Forum discussion tagged with iMac.
  1. hidekelip

    Question Fit mid-2011 iMac 27” internals into a mini-atx case ?

    Hello, fine people. I’ve come across an old mid-2011 iMac 27” computer that has everything working (it is getting an SSD). However, the aluminum housing of the main body has some dents that would require fixing. But before I do that, does anyone have experience or know-how to advise me how to...
  2. mstevensj22

    [SOLVED] Custom acrylic case for iMac

    Hey all, Im attempting a custom build of an older iMac (Late 2012 27” iMac) that had a busted screen. I’ve successfully removed all the components out of the back housing and plan on mounting it in an acrylic case. I noticed when removing the ac plug that it is grounded to a post. My question...
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    [SOLVED] iMac 2006 5,2 won't boot after hdd replacement, nothing boots

    Hello everyone. If you have read the thread's title, it may sound familiar as there are a ton of articles or questions about it but I haven't found anything that works. This is the situation: iMac 5,2 2005. 2Gb RAM, osx Lion, 160Gb HDD. I decided to upgrade the old hdd and got a 240Gb Kigston...
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    [SOLVED] Xeon W2140B vs AMD options

    So, I have a friend who is looking at getting the 2017 iMac Pro with the 8 core processor. After some research, I found that the chip in the system is the Xeon W2140B. I am attempting to convince him to purchase and build his own windows PC. Regardless of the system, it will be used as a...
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    [SOLVED] Can I convert USB-C to Thunderbolt 2?

    Hello, First time posting in a forum but i'm pretty desperate. I'm using an outdated mid-2011 iMac 27". For music composition I need an external SSD to store my software instruments, allowing for quick writing into my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). I've purchased the Seagate 1TB SSD from...
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    [SOLVED] 2008 iMac Won't Boot Up(Can't Install Snow Leopard)

    I am working on a 2008 iMac. When I tried to boot it up the bar took forever to go accross the screen. When it did finally become a full bar it did not boot up, it just stayed there. I shut it down and tried to start it up again. I waited and waited for it to boot up it just would not boot up...
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    Question Imac make sound booting but screen is black

    Hi, my Imac work fine until yesterday but today he make sound booting (Apple sound and dvd noise) but screen is black. Any idea? Thanks
  8. atharv123

    [SOLVED] problem installing MacOS in iMac

    I am unable to install macos in imac 2012 model. when i install it using internet recovery it is showing me catalina version but during installation it show me error-->The operation could not be completed.(PKDownloadError error 8.) . My internet is working fine.
  9. pittance

    [SOLVED] iMac 2019 CPU upgrade

    Hello everyone I want to upgrade my iMac CPU which is currently a 3.0 GHz Intel Core i5. The iMac in question is a 27 inch, 2019 model with Radeon Pro 570X GPU. I already bought i9 9900KS on Amazon. Can i install this CPU in to it ? Thanks for reading
  10. FaithOnHuman

    [SOLVED] Problem with iMac- Flashing question mark

    Hey there! I got an old iMac from a friend (iMac 2007) He didn't remember his password so I tried to format the HDD on my PC and use internet recovery on mac to install the OS.... but ofc it didn't work (i am not surprised). I formated the HDD (the HDD works fine) as an HSF but, when the iMac...
  11. Question replacing entire cooling in an iMac

    Hi folks, I have an iMac (late 2012 fwiw) that gets too loud when the fans kick in (CPU temp goes to 100 C, fan RPMs go over 2500). The back story of this computer is that the original monitor stopped working and not wanting to pay the absurd amount of money to replace it, I "transplanted" all...
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    [SOLVED] No power to internal HDD on 2011 27 inch iMac

    Recently my 2011 EMC 2429 Intel i7 27” iMac was showing the flashing ‘?’ when attempting to boot. When trying to reinstall MacOS, disk utility was not showing my internal HDD. Upon further investigation I found out the iMac is not supplying the internal HDD with power thus the drive never...
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    [SOLVED] iMac RAM upgrade help 2017

    Hello, Im buying RAM as a Christmas present for a family member and im not familiar with the components thats needed to upgrade a Mac, As far as im aware its the 2017 model, no clue on late or mid model. Retina 5K, 27-inch 2017 processor- 3.5GHz intel core i5 Memory - 2x4GB 2400MHZ DDR4 RAM...
  14. zuzaamm1111

    Question film editing

    Hi. (As a beginner editor) Im wondering if I should buy IMAC 27" or MACBOOK PRO 15" ? And pls help me with the parameters. I found this : -
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    Question Is it better to run MacOS Mojave off an external SSD or off the included Fusion Drive?

    I just got a new 5k iMac. For specific reasons (living in a third world country and restricted time as i was on vacations) I had to get the 27 inch 5k base model. I did a 32 gb ram upgrade and bought an external ssd. Im currently running Mojave off the ssd with no problems, everything is pretty...
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    Question 2007 iMac freezes while booting

    Hello, everyone. This is my first post, so go easy on me. :giggle: I'll try to describe the situation as thoroughly as possible in this first post. I have a 2007 iMac 24" that recently stopped booting. There were no apparent performance issues leading up to this; one day it just refused to...
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    Question Imac 27" Windows 10

    Hey guys, as the title says, a buddy of mine installed Windows 10 on a 27" imac. Prob is hard drive usage is at 100% and speeds are way too slow (6.8 read / 6.2 write). The hdd is a hybrid one i think (apple hdd st1000dm003). Any ideas whats going on?
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    Question Do I Boot Camp my Mac or build a PC?

    I have a 2011 iMac that's a little bit upgraded and I have a gaming PC that ive been waiting to upgrade. I would like to know if it would be better to just to use boot camp on my mac and have an external graphics card or salvage some parts from the mac to add to my new PC build. iMac Specs: 20...
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    Question Double screen glitch?

