Is my 8600MGT Fried? (Pics Included)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SamSchneeberger, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. SamSchneeberger macrumors member

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    (First off, I posted this in the "all 8600 screwed"post but that thread has gone off topic, and I'm in urgent need for support because of future photoshoots)

    Feb 2008 bought 2.5-Pen 17" (just came out...)

    The Story:

    So I decide I launch to launch up Armed Assault on the Windows this morning and I notice the performance is horrible. Put my hand on the bottom to check heat... cold as ice. Restarted a couple times/triplechecked settings-power-graphics...etc.

    What I did:

    I reinstalled the drivers. Been using 180.44 and installed 180.48 because they said it worked like a charm on the MBP. I checked the Armed Assault and the performance was back. But then while loading I got this:
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    Restarted Computer and and it froze while loading the game but with no texture problems. Loaded the game again and I got this:
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    Up next:
    It felt like the drivers were messing it up so I installed the Dox'2 180.43 (compatible with 8600...) and I got the best performance I've ever seen on my MPB, almost all games (except FlightSim 2004) ran smooth. I exit Flightsim and I get this...
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    I haven't had a single sign of any kind of problem on OSX.

    Is this a Driver or Graphics Card problem? If its a Graphics card problem is this the lovely faulty GPU/Graphics card problem everyones on about?

    Thanks,
    Sam :(
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Run 3dmark - that should tell you in a jiffy.
     
  3. Chris F macrumors regular

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    If OSX is working fine then it's 100% a driver problem.
     
  4. voltare macrumors member

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    It looks good. I like the impressionistic feeling from some of those shots. I say keep it the way it is!
     
  5. Yell0w macrumors regular

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    i get that pink screen when i open itunes on my vmware fusion.
     
  6. hajime macrumors 68040

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    I had similar problems the next day I bought the MBP. The genius at Apple Store said that it was a motherboard problem and exchanged a new MBP for me.
     
  7. six.four macrumors 6502

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    as stated above.. if it runs fine is OS X, it's likely a driver issue. To be sure, grab a program that will stress the GPU on OS x and see if any artifacts pop up.

    In windows, use a driver cleaner to clean the video drivers and reinstall different drivers. Try 177.92 - I've used it with rock solid stability on my 8600m gt overclocked.
     
  8. SamSchneeberger thread starter macrumors member

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    Got...

    3DMark Score 4441 3DMarks
    SM 2.0 Score 1748
    SM 3.0 Score 1671
    CPU Score 2278

    :D

    I can't be a graphics card problem nor CPU if I am getting better results than the average (4300 3dmarks).

    I am going to go for the driver clean up option. Anyone recommend a good driver cleaner?

    Thanks,
    Sam
     

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