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This is the article you're looking for: The iMac and its 5K display... as a gaming machine? from ArsTechnica. Nevertheless R9 M9290X is one of the most powerful mobile GPUs on the planet. That should be pretty powerful on development workflows (I'm a UNIX dev too and do development on GPU, mostly for crunching numbers though). Edit: 280X was a typo, but I ...


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BareFeats shows it outperforming other quad-core Macs in games testing. May not completely answer your question but that site is a good starting point.


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This particular model that you're looking at is referring to the Late 2013 model of the iMac, 27" display version (model number ME089LLAUZ from the linked store page and verifiable through Apple's own KB article). Apple sells this on their store still, and you can order a custom configuration with up to 32 GB of RAM as specified on its product page. This ...


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iCloud Photo Library doesn't support doing that. All your photos have to be on all your devices where you've enabled it and deleting a photo anywhere deletes it everywhere. Unless you have a huge library, it shouldn't be a big issue. My library has 11K photos and 300 videos but only takes a little over 2GB of space on my iPhone. The total space used for ...


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Having looked at the iMac (Early 2001) - Technical Specifications and comparing them with the information found on Wikipedia for Ultra ATA/Parallel ATA I do not see any technical limitation on why it should not work. What you need to be aware of, however, is that in case the bus speed is lower than the ATA/133 (e.g. ATA/66 or ATA/100), the hard drive would ...


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Apple Remote Desktop has a Curtain setting which hides the screen locally while the remote user still has access to everything. There is information here about making ARD work with Back To My Mac.


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Vertical bars/strips are usually indicative of a display malfunction. If you are also having booting problems, it is more likely GPU failure. You should take the iMac to Apple soon as it likely requires servicing. To backup your iMac, connect an empty hard drive with enough storage to back up your iMac, then go to System Preferences > Time Machine. Turn ...


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8 gigs of ram is fine for your mac brother...ive got a 2014 mbp w/8gs, and have the same issue. the memory looks like its always almost used up, but its actually just in the app and file cache...i personally like it to show all my mem and not be in the cache(s), but what can ya do? lol... and btw - ive got an ssd. ive also been nothing but a mac user my ...


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Yeah, your video card is bad. The good news is that your iMac can run pretty well without a video card; it'll be fine for everything but the most demanding video games. So what you need to do is move the video driver out of the way, so the kernel doesn't try to load it. Do an "ls" in /System/Library/Extensions ("sudo ls /System/Library/Extensions") and ...


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If you're lucky, this is a common, and easily remedied iMac problem. Just tell me this: does your system come up in a usable state if you hold down the shift button while powering up? (That combination gets you into "safe mode".)


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From Everymac… In addition to the internal display, this model can support an external display up to 3840x2160 via Thunderbolt 2 (4K UltraHD). Third-parties have discovered that it also can support two simultaneous 27-Inch Thunderbolt displays at 2560x1140 each in lieu of a single UltraHD display. I'm tempted to think that 2560x1140 is a typo & ...


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Without special software or hardware to do so, multiple connections are not combined for increased throughput, knowing as bonding. The connections are utilized in the order shown in System Preferences > Network (screenshot below). You can change the order by clicking the gear icon > Set Service Order. There is no harm in letting the computer connect to the ...


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I had the same problem and was able to solve it by deleting iTunes and reinstalling. The Finder tries quite hard to stop you from deleting iTunes; instead you can open Terminal.app and 'sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app'. You can download the replacement copy of iTunes from https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/


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If there is a "rubbish bin" like in iPhoto, you've got to get the bin empty to make actual room.


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Right click the iMove Library file > Show Package Contents. Be aware that you're not really supposed to play around in there, you're supposed to let iMovie handle it.


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Yes, there is one fan in both Late 2013 iMacs (21,5" & 27").


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Install and use SSD Fan Control that also supports S.M.A.R.T. and it doesn't cost any money.


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As a temporary solution, you can execute iTunes binary directly by doing /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes in the terminal. Code -10699 returned by open -a iTunes indicates some error in Launch Services (similar error codes are documented but the very thing is not). Executing binary in this way somehow sidesteps the problem.


