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MacBook Pro - Discrete Graphics Question?

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I got the 5.1 and it has discrete graphics. Do I have to turn that on, and if I do how?

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Mac Specs: MacBook (Mid-2007, 10.5.8) + MacBook Pro (Late-2008, 10.9) - See Signature

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Open System Preferences and goto Energy Saver.

At the top you should see an option for Graphics:
Better battery life = 9400M
Higher performance = 9600M GT

Select the one you wish to use, you will then need to log out and back in again for the Mac to switch graphic cards.

MB | Mid-2007 | 13-inch | 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo | 2GB DDR2 | 120GB HDD | GMA 950 | White
MBP | Late-2008 | 15-inch | 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB DDR3 | 250GB HDD | 9400M + 9600M GT w/ 256MB GDDR3 | Unibody
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Thanks man. I need that for the Sims 3.
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