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Minimize graphic effects for better performance?

My computer becomes extremely slow when I connect TWO 27-inch thunderbold screens to it - a Macbook Pro Late 2013 (16Gb Ram/2.7 quad-core/Yosomite 10.10.1). I am suspecting that the graphic card ...
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iMac 27 late 2009 - Grey screen shows at startup on yosemite

iMac screen stuck while watching youtube. After restart system stuck on grey screen :( Tried All these given below Did reset PRAM Did Hard Drive Verify Re-install Yosemite Clean install ...
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Do I need to upgrade only the RAM for making Ubuntu's virtual machine quick and smooth as OS X at the same time?

I own a Mac mini Mid 2011. My Mac mini's details: 8GB RAM DDR3 1333 Intel Core i5 2,3 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I have Ubuntu 14.10 and OS X 10.10 partitions with modified rEFInd, but it's ...
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What's a good graphics card for Yosemite on a Mac Pro 1,1?

I'd like to upgrade my Mac Pro 1,1 (using the EFI workaround hack) to run Yosemite so all my Macs are running the same version of OS X. This old box is only used as an HTPC, so smooth 1080P video ...
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is it possible to run a 4k display using an eGPU on a mid 2012 MacBook Pro (non retina)

I'm interested in driving a 4k display by using an eGPU. I've acquired a Sonnet Thunderbolt ePCI expansion chassis (see here) -- which will allow me to hook 1 double width ePCI card or two single ...
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Slow Macbook Pro Early 2008 Running on Mountain Lion (Possibly due to GPU Failing)

I have a Macbook Pro (Early 2008) running on Mountain Lion with a Samsung SSD. Just a few days ago i've noticed significant lag when switching desktops or using any intensive video program and ...
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Update OS X without using discrete graphics card

I have a Macbook Pro late 2011 and my discrete GPU stopped working about a month ago, so now I have to use the Intel HD Graphics 3000 card only. Anyway, I've deleted some kexts related to my old AMD ...
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How to disable 3D acceleration on the Mac Book Air?

I have a Mac Book Air 2010 with an NVidia GeForce 320M chip. When I use Xcode 6 in the View Debugging tool (a 3D interface that allows debugging the view hierarchy of an app), the computer crashes ...
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Can I upgrade the graphics card in my early 2008 iMac 20" with an 8800GS?

I have a 20" Early 2008 iMac (8,1) and my 2400 XT which is in it currently just isn't cutting it. I'm looking to upgrade to a higher card. I found a thread on macrumors (http://goo.gl/6oEm3j) that ...
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ATI Radeon X1900XT Mac Pro 1.1 Compatibility

I've recently picked up a ATI Radeon X1900XT card that I was told would work with my Mac Pro (original 1.1 version). However when I plugged the card into my pci port and turned the system on, the ...
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Can Parallels use NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M indirectly?

I'd like to run windows 7 via Parallels using a new 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina display. Now, I am considering spending extra on the model with a dedicated graphics card: (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M ...
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Benefits of using MacBook Pro with discrete graphics

I'm trying to choose between MacBookPro Late 2013 with discrete graphics card and MacBookPro Mid 2014 with integrated graphics. Judging from GPU benchmark GeForce GT650M has a minor performance ...
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top / htop for GPU?

I have been having some of the worst performance problems with my Mac Pro that I've ever seen. It seems to start at the darnedest times with no apparent provocation. I've poured through everything ...
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Turn off NVIDIA on Windows 8.1 Bootcamp

Has there be a successful attempt to turn off the NVIDIA graphic card and use the Intel one? I know that in Linux, it is possible to turn off one graphic card and use the other (using vgaswitcheroo). ...
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Why is Mission Control lagging when using the discrete GPU in Mavericks?

