Apple releases a new update to fix video problem for mid 2010 MacBook Pro models. According to CNET, the new update specifically addresses OpenCL framework. OpenCL framework helps switching between main processors and graphic card’s processors to speed up various computing tasks. Graphic cards nowadays are come with powerful graphics processors, and OpenCL knows how to take advantage of graphics processors so the CPU won’t have to overwork.
So, if I’m correct, mid 2010 MacBook Pro models are using OpenCL framework which has a bug that throws Black Screen of Death whenever the switch between CPU and graphic processor occurs. This new update is addressing this very problem, and so users of mid 2010 MacBook Pro models should not have BSOD problem any longer. According to CNET, this new update also includes new graphic drivers for all of Apple’s supported GPUs. This is why it’s also important for users who use different models than the mid 2010 MacBook Pro to install this new update.
Personally, my mid 2010 MacBook Pro seems to work better and run way cooler now since I had installed this new update! It’s a relief to know it’s software and not hardware problem. Now, I can begin to trust Apple more. It was not a good feeling for me to have wait more than two months or so for this update to come out and address the BSOD problem for my mid 2010 MacBook Pro machine, but at long last Apple releases the update which affirms my belief that Apple does care! Let just hope this time the fix will be for real, because I won’t know for sure until my machine runs for couple weeks more.
To install the new update, you can click the Apple’s logo which locates on the topmost left corner of the screen, highlight Software Update and click on it to begin the installation process of the new update. You will be asked to enter an administrator account’s password. If you are using the administrator account to install the update, your Mac machine probably won’t ask you for your administrator account password. When finishing the installation of the update, your Mac machine will ask you to restart it. Just restart the machine to make sure the update is correctly applied. Good luck!