higher performance affecting things other than video card?

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

  1. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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