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Questions tagged [gpu]

Graphics Processing Unit, a processor dedicated to producing the display output.

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Are there any utilities out there that allow you to manually define available screen area?

I have a spare 27 inch monitor that I'd like to use in vertical mode as a side monitor, but it's way too tall - are there any tools out there that allow you to manually define the effective usable ...
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Why am I seeing subtle horizontal lines? (Intel HD Graphics 4000)

I can't take screenshot of it and a picture taken with an iPhone doesn't show it, but here is an exaggeration of what it looks like (visible all over the screen): It appeared very recently; probably ...
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How to fix MacBook Pro Display which is not working [closed]

I guess the reason you clicked this question is that you thought it was the backlight issue but it is not. This problem puzzles me. ISSUE: My display does not work. What MacBook do I have? ...
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iMac macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 white/grey screen and progress bar

I no longer have access to my iMac since 2019-03-26, the last date that it worked normally. I restarted my iMac on 2019-03-26 and since then it does not want to display the desktop anymore. It shows ...
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Why Will 2012 Mac Pro will work with 2 graphics cards, but not one?

I have a 2012 Mac Pro which must be updated to a Metal compatible card. When I swap the cards, the screen shows nothing and I do not believe it boots. When I put in the original card and the new card ...
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Evaluating a service advertising “new video GPU” for macbook pros with the GPU defect

If someone advertises a service for a "NEW VIDEO GPU"for the 2011-2012 MacBooks with the GPU defect, could that be other than fraudulent? Isn't the defect in the solder used for the GPU (low lead), ...
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Two of the original video cards in 2009 Mac Pro?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro and am curious about whether or not I can put two of the stock video cards in it. My friend has an identical Mac Pro, but has a better video card. I could put his old stock one ...
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MacBook Pro 15, 2015 Fans are very noisy

I bought a restored MacBook Pro 15 2015 (MacBookPro11,5). And noticed a strange behavior: 1) Fans are very noisy. For example, if i watch a video on YouTube 4k 60 fps, then the temperature of the ...
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Disable Macbook internal display

I own a Macbook Pro 13 2017 (2 thunderbolt ports), and I would like to disable the internal display when an external monitor is connected to it through USB-C. I have ruled out the following Turn ...
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Intel® Core™ i5-7360U Processor bottleneck for an RTX 2060 GPU

I am planning to buy an RTX 2060 GPU, primarily for deep learning. I have a MacBook Pro 13-Inch (Mid-2017 Retina Display), which has a Intel® Core™ i5-7360U Processor. I read at certain places on the ...
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(Safely) Disable dGPU on 2018 15" MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

Is there a way to safely disable the Radeon Pro 560X dGPU on the 2018 15" MacBook Pro? I know I can go the other way (force dGPU only) via the 'Automatic graphics switching' check box in Energy Saver ...
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Hack to hide TeamViewer dock icon, issue with restarting app

I don't like TeamViewer taking up space on the Dock. I followed this tutorial to hide the dock icon, leaving me with only a menubar icon, which works great. TeamViewer is set to start at login. ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2015 iGPU slows down from normal 750mhz to 200mhz

I've faced with issue when sometimes after leaving sleep mode the iGPU is going into 200mhz instead normal 750mhz. The UI works slow, especially while you're switching desktops, scrolling in WebStorm ...
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Most compact solution for external monitor for 2011 MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro's dGPU failed and I did the software "fix" where I am forcing the use of the integrated GPU. Unfortunately because of disabling the dGPU there is no way to connect the external monitor ...
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MacBook Pro 17" Early 2011 running without the AMD GPU

Well, after my Discrete GPU failed for third time, I decide to eliminate it from the system, and followed the instruction from LangLangC in: GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen All works fine ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro: High Sierra post dGPU bypass fix: Reverts on reboot and temperature handling problems

Hello all and thank in advance! I have followed LangLangC’s process in GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen which was seemed a miracle after Apple said my graphics card was fried and there was ...
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How to determine if the graphics card is at fault on an iMac?

