Snow & Graphics Card? 64 or 32?

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  1. Trimmer2 macrumors member

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    I was looking in the "energy saver" area of "preferences" and noticed there is no longer an option to switch between graphic cards. Where did it go?

    btw I have a late '08 uniMBP

    also, what's the easiest/best way to see if I'm running in 64bit mode with the Snow Leopard upgrade?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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     in the top bar -> Information about this Mac -> More info -> Software
     
  3. Trimmer2 thread starter macrumors member

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    This is what I found:

    64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No


    So, does this mean I'm running in 32 bit? How do I run 64?
     
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    That means you're running 32-bit kernel. No reason to change it to 64-bit though. It only makes it more sluggish and unstable
     
  5. Trimmer2 thread starter macrumors member

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    9400m or 9600m GT

    It appears I'm running with the 9400m. I don't see where I'm able to switch between the two since I've upgraded to Snow Leopard.
     
  6. Justinf79 macrumors 6502

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    Can SL use both the 9400 and 9600 chips at the same time, like in a SLI mode?
     
  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Nope. It probably never will.
     
  8. Trimmer2 thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple Support

    I talked with Apple Support and the issue was elevated past the Level2 person to an engineer. It appears others are calling in with the same problem. They asked to call me back when they have a solution...
     

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