higher performance affecting things other than video card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ljx718, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. ljx718 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    Is that setting effecting the processor as well? or anything else?

    it'd be great if when put on the "better battery life" it would down clock a bit to squeeze more battery life.
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    If you're plugged in, you shouldn't worry about that but IIRC, somewhere in this forum, someone posted that when you're off the MagSafe, the CPU is actually down-clocked and isn't running at full speed.
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    No. It is just the dumb person's explanation of NVIDIA 9400M, and NVIDIA 9600GT. Better Battery life is the 9400, and vice versa.
  4. ljx718 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    eh, i guess i was confused cus on my old macbook pro classic, the settings actually made the machine run faster and that only had the 8600 gt
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    I thought that Apple laptops down-clock when the battery is removed and they are running off MagSafe, not the other way around?

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