Nearing two months with rMBP

zachnelson

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I ordered on release day, and was in the 3-5 category and was one of the first group of people to receive our rMBPs.

About two weeks ago I started using it in 1920x1200 resolution, and it actually is performing really well. Tons of people on here have been complaining about lag and issues etc, however I've had none of it.

One question though, when the screen locks, and the screensaver is on, when I want to log back in, the window doesn't appear. I can type my password and login like normal, but there isn't a box or my picture etc. This started to happen around the time I got my Apple TV and installed GFXCard Status. Can either be related?
 

AZREOSpecialist

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Mar 15, 2009
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I ordered on release day, and was in the 3-5 category and was one of the first group of people to receive our rMBPs.

About two weeks ago I started using it in 1920x1200 resolution, and it actually is performing really well. Tons of people on here have been complaining about lag and issues etc, however I've had none of it.

One question though, when the screen locks, and the screensaver is on, when I want to log back in, the window doesn't appear. I can type my password and login like normal, but there isn't a box or my picture etc. This started to happen around the time I got my Apple TV and installed GFXCard Status. Can either be related?
No lag here either in any of the scaled modes, so much ado over nothing. Those who keep promoting the lag issue are nothing more than trolls. One or more of them is guaranteed to reply this post calling me out - that's how we know they are trolls. Call a troll a troll and he will be sure to respond and voluntarily identify himself! :)

I would probably uninstall GFXCard Status, I've read reports in other threads of it causing glitches with the video.
 

appletwig

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Aug 10, 2012
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No lag here either in any of the scaled modes, so much ado over nothing. Those who keep promoting the lag issue are nothing more than trolls. One or more of them is guaranteed to reply this post calling me out - that's how we know they are trolls. Call a troll a troll and he will be sure to respond and voluntarily identify himself! :)

I would probably uninstall GFXCard Status, I've read reports in other threads of it causing glitches with the video.
I have been troubleshooting for a couple of days regarding video issues like screen tearing, weird graphic glitches, slow login, slow restarts. All of which points to these few possibilties - the mac's gpu default switching, the hd4000, the 650M graphics card or gfxcardstatus.

After uninstalling gfxcardstatus, the problems seem to disappear, which leads me to believe there is some conflict going on between gfxcardstatus and apples default switching. One sure sign that screen tearing is about to happen is when gfxcardstatus refuses to acknowledge the switch between integrated and discrete (no notification pops up showing the switch). At that point all i have to do is log out, and log back in, all hell would break loose.

Other tell tale signs signalling screen tearing is about to happen are slow restart, slow logout, vlc refusing to open, text input fields deleting text that i typed, weird graphical glitches on safari. I seriously am wondering if the hd4000 is the real culprit behind all this nonsense. Im sure im not the only one experiencing this.

Gfxcardstatus is an amazing tool for saving battery life, it really would be a waste not to have it installed.
 
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chrisfromalbany

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Jun 24, 2010
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I ordered on release day, and was in the 3-5 category and was one of the first group of people to receive our rMBPs.

About two weeks ago I started using it in 1920x1200 resolution, and it actually is performing really well. Tons of people on here have been complaining about lag and issues etc, however I've had none of it.

One question though, when the screen locks, and the screensaver is on, when I want to log back in, the window doesn't appear. I can type my password and login like normal, but there isn't a box or my picture etc. This started to happen around the time I got my Apple TV and installed GFXCard Status. Can either be related?
I get the password window but can't type anything for maybe 5-10 seconds in window. But I took this as normal sleep mode to awake mode.
 

minnus

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Aug 12, 2011
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Those who keep promoting the lag issue are nothing more than trolls. One or more of them is guaranteed to reply this post calling me out - that's how we know they are trolls. Call a troll a troll and he will be sure to respond and voluntarily identify himself! :)

You do realize what the definition of a troll is, and how your post is a definition troll post... right?
 

zachnelson

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Oct 23, 2010
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I have uninstalled GFXCard Status, and yet I am still experiencing the same issue :(.