MacBook Pro :: GfxCardStatus And Video Card Switching?

Jun 29, 2010

I was using the nvidia card, which is the higher performance. I had parallels running and it was "dependant" on the nVidia card. So even when I went to battery power, it stayed in nvidia.

I closed parallels (while on battery power) and it switched to Intel video, so that works. Then I plugged the power back in, and have been plugged in for hours, I even unplugged the power and plugged it back in (switch from A/C power to battery, and back to A/C power) but it just stays on Intel.

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MacBook Pro :: Video Card Not Switching?

Aug 6, 2010

For the last week I noticed that when I enlarge any video stream to full screen, the lips do not sync with the audio. I tried disabling automatic switching of the video card and everything is normal when I enlarge the video.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard / Macbook Pro Video Card Switching And SLI

Aug 29, 2009

I own a 2009 Macbook Pro. I was just wondering 2 things about Snow Leopard:

How does it manage video card switching?

Does it allow SLI?

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MacBook Pro :: Safe To Install GfxCardStatus?

Nov 10, 2010

I noticed that many people who had freezing issues with their i5/i7 MBP, had gfxCardStatus installed, hence why I never installed it. Can anyone confirm that it's safe to install it and that all freezing issues are gone? ( My MPB never frozen once, but i'm afraid freezing issues will appear if I install this App

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MacBook Pro :: Graphics Card Not Switching?

Feb 5, 2012

I have a MacBook Pro 15" 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 (Mid-2010). I have auto graphics  switching turned on in the Energy Saver prefs. But it never switches. It stays on the nVidia card all the time. 

I have tried switching to Text Edit, Mail, BBEdit, and other non-graphics intensive apps. It stays on nVidia. It stays on nVidia even when I unplug and use battery power. 

I can manually change it to Intel, and it works fine. When I change it back to auto switching, it stays on nVidia continuously. 

MacBook Pro 15, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 (Mid 2010)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Avoid Switching To Integrated Graphics Card

Jun 27, 2012

See the new Macbook Pro that I recently got has two graphics cards. One, the integrated, standard issue Intel HD4000 and the other one, a Nvidea GT650M. Personally, I was thrilled to learn this. However, my Macbook Pro seems to switch in between these two and I really don't want it to do that. I would rather just make the GT 650M the main graphics card and avoid using the integrated graphics.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Switching Video From 9600 To 9400

Sep 2, 2009

I purchased a 15" Mac Book pro a little less than 1 year ago. Right after getting it I changed the video to the 9600 and haven't changed it since. I tried switching it back to the 9400 last night and only got a black screen. If I do a hard shutdown and restart the system comes back up on the 9600 and runs fine. If I try switching back to the 9400 the same thing happens again (black screen). Obviously the 9400 worked fine when the system was purchased but hasn't been used since then so I don't know at what point the problem initially started. From what I've read, there are problems with some of the NVIDIA chips but it normally affects the higher GPU because of heat, not the lower one.

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MacBook Pro :: Automatic Or Manual Switching Between Video Cards?

Jul 19, 2009

If I launch an app to do some video editing, does the MBP automatically switch to the higher-end graphics card? Or do I have to manually switch from "better battery life" to "higher performance"?

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MacBook Pro :: Video Card Is Unable To Render The Video And Controls?

May 13, 2010

trying to watch show on got this message. What the heck?

Your computer's video card is unable to render the video and controls.

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Desktops :: Need A Video Card/Replace A Video Card?

Sep 4, 2009

Ok so I have a old Mac Performa 640CD/Dos that I am trying to to get up and running again. I had a monitor for it but it fell off the couch and broke. So I thought maybe I can use an adapter with it in order to use PC VGA monitor. Well after getting the first adapter and trying it, no luck, then I tried one that had dip switches on it. Tried 640 x 480, 800 x 600, almost all the dip switch combination with no luck on getting anything on the screen. Could it be that I might have a bad video card and it needs replaced? Or is this particular model not compatible with PC VGA monitors?

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OS X :: Switching Video Cards In 10.6?

