How to test GPU in Late-2011 MacBook Pro?

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  1. beansbaxter macrumors newbie

    beansbaxter

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    I have a 15" Late-2011 MacBook Pro with an AMD Radeon 6770M Video Card. I purchased this from Apple in November 2011 with an AppleCare Warranty.

    I've read through countless threads about the faulty hardware components and Apple's Repair Extension Program for Video Issues, however I've yet to have any problem with my laptop since day one.

    I want to make sure my laptop remains good to go before Apple's repair program ends. How can I test my laptop's video card and put it through some stress tests to determine if my machine is faulty?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. robvas macrumors 68020

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  3. Patrick-Photo macrumors regular

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    Search for "GpuTest_OSX_x64_0" Run the _GUI file and set don't let the computer go to sleep, if your card is faulty it will fail at some point.
     
  4. beansbaxter thread starter macrumors newbie

    beansbaxter

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    Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.

    Forgot to mention... I'm running OS X 10.8.5 and have chosen not to upgrade to 10.9 or 10.10 - do these newer versions of OS X contribute anything towards overworking the hardware?
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - That's way cool. Thanks.

    - No. Though, arguably, they are a bit more demanding if you don't have an SSD.
     
  6. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Take it a genuis bar and have them run a tedt. If you have been aeeing the symptoms take screenahots ans bing them in
     

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