Late 2013 Macbook Pro + High Sierra = Frequent Reboots + Kernel Panics

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by netmanbo, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. netmanbo macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    After I installed High Sierra (fresh install) on my Macbook Pro (Late 2013, Retina, 15-inch, i7 2,6 GHz, dGPU Nvidia GeForce GT 750M 2 GB and iGPU Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB) I started to experience frequent and random reboots and kernel panic. When I say 'frequent' it means that I get them even 10 times a day.
    I've read on some other website (while googling for my issue) that the problem can be the firmware that has been installed together with High Sierra that is not totally compatible with the dGPU. I tried also to install the latest Nvidia webdrivers but so far nothing changed.

    I'd like to know if I'm the only one in this forum that experienced this issue and in case how the other people here have solved (if they managed) it.

    I thought about installing gfxcardstatus (in order to test if with the integrated GPU I could solve my issue) but I've read that it's not compatible with High Sierra.

    Thanks in advance to all those people who will contribute to this thread with their experiences and/or solutions.
     
  2. conedogers macrumors newbie

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    you're not the only one. I have the same problem. Seems to happen the most with graphic intensive apps. (games, adobe products, etc...)

    Interestingly, the crashing stops when I plug in a thunderbolt capable monitor. If I use an HDMI connected monitor, the crashing continues.
     
  3. MrAverigeUser macrumors 6502a

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  4. netmanbo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for all your answers guys. I've tried to move out of the /System/Library/Extensions folder the file AppleThunderboltNHI.kext as suggested in the last post of the thread advised by MrAverigeUser, but unfortunately the reboots/crashes keep happening.

    Is there any other permanent fix that won't load the CPU 100% (as other users advised to do in this thread with a Python script: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...10-12-4-mbp-randomly-shuts-off.2039446/page-4 ) ?

    Thanks!
     
  5. MrAverigeUser macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you should go back to Sierra until High Sierra has become a stable OS?
     
  6. netmanbo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am really thinking about it. Actually I'm also thinking about going back to El Capitan without upgrading anymore as it was a much faster and smoother release, even also compared to Sierra.
     
  7. MicroGrumpy macrumors newbie

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  8. MrFacu macrumors newbie

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    I’m having the same exact issue running MBP Lare 2013 on high sierra. I tried installing the nvidia webdrives and gfxcardstatus with no success. Was anyone able to find a fix? Did anyone try downgrading to sierra or El Capitan?
     
  9. ILikeFish macrumors newbie

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    On 10.13.2, deleting AppleThunderboltNHI.kext worked for me.

    Since the 10.13.3 "upgrade" though... the problem returns with a vengance. Reboots randomly every 2-30 minutes!

    Late 2013 retina MBP here too.
     

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