This stupid driver claim really annoys me because this is how Apple reacts to everything bad that is a hardware issue, first it was the iPhone 4 now its this where they blame some sort of driver issue, when its quite clearly a hardware issue. You crash and slowdown when your CPU is getting hot specifically in this case because of the shared heat sink.
Quite frankly, if you have problems with your CPU getting hot and you are going around acting like its a non issue, I have to question if you really have a MBP or have ever had a laptop get hot, it SLOWS DOWN A LOT, which is quite frustrating.
Oh yeah and if its a driver issue, it would be a Apple problem, if the solution is the IGP, the Apple drivers should if a problem is happening with cooling switch to the IGP. Windows 7 and nVidia has it down with the Optimus to the point where it they switch on a program by program basis.
Originally Posted by jNSK;12811375
I wonder what they were doing to make them crash. I regularly encode DVD's, download from the Usenet at 50 connections, browse the web and listen to music on my 13" MacBook Pro.
It's the standard model, though, maybe it's something to do with the graphics chips of the higher-end models.
Discrete graphics are causing the problem with the shared heatsink.