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post #31 of 161
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Title should be renamed to: ATI drivers for OSX cause kernel panics and flickering with 24" monitors.

Shocking that ATI drivers are the culprit yet again...

Don't blame Apple.
Don't blame ATI for Apple's bad cooling hardware.
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post #32 of 161
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That test was and still is really... iffy...

First, and probably most important, the fans on that MacBook Pro aren't spinning fast enough. 2k RPM at ~100C on the CPU? I don't think so. That's blazingly slow and would be VERY QUIET. They never tell you how fast the comparison laptop's fans are spinning...

Second, it's compared against a laptop with a much weaker integrated GPU vs a more powerful dedicated GPU (more heat from the latter).

Third, it only hit 90c in OS X... that's only a difference of 9c.
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post #33 of 161
Oh wow. Apple hardware failing? Well it could be due to AMD-side problems but hey, it should have done extensive stress-testing before shipping the product. Now Jobs has to say something witty (or just plain absurd) for damage control.
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post #34 of 161
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In before Jobs saying "Just don't use them that way".
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post #35 of 161
You're clearly supposed to hold the Macbook sideways when you use it.
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You're clearly supposed to hold the Macbook sideways when you use it.
nah, you need a WC mod, aparently
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post #37 of 161
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This isn't really a big deal, it's not like its a hardware issue. It should be fixed in a week, if not sooner. According to the help wiki setting it to integrated graphics only will fix it, so its probably a bug with the drivers for the AMD GPUs.
/Sarcasm on

No it is never Apples fault, lets blame AMD.

/Sarcasm off
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post #38 of 161
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/Sarcasm on

No it is never Apples fault, lets blame AMD.

/Sarcasm off
So... it's just coincidence that the unofficial work around for this until its fixed by Apple is to use the IGP instead of the dedicated AMD GPU?

Also, I wasn't actually blaming AMD, in fact, I thought it was Apple that wrote the AMD drivers (like with NVidia IIRC). My point was this: software issue, should be fixed soon enough.
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post #39 of 161
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So... it's just coincidence that the unofficial work around for this until its fixed by Apple is to use the IGP instead of the dedicated AMD GPU?

Also, I wasn't actually blaming AMD, in fact, I thought it was Apple that wrote the AMD drivers (like with NVidia IIRC). My point was this: software issue, should be fixed soon enough.
If AMD wrote the apple drivers.

I'm not even going to go there.
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If AMD wrote the apple drivers.

I'm not even going to go there.
What exactly do you mean "If AMD wrote the apple drivers"? It's an AMD GPU, what's so strange that AMD wrote the drivers for it on OS X? They do it on Windows.

Are AMD drivers written by Apple or not? I assumed not as of the reply to my post above.
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