Retina 15'' MBP Freezing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Trey M, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

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    I have a first gen, 2.3 GHZ 15'' Retina Mbp, and lately I've noticed the graphics switching is causing the laptop to just completely freeze for 3-4 seconds. It's not terribly inconvenient, but it's just odd a machine this powerful would be freezing for any time at all.

    I do have gfxCardStatus installed and running, with dynamic switching always being selected. Maybe the problem is just coming from gfxCardStatus, or maybe it's the laptop itself. Anyone have a similar experience with their first gen Retinas?
     
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it's normal for there to be a slight pause when the graphics switch. I've noticed the same thing happens to me every now and then.
     
  3. Trey M thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

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    I know there is supposed to be a slight pause, which is something I have always experienced, but really lately I've noticed longer pauses (3-4 seconds, not a stutter) and that's what I'm concerned about.
     
  4. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose it depends on what application the graphics card is switching for. If you're running a game or something graphic intensive and the cards switch, it might take longer to adjust.
     

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