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Current version by: Nick ,

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From what I know about the Rev.2 board, it has a revised nVidia chip that isn't as proneBoard revision means nothing in many cases. The best way to failure. They usetell is the GPU number.
The The G84-600-A2 and G86-601-A2 are bad and fail. The
G84-603-A2 chips, and newer.
I still would be careful with this laptop. It's still a 8600M machine,
newer are good and it's still pronedo not fail.
You have
to take the problem that causedmachine apart and look at the chip itself. There is no way to check it with software. Even if the chip is good, I would still caution you to get repairedbaby the laptop and not stress it too much. Apple is not fixing these anymore, so if they fail they are as good as dead as far as Apple is concerned.
From what I know about the Rev.2 board, it has a revised nVidia chip that isn't as proneBoard revision means nothing in many cases. The best way to failure. They usetell is the GPU number.
The The G84-600-A2 and G86-601-A2 are bad and fail. The
G84-603-A2 chips, and newer.
I still would be careful with this laptop. It's still a 8600M machine,
newer are good and it's still pronedo not fail.
You have
to take the problem that causedmachine apart and look at the chip itself. There is no way to check it with software. Even if the chip is good, I would still caution you to get repairedbaby the laptop and not stress it too much. Apple is not fixing these anymore, so if they fail they are as good as dead as far as Apple is concerned.

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Edit by: Nick ,

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The REV.2 boards haveFrom what I know about the newer versions of the NVIDIA GPURev.2 board, it has a revised nVidia chip which are more reliablethat isn't as prone to failure. They use the G84-603-A2 chips, and newer.
I still would be careful with this laptop. It's still a 8600M machine, and it's still prone to the problem that caused it to get repaired
.
The REV.2 boards haveFrom what I know about the newer versions of the NVIDIA GPURev.2 board, it has a revised nVidia chip which are more reliablethat isn't as prone to failure. They use the G84-603-A2 chips, and newer.
I still would be careful with this laptop. It's still a 8600M machine, and it's still prone to the problem that caused it to get repaired
.

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Edit by: Dan ,

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The REV.2 boards have the newer versions of the NVIDIA cards that ware made correctly

vey few have bad ones
GPU chip which are more reliable.
The REV.2 boards have the newer versions of the NVIDIA cards that ware made correctly

vey few have bad ones
GPU chip which are more reliable.

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Original post by: Nick ,

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The REV.2 boards have NVIDIA cards that ware made correctly

vey few have bad ones

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