how to i switch to the discrete card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PAUL BRIAN, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. PAUL BRIAN macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    it probably mentions it in the manual but i thought id ask and get a quick response :D
  2. stooley macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2008
    System Preferences -> Energy Saver -> Click Higher Performance
  3. MikeBrWade macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    Yeah it's kind of counter intuitive, but it is in the "energy/battery" settings.
  4. kyleaa macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2006
    I seem to recall Steve saying that they are both discrete, but the instructions provided let you chose between the two.
  5. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    That is not correct.

    The the 9400M is integrated and uses shared memory, It is also the chipset for the system. The 9600M GT is the discrete graphics card, with dedicated memory.

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