I ended up with an Mid 2010 21.5" iMac that I wanted to dust off and give to my kids. They have light needs, but I'd love to start introducing them to messaging and email with family, plus some ...
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Does this MacBook have a screen or GPU problem?

This is on an Early 2011 Macbook Pro 17" with i7 2.2ghz and the Intel + Radeon HD6750: If it is a screen error then I don't mind fixing it myself, but if the GPU is the problem, I'm worried I might ...
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Single User mode (10.13.6) write locked with SIP disabled

In the light of unbricking my 2011 MBPro due to the known dGPU failure, I am following LangLangC's (great!) response/guide in GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen; combined with some other threads ...
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Green lines on black pixels on screen that disappear with pressure points - Macbook Pro mid 2010

My macbook pro is showing green lines (that flicker sometimes) on black pixels. This disappears when I pressure in some random places on my macbook's body. What I've done so far: Replaced the screen ...
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Problem with external screen resolution on Mac Book Pro

My MacBook Pro 2013 with two graphic cards (suppose that this caused an issue). I've got an external display - a Dell U2713HM with maximum resolution 2560x1600, but the MacBook shows only 1920x1080. ...
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How to enable mini-DVI on iMac with dead screen

I have an early 2008 iMac with a graphics card so dead that the display is not clear enough to be able to see where the password entry box is. I would like to use a mini-DVI to DVI adaptor to connect ...
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White Screen edges on Macbook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro 15 inch, 2014 model, with 2 GPUs: Intel and NVIDIA 750M. Last Monday I turned it on and I noticed that the screen is white as you can see in the picture. The problem is that ...
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Whiter screen on MacBook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro 15 inch, 2014 model, with 2 GPUs: Intel and NVIDIA 750M. Last Monday I turned it on and I noticed that the screen is white as you can see in the picture. I don't know what is ...
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Disable SIP with third-party GPU

I'm running Mojave on a MacPro5,1 (previously 4,1), which requires using an upgraded GPU, and I'm using the Radeon RX580 (which is listed by Apple as supported). I need to disable SIP to enable ...
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External GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run 4k at 60Hz?

Would an external GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run a 4k display at 60Hz? Or would the CPU in the mac mini prevent this.
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2018 Mac Mini 4k Scaling issue

I just bought a 2018 Mac Mini (3.2 GHz i7) and three 4k monitors (one 32 inch and two 27 inch). The setup is great, but there is one flaw. 4k is too small! This is a common complaint and while Apple ...
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What would cause graphic glitches like this? (pics attached)

I have a 2015 15" MBP fully maxed out - GPU, i7, 1TB, running fresh High Sierra install. I've been having a ton of problems with it throttling (Intel SpeedStep kicking in) even under less than heavy ...
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GPU memory is overloaded

I'm using iStats Menu to monitor the loading of my MBP. And when my external 4k monitor LG 27UK850-W is connected via USB type C I can see that my GPU Memory is overloaded (currently 744%), though ...
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eGPU support in Mac/macOS

I'm wondering whether an external GPU can be (almost) as efficient as the same internal GPU? I need to have a fast computer even when I have a lot of windows open on many virtual desktops and when I ...
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MacBook Pro Motherboard Upgrade Compatability

So today, my trusty Early 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro had its screen go black with the backlight and keyboard keys on, audio still playing, but unresponsive to keyboard input. This happened twice more ...
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2015 MBP - how to force integrated graphics?

I have a specifically MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) MacBookPro11,5 (indeed "AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2048 MB Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB") You can easily (when they finally fixed that) force it ...
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Is it possible to use eGPU on an external monitor and another monitor plugged right into the mac which can use internal gpu

I'm using a late 2016 15-inch Macbook Pro with a Radeon Pro 455 internal gpu, a sonnet Radeon RX 580 eGPU, and three external monitors. Because the three monitors are connected to the to the eGPU, ...
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Macbook Pro constant artifacts in the screen

I'm Currently using MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013, OSX Mojave). I was getting the artifacts occasionally only while I was viewing photos, processing videos in FCP and artifacts won't show ...
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Update to 10.14.1 on Mac Pro 5.1 results in black screen

