Member Since: Jan 04, 2010
Mac Specs: MBP 15"matt, 2.8GHz, 500GB, 4GB RAM
03-15-2010, 06:10 PM
It occurred to me recently that my high temperature levels when running skype, firefox, iTunes simultaneously (80°C-ish), when running handbrake (99°C-ish), or when I run logic pro (70°C-ish) etc might be because of the graphics card choice.
I'm currently running the lower end model. Would using the upper end card be a good idea? I have no idea what the difference is, I just picked the lower one to keep battery levels running longer when unplugged - but when running something like the above(s) I'm plugged into the mains anyway!
Even if the temp levels won't be affected, is it better to run the higher powered card anyway?
Thanks very much
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB