9600GT - Late 2008 uMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sammy2066, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    So, the few times that I've tried playing WoW on the 9600GT, my temperatures have been monstrously high. The keyboard and traackpad area get really hot, and the underside is toasty.

    I also noticed choppy performance in some areas, like stuttering and skipped frames. Could my card be crapping out?

    In Mumbai, the ambient temps are pretty high, all year round. Anybody heard reports of these chips malfunctioning due to high temps?

    Any suggestions to mitigate this issue would be appreciated greatly.

    Also, has anybody seen the thermal paste situation on these new MBPs? The Penryn MBPs had excessive thermal paste applied that caused the overheating.

    Anyone here proceeded with this adventure yet?
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    If you feel it's getting to hot, I would suggest getting some sort of fan control for OS X. If you're running in Windows/Boot Camp, it is perfectly normal to have a hot computer. As for the sluggish performance, it's not the GPU failing. Some areas in WoW will cause you FPS and performance to drop no matter how good your video card (I have never not experienced a drop in FPS/performance regardless of video card). As for the thermal paste, for the most part users have posted pretty reasonable temperatures for their computer so I don't think it's a big problem.
  3. sammy2066 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    Fair enough. Thanks.

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