Don’t be surprised to see NVIDIA make a special appearance at Apple’s event tomorrow, as we’re still waiting for the MCP79 chipset to be officially launched and this seems a prime opportunity. It would not take the install if I was using my Macbook to do it. That was the first thing I did after I got it up and running in the Macbook. It may be connected to a usb internally but its not an external dongle. If those do not fit with your views, feel free to ignore them!

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I know my system is fine and I performed a clean install of the OS after a secure 3 pass full erase. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. Results 1 to 10 of Nvidia MCP79 chipset hmm. Maybe it will work.

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It may be connected to a usb internally but its not an external dongle. At this writing, these are all quite a bit slower than the Busses available. A drive would be much more likely to get into that state without the use of TRIM.


Nvidia MCP79 chipset Hey chili, thanks for your response! You chispet say which specific MBP you have, so we aren’t going to be able to verify that. Also, TRIM can be enabled without the use of third party software.

Dhipset M continues to work great after 6 weeks. I purchased it from OWC macsales. But others are not trouble-free. Is this your device? As is often the case in the run-up to an Apple event, the past few days have seen various rumours hitting the airwaves but chipxet of particular interest has caught our attention.

A power cycle involves removing the drive and attaching it to a power source without connecting it to the drive controller. Please go to ftp: It appeared to work fine for several days then slowly became unusable to the point that it couldn’t even boot anymore.

Havn’t Apple recently found out that some of their laptops may be amoung those affected by Nvidia graphics meltdown?

Especially given nVidia’s quality of chips lately.

July 31st, 6. I even tried using my original Leapord disk that came with the system and even that would not sucessfully install on the M Posted by kalniel – Mon 13 Mc7p9 Bottom line, as you’ve noticed, some brand SSDs don’t play nice with the nVidia cnipset. I purchased it from Newegg. User profile for user: Since booting from a drive is much more intensive than simply reading files off a drive, these sometimes install OK, and sometimes even seem to be OK when checked with Target disk Mode from another Mac.


This article explains the back story: By reading this site you agree to our cookie policy. July 31st, 3. However, the M has been been used successfully even with the previous firmware, as Invisible E has reported. This seems to be a production defect of some Crucial drives.

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So this and others like it requires setting aside an Apple module and replacing it with a patched version. July 31st, 7.

Nvidia MCP79 chipset Which version are you running?