Will my MacBook Pro 15" 2011 GPU services gonna die?
Recently bought MacBook Pro Early 2011 15"
It is working great on Intels HD 3000 graphics engine. BUT, when "forced" to switch to the dedicated Radeon GPU (by unticking "Automatic Graphics Change" in Settings) MacBook showing kind of glitches after few moments. Sometimes I am able to click back to "Automatic Graphics Change" to switch back to HD 3000 and everything back to normal "on fly" sometimes MacBook suspends and have to do reset and back to normal.
I've read that Apple created BIOS that even if Radeon will completely die - BIOS will always boot to the Intel HD 3000. Basically, it will only suspend when I run game or other GPU demanding app (then only reset and go back to HD3000 and all fine). Is this true?
Is it true that MacBook will never die? Just will suspend when some game force it to switch to Radeon - or when Radeon will die completely - MacBook will die? (will not even switch on).
Still no answer for my question :)
Motherboard (GPU area) was heated up definitely - as all components brownish (do not know if GPU chip replaced or reballed).
My question was - if that Radeon GPU (which I guess is separated chip) will COMPLETELY die - will MacBook work on Intel HD 3000..... because BIOS will start it by default if it detect failed run with Radeon.
Because I can live on just Intel HD 3000 - and if somehow I force macOS to Radeon kick in (ie. using Final Cut Pro?) it will just suspend - will do restart - and all will be working.
Just want to know what will happen if or when that Radeon die - will be able to continue using MacBook - or whole MacBook will be dead = will not switch on?
Is this a good question?