Got uMBP 15", 2.8ghz, 512 9600 gfx - How to switch?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sommer, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Sommer macrumors member

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    Hey folks,

    I just got the sweetest 15" uMBP standard configuration (the 2.8GHz, 500 gb, and the big 512 mb 9600 graphic card.

    Do it automaticly switch between the graphic cards, or is it as I found in a CNET video that I have to go to system -> Powersave functions -> High Performance and then logout and login?

    I of course hope for automaticly switch.

    And by the way, I found it once, buy I cannot find it again?! - Where do I buy Snow Leopard as the "free upgrade" for just a few bucks?
     
  2. Dale Cooper macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

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    Concerning graphics:
    System Preferences --> Power Saving --> Choose between power saving and performance --> You will be asked to log out.... Unfortunately.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    It does not automatically switch (and Apple have never claimed it will). As is covered in all the documentation you have to switch manually which will log you out.
     
  4. mickbab macrumors 65816

    mickbab

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    Nope no automatic switching. Not exactly sure how that would work anyway...

    If you are in the US you want to look here for the Up-to-Date Program. US$9.95
     
  5. Sommer thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the answers all of you... same price in Denmark almost... 12-14 USD. So that is fine.

    Snow Leopard now preordered.
     

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