MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jwpoore, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. jwpoore macrumors member

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    in August i plan on buying a MBP the base model to replace my current 1st Gen macbook, mainly because my MB just cant do video tasks or photo editing.

    Just generally, what improvements will i see using my MBP? booting? app speeds?

    and whats it like for games? like CS:S?

    Also, can you hear the fans like on MB's when you do extensive tasks?

    and in the next MBP update what do you think we are likely to see updated?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about updates, but as far as your other questions:

    1.) Fans are not noticeable in the MBP, at least not on mine.

    2.) You'll notice significant increases in video performance between the two, as the MBP has a video card with dedicated memory (and more of it!)

    3.) Without more info on your current machine, it's hard to say anything about speed. Be sure to load up with memory - it's cheap and gives you the most bang for your buck. OWC has some of the best deals for memory.

    Good luck - you'll definitely enjoy the upgrade.

    MacDann
     
  3. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    Can't answer anything else as I've never had/used a MacBook, but the fans on my new 2.2 MBP ARE extremely noticeable.

    Even when on their lowest (~2000rpm) setting, they're slightly noticeable. But when doing "intensive" tasks, they make a right racket :)
     
  4. Glueeater macrumors regular

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    An 8600M GT should play CS on high.

    Fans on the MB i use do get loud.
     
  5. jwpoore thread starter macrumors member

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    oh good, and i hope they arnt so noticeable, anyone else could you comment on the fans?

    and games?
     
  6. modesty macrumors member

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    the fans arent noticible at all. it gets really hot though. also the video card seems like a piece of ****, i havent played any games on it yet though so i cant really comment. also it only supports up to 3 gig of ram
     
  7. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

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    CS Source? dude??

    you can play COD4 on High Settings dougggg!!!

    MBP is currently the strongest graphic/gaming machine there is ( except for Dell XPS and Alienware )
     
  8. jwpoore thread starter macrumors member

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    and can you hear the fans when you play CoD4?
     
  9. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    It supports up to 4GB of RAM! Actually, it supports more, but because 4GB RAM chips are very expensive (and rare), and because most (if not all) of the current applications support only up to 4GB, it's not documented.

    And, the fans (on mine at least) ARE extremely noticeable. It depends what you're doing.

    I do a lot of intensive audio and video work, and the fans from 3000rpm upwards get noisy. If you're just plodding along, it's fairly quiet, although not "almost silent" as some people have described it.

    It's all subjective though.

    And yes, it gets very hot at times also.
     
  10. jwpoore thread starter macrumors member

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    also what specs do you recommend for photo editting? how much ram? etc
     
  11. modesty macrumors member

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    no,

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303491

    Depending on the configuration of the MacBook Pro you purchased, both memory slots may already be full. The maximum amount of memory you can install in your MacBook Pro is 3 GB (see article 304662; using 1 GB DIMM and 2 GB DIMM in each slot).
     
  12. freitas macrumors member

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    You can install 4GB in the current SR C2D MBPs.
     
  13. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    "Yes".

    Why are you looking at old articles that refer to older models?

    Sorry to unnecessarily confuse you, jwpoore - the current MBPs OFFICIALLY support up to 4GB of RAM (physically, they support more).

    All anyone needs to do is take a quick look at the SPECIFICATIONS of the current models, without even looking at (old) Support articles:-

    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html

    Please see "Processor and Memory: 2GB (two SO-DIMMs) of PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 4GB".
     

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