IMac :: Late-2006 20" 2.16 Fast As A Late-2009 21.5" 3.06 IMac?

Nov 15, 2009

It seems that the xBench results for the new 21.5 iMac (base model) are about the same - and maybe a tad bit lower - than my late 2006 20" 2.16 Ghz iMac (score: 140.8) My Geekbench score is lower - c.2900 - it seems, but not by as much as I thought.

Can this be? Is my machine just as fast as the new base models? I've always found that my 2.16 was a bit pokey, sometimes take 15 secs to launch Entourage or Word and 5-10 secs to launch Safari. Opening documents takes a while as well. I was thinking of upgrading, but these speeds are not encouraging.

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MacBook Pro :: Late 2006 Vs 2009

Dec 7, 2009

What are the differences and pros and cons? Can you switch out the keyboard on one? Switch harddrive? And just general differences. I'm still on windows but thinking about switching. So a little help would be much appreciated.

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Nov 5, 2010

On my white iMac (Late 2006, 20" C2D 2.16ghz) I've almost filled the puny standard 250MB HD and am planning to have an authorized repair shop replace the drive. (They quoted me $30 plus the cost of the drive -- is that a good price?)Question: what drive should I put in there? I'm planning to go with a 1TB/7200 RPM drive, but can I or should I go bigger? Faster? Which brands to use, or to avoid?

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Intel Mac :: Fast CPU Fan On Late 2009?

May 21, 2012

My CPU fan seems to be running fast a lot on my late 2009 IMac.  When I wake my system up in the morning the CPU fan is running at 939rpm.  After 20 minutes of surfing I can hear it and it is at 2456rpm.  All of the internal temps are around the same. 

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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IMac :: Help! IMac 21.5" (Late 2009) Showing Slight Yellowish Tint!

Jul 24, 2010

Hey guys! So just a few days ago, I received my iMac, and boy do I love it. A definite upgrade and improvement from my old Acer Aspire 3680.

But despite this, I have noticed that my iMac does have a slight yellowish tint at the bottom to corners. I just arrived at my desk, and the login window (I keep a password lock) had a slight yellowish tint when I woke up my iMac from sleep . I then noticed that the bottom two corners had a slight yellow tint to them. I verified this via the MacRumors Forum post, and I was able to find it out by making my desktop background white. Again, it may not seem noticeable at first, but if you examine it closely, it becomes apparent.

I've already called my local Apple store and one of them said that don't know about this issue (?) and that they could schedule an appointment for me. I declined because I have to have me parents take me and I'm pretty sure that I can't handle the load of carrying a 20lbs. computer w/o dropping it (yikes!).

So here's the big question, should I go to my local Apple store or call the Apple hotline when it's open (currently closed at the time of this thread)? I don't want to sound like a lunatic or someone that just wants to get a better iMac for free. Again, it's slight, but considering that I do movie editing and Photoshop work

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Feb 7, 2012

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Jun 29, 2012

My screen freezes from time to time and CPU overheats.I have increased the fan speed with SMC download but still happens 2-3 times a day when downloading or watching video, also when using SKYPE worse when using both? BBC iPlayer does not make it freeze?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 3GB Memory

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Jun 21, 2012

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Aug 24, 2010

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Jan 5, 2010

i just bought the imac 21.5 inch with ati radeon 4670 and the base spec. after few hours of playing with this new toy. i realise that when you press the shutdown button, it will put the imac to sleep instead of showing the shutdown/restart option that i have on my macbook. Is there any way to make it work like a macbook power button. secondly, whenever my imac wake up after sleeping, the fan will run faster and automatically went to sleep again. this issue just keep repeating itself. i have no choice but to shutdown the imac and boot up again. Thirdly, i try the machine on WoW and i realise that the sound is rather choppy

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IMac :: Late 2009 Model - Top Of The Screen Burning Hot

Aug 2, 2010

I've been playing StarCraft II the past couple of days and noticed the fan for the first time since I've gotten my iMac (which was in November). So I touched the top of the screen and it was burning hot. Is this normal? I really haven't heard the fan until playing SCII, so I'm not sure if my iMac has always been hot.

