How do I disable AMD integrated graphics on MacBook Pro 2011?

How do I disable AMD integrated graphics on MacBook Pro 2011?

Here’s the Fix:

  1. Reset the SMC.
  2. Reset VRAM.
  3. Shutdown / power down the Mac.
  4. Boot into User Recovery, hold keys during boot until you see the apple logo: Command + R.
  5. In the upper menu select “Utilities” and then “Terminal”
  6. In terminal disable SIP, type and hit return: csrutil disable.
  7. Type and hit return: reboot.

Which MacBook Pros have GPU issues?

If you own one of the following Mac models, it is possible that your computer will suffer a failure of the graphics card sooner or later: MacBook Pro 15” A1286, MacBook Pro 17″ A1297, MacBook Pro Retina 15” A1398, iMac 21,5” A1311, iMac 24” A1225 or iMac 27” A1312 or A1418.

Is it worth fixing 2011 MacBook Pro?

No. Even if the repair is perfect that system won’t get access to the newest macOS updates within a year or two. Even if you don’t care about current compatibility with software a fully functional 2011 MBP 13” isn’t worth that much. Macbook Pro 13 inch 2010 and 2011 have a known problem with the hard drive cable.

How do I force my MacBook Pro to use integrated graphics?

Install gfxCardStatus ( and set it to “i” (integrated graphics only). It will allow your MBP to run on integrated graphics only, bypassing the discrete GPU which has the issues.

How do I know if my graphics card is dying Mac?

Signs of Dying Graphics Card

  1. Shuttering. Shuttering is one of the common signs of a bad graphics card.
  2. Screen Glitches.
  3. Strange Artifacts.
  4. Fan Noise.
  5. Blue Screen of Death.
  6. Update or Roll Back Your Graphics Card Driver.
  7. Cool GPU Down.
  8. Check the Video Cable.

Does MacBook Pro 2012 have GPU?

All of the 2012 MacBook Air models use Intel’s HD 4000 processor graphics. Similar to last year, there’s no discrete GPU option.

How long will a 2011 MacBook Pro last?

According to MacWorld, the average MacBook Pro lasts from five to eight years. Based on OS updates alone, you can see that a Mac typically lasts between eight and 11 years, depending on the model.

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