Rendering(?) problem when browsing, Chrome's fault?

nassosdim

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Original poster
Aug 12, 2011
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Hello everyone,

I have a MacBook Pro 13'', mid-2010 model and recently I began noticing something annoying. It seems that when I'm browsing with Chrome and I scroll a web page there's a chance that the page will start looking like this:

http://cl.ly/1L023v1W2K0O393n231R

I honestly don't know who to blame: Some people refer to this as a graphics card problem while others as a Chrome one.

Please help. :(

Edit: Stop the press, we've got an update!

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=0a971e592359a34a&hl=en

A person who has the same problem reports that it happened when he was using Xcode. So it's not a Chrome-exclusive issue.
 
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malman89

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May 29, 2011
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Pretty sure it's a Chrome problem... perhaps in collaboration with your GPU. I get the same issue - though not that bad and very rarely - when using Chrome in Windows XP or OSX. It happens when Alt+Tabbing or Command+Tabbing from something - say the desktop - to Chrome, right? Or another program to Chrome. Then there's that distorted mixing of whatever is behind it or just switched from.
 

Andy156

macrumors newbie
Mar 21, 2011
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Thank god. I thought it was just my GPU. I only have this problem when I try using Chrome.
 

nassosdim

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 12, 2011
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There is a known problem with the 2010 GPUs, but I'm not sure if this is the same issue. Maybe some of the suggestions in the link below are helpful.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4088
No, that's not it. Mine's the 13-inch model.

Thank god. I thought it was just my GPU. I only have this problem when I try using Chrome.
Edit: Stop the press, we've got an update!

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=0a971e592359a34a&hl=en

A person who has the same problem reports that it happened when he was using Xcode. So it's not a Chrome-exclusive issue.

Gonna downgrade to Snow Leopard later today if this won't be resolved.
 
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thundersteele

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Oct 19, 2011
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brianfast

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Jun 11, 2010
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No, that's not it. Mine's the 13-inch model.



Edit: Stop the press, we've got an update!

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=0a971e592359a34a&hl=en

A person who has the same problem reports that it happened when he was using Xcode. So it's not a Chrome-exclusive issue.

Gonna downgrade to Snow Leopard later today if this won't be resolved.
This is known problem, but Apple is ignoring it. I also use Chrome, but I have also seen the error in Safari

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1196552/
http://att.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1307621
 

nassosdim

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 12, 2011
6
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After downgrading to SL I used Chrome for hours, scrolling through blogs and wallpaper collections. So far no issues. I haven't installed Xcode yet but I'll do it tomorrow. From the looks of it it's clearly GPU drivers under Lion that frak up the rendering with artifacts.

Totally unacceptable.
 

alphaod

macrumors Core
Feb 9, 2008
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After downgrading to SL I used Chrome for hours, scrolling through blogs and wallpaper collections. So far no issues. I haven't installed Xcode yet but I'll do it tomorrow. From the looks of it it's clearly GPU drivers under Lion that frak up the rendering with artifacts.

Totally unacceptable.
So instead of using another perfectly functional browser (ie: Firefox, Safari, Opera), you decided it was easier to reinstall the OS? :confused:
 

nassosdim

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 12, 2011
6
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So instead of using another perfectly functional browser (ie: Firefox, Safari, Opera), you decided it was easier to reinstall the OS? :confused:
Which part of the "happens in Xcode too" did you missed?

A person who has the same problem reports that it happened when he was using Xcode. So it's not a Chrome-exclusive issue.
Now, let's get something straight:

a) People with other MBP's use Xcode and Chrome without this issue (means it's not application's fault).
b) This issue doesn't happen in my MBP under Snow Leopard (means it's not my faulty hardware).
c) Other people also get this https://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=14235556#post14235556

Not Chrome's fault.
 
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