OS X BSOD ‘Superbug’ – gfxCardStatus v2.0 Declared a Success
Many users, mainly of mid-2010 MacBook Pros have been desperately searching for answers to the OS X BSOD ‘superbug’ which has been rendering their Apple machines useless. With kernel panics, due to this problem, occurring every 5 to 10 minutes after boot, the problem all but disabled many of Apple’s flagship products.
Multiple avenues of investigation were performed by DPS Computing, including hardware issues, driver issues and third party software ‘triggers’. Apple have failed to come up with a solution currently, after first acknowledging the problem 12 months ago.
Apple are due to release the next major version of OS X – Mountain Lion, later on this month with predictions for the date being the 25th July, based on information regarding the release of Lion.
It is widely believed that Apple may release a permanent solution to the OS X BSOD superbug, to be included with Mountain Lion, by possibly including a rewritten version of the nVidia graphics card driver. This would be an ideal solution for Apple customers, who would then be able to resume using dynamic switching and getting the full performance from their Macs.