Apple pulls back NVIDIA Update released on Monday

Apple has retracted the NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009 released on Monday from its website and automatic software update system without any explanation. The update was meant to address issues with its Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter and also boost HD video performance. The issues are not fixed even after the update and still continues for some users as reported in the company's support forum.

Several users started reporting long back at the Apple forums regarding trouble with their new notebook's graphics performance. The problem was noted when switched to the integrated 9400M graphics processor but not when using the discrete 9600M GPU.

One of the affected user reported in the forums that the problem was worse after applying the update. The user was not able to use his external samsung 22" monitor on extended desktop mode but only in mirror mode.

Below is a video showing severe flickering on a display driven by a MacBook for which the update was released and retracted now

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atari800 said,
If money was not an object and time was not an issue..how would you answer this question:
I am hungry - there are 3 restaurants:
a) Gourmet
b) Fast Food
c) 7-11 with microwave burrito

I choose A for Apple.

You are more likely to go with B (as in Building a better PC)

Your breeding and bloodline is not of our quality (LTD and myself)...
Where we are expecting nothing but the best, caviar and lobsters you are content with potato chips and soda.

I bet you do not even have 1 velvet pillow in your house.
I found a PC user half buried in a box of kitty litter the other day.


Steve Jobs once said:
"Because the original apple logo had a rainbow on it does NOT mean I am gay. Nor does my kilt with the 'Hello Kitty' heads all over it either"

Wow, you went from a Mac vs PC postings to personal attacks? Dude, grow up. You are comparing food to computers? Wow, you are really stretching and must be desperate to make a point. And yea, I called Mac users drones, but I didnt single anyone out like you did. But desperation effects people differently I guess. At least when I talk to LTD, he doesnt personally attack anyone and we have a good discussion.

I build a better PC recently cheaper than what I could get a Mac for. So I am choosing the best...so get a clue on what a PC is before posting.

And for the record, I may pick 7-11 over gourmet. Depends on what I am hungry for...doesnt matter the money. Just because I have a lot of money, doesnt mean I need to buy expensive things. Thats how people go broke...wasting money. Why I choose a PC...more/better for the money.

And if you need an example of what more money isnt better...here ya go...

I bought a Chevy Tracker back in 2000. I kept this car for 8 years before I got rid of it. The only thing that was wrong with it was the AC compressor finally went out. Living in Arizona, i need AC. A few friends during the past year always had their Corvettes, 350 Zs, BMWs, Mercedes, and Mustangs in the shop. They always laughed and made fun of my car. But you know what? My car has only been in the show once for something that went wrong with it. So yea, my car was cheap...but it worked and lasted longer than all my friends cars.

LTD said,
Atari's joking. He's trying to satirize what I said.

Hmm, if you say so...guess thats why he went back and edited his post to include another attack...but hey, I have been attacked by better people.

atari800 said,
If money was not an object and time was not an issue..how would you answer this:
I am hungry - there are 3 restaurants - I am going to eat:
a) Gourmet
b) Fast Food
c) microwave burrito at 7-11

I choose A for Apple.

You are more likely to go with B (as in Building a better PC)

Your breeding and bloodline is not of our quality (LTD and myself)...
Where we are expecting nothing but the best, caviar and lobsters you are content with potato chips and soda. Or is it a 5 lb block of cheese being handed out of the back of military transport vehicle that you are more accustomed to?

I bet you do not even have 1 velvet pillow in your house.
I found a PC user half buried in a box of kitty litter the other day.


Steve Jobs once said:
"Because the original apple logo had a rainbow on it does NOT mean I am gay. Nor does my kilt with the 'Hello Kitty' heads all over it either"

Except that it's not that radical of a difference. It's more like:

Gourmet
Quality restaurant
Fast food

I personally like going out to eat, not spending a fortune for no particular reason unless it were a special occasion. But that doesn't relate to computers really at all.

Style is like designer clothes, perhaps for women, brands like Coach come to mind. It all functions the same, it's just "pretty".

Apple computers don't function the same, which is why they rely on Windows for other things, from programs to games. That isn't to say they aren't decent and that it doesn't have quality software of its own, but it's not as radical as you're making it out to be.

"Mac users are arrogant and full of themselves more often than not. They think Macs are bullet proof, when they are not. Its this arrogance that is going to bring Mac down. " just awsome!!!! Well said

We've been waiting for over seven years to be brought down. Nothing yet. Quite a run.

If that ever happens down the line, you can take credit for predicting it. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

LTD said,
We've been waiting for over seven years to be brought down. Nothing yet. Quite a run.

If that ever happens down the line, you can take credit for predicting it. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Actually, he quoted me so I get credit... :)

Yea, Apple has had...is having...a good run...but are having issues already and it is starting.

techbeck said,

Actually, he quoted me so I get credit... :)

Yea, Apple has had...is having...a good run...but are having issues already and it is starting.

This has been "starting" since 2006.

I'm inclined to wait until something comes along that is actually meaningful. And we don't know when that will be. Given Apple's market strategy, and the fact that Windows will still be the dominant OS in terms of sales for a very long time to come - even if Apple grabs more of the market - which means MS will stay the main target for malware, it may never happen.

LTD said,

I'm inclined to wait until something comes along that is actually meaningful. And we don't know when that will be. Given Apple's market strategy, and the fact that Windows will still be the dominant OS in terms of sales for a very long time to come - even if Apple grabs more of the market - which means MS will stay the main target for malware, it may never happen.

