAM
people, totally off topic but i cant figure out where the POST A QUESTION is.... and if you can answer it here then cool. I upgraded my ram on my imac. The thing is, i want to sell my old ram. would i need it if there was a malfunction on my mac when i needed to ship it to apple?iMac 24inch 4Gb of ram, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Windows XP (bootcamp)
I have no clue how to post a new topic here. RAM is something that you are allowed to change in your Mac... it is not like a logic board. So you do not break your warrenty is you replace it... so the answer is.. you can sell it.iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2,16Ghz 2Gb SDRAM
I have no clue how to post a new topic here.
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Good Luck, JP11/06 Imac 17 Intel C2D 1 GB 667 MHz SDRam OWC Merc FWHD SuperDuper, Mac OS X (10.4.11), *Do not start vast problems with a half vast mind.*