Need help with the specs of a Macbook Pro MA896LL/A

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  1. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    2.4 GHZ C2D

    Can you guys help me find out if an intel chipset/motherboard and whether there are any integrated intel graphics, as well as the dodgy nvidia card.

    Thanks, guys!
     
  2. halledise macrumors 65816

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  3. applesupergeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean there's nothing dodgy? They are the famed failing cards with the extended warranty to 3 years?:rolleyes:

    Yeah, I checke everymac of course, but I can't figure out if the motherboard is from intel, if it includes some intel igfx and the nvidia card is a discrite one.
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    No Core 2 Duo/MacBook Pro has an integrated Intel GPU and and nVidia discrete GPU. The earliest 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro had the 8600M GT (the one you're probably looking for or referring to) and the later one has the 9400M/9600M GT dual GPU.

    Specification sheets for MacBook Pro's with the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo CPU's:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP4
    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP499
     
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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The MA896LL (2.4 GHz) is the 15" MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007) with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT. You can find specs on all Apple products with Mactracker.
     
  7. applesupergeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks guys for all that help much appreciated. Mactracker is great, I d forgotten about it.

    So, because I am not big on hardware there's the motherboard in this mac, and a separate discrete gpu, the gpu is not on the motherboard right?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Correct, if you mean the GPU is not integrated in the CPU. Both the CPU and the GPU reside on the logic board (motherboard).
     
  9. applesupergeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh cool, thanks a lot, so that would make the graphics integrated then, and serviceable only by a full motherboard change.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Whether the GPU is integrated or discrete, it's not like a desktop computer, where you can just pop in a replacement graphics card. Most such things in a notebook are soldered and not considered user-serviceable. To attempt to do so would void your warranty.
     
  11. applesupergeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but trained apple engineers, could retain the mobo and change the integrated graphics right?
     
  12. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Depends on who you define as "engineers". Sure one of the electronic engineers could probably design a new board, but they're likely not going to be able the purchase the chips invdividually.

    Technicians and others? No way.
     
  13. applesupergeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I mean technicians, thanks for clarifying this for me, so that a faulty nvidia card in the mobo means a change in motherboard in servicing.
     

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