17" Macbook Pro Screen Glitches Blamed on Heat ?

17" Macbook Pro screen glitches
photo and story via SlashGear

It's the Mac user's worst nightmare (aside from a dead logicboard, of course) -- an LCD act-up! Unfortunately, a few users have been experiencing this on the new 17" Macbook Pro.

At first, they suspected that NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GPU could be at fault. Recent observations, however, are pointing to another possible cause: Poor cooling.

Quoting Slashgear:

According to one Apple Support Forum user, the MacBook Pro fans are intended to spin up from their default 2,000rpm speed to up to 3,500rpm under high-temperature conditions

What temperature tests are showing, however, is that some Pro’s are seeing CPU and GPU temperatures of 202 deg F and 155 deg F respectively, but the fans remain at little over 2,050rpm. The artificial workaround is only good for one reboot cycle, however, and is not considered a long-term solution.

NVIDIA, not completely out of the quagmire, issued a statement:

Our understanding is that Apple is investigating this, and if they need our help we will certainly support them. But right now it’s unclear what the issue is, so jumping to conclusions at this point is premature





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