Monday, May 04, 2009

iMac Firmware Update

Apple released an iMac firmware update this past weekend ... this fixes a number of freezing issues associated with these iMacs. (Aluminum iMacs)

You should be able to run software update and find out if you can use this update. Running the update is simple and explained within the download.

You can also download it manually here:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/firmware_hardware/imacefifirmwareupdate14.html

From Apple's website:

This update fixes intermittent system freeze issues for iMac computers with ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics and fixes wake-from-sleep issues in Boot Camp.

After the firmware is successfully applied to your Mac, your Boot ROM Version will be:

IM91.008D.B08

Operating System Requirements:

• Mac OS X 10.5 Intel

Additional Requirements:

• Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher
• iMac with ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics

2 comments:

geekmom said...

when will they fix the problems with the older intel imacs. i can't run windows or mac games because the video freezes and it's quite annoying.

fixyourthinking said...

Have you updated to 10.5.7, all firmware updates, and tried to diagnose and fix issues with Tech Tool and Diskwarrior?AppleCare still hasn't run out on 3yr plans even from original Intel iMacs.

Try the ati software updates as well .

Windows is a function of bootcamp ... Have you tried bootcamp and a NEW and legal install?