Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Pill's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 01, 2011
    Posts
    7
    What am I doing wrong (new iMac issues)
    Received my new iMac today. After I set it up and powered it on the first thing I did was run the Updates. That took quite a while so I let it run while I ran out. I got back this evening and tried to run Final Cut Express. It told me it required VRAM and that I had none. The other reason it stated was that I didn't have a compatible video card. I figured something was not right size I ordered this baby to the max. I read where all suggestions were to reinstall.

    I ran an uninstaller and reinstalled Final Cut Express from disk and entered the serial numbers. Now it won't start but I receive a Problem Report. I tried Aperture 3 and get the same crap. After installing I ran the updates and rebooted.

    What am I doing wrong? blah blah blah.. Im a long time windows guy thought I would try my had at Apple again.. blah blah... I bought this thing because I was tired of editing video on PCs with moderately priced software.

    I just assumed there would be no issues because I bought the software with it and figured it would be installed. I'm wondering if Apples image is crap and Im a test idiot. I'm not sure if my screen shots help.. if Its something obvious please feel free to flame. I can take it as long as I can fix this nightmare.

    I did a screen shot of the Aperture 3 problem.

    Here are my vitals:

    (New) iMac i7 3.4GHz, 16GB, Radeon HD 6970M, 2 TB, Mac OS x 10.6.7

    I bought Aperture 3 and Final Cut Express with the unit.

    I feel like a total tool right now.. plus with my two programs I really want to be working with right now not working, I'm sitting here surfing what kind of Video Editing monster PC I can build with what I bought this sweet thing for.

    I guess I need answers and sleep.. Probably more sleep.
    Screen shot 2011-05-05 at 9.59.03 PM.png
    Screen shot 2011-05-05 at 9.39.52 PM.png

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris

  2. #2

    Lifeisabeach's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location
    The Republic of Neptune
    Posts
    7,757
    Before doing anything else, run the Apple Hardware Test to be sure you didn't draw the short straw and get a defective unit:
    The Apple Hardware Test

    If that all checks out, I would try reinstalling OS X from scratch and start over. Download and install all the updates before trying to install Final Cut Express or Aperture.
    Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard: How to Erase and Install

    If you continue to have problems, call Apple.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    ------
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    ------
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Lion - Wrong Time Issues
    By ChipMac in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-25-2014, 01:16 PM
  2. What is wrong with my iMac?
    By skendzic in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-13-2013, 04:51 AM
  3. What's wrong with my iMac?
    By Obzi in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-04-2011, 05:51 AM
  4. What's Wrong with my iMac?
    By LA69Guy in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-14-2009, 10:04 PM
  5. What is wrong with my iMac?
    By playm0de in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-18-2006, 09:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •