How does the 15" MBP with the Radeon 6750m do in Mac games? As it turns out, quite well.
So much pain, for moderate gain. That pretty much sums up this mod.
I swapped the stock 5400rpm drive for a 7200rpm drive, benchmarking before and after. Here are the results.
I took the opportunity to mod the heatsink for the 3rd chip on the main board.
It's no secret that many MacBook Pros are known to get really hot under load, accompanied by really loud fan noise. I decided to do some testing. Heat is bad!
I replaced the thermal paste on the CPU and GPU in the previous writeup located here. So what were the results...?
I replaced the stock thermal paste, documenting the process and taking pictures along the way. Way too much was applied at the factory.