MacBook Pro Nvidia Heat Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rileyb80, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Rileyb80 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2009
    Ok baseline is that with Snow Leopard Nvidia did an update which allows the graphics card to help your processor with "Boosted Computing Performance" or something just as cheesey and useless.

    One down side to this is that now most of the time your fan is having to compete with the new added heat problems "Yay!" I hear you cry as this is likely old news.

    However I'm curious to know has anyone figured out a way to turn off the new feature so that we can have our nice cool Macbooks back?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What are you talking about?

    The software has to have certain instructions in it to take advantage of that feature, called OpenCL.

    What specific applications do you have in mind?


    Familiar, C-based language with industry support.

    OpenCL stands for Open Computing Language.
    It’s a C-based programming language with a structure that will be familiar to programmers, who can simply use Xcode developer tools to adapt their programs to work with OpenCL.
    They don’t have to completely rewrite applications to use OpenCL.
    They need only rewrite the most performance-intensive parts of their application in OpenCL C. The vast majority of application code can be left unchanged.
    Best of all, OpenCL is an open standard that’s supported by the biggest names in the industry, including AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA.

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