Aug 21, 2009

Is this any better? I know in 10.5 to switch between video cards (on the laptops that come with two) you had to log out and log back in. I've heard Windows can do it on the fly.

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PowerPC :: Video Card For A G5 - For Video Editing Watching Hulu And Youtube And Netflix

May 25, 2010

Well I got rid of the quicksilvers since they died. Power supplys gave out and took the motherboards, So I sold what was left on EBAY.

My G4 Ethernet was sold to a co-worked and he is quite happy.

And I got this off ebay today:

Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5Procs
Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-117D
Samsung HD160JJ/P 160GB SATA HDD (not apple labeled, not original to this system)
(1) Power Cord
pci106b,9 PCI Ethernet Controller

Well I didnt' read the fine print and BAZINGA! I noticed that it comes without a video card.

So For video editing, watching hulu and youtube and netflix What do you guys recommend.

I do have a PCI GEforce at home with 512 megs for PC and I was wondering if I could flash it and if so, does anyone know of a good walkthrough?

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PowerPC :: Compatible Video Card - Shutters On Youtube Video

May 8, 2009

i have a powermac g4 sawtooth. it stutters on youtube videos and other videos so i was wandering whats a decent video card thats compatible with it?

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Hardware :: When Playing Video Or Switching Between Photos, Certain Bright Areas Seem To Solarize

Aug 17, 2009

I just bought a Samsung SyncMasterP2070 and am having some issues with it. I thought I was buying a really good top end monitor and am very unimpressed. This is my main problem: when playing video or switching between photos, certain bright areas seem to "solarize" (don't know if that's the right word for it, basically instead of showing a smooth transition from a darker part of an object to a brighter part, i see bands of colors--dark beige, lighter beige, medium beige, light beige--and it looks horrible). Also, in iPhoto, the dark grey background behind my photos looks like it has some sort of houndstooth pattern on this monitor.

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Mac Pro :: Does A Video Card Always Have To Be The Mac Version Of That Card

Apr 28, 2010

I see here that my Mac Pro (Early 2008) is compatable with:

ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
ATI Radeon HD 4870

It looks like in many cases there's two versions, and the mac version costs about 10x as much on ebay and in stores. Is that accurate, or is one of these models mac and pc compatable, and therefore the laws of supply and demand work in my favour?

(fyi: I just want the cheapest one, I don't do heavy GPU work)

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Mac :: MacBook Video Card And Graphics?

Oct 4, 2009

I'm not exactly hardware savvy, so please bear with me.I've been looking into some cool video games for my MacBook (white, couple of years old, Leopard), and it appears I need a new video card/graphics/whatever. I think it's GeForce or something.I've heard in the past that the video card/graphics could not be upgraded in the Macs. Not sure if this is true or if it has changed.Is there any possible way on Earth that I could send the MacBook into a shop and get the video card/graphics updated? It doesn't have to be Apple; a genuine third party would do.

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MacBook Pro :: Can The Video Card Be Upgraded

Nov 22, 2009

Following the death of my dual G4 867mhz system, I have been left with an IBM T42 laptop for the last few months on which to work (feel free to Google if you're curious about the stats).

I can't honestly say that I care much for the iMacs and the Mac Pros are beyond my budget so it looks like I'll be going with the next revision of the Macbook Pro.

I've reviewed the Apple website and I'm interested in the high-end 15 inch with the dual video card setup with 512MB of VRAM. What I am not pleased with, however, is that it is also configured with additional RAM and HDD space; both of which Apple charges a premium for.

My line of thinking is that I'll purchase the other two components from third party vendors as add-ons for the base configuration and upgrade the video card either at the Apple store or elsewhere - assuming it's practical.

My question then, can the video card in the Macbook Pro be upgraded?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Upgrade Video Card

Apr 30, 2012

Is it possible? Where can I buy it from? Is it expenssive to upgrade it?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Can Upgrade Video Card

May 18, 2012

I have a early 2008 15 inch macbook pro. I am wondering if I can upgrade the video card somehow. It doesnt appear to be one of the "diy" upgrades that are possible like RAM and Battery replacement, but can I bring it to an apple store and have it upgraded? I have a new videogame that appears to get slower when there are a lot of objects on the screen. I recently upgraded my RAM from 2GB to 4GB so i don't think it is my memory, and my processory is 2.4 GHz which according to the game specifications is fine.  