    I recently acquired an older PC that I set about upgrading. My budget is limited but I was able to get a really good deal on a NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GPU. I had no issues with this purchase until the point that I began attempting to play Skyrim Special Edition on it. Five minutes into the game...
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    Question G-sync drama

    Hello guys, im new here so i wanna upgrade from my old 1080p monitor to 1440p 144hz. Should i get G-sync monitor or a regular 144hz one? due to divorce of my parents and lack of money in high school i missed a lot of good titles(awful rig), and now i wanna play titles from like 2010-present. 2...
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    which is best vid card

    Which is the best vid card, ATI9700pro or GeForce8500GT
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    AMD Raedon driver and settings issue

    I’m having an issue where I update my Radeon RX 580 drive in the device manager and the AMD Settings, they end up not matching and I’m getting an error saying “Radeon Settings version and Driver version do not match. Please try again after updating to the latest versions.” I've tried...
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    Ryzen CPU change, now have no display.

    Replaced ryzen 2200g with ryzen 2600 on an Asus Prime b350-plus, but I have no display showing on my monitor. I've tried with different combinations of RAM/Graphics cards/etc. but still haven't had any luck.
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    Type of Window mode(Fortnite)

    Hello, I pay on a very small resolution since I have a crappy gpu, and I can only play windowed/windowed fullscreen(656x600) on fortnite since it has to be 720p for fullscreen, and I was wondering, which will give me more FPS, windowed fullscreen, or windowed? Thank you in advance.
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    [SOLVED] Fractal Design FD Case Worth It?

    I have an Antec 900 case at the moment and it's good and all, but it's just too heavy and too big for what I'm trying to achieve. I wanted to downgrade to a lighter and a little smaller case and I came up on the Fractal Design FD case for $50 on Amazon. It looks nice and it looks like it has...
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    [SOLVED] Asus strix GTX 1060

    Best driver update ?
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    Integrated microphone doesnt work on pc

    Integrated microphone doesnt work on pc, i have tried plugging them in with those green-pink microphone/sound cables, set the mic as default and what not, still cant find the issue (on discord) and yes i did check the discord chat settings
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    [SOLVED] how do I update my MOBO drivers?

    hello! how do I update my MOBO drivers? I'm using the TUF X299 MARK 2 like: bios chipset Qualified Vendor List SATA Utilities LAN AUDIO if you have a tutorial vid send me plz! THANKS
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    Laptop's bezel is coming out a bit

    Hello, I have got a ASUS FX553VE and it has been good for the past 6 months but now I have noticed that the bezel in down right corner is coming out a bit and its looking really weird. I tried to put it in but everytime it just comes out so what do you guys think I should do? Also the laptop...
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    Phantex enthoo pro case fans

    So I just got my case in and it has 2 140mm fans one in front and one in back. I want to replace the one in front as it does not have LED and i like the shiny colors but not sure what fans to get as ive read some you need a fan controller and all, was wondering if i should just order the HALO...
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    GTX 1060 losing performance over night

    I have a gtx 1060 oc. One night the card was working well, got good FPS and so. But over night next day i only got only 1/3 of my FPS. I didint do any driver updates or anything. Could this mean my card is dying. Its around year old and i bought it used. It was used to mine before.
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    [SOLVED] cpu wont run when clamped down

    Hi, brand new here but have been to the site for years. My brand new build is a real pain. The computer wont do anymore than turn on for 1 second and then off while the cpu clamp is down. If I unclamp it but of course leave it secured in, it will run as required? i have never seen this ever. I...
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    Amplifier power vs speaker

    I want to know the relation between amplifier's output power vs speaker's usage. ex. if i have two 200 watts speakers what must be the minimum output power of my amplifier and ?
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    Dilemma in building a new PC

    With the holiday season coming up, I've decided to try and build a new PC to finish out my desk setup. Although after spec-ing out one on PCPartPicker, my friend pointed out something that has got me stuck on what i should do. I created a system that would matches my white and black desk setup...
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    Is this a good PC, and is everything compatible?

    currently got a sff optiplex 990 with a 1050 ti, and am going to upgrade. Is this a good system, and is everything compatible? Intel Core i3 8100 Quad Core LGA 1151-2 3.60 GHz CPU Processor ($219)...
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    [SOLVED] GTX 1050 gets same fps as GTX 1060 in CS:GO

    I have a really weird issue in CS:GO, my gtx 1050 2gb gets the exact same fps as my gtx 1060, both between 80-150 fps, which a 1060 should get much more fps than that, and same for the 1050. The CPU I have is a ryzen 3 1200 on stock settings.
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    Getting new desktop since a long time

    Hey , I'm gamer since years , and a student , for that Ive been getting myself laptops for gaming and just throwing them after 2-3 years because they just can't hold on , ive been gaming on 1080p 60hz all my life ,anyway getting now a desktop and need your help people about 2 things that...
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    HDD health, Do I need to get a new drive urgently? 120,000TB Lifetime Writes?

    Ive been using my HDD, a Seagate Barracuda 1TB, since 2013. Ive always used an SSD for OS and applications that Im using constantly but everything else is on the HDD. SeaTools has given it a PASS in the SMART test, drive self test and generic sequential read tests, but it also states the...
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    ASAP please I don’t know what to do and I’m scared

    I’m wiping my pc including hard drives, everything was going good but it stopped at 9% it still says it’s resetting but it’s not moving past that point it’s been like that for a while, before it hit 9% it took around 2 minutes each percentage but when it got to 9 it just doesn’t move up. Is...
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    How do I wire a red, yellow, white, and bare camera wire to a connector that has two red wires and a black wire.?

    How do I wire a red, yellow, white, and bare camera wire to a connector that has two red wires and a black wire.?