The latest update of the 17 has a good 8600 processor.. right?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sparkie7, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68020


    Oct 17, 2008
    ie. Apple aren't putting in faulty NVIDIA 8600 graphics processors

    Any ideas / inside info?
  2. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    I was really confused about what an 8600 processor was. :)

    It doesn't matter if it's "faulty" or not. If you have one, use it, and if it goes bad, take it to Apple.
  3. sk47 macrumors member

    May 28, 2008
    all 17 inch mbp will have the "faulty" 8600. I think apple stated that all post-april production machines contained faulty 8600. So the "new" 17 inch mbp will definitely have the faulty one.
  4. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    on the plus side though, cooling is better on the 17" MBP so you might not have a problem
  5. rolex54 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Houston, TX
    everyone keeps saying that you can take it to apple, well yeah you can, but only for 2 years, so it goes out a little after 1 year, you get it replaced with another faulty one, it lasts a little over another year and then it goes out again. Guess what now, you don't have any more warranty

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