I tried to update my Mac Pro 5.1 with the delta updater to 10.14.1 from 10.14. I have a Sapphire RX 580 installed. After some minutes I saw he load screen but after that the screen turned black. I ...
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Will updating macOS delete my kext configuration I have after disabling discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I have followed all the instructions provided at MacBook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI? My question is: Is it safe to update my macOS to latest High Sierra or even to Mojave ...
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MacPro 6,1 (late 2013) - 4 monitors using only 1 of 2 available graphics cards

Late 2013 mac pro 32GB ram, AMD FirePro D500 3072mb. All monitors plugged into their own individual thunderbolt ports. Performance has been abysmal over the last few months. Many coreaudio errors; ...
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Is dGPU disabler permanent on 2011 MBP?

I've found this tool (http://dosdude1.com/gpudisable/) to disable dedicated GPU on my MBP late 2011 (I just bought it from eBay). The Mac has no problems right now but it's just preventive. I will ...
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Displayport to USB-C or GPU card for eGPU with Thunderbolt Output

Background: I purchased an LG Ultrafine 5k monitor per Tim Cook's recommendation. This only has a Thunderbolt-3 input. Awesome monitor, but very limited when it comes to what you can drive it with. ...
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How do I connect power to a NVIDIA GTX 1070 Founders Edition in a 2009 Mac Pro?

I am installing an NVIDIA GTX 1070 in a 2009 Mac Pro. I have seen all kinds of cables selling on Amazon and eBay to power GPUs in a Mac Pro so I want to make sure I get the right one. Looking at the ...
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Skype switches to discrete graphics card and shows blank settings

When I force Mac to use integrated graphics card, Skype displays blank page when clicking settings. Skype works fine with discrete graphics card, but I cannot use it since I have a faulty discrete ...
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Do I have to “flash” an NVIDIA GTX 10XX (1070/1080/1080ti) to get it to use PCIe 2.0 on a Mac Pro?

According to MacVidCards.com, one must use a modified ROM on a stock PC video card to get it to use the PCIe 2.0 spec vs the PCIe 1.0 spec when installed on a Mac Pro. A MacRumors post suggests that ...
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Mac Pro 1,1/2,1 GPU upgrade

I want to upgrade my Mac Pro 2,1 to El Capitan. If I go for an HD 5770 gpu does it have to be a Mac specific card. Are there any other compatible GPUs.
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How to make Windows 10 run GT120 and GTX 980ti

I can't make both cards work properly on Windows 10. Here's what I've tried. I've got a successful Windows 10 installation over my Mac Pro (mid 2010) over Sierra, installed the boot camp drivers as ...
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GPU-defect Macbook Pro 2011 does not accept csrutil disable anymore (10.13.6)

I have a failing Macbook Pro and have deactivated the discrete GPU by doing something [editors note: help us help you by detailing what modifications you made to deactivate the GPU]. Now on this ...
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Is it possible to replace the GPU in this 2006 iMac?

Is it possible to replace the GPU in this 2006 iMac? If yes what kind of models fit in there under the cooler?
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MacBook Pro 2011 having problems with sleeping and screen brightness after removing GPU drivers (it had failed)?

My MacBook Pro 2011 GPU has failed earlier last week, I had to remove the GPU drivers to get it to work again. After doing so, it either doesn't sleep at all (when closing the lid), or it goes to ...
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What processes are using how much of my GPU?

I sometimes have an issue where something decides to take up 100% of my GPUs clock cycles. Activity Monitor only shows this as a solid block of usage in the activity monitor, but it doesn't give me ...
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How to know if Macbook Pro new Logic Board has new video chipset

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro which has been unusable for a couple months due to the famous GPU issue found on those machines. I went to a place where they repair those kind of things and they told ...
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Early 2011 Macbook Pro faulty GPU or Logic Board?

I have a 15" Macbook Pro from early 2011 and am trying to figure out whether the logic board is broken. Background and Original Symptoms In 2016, my Macbook first showed signs of a broken GPU. Since ...