10-31-2008 10:41 AM
10-31-2008 02:41 PM
11-04-2008 02:31 AM
I have a MacBook Pro and this is the information I copied from it:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP41.00C1.B03
SMC Version: 1.27f1
It would appear to me (ignorant of this issue as I am) that I do have the Intel chip and I STILL can't get the dang pocketmac to work in spite of many installs and uninstalls and following nearly every suggestion known to man. I have not tried to get a "work ticket" from pocketmac cause what good does it do; no one else seems to have gotten their problems solved this way. I have the BB Curve 8330 that I just got about 3 weeks ago from Verizon who told me that it "was compatible with the Mac". Yeah, right! What do you think IS the best way to get a solution to this problem? I was going to pay the $40 for the other program; but in reading this forum that doesn't seem to work either.
11-04-2008 02:42 AM
no, you do still an intel CHIP. but your chipSET is NVIDIA (if you have the latest generation macbook/pro).
the problem doesn't lie in the processor, it lies in the chipset and the way it addresses the hardware and peripherals.
11-04-2008 12:05 PM - edited 11-04-2008 12:19 PM
How do I find out if my chipSET is the new kind? I bought my MacBook Pro at the end of September of this year.
Oh, the frustration! I just went on the Apple website and found a little article on how to identify the new MacBook Pro; the article was dated in October and it would appear from the description here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3236 that MY MBP is NOT the new version. I still would like to know how to find out for sure though, do you know, Chris?
11-05-2008 12:38 AM
yes, the easiest way to find out whether you have the new kind is to look at the way your computer LOOKS. if it is a macbook pro with a segmented black keyboard like the macbook air, you have the new one.
ALSO, if you have a glass screen with a black bezel, you have the new one.
basically, anything purchased after october 14 2008 is a new macbook/pro with the new nvidia chipset.
11-05-2008 05:33 AM
you have an "older" macbook pro. the newest one's came out in october and i can tell because you're "bus speed" says 800mhz. the new one's are 1.07ghz.
i hope this helps!
11-05-2008 09:18 AM
I have executed what is perhaps the only solution to this problem: I bought an iPhone. After much frustration and trying to run a business without a syncable phone...i coughed up the cash to Apple and switched.
DEAR BLACKBERRY: If this problem is your fault, I'm glad to have switched and I hope all your other Mac Book Pro weilding users do as well. I can tell you, I do like the iPhone and it is powerful enough for a business user like me. If this problem was not your fault, PLEASE sue Apple - I feel like they've extorded $300 out of me for this phone somehow.
Good luck all.
11-05-2008 12:10 PM
I did contact Apple yesterday to find out how I could learn more about my chipset and they told me to look under the Apple on my screen which I did. Here is what I found:
Chipset Model: GeForce 8600M GT
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0407
Revision ID: 0x00a1
ROM Revision: 3212
Display Type: LCD
Resolution: 1280 x 800
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Status: No display connected
So, the new ones would say NVIDIA where it says chipset, right? Only reason I asked is that further down it says Vendor: NVIDIA