How can one check to make sure that the 9600 graphics card is actually running when the energy preference is set to "high performance"? Am I correct that you'd only see a real difference when running more graphic intensive applications? I ask because I just played a game of Civilization 4, expecting it to run much smoother than it did when I was using my older Macbook. I was getting tons of graphic errors when playing. I was using my 22" Samsung LCD. The 9600 was up and running. Maybe it's those Mini Display port issues?