Is The Cougar Point Chip Set Fixed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FOX160, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. FOX160 macrumors regular

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    Before I pass over my hard earned Cash
    Can you tell me if these chips have been fixed and the fixed chips
    are being used in the 2011 laptops.

    According to C.net the fault was found in the Quad Core
    but never mentioned about the new Dual core chips

    I have learnt that the failed chips have faulty Sata ports 2-3-4-5
    and i know the Sata ports 0-1 are being used for the HDD and the Optical
    drive.
    What port supports an external drive?

    Help needed ASAP as wanting my new 13 inch Mac Book Pro
     
  2. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    The current crop of macbooks use the faulty chip, but the faulty interface is unused. In other words, there's no concern for chips used in the MBP line.

    Macbooks don't have e-sata, so the USB and firewire busses would be supporting any external drives.
     
  3. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    There's been a quote from a manager at Apple that the MBPs used the fixed chipset. Got any data to support your claim?
     
  4. melterx12, Mar 2, 2011
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    melterx12 macrumors 6502a

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    the current MacBooks use port 2 for the superdrive, which was an affected port on the problem chipsets, however the macbook pros use THE FIXED CHIPSET, as stated by Apple themselves.

    READ: http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/performance.html
     
  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    My bad then, the last reports I read stated that the fixed chipsets did not ship to manufacturers in time to make the first production run of macbook pros.
     
  6. FOX160 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So if they are being used,
    How long you think before the new batch of chips be used in there laptops?

    Just makes me think to buy last years model at the reduced rate and sell
    when they have the proper update on the mac book pro.
     
  7. xxjudgmentxx macrumors member

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    All Apple's current MacBook Pros already use the fixed chipsets.
     

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