Is there something wrong with my GFX Card?

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  1. bibs213 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I've noticed this gfx anomaly appear a few times, not seen it in a couple of weeks but I was wondering if anyone knew what it was and if there was something wrong with my gfx chip?


     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What year MBP? What size? What version of OS X.

    Why do people always fail to mention this?
     
  3. bibs213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a 15inch macbook pro (mid 2012-non Retina)
    OSX:El Capitan 10.11.1
     
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  5. bibs213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's not listed as part of the models for 'MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues', i feel it's part of the problem, anything I can do?
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Ask Apple? Maybe they'll help you out anyway.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    2011 MBPs with the ATI card are covered by a repair program. Bring it in.
     
  8. bibs213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a 2012 MBP [non retina] with Geforce 650m
     
  9. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried it in any game ? It does the same ?

    Maybe it's a glitch :confused:... Do more tests and see if the problem persists.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    My bet is the GPU :(
     
  11. bibs213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't really game that much but I did notice some artefacts on two occasions but it was the same game so I thought it was maybe just the game.

    I have noticed the problem on a few occasions on the desktop. Whilst I'm on finder looking through files usually.

    I believe it's the GPU chip also but I'm not expert so was just an educated guess, thought someone with a little more experience could clarify.

    I was hoping to the 'MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues' is able to cover me as I feel like It's always been a problem
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    You should, btw, I'm a little on pins and needles with my 2012 rMBP. With my luck the GPU will fail just as the repair program expires
     
  13. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    Not all the rMBP (2012-2013) have problems with the GPU.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Agreed but no one knows which ones will fail and which ones won't hence my apprehension
     
  15. bibs213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ive booked into the Apple Shop next week, I'll update following the appointment
     
  16. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    We are in 2015 :D. I think it's safe for me !
     
  17. bibs213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got no help as I am not under warranty and as I didn't buy directly from Apple, my consumer rights don't cover me if I go to Apple, I need to go to my reseller, which I am pursuing.
     
  18. bibs213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just to update, they removed the dust within the fans, machine running 10-20c cooler
     

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