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Apr 2, 2012

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IMac :: SD Card Slot Of Late 2009 Upgraded To New SDHC Of Mid 2010?

Aug 7, 2010

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Intel Mac :: Upgrade My IMac 27" Late 2009's Video Card?

Apr 22, 2012

I've got an iMac 27" late 2009 with these:Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MBand I would like to upgrade my "ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB" to something higher with 2 GB. My question is: is it possible? Like taking off the screen and display and replacing the old video card with a new one without any issues?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: How Much Ram Can Put On Late 2006?

Feb 1, 2010

I purchased my macbook in 0ct. of 2006, and was wondering how I could tell how much ram I could put in it. I currently have 1gb of ram installed. My macbook is 1.83 ghz intel core duo.

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IMac :: New 20" 2009 IMac - Fan Speeds Normal Or Too Fast?

Apr 27, 2009

Specifically the hard drive fan runs at 1600rpm and the optical fan always runs at 1350 rpms.

Those fans run faster than my 2007 24" 2.4ghz iMac.

Somehow I figured with the cooler running ddr3, 9400M igpu and better cpu architecture that this new 2009 20" iMac would be dead silent because the fans would barely have to run. Or at least be less noisey.

But that's not the case.

Anyone have any fan speeds to report on new iMacs? Particularly the 20" model?

Download the iStat Pro widget and report your fan speeds today!

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MacBook Pro :: Memory In Late 2006

Jun 26, 2009

I know they are technically different (speed) but can I put my Macbook Pro memory (default of 2GB RAM) in my wife white Macbook (default 1 GB RAM)? Probably not but I wanted to know if anyone has tried anyway.

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MacBook :: Late 2006 Will Not Turn On

Dec 1, 2009

I turned my computer on in school, and it would not start up past the white screen. I turned it on when I got home, and it gets to the blue screen, and then hangs. I turn it off, and when i turn it back on, the screen flashes and it goes off. I take out the battery and run it off the adapter. It flashes and nothing happens. However, I can hear it churning, but I see nothing on the screen. The sounds are still being made, and they stop after I take out the power cord. I have backups and my new computer that i ordered left week, is on the way.

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Jun 6, 2010

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MacBook :: Late 2006 Not Start Fully

Sep 18, 2010

It's from late 2006, but the RAM (3GB) and HD (Western Digital 595GB) are not original. That said, I'm confident neither of these are the cause, as I've had 'em installed for 2 years and 4 months, respectively. The problem: I press the power button. Computer makes the starting sound. Fan whirs on. Grayish-blue screen with Apple logo. Spinning tick wheel underneath. You know the drill. But then, it just suddenly and inexplicably turns off. Fan off, black screen, no HD activity. Nothing. Aaand repeat...nothing seems to change.

This started 10 minutes ago. I'm on a friend's computer now, since I'm at college - this also means that I do not have my installation DVD or indeed any of my wide array of computer-fixing tech components save for my mini screwdriver set. Since I know it's gonna come up - The last thing I did on the computer was shut it down while it installed the latest update for Safari (which I don't use). Seemed everything was going okay - it turned off and I left for dinner, came back all set to write an essay and the darn thing won't make it to the login screen. So naturally, there are no error messages or anything like that. No weird beeps or noises from the HD or elsewhere........................

