I think I have a dud 9600M GT

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lorkp, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. lorkp macrumors member

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    I did the cinebench test and I'm only getting 5000 when I understand I should be getting closer to 5500. It's a late '08 2.4.

    Now, I don't know how I would get this fixed by Apple. I don't think I could just walk in and say "cinebench is giving too low of a score, replace it". What could I do? Is there any official way I could prove that the card is defective?
     
  2. Halvdan macrumors newbie

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    There are a lot of variables in benchmarks - which implies that they vary. ;)
     
  3. lorkp thread starter macrumors member

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    I suppose, but I'm a little paranoid. I actually exchanged for my current machine on Wednesday, but feel that it's a bit slower than the one I gave back.

    My XBench score is also kind of low. It's only managed about 128.

    Geekbench seems to be on the money, around 3300, so it leads me to believe its the video card.

    Is this possible? That my graphics card is not broken per se, but is slower than it should be?
     
  4. goMac macrumors 603

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    Those results are completely in the right range for that model.
     
  5. Snowbound macrumors regular

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    Mine's 4777 on the same model as yours. I don't think yours is bad.
     
  6. oregon2 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it really does vary. The processor even changes it's speed depending on what applications are being run, so who knows what your computer was doing when you conducted the test.
     

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