Question: gfxcardstatus 2.44i
Hello all. Long story short, my 2011 macbook pro has the dreaded logic board issue. Whenever an app needs the discrete video card, it will reboot. It won't always come back up right away. It will be stuck in a constant reboot. I have to reset the pram, smc, try to go into internet recovery mode, etc. It's a crap-shoot when it will boot up. It usually does but it may take a while.
I took it to Apple. They won't repair it because it's vintage. They referred me to an authorized repair center but $ is tight, so I'm looking for alternatives. It's a great computer and runs fine when it's up.
I downloaded gfxcardstatus 2.4.4i (running High Sierra 10.3.3) and set it to use integrated only. It was my understanding that it should force any app to use the integrated gpu but apps that need the discrete gpu are still using it, like Chrome and Photos. Perhaps my only way around this is to not use those apps and find alternatives. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with the app and if I'm doing something wrong? Or will it not force apps that are designed to use the discrete gpu to use the integrated gpu?
MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)