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About russ807

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  1. My BIOS was set to init IGPU and IGPU was set to enabled. The TB display running on integrated was becoming more of a hassle than it was worth. The 27" Dell Ultrasharp monitor got a pretty steep discount recently and I was able to pick one up on Amazon for $540. It seems to be back up a bit now, unfortunately.
  2. I updated to 10.9 from the App Store without issue. I get some graphics corruption with integrated graphics and a TB display but discreet graphics works fine with a DVI display. Really happy upgrading was mostly a non-issue.
  3. I reinstalled MacOS and combo updated to 10.8.4 and audio and thunderbolt display are back to normal. I'm going to skip 10.8.5 and just wait for Mavericks I think. toren, if just you want to get by (for now) to be able to play games or other hardware accelerated apps on the TB display using dedicated grapics - what I'm currently doing is connecting hdmi from my graphics card to a free port on my tv. Setting the tv as the main display and turnning on mirroring to get the video back on the thunderbolt display. I've been getting about 30 - 40 fps in borderlands 2 with 10.8.4. 10.8.5 seems to kill performance doing this for me. It doesn't perform as well as running directly out of the graphics card to a display, but I'm hoping Mavericks increases performance. Using a cheap headless dongle trick doesn't seem to work and provides poor performance. I'd like to find a solution that doesn't require a free port on my TV. An all software fix would be nice, but I would settle for having a dongle on my graphics card. If you use an app like DisplayRes X you can set up a shortcut to change the display settings back and forth for you, but it's not necessary.
  4. Sorry, I just updated my signature. I'll also add that I just applied the combo update, reapplied the audio fix and repaird permissions. After reboot I'm still getting audio distortion after about 1 - 2 minutes of continuous audio playing.
  5. I updated to 10.8.5 and seem to be having a few issues. - After reapplying the audio fix I appear to be having some audio distortion - My Thunderbolt display seems to be back to not having the firewire/usb/ethernet ports work. This happened initally and it started working for some reason. Now it's back to no longer working. I'm not sure what the issue is here. I've tried resetting the bios.
  6. I just wanted to post something interesting that I found. Having a Thunderbolt display connected and a TV connected - I use SwitchRes X (http://www.madrau.com/indexSRX4.html) to make my TV the main display and the Thunderbolt display mirror the TV. When I run a game I seem to be getting the performance from the dedicated graphics card, but I can see it on my Thunderbolt display. Once the profile is created and enabled, this seems to work even if the TV is powered off or on another input. The TV only displays 1080p so the image is centered on my Thunderbolt display, but it seems to work really well. I imagine if you could get a display to render the native resolution of the Thunderbolt display you could leave this option always enabled and have the Thunderbolt display tricked into mirroring off the dedicate graphics. I guess this also only works becuase I have a free port on my tv and it's close enough to connect my mac to, but I'm really happy that I've found a way to use my dedicated graphics when I need to even if my resolution is limited to 1080p at the time. Has anyone else come across this? Hopefully someone else find this useful. edit: It seems like building one of these is a better solution than using a TV - http://blog.macminicolo.net/post/33839671756/build-a-dummy-dongle-for-a-headless-mac-mini - hopefully I'll be able to get a Thunderbolt native resolution. Same