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X3100 issue on snow leopard

9078 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2010 4:13 AM by iGrinch RSS
Pipiskin Calculating status...
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all shadows looks like this
on leopard two days ago everything was fine

is it driver problem or GPU overheat ?
macbook air 1.6/X3100, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
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    Sep 6, 2009 9:36 AM (in response to Pipiskin)
    I'm running Snow Leopard on the same computer with no problems. What is your CPU power doing in your Activity Monitor? it looks like your fan is running high for only 52C. Mine is still idling (2000RPM) at 60C.



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  • Edmund Pirali Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Sep 6, 2009 5:58 PM (in response to Pipiskin)
    Question: did you notice this problem before you installed iStat Menu and the drivers to monitor temperature/fan speed? Is it still there if you boot in safe mode (by holding down shift during the boot process until the login screen appears with "Safe Mode" showing?)
    MacBook Air Rev B (1.86/128SSD), Mac OS X (10.6), 2GB RAM
  • Edmund Pirali Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Sep 7, 2009 10:36 AM (in response to Pipiskin)
    You are welcome. You may want to report your configuration and the issue to the developers of iStat. I am really weary of installing extensions to monitor settings, it just isn't worth it.
    MacBook Air Rev B (1.86/128SSD), Mac OS X (10.6), 2GB RAM
  • Edmund Pirali Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Sep 9, 2009 2:26 PM (in response to Pipiskin)
    Well, it looks like either a bug or some kind of hardware failure. My bet is on a bug with the X3100 compositing code, as it seems to happen with compositing multiple windows onto the display.

    You should report to Apple.
    MacBook Air Rev B (1.86/128SSD), Mac OS X (10.6), 2GB RAM
  • pjrobertson Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2009 2:02 AM (in response to Pipiskin)
    This has happened once to me. A restart solved the problem

    I reported the bug to apple, I guess that's what anybody with this problem should do.

    I'm also on 10.6.1 with a GMA X3100
    Macbook SR - late 2007, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • babelhoo Calculating status...
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    Dec 25, 2009 4:31 PM (in response to Pipiskin)
    Hi,

    The same symptoms started to appear on my white MacBook (Penryn, last year's model) with the same Intel X3100 chip, I THINK, not sure, it started a while after upgrading to 10.6.2, did not recall it with 10.6.1.
    It gets very annoying!! Did anyone diagnosed if the problem is Snow Leopard or an actual problem of the hardware?
    Now it happens a few times a day. What seems strange; the X3100 does not have memory, it uses the system's memory, I ran memtest and found no problem with the RAM.

    Ideas? Apple, if this is an OS bug, please fix it!
    Macbook Penryn, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:46 PM (in response to babelhoo)
    I had this problem with trying to connect external displays. Before update it worked fine after update to Snow Leopard 10.6.2 it's very selective on the displays you try to connect to it. It seems that someone removed something in the coding which is affecting the graphics on older macbooks. I'd like to see Apple fix this but I'm sure they'll just let the problem die out with us having to buy new hardware.
    2.2 Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • iGrinch Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2010 4:02 AM (in response to JGrat)
    Same problem here, guys. And there'r also a line under menu bar. Sometimes it's black, sometimes grey. GMA white macbook. Looks like video problem. But, i bought it more than a year ago. Will they replace it?
    Macbook white (GMA), Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • JGrat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 7, 2010 9:41 PM (in response to iGrinch)
    Several friends and I have brainstormed and looked through this issue. There is for sure an issue with the integrated graphics on these computers. We haven't been able to narrow it down yet but we're fairly certain it's a driver support-recognition issue. Simple solution for everyone. Buy an external USB graphics card. The Display-link ones seem to work pretty well with macs and the beta driver seems to work fine. There may be a millisecond lag but it's better than having no video at all and it's barely noticeable. Cost is about $50-$70 and it's plug and play.
    2.2 Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • iGrinch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 31, 2010 4:13 AM (in response to JGrat)
    10.6.3 didn't help at all. ***? I send a bug at apple bug reporter with videos and the haven't answered me!
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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