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I have an iMac late 2009 (21.5") and just replaced the HDD by a Crucial SSD - MX200 with 500 GB. The instalation was easy because the connectors just fitted without issues. I had an bay bracked from Sabrent (model BK-HDDH) that makes very easy to fit. It will also work if you use a double sided tape to fix the SSD in place. I use the app SSD Fan Control to ...


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I managed to install Windows 8.1 Pro on my early 2009 24 inch iMac yesterday. Just a disclaimer: I DID NOT USE BOOT CAMP ASSISTANT TO INSTALL. For 2 days straight I troubleshooted boot camp assistant to try to get it to take my Windows 8.1 Pro to no avail. Out of frustration I googled 'how to run windows on a mac WITHOUT boot camp.' After finding a guide ...


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I have two Macs that have recently started doing the same thing since an OS X update. Apple exchanged my keyboard on one machine but it still kept happening. I note that in the latest OS X update (today 11 April 2015) that Apple have addressed this issue. Perhaps now it will go away.


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According to the Apple Web site "System requirements to install Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp", your need "Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033". The web site also shows the only Windows operating system supported is Window 7 32-bit. However, you may be able to run Windows 8.1 64-bit on your iMac. To find out, you will have to try using the instructions ...


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Open an terminal. Run the following commands by what you need: To disable, type: chmod 000 /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/AppleCamera.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AppleCamera To enable, type: chmod 755 /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/AppleCamera.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AppleCamera


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Thank you all for the response. I end up calling apple support and they confirmed many people were having same issues with yosemite installation. I had to perform internet recovery to go back to previous version. I have been asked to use this version until apple releases newer OS.


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I ran into the same problem, iMAC would not boot past the white screen, and I had lost my recovery disks. so I went to Apple website and bought more recovery disks, and when it booted up into recovery mode, it was not showing a target disk to install the op system because it was corrupt, so I then opened up the disk utility and erased the hard drive and then ...


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Doubtful, the minimum OS for the 27" iMac is 10.10. You can lay the TM backup down on the iMac, but it will most likely panic on the subsequent reboot.


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I have an older iMac it only draws 2W @ 240V AC once it is in sleep mode. I suspect your system is pulling closer 0.9W you may want to check it with a more accurate meter. When my system is shutdown it is pulling well under 1W @ 240V AC


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You can try network based solutions like ScreenRecycler, Spacedesk or MaxiVista. Try this link: http://alternativeto.net/software/maxivista/


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Try getting the Mavericks Installer from a friend how can also upload it to a Google driver for you. Then you create a bootable USB with Mavericks on it. I did that for my friend who is in Europe while I am in USA and it worked. Once you have the Mavericks Installer... create Bootable USB Format it, using Disk Utility, as a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) ...


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What is "Apple Persistent State Encryption" Used by the persistent state feature to encrypt window snapshots to ensure privacy. It is changed frequently. So that one is normal. As for your password, no one can change it without knowing the old password. If you have set up your log in with Apple ID assistance you can use it to recover your ...


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This is called hand off It allows you to continue where you left off in an app on one Device when you are accessing another device. It works via the AppleID not the local user. When your Mac computers and iOS devices are within Bluetooth range of each other (about 33 feet or 10 meters), they can automatically “hand off” what you’re doing from one ...


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I thought I had this issue. It was just stuck on the "Downloading Additional Components" Screen and the progress bar wasn't moving. Then after maybe 10 or 15 minutes, it started moving along. After a blank screen now at the "Installing on 'Untitled'" screen.


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Your system seems to be good enough, but you can run the system check on this site to verify (under System Requirements). Other steps to analyze the issue make sure no other applications are running (including menulets) run Activity Monitor while playing the game and have an eye on the CPU usage of the various processes contact Aspyr Support and describe ...


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My guess is that it doesn't use multi core as I have the same problem. iMac 2011, 27″, 3.4 GHz i7, 6970M 2 GB, 12 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD.



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