Can a 2.2 ghz i7 Quad core MBP handle this?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    SC II ( 1680 X 1050 @ high or ultra ) + 1080p movie + safari without any form of lagging in Lion OS X.

    SC II runs with no problem, but when I watch a 1080p movie and also Safari open, it starts to lag a bit. ( Lion OS X )
     
  2. wct097 macrumors 6502

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    You're running SC2 and a movie at the same time? :confused:
     
  3. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, sometimes I play custom games. Some are not really active or turn based, so I switch back to watching a movie that I got running in the background or checking some site :p
     
  4. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Multitasking ftw!

    If its starting to lag, then it means your pushing it. When its unplayable then it means you have pushed it up to its limits. But if its just laggy but still playable, then it can still handle it.
     
  5. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    Have at least 8gb if you hadn't already made the upgrade.

    As for the system handling it, it shouldn't have a problem as long as you aren't doing this on a surface that traps in the heat, such as a bed.
     
  6. orangepeel macrumors member

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    It should, the bottleneck if any would probably be from the hard drive.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    With enough RAM it should be able to do it.

    A 1080P movie is useless though, the computer cannot display it fully, try 720p instead, should look just as good on such a small screen and would tax the computer less.
     
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