So, it sounds like anyone with a MBP containing an NVIDIA G8600 (G86) generation GPU is pretty much SOL...eventually, the chip will fail. I suppose the same could be said of a number of things, however (no one gets out alive). The question is (give it to me straight, doc): how long do we have until the chip bursts into flames, or whatever it does? It probably depends upon how hot we get the GPU, right? Perhaps running in Mac OS (if you do) most of the time gives the MBP an advantage over pure Vista/NT6 machines. The temp sensor for the GPU in my machine (Penryn-series 512MB G86) seems consistently lower in Leopard than in Windows 2008, suggesting the Mac OS NVIDIA driver has more aggressive (automatic) power management. So we might not see as many failures with the MBP...or am I talking out of my ass?