Has your GPU Died?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by noodle654, Jul 13, 2008.

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Has your GPU died?

  1. Yes...MacBook Pro 2.2GHz (128MB VRAM)

    9 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. Yes...MacBook Pro 2.4GHz (256MB VRAM)

    6 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. Yes...MacBook Pro 2.4GHz (256MB VRAM) PENRYN

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. Yes...MacBook Pro 2.5 or 2.6GHz (512MB VRAM) PENRYN

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. Yes...Older MacBook Pro (Pre nVidia)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Has not died

    71 vote(s)
    80.7%
  1. noodle654 macrumors 68020

    noodle654

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    Has the GPU in your MacBook Pro died? Post your MBP and how many times it was replaced.
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    you dont have a second screen named jjahshik32 do you?


    but no, ive had mine for a year and its perfect
     
  3. noodle654 thread starter macrumors 68020

    noodle654

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    No thats not me, why do you ask.
     
  4. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Haha very fun (being sarcastic).

    Anyway I've had my mbp for 2 months now with no problems or any heat issues.
     
  5. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    you haven't seen his numerous posts on the dieing Nvidia GPUs?

    he only has about 50

    edit: oops i voted wrong
     
  6. noodle654 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No...havent really noticed. I sorta stopped reading that articles. I am now after to see how many people have had problems and what model they have.
     
  7. squeeks macrumors 68040

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  8. noodle654 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I see what you mean now, maybe trying to get more posts...
     
  9. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Wow you took a screen shot of my threads, good job.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The only hardware problems I've had here are with LED backlights.

    LED problems > GPU problems
     
  11. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    indeed, and what do we see here?

    that you are paranoid about the nvidia thing, just chill, there hasn't been a huge amount of people with dieing GPUs lets just see how it all plays out before freaking out
     
  12. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the thread, but this doesn't stop him from whining about his perceived dead GPU.

    Nice results though: IT SEEMS THAT "100% OF THE GPUS WILL DIE IMMEDIATELY OMG" isn't accurate. Surprise!
     
  13. peapody macrumors 68040

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  14. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Well the 8600m gt are only a year old from the last year's mbp.

    Also just because its only been 3-4 months from this year's mbp having no issue doesnt mean they all wont in 2-3 years.
     
  15. Fenir macrumors regular

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    Just a random thought:

    Does the chicklet keys allow heat to go through them? Maybe that explains why the macbook/air dont get AS hot...and why the MBP might be rumored to move to chicklet keys...
     
  16. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Should not have anything to do with the keys. The macbook and macbook air do not have dedicated graphics card..the purported source of heat.
     
  17. gr8bob macrumors regular

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    I think you should edit the thread title to "GPU Glitched" rather than dying. All of the MBP I've used that has an nvidia GPU in them had some form of glitch or another. NONE has died.. YET.
     
  18. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    I voted that my 2.2 died but so did my 2.6 SR.
     
  19. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, yeah well I'd say its an issue at this point but not a mass problem with all the MBPs, mines in the mail... so hopefully it'll be ok.
     
  20. DaLurker macrumors 6502

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    My old 2.2ghz with 128MB died. It was running fine for over 6 months when around X-mas I got Command and Conquer 3 as a gift. I played it a lot and after a couple of weeks I started getting graphics corruption. It started off infrequently and fixable, but ended up happening practically everyday and I couldn't get it to go away.

    Its since been replaced by a new 2.2ghz with 128MB so now I'm a little worried.
     
  21. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Late 2007 'Merom' Macbook Pro and my GPU started artefacting requiring a hard restart when doing anything graphical related.

    It was only 9days before the warranty expired so I suppose I consider myself lucky. I bought Applecare while I was there incase it happened again and considering I do a lot of video editing and heavy rendering I'm surprised it didn't fail sooner.

    Mobo was replaced and so far no problems (apart from the Airport playing up again - but that's nothing new). It actually feels like its running a little faster than before.
     
  22. powz macrumors regular

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    Remember that the GPU has only been in MBPs for about a year...so even early adopters have only had it for at most a year. Most will have had it for less. Just because we don't see a huge failure rate, doesn't mean we won't...

    I have an SR 2.2 (128 Vram) MBP from September 2007. No failure yet, but I get temperatures that are consistently at least 10C higher than my CPU temps (even while just surfing the net and listening to music).
     
  23. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    No notable problems yet with my penryn 2.4, but I have had a lot of kernel panics with this thing, an abnormally high amount now that I think of it. I have applecare, so I'll wait until something happens to take it in. GPU runs constant temp with my CPU: 46-53C
     
  24. nanvinnie macrumors regular

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    i switched out my logic board once, but i'm not sure if it was due to the gpu. had some sort of error when installing the firmware update a few months back.
     
  25. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    2.2GHz mobo replaced after GPU issues when my MBP was 11 months old
     

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