No not nvidia!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sgtarky, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Sgtarky macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Benton, Arkansas
    ok, the gamers will flame away on me but i have to say it. I have lost plenty of pc laptops to the furnace hot nvidia chipsets. I planned on buying a new mbp in 6 months but I see they went with nvidia. I thought apple learned their leason on this. i dont want to game that badly to buy a new laptop every 2 years. I had a beautiful asus g51 just recently fail on me after months of coaxing it along trying to keep it cool. I guess I will have to get refurb mbp
  2. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    kepler runs very cool compared to previous nvidia chips.

    my GTX 680 idles at 35C and max temp during load is 75C. Fan barely goes up from idle (which is 30%) at load.

    Compared to my old GTX 580 which idled at 42C and max temp at load was nearly 85C, with fan at ~70%
  3. JD92 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005
    This logic seems equivalent to saying "No not Intel!" because the Pentium 4 was hot as hell.
  4. cathyy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
    Honestly it sounds more to me that it's an issue whereby your old laptop simply had insufficient cooling and hence overheated.

    To be honest I rarely see cases of Macbooks overheating. Sure, lots of people here complain that their Macs are extremely hot, but this is because the aluminium acts as a conductor for heat and feels hotter compared to plastic. However I've rarely seen cases here whereby Macbooks overheat and end up downclocking or shutting down to protect it, but I hear this more often on other brands of laptops.

    Also, I'll just like to let you know that I have a Macbook Pro with an Nvidia 8600M GT. I've gamed thousands of hours (over 3000 easily) and it has never once downclocked itself or shut itself down because it became too hot. 4.5 years later it's still going on strong with no issues. Heck, I used to even overclock my GPU by as much as 30 - 45% (470/635 stock clocks, OCed to 600/900) for a year and it didn't run into any problems.
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    i actually find that AMD run much much hotter
  6. Sgtarky thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Benton, Arkansas
    well that is nice to know there are some people pleased just that I am leary. when I bought the g51 i was thinking...well it is a "replaceable" card, funny how I can't any for sale , or at a reasonable price.


    i got as high as 120c on my gpu. the last 6months i got it down to75c but I guess the damage was done. no gaming or overclocking
  7. cathyy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
    Yup that's crazy.

    On my Mac I had the 8600M GT which was the supposedly notorious overheating defective chip. My temperatures never went higher than 86 C when gaming. Even when overclocking, my temperatures still remained at 86 C.
  8. Risasi macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2011
    I don't care that Nvidia seems to have fixed their problems. I don't even mind so much that they had a design flaw and didn't catch it for a short while.
    What I find totally unacceptable is the fact that Nvidia discovered they had a design flaw, then hid that fact.
    HP, Dell and Apple had to sue them, and also private individuals in a big class action suit. After much shenanigans and two more years pass by (Nvidia meanwhile churning flawed chips) Dell/HP/Apple finally reach settlement. For a measly $200m dollars, and Nvidia pulling crap like this:

    That's a real nice "eff you" from Nvidia.

    You know what? I got burned twice on Nvidia GPU'ed laptops from that era. I spent a lot of money on laptops with their product, and both failed due to the GPU. Nvidia is not getting another dime out of me. The pox on that company, I hope they go bankrupt and get bought by RIM...

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