MacBook Pro :: 15 I7 2.66 Bootcamp Gaming Win 32 Or 64?

May 16, 2010

Has anybody compared gaming under Win7 32 vs 64. Im not that thrilled with the performance on Battlefield 2, but am currently running win 32. I wonder if 64 and its ability to use more RAM will help with gaming experience. Also, I've seen many threads on trying to update the Nvidia drivers, but not many responses on whether it helped much, considering what had to be done just to get the drivers it worth it.

I wish Apple would address the outdated drivers.

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MacBook Pro :: Run XP Or Win7 With BootCamp For Gaming

Dec 16, 2009

I just got a 2.26 Ghz macbook pro 13" and I want to do a little light gaming so I am wondering what bootcamp to run.. Should I run XP or Windows 7. What will have better performance and will directx10 be that big of a difference on games COD MW2?

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MacBook Pro :: Bootcamp Gaming Causing Heat ?

May 24, 2010

i have a question. i have installed windows xp through bootcamp on the mbp 2009, 2 GB RAM, 2.26 ghz, nvidia 9400m. the thing is the computer gets extremely hot when playing 'guild wars' on LOWEST setting. it is not a very graphics or cpu intensive game, i mean my old toshiba 900mhz celeron processor, 2gb ram vista laptop can run it without heat issues. is there any way to fix this? i have tried the smcfancontrol method, but with that it doesn't work for me because i have to shut off bootcamp.exe in windows and put the computer to sleep and then turn it back on in order for the keyboard backlight to turn off.

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Advice On Optimizing I7 For Gaming In Bootcamp

Apr 16, 2010

I've heard several people reference they have drastically improved their gaming performance by optimizing things in Windows 7. While I wait for mine to arrive I would love it if anyone can post their tips and advice on getting the most out of this mediocre GPU.

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp For Gaming - XP Or 7?

Aug 7, 2009

I run Windows 7 in VMWare for everyday use, but for gaming I want to use bootcamp. I am confused whether to install XP or 7.

Reading this forum and googling, I knocked VISTA out of the equation,, but since 7 is almost as nippy as XP, I am not sure.

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Windows On Mac :: Gaming In Bootcamp With 7?

Jan 13, 2010

4GB ram
Processor Speed 2.4 GHz
Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT

when i play dragon age in boot camp with windows 7 it gets insanely hot (200 f sometimes) and the game eventually quits. this is really annoying cause it is such a great game. i even tried it on the lowest possible visuals and this still happens. also when the machine is just sitting and i am not running anything at all it still heats up and stays hot. this does not happen in os x just in windows 7.

when i had vista on boot camp i used to play some very graphic intense games on much higher visuals such as mass effect and fallout 3 and had no problems. it got hot but never unbearable to the point that the game quit.

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Windows On Mac :: Gaming With Parallels And Bootcamp?

Sep 9, 2010

With some advice from this forum I've now setup vista on a bootcamp partition and have pointed parallels at this installation which all works well. When I boot into vista I have the proper Radeon driver installed and can play games fine on max settings at the highest resolution, however if I try to run a windows game from Parallels in OSX it defaults to the Parallels video driver and 640x480 resolution. Is there any way of running games at full screen/full settings from osx or will I have to reboot into windows each time?

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Windows On Mac :: Install MBP For Gaming In Bootcamp?

Mar 17, 2009

Just wondering which one will be best for me to install on my MBP for gaming in Bootcamp. Pros & cons of each?

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp & Gaming Only Crashing?

Apr 26, 2010

I don't think this was an issue back then when I had only purchased my MBP. I am using a 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 15" MBP, with Mobility Radeon X1600 as my graphics card. I'm also on a 4 GB RAM. I'm using Leopard, running Mac OS X 10.5.8.

I'm using a 2.1 version of Bootcamp. I use Windows XP SP3.

Basically, I know that my MBP will be hotter when playing games, but the heat issue wasn't an issue back then. I don't know why it should be an issue now.

I've run the test using a Parallels, for the same games: Majesty 2, Virtua Tennis 2009, Lineage II, Worms Armageddon. The games run very slowly in the Parallels, as expected, but I was only waiting for my Windows to crash after a little time of playing, but it didn't happen when I was using the Parallels.

Also, I have no problem running any games in Mac itself, games such as Civilization IV, Fable TLC, Tomb Raider.

Therefore, I think I'm justified to believe that the problem lies specifically with running games in bootcamp (my windows doesn't crash if I don't play any games). Which is of course, one of the few reasons I install Windows on a Mac, that is for gaming.

