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aleni
Dec 22, 2008, 12:44 AM
the nvidia 9400 doesn't help much.

this rev B i got is much better than the rev A i used to owned. the youtube and movie lagging is gone. but it's still not powerful enough for a game.

i played eschalon book:1 which is not quite heavy and demanding like the new games out there. let alone playing half life 2. it's overheating and locking down the cpu to 800mhz just like my old air.

see the screenshot. after playing for 20 minutes, it's becoming very laggy and unplayable.

i guess this thin mba is not ok unless playing simple games like gamehouse's card and board games.



justit
Dec 22, 2008, 09:07 AM
i played eschalon book:1 which is not quite heavy and demanding like the new games out there. let alone playing half life 2. it's overheating and locking down the cpu to 800mhz just like my old air.


Yes, 800mhz is not much of any use. To get it to "stick" to 1.86 install coolbook and delete the 800mhz from the listing. The MBA was designed to sustain 1.86 so you should not have any overheating issues.

aleni
Dec 22, 2008, 09:42 AM
it will be hotter than ever if i delete the 800mhz. and i think it's bad for this computer.

justit
Dec 22, 2008, 10:18 AM
it will be hotter than ever if i delete the 800mhz. and i think it's bad for this computer.

That's what fans are for. Coolbook will throttle between other speeds 1.6 and 1.86. If 1.86 was bad for this computer then its a design defect. 800mhz is simply unusable for what you are trying to do with it.