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Laptops :: Macbook Video Card Type?

Oct 9, 2008

I have macbook leopard about a year, and I'm still trying to find out what type of video card does it carry. Does anyone know what type or how do i found out what type of graphics card does the macbook have? thnx.

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Laptops :: Changing Video Card On MacBook Pro?

Jan 17, 2009

Can I upgrade an NVIDEA 8600 M GT to an NVIDEA 9600 GT graphics card on a MacBook Pro?

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MacBook Pro :: Does The 15 Inch Come Equip With Two Video Card

Dec 30, 2010

I check the system profiler and saw that there was a intel video card and an nvidia gt 330m.

Can you switch between the two?

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OS X :: Refurbished Macbook 2.1 Ghz Not Sure Of Video Card - Diablo 2 On 10.5.6

Feb 27, 2009

I recently bought a refurbished macbook (2.1 ghz, 120 gb hd, 1 gb ram, not sure of video card), and I have been trying to play diablo 2. I downloaded the installer and patch for it, but after installing everything, I am unable to start it up at all. It says, "The application Diablo II quit unexpectedly." From here I can ignore, report or relaunch. I've reported once already, but relaunching is pointless and ignore obviously closes it out entirely. I am not even able to get a startup or menu screen to come up. I have never owned a Mac before now so I am learning as I go. I am pretty sure I need to get to 256 colors, but I am stuck with millions. There are no other available options and downgrading my resolution has had no effect.

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Hardware :: Updating Macbook Pro Video Card?

Mar 8, 2009

I found this link at : [URL]

I was wondering if this works for macbook pro's with 2.4GHz, using a 9600m GT video card. Has anyone tried this product before?

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MacBook Pro :: 13" MBP Have Option For Video Card?

Aug 22, 2009

The 13" MBP should have the option to upgrade to a dedicated video card. I hope there do in the future!

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Windows On Mac :: 7 On Macbook Pro Telling - No Video Card

Jun 2, 2010

i bought windows 7 for my recently purchased macbook pro so i could play star trek online. i installed both but apparently windows is not recognizing my Nvidia geforce 320, 256 mb graphics card it just shows up in windows as Standerd VGA graphics adaptor. When i run i diagostic on directx it says creating 3d graphics is impossible so when i finally try to run the game it says cannot create 3D3.

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MacBook Pro :: Video Card Crash - Can't Start PC?

Jul 13, 2010

Alright so I get to class, open up my 2010 Macbook Pro 15'(fully loaded). I close VLC to save on battery life and then I end up with the screen in the pictures below. I forced restart, and same problem. My guess is that when I closed VLC it turned back to the Integrated Video Card. Now I can't start the computer. What does everyone think? I'm most likely taking to Apple Store tonight. How long does it normally take Apple to fix issues like this? [URL:...]

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MacBook Pro :: Video Card Failed / Display Was All Garbled

Dec 6, 2010

I have a 2006 MBP and the video card just failed out of nowhere. The display was all garbled. Took it to the apple store and they confirmed my suspicions. Unfortunately, this is not the video card that was covered in the class-action suit (or whatever it was) where apple admitted fault and agreed to replace for free.

Anyhow, they are offering to change the video card for $300 and throw in a battery replacement. I am otherwise pretty happy with the laptop. Do you think it's worth doing, or is it likely that other components will continue to fail. Should I just go ahead and purchase a new one?

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MacBook :: How To Increase Amount Of RAM Allowed On Video Card

Feb 2, 2012

How do you increase the amount of RAM allowed on an integrated video card in OS X?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: 2008 Video Card Is Starting To Fail

Apr 27, 2012

My late 2007 macbook pros video card is starting to fail.

MacBookPro, iOS 5.1

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