I just had a changing of Magicboard CPU GPU for free.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by COS7, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. COS7 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    I brought my mbp with NV 8600GT 128M in 2008, it is around 3 years old, the 8600GT just had problem and I got the new bundle of CPU GPU Magic Board, but it was the same model with before, I just wondering if it will be failure again in the next year, I mean 4 years later when the warranty is expired.

    What should I do, seems there is no any choice to protect my MBP.

    does new 8600GT work better than then old version ? or no these issue any more?

    Thank you for you time to take a look of this.
  2. altecXP macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    Logic* board.

    There is a chance that it will fail again, but if the MacBooks are like the Dells and HP with the nvidia problem it's much less likely with the new board.

    I have a Dell that was also one of the computers with the bad nvidia chips and after it was replaced its been great for 2.5years.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    They replaced it with the same model, and it's a logic board, not magic board.

    It's just as likely to fail as the first one.
  4. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2008
    The following thread might have some useful info for you:


    Good luck. :)
  5. COS7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    Thank you for your correct me with Logic Board

    so seems there is no way to protect my graphic card. :eek:
  6. COS7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    so the new 8600GT still has the same chance to be fail, nothing to do.

    thank you for your reply
  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    Hehe at magicboard... Well, that is where all the magic happens... Anyway, I think I remember people saying that NVidia had fixed the issue with the 8600GT GPU's with the newer ones that Apple, Dell, HP, etc are using in replacement logic boards..
  8. COS7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    lol, I will read this very very carefully to see if anybody had same issue like what I have.

    thank you, friend,
  9. COS7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    yes, I remember that I saw some thread in somewhere that I don't really know when my mbp was working great, but I did not find any official information.

    seems more people believe that the new 8600GT is not good as we expecting.

    Thank you for your time to reply my antique question
  10. COS7 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    btw, my mbp is not working great with SKYPE, when I start video talk with windows people, the fan was running really fast , is here any body having the same problem ?

    also, the Aperture.
  11. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    I think thats normal, try opening up activity monitor when in a video call and see how much skype is using your CPU, the app is actually quite a bit CPU hungry.

    Aperture is a CPU intensive app, its normal when you do heavy work on it.

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