MBPr Freezes when Graphics card switches

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EmbraceTheOne, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. EmbraceTheOne macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hey all!

    I have a Mid-2015 15" Retina MBP. Intel iris pro graphics along with the AMD Gfx card. I have graphics card switching enabled to help save battery life. It seems that whenever it switches from Iris to AMD my Mac freezes for a good 60 seconds or even more. But the weird thing is, The cards switch when im only doing simple tasks such as browsing the web. If i switch quickly between a few tabs, it freaks out and just freezes.

    I'm not quite sure what the issue it. If I disable switching the issue disappears. But i don't necessarily want to do that.

    Thoughts? I am completely up to date on all OS updates.
  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 603

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Sounds like a problem with the Flash Player plugin (web browser), which uses GPU hardware acceleration and is not necessary for many websites.
  3. EmbraceTheOne thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2011
    Which is this?

    It's happened twice today..Computer froze just by closing out of Youtube Tab's in safari.

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