Every attack is meaningful in some way or another...big or small. And true, major attacks may never happen with Macs, but I am betting they will.

Mac users saying "we get no virus, we are totally secure, we need no protection" is like dangling a big slab of meat in front of a tiger. Someone is going to take the bait just to prove people wrong. Also, like I said before, the economy could help spur things. With people losing their jobs, salaries getting cut...someone may turn to hacking Macs to get personal info and steal money. But I am just speculating...time will tell.

Hey this was fun

I dig being the Holier-than-thou Mac guy....

I really thought this was classic

"These poor excuses of life" do not understand the power of Apple.
Flawless beauties from the bosom Steve Jobs. Each product is spermatozoa of brilliance that will only breed superior caliber products each generation.
Do YOU not understand? Apple is life
Jobs and god are almost spelled alike - coincidence? I think not


It is amazing how much you can irritate people.
Next time I jump in, I will refer to myself in the 3rd person.... make them hate me more....

Later...

atari800 said,
Hey this was fun

I dig being the Holier-than-thou Mac guy....

I really thought this was classic

It is amazing how much you can irritate people.
Next time I jump in, I will refer to myself in the 3rd person.... make them hate me more....

Later...

I dont hate you...do I think you are annoying...yes. I dont get why people cannot have intelligent convos...thats all. Instead of trying to cause issues...why dont you provide some insight and use your brain. Being a jerk/ass is easy. I can be one to...if I really wanted....

Dude.... How much more can be said about a flickering video card?
It could be all summed up with "I got one, that stinks" and "too bad - hope you get it resolved"

I wasnt referring to you as in "hate me" but everyone... Everyone hates that type of personality of "I am #1 and you are not"....
Take a look at posts 9.9 and 12

It is just fun...and I dont own a Mac... well I got access to one at work but it's just sitting there


atari800 said,
Dude.... How much more can be said about a flickering video card?
It could be all summed up with "I got one, that stinks" and "too bad - hope you get it resolved"

I wasnt referring to you as in "hate me" but everyone... Everyone hates that type of personality of "I am #1 and you are not"....
Take a look at posts 9.9 and 12

It is just fun...and I dont own a Mac... well I got access to one at work but it's just sitting there

Well I am sorry for not seeing in to your sarcasm and joking around. I dont know you and its hard to tell when someone is joking this way. Thats why when I kid around, i put a smiley or say something else indicating I am joking.

But NEOWIN really needs to stop these articles. They dont provide any new info and it starts PC vs Mac wars. I didnt start this one, but I did participate. I like participating as long as people are civil.

techbeck said,

I dont hate you...do I think you are annoying...yes. I dont get why people cannot have intelligent convos...thats all. Instead of trying to cause issues...why dont you provide some insight and use your brain. Being a jerk/ass is easy. I can be one to...if I really wanted.... :)

Don't know wht is funnier in this thread, atari with his wicked irony and humor, or techbeck being oblivious to it all and not having a clue what is going on.

Infusion- said
,
Don't know wht is funnier in this thread, atari with his wicked irony and humor, or techbeck being oblivious to it all and not having a clue what is going on.

Probably me being oblivious to whats going on. Like I said, I dont know atari so I didnt know what he was like. Now that I do, he wont fool me again.

atari800 said,
Good clean fun....

Have a great Superbowl weekend Yall

Now back to my ivory tower....;-P


Hey, I'm the one in an ivory tower around here!! ;)

Enjoy the game!

(Go Steelers.)

LTD said,


Hey, I'm the one in an ivory tower around here!! ;)

Enjoy the game!

(Go Steelers.)

Go Cardinals!! Yea, I have to disagree with ya :)

I live in AZ and dont like either team...GO BEARS!

atari800 said,
Good clean fun....

Have a great Superbowl weekend Yall

Now back to my ivory tower....;-P

You have to post in apple threads more often, that was awesome.

LTD: does your Mac make browsing the Internet (and making posts on Neowin) that much more enjoyable and efficient? I bet your Mac actually changes the Internet itself. You're probably browsing the iInternet, while I'm stuck on generic.

If so, then . I wish I had spent the extra money on a Mac too.

Turbonium said,
LTD: does your Mac make browsing the Internet (and making posts on Neowin) that much more enjoyable and efficient? I bet your Mac actually changes the Internet itself. You're probably browsing the iInternet, while I'm stuck on generic.

If so, then . I wish I had spent the extra money on a Mac too.

Go slam your head into a cinderblock wall until you see a red smear. That will put you into the same mindset as a Mac user. Can't think of an easier way to do it, since lobotomies need a legitimate reason, usually.

I cannot believe someone can put so much time and effort into supporting a brand of computer that adds no real value to ones life. Am I visiting the wrong forum?

Ugh i run a network with 50 macs, now i can tell you right up to get something fixed in a mac will set you back a small fortune.
Whereas if it was a pc i could go out and get the same part for alot cheaper!
Infact i can build some nice pc that would run rings around any new current mac.
Theres nothing at all special about apple macs, they are just a normal pc using NORMAL pc parts at expensive prices. The quality is not better, it's not gold plated and it dont sing or wash my dishes.

However listen to this
When my mate signed up for apple, guess what half the training was on first Yup you guessed it, a windows pc.

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