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OS X :: Converting The G5 To A Gaming Computer And Partitioning With Bootcamp

Jan 5, 2010

I purchased a new MacBook 13" laptop over the summer and it has OSX 10.5. Can I use the disks that came with this to install OSX 10.5 on an older G5 tower?

I'm interested in converting the G5 to a gaming computer and partitioning with bootcamp so that I may play PC games.

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MacBook Pro :: Gaming In OSX Versus Gaming In Windows Boot?

Feb 3, 2010

when I get my new MBP (when they release them *sigh*), I intend on doing some moderate gaming on it. Things like MW2, Starcraft, Sims 3, Battlefield BC2, and some others I can't think of right now.

My question is, if a game is available for both OSX and Windows, would it be better to get it for OSX, or Windows? I was wondering if I should have like all my games in the windows partition, or have ones that I can get for OSX separate.

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Applications :: Gaming On A Macbook Pro

Aug 26, 2010

I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section, but I would like to know what software is better for gaming on a Mac. I have Parallel Desktop 5 but I noticed while playing the Orangebox I was getting some framerate issues.I heard a lot of good things about Crossover games and I was wondering if that would be better? or would bootcamp be just fine? Also my Macbook pro is the 2010 15'' 2.4ghz.

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MacBook Pro :: What Is Best 15" For Gaming

Oct 4, 2010

I use it for my university study and I play games occasionally (usually World of Warcraft). I'am wondering the difference of WoW performance between 15" i5 2.4GHz and i7.

I play WoW via Parallel Desktop on Windows 7. I know there's Mac version WoW, but I just want to know the performance of running WoW via parallels desktop. A big drop of FPS? or 4GB RAM insufficient?

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MacBook Pro :: Mid 09 2.8 C2d Vs. I7 Hi-Res Gaming, Equal Or Better?

May 3, 2010

After reading through the entire gaming benchmark thread I still have yet to conclude whether the new i7 in hi res is better, worse, or equal to the 2.8 for gaming?

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MacBook Pro :: Gaming With Beats - Use Mic?

Aug 3, 2010

i just recently purchased a pair of dr dre beats, the studio version, and as some of you may know, they include a black cable with a mic attached to it. i was wondering if there was any way to use this mic on the macbook pro 15" (2010 model) and use it for gaming. i cant seem to find a way to make the mic work.

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MacBook Pro :: Overheating While Gaming

Dec 1, 2014

When I play games (war thunder), my macbook pro heats up to 80*C-90*C and stays like this for as long as I keep playing.Is it safe? Or am I risking to burn something up, like processor or graphic card?

-2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
-4Gb 1067 Mhz DDR3
-Nvidia GeForece 9400M 256 MB
-OS X Maveriks 10.9.4

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MacBook Pro :: Gaming On 15" MBP I5 Or I7 With GT 330M?

Aug 26, 2010

I'm thinking of getting a new MBP, but want to be able to play MMORPGs like Warhammer Online or similar games coming out. Can anyone speak to first hand experience with the various 15" MBPs with i5 or i7? With 256MB GT 330M vs 512 MB? I would love to be able to get the 13", but I'm sure that video card won't make it happen.

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MacBook Pro :: Looking For Wireless Mouse For Gaming?

Sep 12, 2010

Hopefully getting my new MBP in a few days now and cant wait.

Just wondering what sort of accessories you guys would recommend, been looking at wireless mouses for gaming etc and choice between an Razor or the Apple Magic Mouse, what mouse are you guys using?

Also any other accessories you would recommend?

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MacBook Pro :: I'm Looking To Improve My Gaming Performance?

Sep 22, 2010

I'm looking to improve my gaming performance. I run The Sims 3, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2 and a few other games natively on my MacBook Pro 13". By no I means do I care for getting unrealistically high performance, but I would like to know how an SSD would effect gaming performance. Would it give a notable increase in terms of FPS? or responsive?

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MacBook Pro :: Reducing 2.4 I5 Heat And RPM With Gaming?

Nov 23, 2010

My wife has a MBP 2.4ghz core i5. She has Sims 3 and all the expansion packs. She uses the architectural features to build towns and houses,etc. Well it makes a steady fan noise after a while(she plays for a few hours straight). I checked the istat widget and its at 5998 rpm and 164 F with a noticeable fan noise. Not as loud as windows laptops that I can remember but loud enough to notice. Is this normal? The machine is only 2 months old. It works great and only does this when she plays Sims3(the only gaming we do on it).

