NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB supported? as assembled in the new MacBook Pros


I only found information stating that the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB should be used instead of the 128MB version and I am assuming that 512MB are also supported, just want to be sure.

Best, MAV

two days and 165 views later noone knows about this?

Best, Mark

This is no official confirmation, but AFAIK the 128MB “works”, only it sometimes runs out of memory. The 512MB should work, and not run out of memory. Alternative memory sizes shouldn’t affect things. But as I say - this is only a guess, and I know you’re looking for an official yes.

Thank you for the answer kristleufur! As I bought the MBP I will test it myself and report afterwards. Nevertheless it’s a pity that no official answered to the question …

Until now everythink works like a charm.

Congratulations on the new machine, and thanks for reporting.

i have also the card.

when i install osx 10.5.5 with all the extra drivers (customise)

then the screen turns into black when loading the driver (i assume)

how can i start in default vga mode’ to install this driver?

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8600M GT (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device 9016

Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16

Memory at ce000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) 

Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) 

Memory at cc000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) 

I/O ports at 2000 

Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2

Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Count=1/1 Enable-

Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00

Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel <?>

Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>

Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information <?>

Kernel driver in use: nvidia

Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nvidia