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    Why "Higher Performance" is not seen on System Preferences->Energy Saver?

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    Why "Higher Performance" is not seen on System Preferences->Energy Saver?
    This webpage shows that there is an "Higher Performance" radio button. But I don't see it on my Mac OS 10.6.8. Does anybody know why? Is it because 9400M doesn't support such an option?

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    My GPU info:

    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M:

    Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCI
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    Device ID: 0x0863
    Revision ID: 0x00b1
    ROM Revision: 3427
    Displays:
    Color LCD:
    Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Built-In: Yes
    ASUS VW266H:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Display Serial Number: A3LMTF023512
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported
    Adapter Type: Mini DisplayPort To VGA Adapter
    Adapter Firmware Version: 1.03
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    Why "Higher Performance" is not seen on System Preferences->Energy Saver?
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    Your machine does not support that function as you only have one graphics controller. Only those machines with dual graphic chipsets support the higher performance setting.

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    Why "Higher Performance" is not seen on System Preferences->Energy Saver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ypsd View Post
    This webpage shows that there is an "Higher Performance" radio button. But I don't see it on my Mac OS 10.6.8. Does anybody know why? Is it because 9400M doesn't support such an option?
    I would add that the article that was linked is somewhat misleading (and maybe even outright wrong)...because of the following quote from the article:

    "Most MacBooks and MacBook Pros (15-inch and 17-inch) include two graphics options within the System Preferences' Energy Saver."

    - Firstly: Because there has NEVER been a MacBook with dual video processors.
    - Second: Because dual video processors didn't show up in the MacBook Pro lineup until 2009...which means that all MacBook Pros from 2006, 2007, and 2008 DO NOT have dual video processors.

    So MacBook Pro models from 2006, 2007, and 2008 do not have dual video processors...MacBook Pro models from 2009, 2010, and 2011 do have dual video processors. So at best...the author of the article should have said 50% of the MacBook Pro models have dual video processors...or...have said that models since 2009 have dual video processors.

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