Apple fixes MacBook Pro throttling bug



After seeing new MacBook Pro laptops struggle with some high-end tasks, Apple has identified a software bug and published a fix.

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43 thoughts on “Apple fixes MacBook Pro throttling bug

  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    The fact that this problem has a "software fix" is basically them saying that we made the i9 macbook pro throttle out of the box. Typical apple with these out of the box issues and shams.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    apple : let's just increase thee fan speed, and tell this fixing a critical bug with research

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Interesting. Everyone is saying it's hardware, not software, that's the problem. Wonder if those same people will admit to being wrong if/when the software update resolves the issues; either that or Apple's update will fall flat on its face… which seems less likely than keyboard experts and youtubers being wrong. I guess we'll see in the next couple of days.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    I'll wait for the proof showing the MBP staying at or above base clock under sustained CPU torture test. If the VRMs are bad, then you can't patch a hardware fix. But we'll see how this turns out.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    LMAO @ all the haters here who are pissed that the fix was posted so quickly. I know it sucks that you can't continue to hate on Apple about this, but that just shows how empty your life really is if you need to do that.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Probably just going to cut the CPU thermal limit and max the fans lol.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    According to some engineering firms it is actually a hardware problem, I will wait and see. Already sold my 13” i7 with touch pad because Apple will not upgrade the scissors keys if they go bad. Repair with old version not repair with the new version 3 keyboard.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    If i understand it right the CPU does not get too hot. The Voltage regulators (VRM) for the CPU on the mainboard are not strong enough. Im not sure how they fix wrong hardware components with an update… The only thing they can do is to take the load from the regulators wich should decrease the max possible performance but increase the overall performance…

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Apple is crap. I own Apple products and I don’t trust Apple anymore. The sell you overpriced garbage.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    If you doesn't happy with new MacBook Pro just give it to me. I'll pay shipping & tax.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    As someone that owns and loves Macs…WHY WOULD YOU UPLOAD A VIDEO WITHOUT SHOWING THE FIX?

    What’s the point of showing us a promise of the fix without actually giving us an “after” version post-patch?

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Seems to work fine on my i9, posted a vid comparing before/after. Seeing from 20-260% improvements in the stuff that used to throttle (games and cpu video encoding).

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Sorry, software can't fix a hardware design flaw……Lack of ventilation. But Apple buyers are not that bright.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Apple is throttling the new i9 MacBook Pro slowing it down so that people go buy new MacBook Pros.
    Just like they did with the iPhones. How come no one's made that video yet?

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Doesn't change the fact that the VRM isn't good enough for the i9. All this update is going to do is make the VRM go bad faster. Just wait a year or two and then watch Louis Rossmann's video about then talking about how surprisingly the VRMs are going bad and killing the CPU.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    CPU genuinely hits over 100c and throttles Apple- sorry guys there was a bug but we fixed it and it definitely has nothing to do with us giving it inadequate cooling for such a powerful chip

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Were you not supposed to download it first before doing the video? 🤦🏾‍♂️

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    I reinstalled Volta and MacsFanControl after update and I got to over 1100 (sames as before update) on Cinebench on i9. PA set to 57 max. which is faster than the i7 3.3Ghz 3930K- never gonna see 4.8ghz max – but it runs great enought to get some work done. :}

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    bullshit its the cooling solution they use, its just not extracting the heat fast enough you can see ut with a flir easily. im very skeptical of it being something as simple as a bug fix. Im guessing the fan will just run full tilt always lol just build a new chassis and coolimg solution i mean apple has the means to iterate ffs they just tossed an I9 in it and called it a day clearly not upgrading the cooling system. dumb overpriced cash grab. but a gigabyte laptop so much better or an xps 15 2-1 that i have, way better than this overpriced throttle box.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Jobs has got to be spinning in his grave. 🤦‍♂️

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    You made a video about an update without testing it????? You made a video about a software update without testing it!!!!

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    >Macbook Pro has a problem
    >People complain
    >Problem is fixed
    >People complain

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    What a surprise! They "found an unexpected software bug" that fixes everything!

    It's a hardware fault. The only fix for that is to create new hardware lol.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    All the update is going to do is run the fan more, do what you must Apple best of luck to you

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  • July 25, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Sobyou telling me apple has a “software” fix for a hardware issue? What are they gonna fix? Ramping the fan speed up, ignoring safe temperatures limits? Or even reducing the power target??
    One could say this is a bad design as the latest intel cpus are kinda like amd back then. Housefires.

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