17" unibody graphics question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ayasin, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. ayasin macrumors 6502

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    Do you have to log out or reboot to switch between the 2 graphics cards? I heard on the 15" you have to log off to switch, but some posts from 17" owners have implied that the switch is seamless.
     
  2. detz macrumors 65816

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    Yes you have to log out. It's not a switch, the setting is in the Energy Saver preferences and it's "Better battery life" or "Higher performance".
     
  3. Quu macrumors 68020

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    You have to log out. Just tried it on my 17" it told me I had to log out.
     
  4. ayasin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, thanks for the answers. Logging out isn't the end of the world but I hope they fix it so it's not required in the future. I know dual graphics PCs can switch between the two cards without the need for a logout or reboot (and they require reboots to do just about anything), not sure why the Mac can't do the same.
     

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