How to provoke the GPU-fail, discrete g. mbp 2011 sandy bridge?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mortenjensen, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. mortenjensen macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    Hi all,

    I have begun to get the GPU-fail on the 2011-sandy bridge architecture.

    Now, I want to bring it in for repair and just did a full diagnostics on restart without finding any error. So I would like to provoke the fail at apple care.

    I've just tried to load a load of youtube-videos, a VM-machine and more - without provoking it - while it went of just an hour ago with much less GPU-load.

    Is there any way to provoke it - or is it rather random?

  2. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    They will run a hardware test using their own netboot software. Thats what the deciding factor will be. You really don't need to prove something to them.
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Usually pretty random on Macs just starting to fail...
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Open up Photoshop and try working on an image with lots of layers.

    Any app that uses the dGPU will provoke it, normally :)

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