Incorrect Graphics Card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bootsydan, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. bootsydan macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I recently purchased this laptop: http://store.apple.com/au/product/FD103X/A/refurbished-macbook-pro-23ghz-quad-core-intel-i7

    which clearly says my laptop should have both Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory, however when I check "About this Mac" (system information) the only graphics card it mentions is the Intel HD Graphics 4000.

    Does this mean the NVIDIA is not in there? Is there another way to check?

    Thanks..
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    About this mac, More Info, System Report, Graphics and Displays.

    By looking at the spec, I already know you have it.
     
  3. broad macrumors member

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    the reason you're seeing that is because the dedicated card is inactive at the moment. open iphoto or imovie and then check again. you should see the dedicated GPU at that point.
     
  4. bootsydan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Jurwin macrumors regular

    Jurwin

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    Or you can just change to always use the dedicated graphics card in system preferences.
     
  6. seveej macrumors 6502a

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    Also, there's a nice app named gfxCardStatus (http://gfx.io), which allows you to select which GPU you want to use.

    RGDS,
     

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