Macbook Pro 2008 GPU Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PowerMac G5, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. PowerMac G5 macrumors newbie

    PowerMac G5

    May 30, 2016
    Been interested in getting a unibody MBP Late 2008 15 inch model, however I am aware of certain Issue that plague the Nvidia 9400m and 9600m GPUs in this machine. The listing I am looking at says that the Macbook is in perfect working order. What do you think is the chance of the Nvidia GPUs developing any issues?
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2006
    All computers have a 100% failure rate. The only unknown is when. If it helps, MBP GPUs were all a mess from 2008-2011
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    If you are buying a 7 year old laptop with a dGPU you are taking your chances, it's as simple as that, even if it was the most stable mobile dGPU setup of all time, at 7 years old its a matter of when not if.

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