I just switched to Mavericks (10.9.4) from the latest Mountain Lion and noticed that my screen, especially noticeable with Mission Control, lags a bit when using the discrete GPU. I've recorded my ...
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Macbook Pro Mid 2010 Google Chrome weird graphical glitch randomly showing when scrolling or writing (schrödinbug)

I have have a MacBook pro late 2010 (now 4 years old), I use it everyday and there's a graphical issue where screens letters become blur and broken, some kind of weird glitch happen every time and I ...
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Graphic noise in OSX

I've been experiencing a strange thing in my MBP 2010 and only in OSX, haven't noticed this when I boot into Windows. Noise happens for a second or two when changing state - loading pages, switching ...
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Battery Life on MBPr (2014 model) with*out* dedicated GPU

I am considering to try MBPr (late 2014 models) coming from Windows environment, which means that I would still need to use Windows about 50% of the time. One of the strong points in favour of MBPr is ...
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Graphics card confusion and pro apps

I'm doing a report and researching various Mac graphics cards and how they would work or not work with pro apps. I'm very confused by all of the terminology and specifications, so I hope I can ...
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MBP 2011: Built-in screen mistakenly treated as external display

System facts MBP (Early 2011) (15") OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5) No external displays connected Chain of events Discrete GPU (AMD Radeon HD 6490M) goes bust [REF-1] I managed to avoid the problem ...
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Limit fps in macbook pro 13

As you know the macbook pro 13 inch model cames with integrated graphics. I have installed istat and I monitored the processor usage and the fps while playing games. It goes to about 80% and the fps ...
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Mid-2010s Kernel Panic GPU - best options?

I'm having issues with kernel panics on a mid-2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch. I have read many threads about this (What's the cause of GPU panics on macbook pro mid 2010?) and the thread that links to ...
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Is there any way to use fullHD monitor with macbook (NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB)

I'm trying to use fullHD monitor with my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010). Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB, Software: OS X ...
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How do you install a graphics card on mac pro 1,1?

Howdo you install a Radeon 6000 series graphics card on mac pro 1,1?
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Flickering on certain sites with Intel HD 3000

I have a mid 2011 macbookpro 15.4 2.2ghz quad core, 16gb ram and ati 6750m w/ intel hd 3000. Mac OS X 10.9.3 & 10.10 beta. Whenever I use chrome v35 and the graphics card is set to use the intel ...
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Is it possible to use the integrated gpu on MBP retina with Bootcamp?

I came across this page which demonstrates that simply two lines need to be changed in order for Windows to detect the integrated gpu and use it: ...
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Performances : Intel HD3000 vs AMD Radeon HD 6490M

I'm working on a MBP 15" 2011 with a new motherboard (Apple changed the previous one in december) and I've now this config : i7 Quad 2.0Ghz; 12 GB DDR3; 250GB SSD samsung 840; Intel HD 3000; AMD ...
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Powering a graphics card in a Mac Pro 2008

I'm looking to update from the stock graphics card in my my Mac Pro 3,1 (2008). The logic board only has two 6-pin ATX connectors, and the card I'm looking at (a GeForce GTX 760) requires one 6-pin ...
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MBPr 2012 15 in. Problem Diagnosing Problem

There's a problem with my macbook and I don't know how to replicate it. I have a good feeling that the problem stems from overheating but I don't have a solid way of showing it if I were to take it to ...
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15" rMBP (mid 2012) - screen won't turn on, fans full speed

Since yesterday I've been having major issues with my 15" Retina MacBook Pro (mid 2012 model). When I boot it, the screen is black (no backlight: Apple logo doesn't light up). I do hear the startup ...
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Quitting some fullscreen apps leaves white lines on screen

When I make Eclipse (or ADT) full screen and then quit it using cmd+q, it causes glitches and white lines all over the screen which move when anything in the screen changes, like when I move the mouse ...
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can i use external graphic card.?

I have a macbook pro retina display late 2013. processor = 2ghz inter core i7 memory = 8GB os = maverick 10.9.2 graphic = 1GB intel graphic card can i use any external graphic card ...
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nVidia + Mavericks Drivers

Is anyone aware of official nVidia drivers for 9x series cards and OSX Mavericks? I'm aware of these but they only seem to support 8 series cards and I have a 9800GTX+
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Why does my MBP Retina Mid 2012 show Intel HD 4000 when it came with an Nvidia GT 650M?

