Problems with nvidia 8600M GT?

I have a nvidia 8600M GT, and I have had problems with it

  • Yes

    Votes: 33 66.0%
  • No

    Votes: 17 34.0%

  • Total voters
    50

carferse

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 24, 2008
25
0
Hi,

as a user of a macbook pro with this graphic chipset I'm very interested to see the failure rate of this chipset.

Some say that all of this chips will fail, so I'm looking for the current stats.
 

macgirl89

macrumors member
Sep 4, 2009
86
0
New York, USA
I didn't have a MacBook Pro with this chip, but I did have an HP laptop with it. After a year of use, I started having to turn it on and off multiple times in order for it to boot. A few months later, it finally died and would not turn on no matter what I did. I was still under warranty so I got the motherboard replaced, but it died again three months later. As the other poster said, it did get VERY hot within minutes of being on, but since it was my first laptop I thought that was normal...
 
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fatlittlenick

macrumors newbie
Oct 7, 2009
18
0
Hobart
I've had my early 2008 Macbook Pro for over a year now and haven't had any problems with the 8600.
I've never had any glitches or weird graphical defects happen at all, not even while playing games like Crysis Warhead and GTA IV. Mind you, i could only run Warhead on Mainstream at 1100 x 900 something AND gta IV at 800 x 600 with most of the options at medium to low (the PC version is generally pretty f***ed btw).
 
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mscriv

macrumors 601
Aug 14, 2008
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596
Dallas, Texas
Bought my 17" 2008 Alu MBP from a fellow MR user and haven't had any problems with it. I don't game on it so it just gets basic work with some photo and video editing also. Don't use an external monitor at all.
 
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TheShinyMac

macrumors 6502a
Apr 3, 2009
660
0
There already is a MASSIVE thread about this which is updated almost daily. We don't need another one
 
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mscriv

macrumors 601
Aug 14, 2008
4,917
596
Dallas, Texas
Yes, but the other thread doesn't have a poll. It would be nice if the mods could merge them, but I don't know if that's possible with a poll thread and non-poll thread. I would like to see poll results if everyone in the other thread could simple vote in this one.
 
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