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  • whyisitsohard Level 1 (85 points)
    Do you have an external drive connected?
    If so, what happens when the drive is disconnected?
  • Graham K. Rogers Level 5 (5,430 points)
    What utter drivel. Why on earth would waiting a week to install an update make the slightest bit of difference to the end result.

    As has been found time and time again, unless the computer is in a good condition before, the update may well reveal a weakness, and that might include a hardware problem (e.g. hard disk).

    Like a lot of users (why post to the forums if nothing is wrong), my update was flawless: to the point of being unnoticeable. I just shook the screen around as other users here have done, and the display is unaffected, so perhaps there are other issues involved here, like drivers or even graphics hardware that is faulty. With the 10.6 update (the disk) there were problems because some of the major companies, like HP and Epson, did not update their drivers. Indeed on other forums, users are still reporting this is the case for certain printers: as Apple releases developer versions (and for the 10.6.4 update as well) Apple and us as users are often in the hands of others. Plugins for Safari are also often a problem here: e.g. Saft in the past.

    The one point I will agree with you on is the one concerning a backup: that should be second nature anyway these days (PC or Mac), but often it is not.

    Methinks, looking at that link you included, that you have an axe to grind: the forums are supposedly somewhere to offer help not to confuse the number of (apparently) new users here.

    As to the NVidia card, dosers has the most helpful answer: Apple are aware. I also have a later NVidia card and mine is not affected.

    jacwuhan: I would suggest that your problem with the startup -- the momentary blue screen -- might be solved by going into System Preferences > Startup Disk and confirming that the main disk you use is selected: it should be highlighted.
  • jacwuhan Level 1 (15 points)
    Thanks for the reply but I already did. I started this thread not to argue but to find a solution to a problem. The think is that we have problems with graphic after installing he update, I don't know which Nvidia card you have but mine is 8600GT and I have problems with it. the symptoms are:
    - lags while watching movies in quicktime
    - fans are continuously on running
    -Safari is unusable
    - and so on...
  • Graham K. Rogers Level 5 (5,430 points)
    No, jacwuhan, your posting and replies are fine. I was using that part of the reply I wrote to suggest something that might be just a simple fix: the delay at finding the OS suggested this.

    I know it may be time-consuming, but downloading the Combo version of the update is worth considering. I always do this anyway instead of using the delta update (the smaller one). If one of the components of the OS on your machine was not working 100%, the over-write of the Combo has been known to help some users. As Stauf suggests, however in this thread (and another), the older NVidia card (I have the GeForce GT 330M) could the culprit.
  • Kevin Vogelhut Level 1 (5 points)
    Greetings all, Tech Dir. for a Graphic Arts Studio where I waited for a week, Used Cocktail Utils to "clean things up", ALWAYS use the combo updater, and ran my own 10.6.4 updated station for several days. Things on my machine have worked well and continue to do so..

    Did all this before rolling to some of my 10.6.x desktops.. (hoping to address an AFP problem we have had)...

    We are now experiencing some of the same display/graphic slowdowns in both finder and Photoshop.. These are quite noticeable from 10.6.3 where certain tools (lasso) have quite perceivable delays now and never did before.
    also Window animations and window movements in finder are "skipping" where they did not before...Problem does seem more notable on NVidia graphics powered workstations over ATI graphics but my users are noticing it on both.. (NVidia 8800 GT, NVidia GTX285, ATI Radeon 4870 HD)

    Waiting for more news and a chance for Apple or NVidia to address before I have to revert to 10.6.3

  • Gareth Richards Level 1 (50 points)
    I have an ATI 4850 and I have the same issue, but so far only in Safari. My screen shot looks just like the one posted earlier in this thread. No issues noticed in Chrome or Firefox except that graphics seem slow to paint. (imac 24" 3.06 C2D 10.6.4 4GB RAM ATI 4850 512MB)
  • jacwuhan Level 1 (15 points)
    I am still waiting for a fix before updating. Some people said that downloading and installing the combo update is a good option but I don't want to take the risk to break my system again. So i will wait. You can try the combo update to see if it can fix your problem.
  • andrew platt Level 4 (1,445 points)
    Hi there, no problems with 10.6.4 as of yet. I did have multiple issues with 10.6.3 and finder issues, but these seem to have gone with the update.
  • Sestias Level 1 (0 points)
    I bought macbook pro Core i7 2.66 / 330m gt 512mb at first archicad loaded well 3d. When I updated to 10.6.4, fault of the graphical yield noticed, especially when visualizing 3d projects of great magnitude, which inconveniences, since I have a colleague with a Dell vostro 3700 with Core i5 and 330m gt, and the same project in 3d is seen him very fluid.

    please help
  • jacwuhan Level 1 (15 points)
    I have to say that I reinstalled 10.6.4 and I have graphical problem again. I should not reinstall I know. I installed the combo update and the result is the same.
  • Ikus Level 1 (0 points)
    The graphics issue in Snow Leopard 10.6.4 continues even after installing the combo update over the already updated OS.

    Games lag even in the lowest resolution (Portal for crying out loud, Portal on a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro 13" lags on the lowest setting possible!). Any game and highly intensive 3D rendering application has been affected by this update.

    Apple has to fix this ASAP. This is NOT, I repeat, this is NOT the developers' fault, things worked perfectly before and have gone terribly awry with Apple's newest update.
  • lhotka Level 1 (45 points)
    Yep, major video issues on 10.6.4 with nVidia chips. How the heck did Apple miss this in QA? We definitely can't wait for 10.6.5 Apple - at least give us a patch that reverts the video back to 10.6.3 levels.
  • Graham K. Rogers Level 5 (5,430 points)
    To all in the thread, I just saw that drivers have been released for NVidia GTX-285 and the 10.6.4 update. Not sure if this will help anyone here, or if it indicates more may be coming.
  • ScottieB Level 3 (505 points)
    Unfortunately I installed the new gtx 285 drivers and they did nothing to help me. Some GPU-accelerated programs won't even load at all. It sounds like Apple made some changes to "GPU stuff" (OpenGL, OpenCL) and there was poor communication somewhere... hopefully it will be sorted soon. Nvidia's forums have been down for 3 days.

    But it seems this goes beyond the gtx 285... so whatever they changed in that new driver probably wasn't the whole problem.

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  • jacwuhan Level 1 (15 points)
    Any information about the 8600GT?
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