Anybody has issues with the GPU on the MBP 2010?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, May 1, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 68040

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    Hello. I have been using the new MBP 2010 17" model for about 10 days. It happened three times that garbages appeared on the screen for about 0.5 seconds. Twice under Mac OS and once under Boot Camp Windows Vista. Anybody else has similar problem? I saw those things when I was using the MBP (with the infamous 8600M GT) three years ago.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Are you covering vents by any chance? Usually artifacts are caused by cooling issues.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the reply. No. I am not covering vents. The laptop has been sitting on a desk all the time. Unlike the SR MBP, it has been running surprisingly cool. It only got warm twice. I am quite satisfied with it except the artifacts. Do I need to worry about it for the time being?
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Unless it persists, probably not. At worst case, it's definitely under warranty. THough if you haven't done it already, I would consider saving up for Applecare.
     

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