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OS X :: MX 518 Gaming Mouse On Aluminum Macbook

Jul 11, 2009

I know that the software is supposed to be fore Windows, but I've read that you can use SteerMouse to map the buttons. However, for starters, when I plug the mouse in it doesn't even move the cursor.

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Mac :: Best Windows Version For Gaming On A Macbook Pro?

Sep 17, 2009

I'm running Snow Leopard and am wondering what Windows version you all would recommend I run in Bootcamp with the sole purpose of gaming. I have access to any relevant Windows version at pretty low prices through my university and I downloaded the Win7 RC and still have a valid key for that. As far as I'm aware, Bootcamp does not officially support Vista OR Win7, but that may have changed since I last checked. I'm also curious about the 64-bit vs. 32-bit question.

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MacBook Pro :: Temps When Gaming In Windows

Mar 21, 2010

should i worry about the higher than normal temps when playing games like bioshock,nfs shift on windows 7 through bootcamp? will the macbook pro shutdown still when it gets to critical temps even if your on windows 7? is there any fan controller software that works? what sort of temps do you guys get? sorry for all the questions, just dont want to turn my baby into a paper weight

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MacBook Pro :: Gaming Benchmarks - I5 Versus I7

Apr 23, 2010

I am planning on buying a 15 inch MBP in the near future, but I am waiting to see some gaming benchmarks to decide if I should shell out the extra money for the i7 for the extra VRAM or just stick with the i5. Have any of you seen any sites that compare the two systems? I know barefeats has benchmarks using different apps, and says it will have something on gaming benchmarks soon, but I didn't know if anyone has already done it. Barefeats just updated with their benchmarks, but they used 17 inch MBPs, so the i5 and i7 comparison used the same video card (512 MB) instead of comparing 256 vs 512. How disappointing.

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MacBook Pro :: CPU And GPU Get Very Hot When Gaming Or Rendering Sometimes Over 200F

Dec 9, 2014

In my macbook pro 15 inch mid 2012 model, my cpu and gpu will get very hot, when gaming or rendering sometimes over 200F. The fans only spin at max about 2900 rpm, when their max is 6400. I downloaded a fan control app, but how can i fix it?

MacBook Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Bluetooth Gaming Mouse?

Oct 14, 2010

bluetooth and I am positive one of you are going to say bluetooth and gaming dont go together, but I did not ask that. Also, already know about the Razer Orochi but would like to stay away from it after I read alot of problems with the micro-sleep mode disconnecting the mouse every 1.5 seconds.

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MacBook Pro :: 10.6.5 Update Drop Gaming Performance?

Dec 10, 2010

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4gb ram, geforce 8600m gt

Before the update I was gaming perfectly fine on pretty much Medium - High settings. The only game I have been playing lately is HON - Heroes of Newerth. Everything ran exactly as it should and I never had any problems. However, a couple of days ago I booted up the game and tried to play and noticed my FPS dropped by a lot. I even tried cranking down everything to low, and all it does is make everything pixelated, but my fps does not move at all.

I then realized the day before, I ran Software Update and ended up bumping up to 10.6.5. I honestly cannot think of what other reason in why performance would drop. I ran both a disk permission repair and a verify disk repair. Ran onyx to do a clean up scan. Flash online, video files, music, everything else I have tested is performing as it should. Anyone else having issues with the recent osx patch?

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MacBook Pro :: Laptop Battery Life In Gaming

Jun 18, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: Is The New 13"MBP Good Enough For Mid Range Gaming

Apr 13, 2010

I'd like to switch from a hp dv6570el SantaRosa late 2007 (8400M with 128MB Ram). What I basically do with my laptop is:- emailing / surfing / etc- some development with Eclipse / start developing something for iPhone- basic audio recording- playing games (not at maximum rate.. I'm stuck with World of Warcraft.I don't think that the 15" MBP worths its price.Do you think that the 13" will be able to do this? I'm in doubt of the gaming, I don't want extreme performances, just something playable, and of course it will be better of what I'm using now.

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MacBook Pro :: Is High Resolution Good For Gaming

Apr 19, 2010

I'm trying to decide whether to get the Hi-res screen or not.I was wondering if the Hi-res screen is is good if I plan on doing some casual gaming? Will the higher resolustion have any effect on the performance? Will have to turn down the settings, or will the Macbook play games just fine with higher settings and the high resolustion

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