When I click the Apple logo in the top left -> About This Mac -> more info... I see: Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB But I bought it with nVidia GT 650m graphics. So I click the Displays ...
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Switching graphics cards with the screen asleep makes WindowServer freeze

If the display on my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro is asleep when the computer switches from the discrete Nvidia graphics card to the integrated Intel one, WindowServer will freeze. I'm able to move the ...
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Is multi desktop more resource expensive?

I want to understand if connecting a second or third monitor to my MBP means exactly the OS to draw 3x output and stuff, so it is at least 30% more under stress.
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Make Apple Hardware Test work on Mid 2009 MBP with OS X Mavericks

I had some graphics issues after running Bluestacks to run WhatsApp. The screen flickered until I shut down the app and I got worried. So wanted to verify my system using AHT. I got a AHT .pkg ...
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Spring 2010 MBP discrete GPU performace vs current MacBook Air?

I have been using a mid-2010 MacBook Pro with 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 7200 RPM 512 MB hard drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB discrete graphics card. After almost four ...
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Windows 7 Bootcamp Video Driver Issues

I installed Windows 7 32-Bit on my iMac a while ago and im experiencing some video driver issues. I basically use bootcamp for my gaming and stuff. I installed Grand Theft Auto IV on it with the patch ...
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Why does my Mac Pro think it has another display connected?

I just bought an Apple NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT for my 1st gen Mac Pro. It now has a weird issue where it thinks there's another display connected, but there isn't. System Preferences > Displays > ...
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Sourcing a replacement graphics card for an iMac

I have a Early-2009 2.93 GHz 24" iMac, which has a faulty graphics card. I'm keen to try replacing it myself using this excellent guide. Unfortunately the guide doesn't mention any advice on ...
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How do I make sure I purchase the correct replacement gfx card for my iMac?

I have a 24" Early 2009 iMac, and it has a faulty graphics card (detailed here). I'm obviously no longer under warranty or applecare, and I'd like to try to replace the part myself. I'm unsure about ...
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Can I upgrade the Radeon Pro graphics card in my iMac early-2008?

I have a 20″ early-2008 iMac with Radeon Pro (256 MB) and I wish to upgrade it. Are there any suitable (and more powerful) replacements for it (the video card)?
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Switch to Intel Iris Pro on MacBook Pro under Windows

After a successful installation of Windows (Windows Server 2012 R2) on a MacBook Pro (Late 2013, 15") I've noticed that only the Nvidia graphics card is recognized in the device manager. So I've tried ...
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Ubuntu on iMac: graphics

I have just got a new iMac 14.3 with 21.5″ display. It has Intel i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card with GPU (Device ID: 0x00fe9). I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it (dual boot with ...
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How to always use integrated graphic card in Macbook Pro

I use the Automatic Graphics Switching option as noted in this Apple support document. However sometimes it will still switch to the discrete graphic card. Is there a way to disable this?
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Is there a way to view and control the powerstate of the discrete GPU on a 2011 MBP in OSX?

I noticed that running with the discrete GPU uses more power and generates more heat. I just need the discrete GPU to drive an external monitor, I'm not concerned about performance. By controling the ...
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Can I update to OS X Mavericks if I get a new graphics card?

I have a 2006 Mac Pro and have been wanting to update to OS X Mavericks but I can't because I have a Radeon X1900 graphics card and that is not supported any more by Apple. I have OS X 10.6.8 running ...
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Why does Automator need the discrete GPU?

My 15" MacBook Pro with Retina was getting quite hot while I was just browsing the web, so I opened Maverick's Activity Monitor to see what was using so much energy. I discovered that the discrete ...
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Mac freezes on startup with vertical striped bands

I have an early Intel Macbook 13.3" that freezes on startup with strange bands down the screen. I'm unable to do anything. Any ideas on what would cause this?