Are you connected to the wall? I read somewhere that you need to be connected. I think you should be able to see some sort of indication on the magsafe connector. The light will turn from green to orange (if the battery is fully charged), or go off then back on. Again, I read this somewhere, haven't tried it myself.
The SMC reset seems to be a temporary fix. From what I've observed, the framerates in Borderlands 2 are at 40-50 when i first boot into windows. But, if I've played for about one hour, they drop below 20. As a test, I left it paused and came back two hours later, the frame rate was unplayable at 5-10. To me, it seems to be a heat issue. When the fans are chugging hard, the frames per sec seem to be really low. Anyone else experience this?
This is not the problem I have. I am playing in OSX, I close WoW/Diablo and shut the lid on the MacBook (sleep mode) unplug it, take it to another room (ironically the bedroom which is about 2-4 degrees cooler), plug it back in, open it up restart WoW/Diablo from launcher and frame rate has dropped to 5-10fps. The fans do not go at all. It sounds like your problem is a heat problem? Which I assume may be due to Windows. The other problem which most people on this forum seem to have is that the SMC somehow sets itself to the lowest possible setting so it isn't even possible for the computer to get hot as it is barely using anything. I have also noticed that where I have the energy saver set to highest graphics (not auto switching) it randomly switches back itself.
Unfortunately I live in the UAE and there is no real Apple service here, so I cannot report it until I am I'm the UK for Xmas.
I have the same issue as you, SMC reset works. Doesn't seem related to heat as I can play as long as I want without issues, but waking up from sleep seems to be the issue.
I've called support several times, but they are pretty clueless here and it seemed to have happend with the latest EFI update, at least the timing seems right. I'll go by an apple store again, to see if that helps, but so far I have had no luck. They just ask me to re-install, which does not solve this issue.
Hi. I have problem with lags, and after reading this thread still cant find solution. I installed win7 via bootcamp and latest drivers from nvidia (306.23). After few days of normal gameplay, suddenly, i experienced lags - after playing mass effect 3 for 5 minutes I'm receiving lag tick every 1 sec, even after game closed and laptops cools down, it continues (i can see it on windows animations), only reboot helps, inspected through nvidia inspector - max temperature 72 degrease, 900/2500. What can i do?
SMC reset works only for limited amount of time, 1 day maximum, and then all goes around.
I called in it. They had me do something I haven't seen on the forum, a pram reset.
It seems to have fixed my FPS for now. They also told me to take the MBP into an apple retail store for a hardware diag tests.
So looks like I may have stumbled on something that works, this is only for advanced users though and I take no responsibility for any issues arising from following the below steps.
Nvidia released new MacOS 10.8.2 drivers, but you need to change the .dist file before they will install. Generally nvidia drivers work with all their GPUs, but they only release drivers for GPUs they actually specifically tested, anyways.
First thing first, check that you are on MacOS 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion), installing these drivers on any other version of MacOS will break your system and you'll be unable to boot, you've been warned!
1) Install the latest Nvidia CUDA drivers found here, no need to change anything these install without having to modify anything
2) Install the latest Nvidia MacOS drivers, these does not support MacBook pro retina by default so you'll have to modify the package.
3) After you download open the Retail-304.00.05f02-macosx file and shortly after a new window should open called NVIDIA Drivers. Inside is an icon looking like an open box and the filename is 304.00.05f02 Web Release.
4) Drag this box to your desktop
5) Right click the file on your desktop and select Show Package Content
6) Expand the Content folder and you'll see a file called Distribution.dist
7) Right-click and select open with, then Other...
8) Scroll down until you find TextEdit, double-click TextEdit
9) Locate this line: var found_hardware = 0;
10) change 0 to 1 so the line reads: var found_hardware = 1;
11) Close Textedit
12) Close Finder
13) Double click the 304.00.05f02 Web Release file that you copied to your desktop
14) Let it install, when it asks you to reboot, click reboot
15) Hope it works!
So far it's been working for me, but I only tested for a few hours, so no guarantees this fix is permanent, but for me it was worth a shot at least!
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Good job, teggo!
I have to point out that since my first, and only SMC reset, I've yet to encounter graphics performance issues. I do make a lot of rebooting, to run Windows and back, and I regularly put my rmbp to sleep.
Here's to hoping I don't have to use this workaround
Thanks again for the tip! Best,