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post #51 of 161
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Originally Posted by SKl;12810786 
Apple products are made on the cheap eek.gif

/S.

At one time, they were high quality units, but it's all about stuffing cash into the pockets of investors. If this was supposed to be a high quality - high performance machine, why does it have chintzy integrated graphics stolen from a cheezy Atom netbook.
post #52 of 161
It's ok, 95% of the MBP owners only use it for word processing in starbucks, or facebook in lectures.
post #53 of 161
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Originally Posted by Kand;12809475 
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/951936-toms-new-mac-book-pro-teardown.html

Remember this thread?

macbook-pro-2011,Z-G-282508-13.jpg

I think that tiny heatsink made for a dual core and G310 has something to do with it since it's now got the task of cooling a quad core and a Radeon.

It's probably one or the other hitting TJmax.

Remember the thermal paste lack/gooping on the heatsinks? That helps too tongue.gif


Apple is starting to crumble. First the ip4 antennas, then the ipad backlight leaking, now the imacs reaching thermal threshold... Not good Apple, not good.
   
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Heh, even my 2 year-old GX620 can still run games pretty fine; even ran Furmark on it and the temps shot up to 78C for an hour but nothing bad happened lol. I was expecting Apple to do a great job on these new MacBook Pro units simply because they're frankly doing so well with the iPad.

Oh how the mighty have fallen...
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I wonder what they were doing to make them crash. I regularly encode DVD's, download from the Usenet at 50 connections, browse the web and listen to music on my 13" MacBook Pro.

It's the standard model, though, maybe it's something to do with the graphics chips of the higher-end models.
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post #56 of 161
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Originally Posted by EvanPitts;12811137 
At one time, they were high quality units, but it's all about stuffing cash into the pockets of investors. If this was supposed to be a high quality - high performance machine, why does it have chintzy integrated graphics stolen from a cheezy Atom netbook.
Because Intel integrated graphics are "just as good"? LOL!
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I wonder what they were doing to make them crash. I regularly encode DVD's, download from the Usenet at 50 connections, browse the web and listen to music on my 13" MacBook Pro.

It's the standard model, though, maybe it's something to do with the graphics chips of the higher-end models.

Possibly...

GAMING?
post #58 of 161
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Originally Posted by Kand;12811384 
Possibly...

GAMING?

#include Sarcasm

*Gasp*
Gaming on those things? They weren't mean for that!!
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This stupid driver claim really annoys me because this is how Apple reacts to everything bad that is a hardware issue, first it was the iPhone 4 now its this where they blame some sort of driver issue, when its quite clearly a hardware issue. You crash and slowdown when your CPU is getting hot specifically in this case because of the shared heat sink.

Quite frankly, if you have problems with your CPU getting hot and you are going around acting like its a non issue, I have to question if you really have a MBP or have ever had a laptop get hot, it SLOWS DOWN A LOT, which is quite frustrating.

Oh yeah and if its a driver issue, it would be a Apple problem, if the solution is the IGP, the Apple drivers should if a problem is happening with cooling switch to the IGP. Windows 7 and nVidia has it down with the Optimus to the point where it they switch on a program by program basis.

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Originally Posted by jNSK;12811375 
I wonder what they were doing to make them crash. I regularly encode DVD's, download from the Usenet at 50 connections, browse the web and listen to music on my 13" MacBook Pro.

It's the standard model, though, maybe it's something to do with the graphics chips of the higher-end models.

Discrete graphics are causing the problem with the shared heatsink.
post #60 of 161
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#include Sarcasm

*Gasp*
Gaming on those things? They weren't mean for that!!

An outrage, I say!!!
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