MBP graphics performance suddenly poor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jethryn Freyman, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    2.2GHz "Santa Rosa" Macbook Pro (mid 2007.) 128MB Geforce 8600M GT, 2GB RAM, OS X 10.5.6 and Windows XP Pro.

    All of a sudden one day, my graphics performance dropped. It's most easily seen in games, frame rates have dropped significantly compared to what they were before (dropped by at least half). This is happening in both OS X and in Windows in boot camp. I've reinstalled Windows and updated drivers, and the problems persists.

    My question: Could this be caused by the problem in the NVIDIA graphics card that was discovered a few months ago? Has anybody had this happen to them?
     
  2. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    That's weird. But I don't think it's the graphics problem that has been discovered. Those cards just died off completely, I believe. Yours seems to have severely weakened, but the symptoms of the widespread graphics problems are sudden death, I believe.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Thanks for answer, all the bad cards I've heard of too have just failed. Bad luck for me.
     
  4. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    I think you ultimately need to get it checked.
     

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