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Oct 5, 2009

I've got a late 2006 MacBook Pro and installed the Wireless N enabler a while back. I've got Snow Leopard now, and the card still reads as N capable in both Network Utility and System Profiler. I've sometimes been able to connect at N speeds, but not always. For example, right now I'm on my office's wireless network. Another guy has a MacBook Pro (a year newer than mine so it shipped with N enabled), but I can only get 54 speeds, while he can get 130. Any ideas? Could it just be a router setting? I option+clicked on the AirPort menu item and took a screenshot. My coworker is also on Channel 6, at 2.4GHz

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MacBook :: 13" Late 2006 Won't Boot

Feb 25, 2010

I have a 13" MacBook (White 2.0GHz/1 GB/80 GB) that will not boot. I've tried the troubleshooting tips on the Apple website to no avail. When I turn it on, the light on the front stays light, I can hear the HD spin up, etc. The screen flickers as if it is getting power, but no chimes or sounds whatsoever. I've also tried to reseat RAM, used different RAM, but no dice. I'm hoping that there are a few other things I can try before I'm left with getting a new logic board.

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Jun 2, 2010

I want to upgrade HDD for my Macbook and was looking at WD Scorpio Blue 1 TB Internal hard drive. I know its about 2mm thicker than a standard laptop drive and read of people cramming it into MBpros with success.
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MacBook :: Will Late 2006 Run Mountain Lion

Jul 19, 2012

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: 17' Late 2006 Screen Unusable?

Jul 4, 2012

I Have a 17' iMac 2006 It has had lines in it for a while and i have called Apple Support and they have not helped me at all and no my entire screen has went out it makes it impossible to do anything I am having to try to use my dads Macbook to do my College homework?

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iMac (17-inch Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.7.4), With crapy screen lines

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MacBook :: Late 2006 White Run 64 Bit Windows Vista?

Jan 8, 2009

I have a late 2006 white macbook. I got a good deal for it at the time. It was the day after Thanksgiving. the sales rep convinced me to go with the core2duo chip running at 2.0 ghz. It now has 2 gigs of ram. Here are the graphics specs:

ntel GMA 950:................

I do have Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium which I got for Christmas from a distant relative. I won't be playing any games at all or doing any major processing work. My main OS will still be Leopard. I am just going to run a few Windows app that don't have a similar counterpart on the mac. By the way this machine does have 802.11n. I just had to enable it. Since I have the 64-bit Windows Vista. Can my machine run it smoothly for the basic work I will be doing?

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MacBook :: Will Harddrive Work In Late 2006 System

Jan 12, 2009

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MacBook :: Maximum Memory In Late 2006 Model?

Jan 22, 2010

I have one of these Macbooks that I want to pass on to the daughter of a friend for use in college. To try and extend its life and usefulness a little I was wondering if I could add more memory. I'm aware that the Apple tech specs state that 2GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 is the maximum supported, but since I have 2 x 2GB of that memory spare I was wondering if anyone here on the forums know different?

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MacBook :: Late 2006 Battery Need Replace At 103 Cycle?

May 22, 2012

I have my Macbook late-2006 and suddenly the battery do not charge at cycle 103. I tried to talk to guys at Apple Store but the only thing they can do is to sell me a new battery. In fact, the battery was in recall before 2009 but I was not be able to send it back at that time. If the battery die only at cycle 103, is this normal?

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Why Won't Late 2006 (5,1) Finish The Login Process

Jun 23, 2012

... after upgrading from Tiger to Leopard. Did a straight upgrade from install (not an archive & install). 

It gets to the login screen quickly, enter password and then endless beachball. 

Started in single user mode and did fsck, restarted from install disk & repaired (no problems) and repaired preferences. Restarted with PRAM reset. Restarted in safe mode. 

No problems booting from DVD. 

ONE TIME I rebooted after single user mode and it worked, I used that opportunity to run the combo updater (downloaded today from Apple). 

I did find a support page that spoke of a similar condition in early aluminum (2007) iMacs, but this file would not install on my machine. 

I did an archive and install of Leopard and then updated via Software Update, which should have gotten any updates needed for this machine. Now again, it only boots as far as the blue screen (on auto login). I did not see a similar update file needed for THIS iMac.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), model 5,1 2.16GHz 20" core2Duo 4GB

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