MacBook Pro Graphics Firmware Update for Unibody 17's

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  1. PLin macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, I wonder if this will sort out the external display problems as well...
     
  5. menomano macrumors member

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    how

    I wonder "how" they addressed this issue. I wouldnt be surprised if they had just adjusted how quiuckly the fans come on or they just underclocked the GPU :rolleyes:
     
  6. macfrik macrumors 6502

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    yeah. Wheres the one that fixes my computer? I'm waiting APPLE! LOL
     
  7. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    So, did it fix the 17" gpu glitch...?? Anybody?
     
  8. simonpickard macrumors regular

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    I'll try it tonight when I get back from work.
    Just wondering what it fixes?

    Fingers crossed it's the fan issues a lot of people have been having (including me).

    Regards,
    Simon
     
  9. PLin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seems to fix the problem for me.
     
  10. Hack On Wheels macrumors newbie

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    I'm curious, what was it like before, and what changes have you noticed now? This sounds really promising!
     
  11. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    The lines went distortion went away instantly?
     
  12. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Im worried about installing it because I don't have any issues on my system
     
  13. PLin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The lines only appeared when I worked the CPU/GPU really hard. After I updated the firmware, no matter how much I worked the CPU/GPU, I couldn't get the lines to appear again, so I'm pretty sure the firmware update resolved the issue.
     
  14. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Do you notice your fans cranking up higher than usual? Possibly to keep the GPU cooler? But then it should just be called an SMC update.. hmm..
     
  15. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    No issues here either but I'm going for it.
     
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    Just to let you know that this fixed my heat issues in windows!

    I haven't noticed the fans spinning up any faster as yet, but the temps are way down so I'm a very happy bunny!

    Good job apple! :)


    Regards,
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  18. simonpickard macrumors regular

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    :mad:

    Argh!!! Spoke too soon. No idea what's going on but the temps are back again after a reboot.

    This is in vista 64Bit by the way.

    At ldle I'm getting around 56degrees on the cores.

    No ideas what's going on with it now.

    Back to input remapper I guess! :(

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  19. Pagga macrumors 6502

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    So what exactely does this update do besides fix bugs?
    Are screens getting brighter?
    I have no issues from the start, should I update none the less?

    P
     
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  21. rknrolls macrumors newbie

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    Anyone managed to get some conclusive answers on this one?

    Did the firmware work for the people who could reproduce the issue before?

    Ppl seem to be suggesting that this might still be h/w related....

    OR is not one seeing the lines issue on their 17" at all in high graphics mode?

    Others say.... they might have underclocked the GPU, geekbench tests show otherwise..... who knows!

    Can anybody confirm that the issue is def fixed?..... :confused:
     
  22. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I had the black bar/screen flash/flicker - the update seems to have taken care of it. I've been through 7 sleep/wake cycles without any problems, whereas before, it would have been pretty well guarantee to trigger the problem (waking up).
     
  23. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Applied the update. Nothing special. System runs just as normal. Seems like the battery life improved by 10 minutes in 9600GT but thats about it. Heat is just as normal (68-80 deg C GPU Diode average)
     
  24. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    I just installed the update, and now my 17" MBP doesn't make the Apple Turn on Sound when you first press the power button to turn the computer on. How wierd :rolleyes: still not very important.
     

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