CPU throttling? Normal or not?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by butters149, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. butters149 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2009

    I have this problem where if I were to do my regular tasks, i.e. web browsing, chat, mail, and if I went into Starcraft 2, my frame rates would be low, like 20s, but if I restarted my computer then the frame rates would be around 40-50 initially.

    Is this normal? Or is there something wrong with my computer?


    Its an 2011 11" Ultimate by the way.
  2. nebulos macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2010
    i dont know much about gaming, but maybe its RAM?

    video RAM on the Air is shared. i would think with 4GB it wouldnt matter, but who knows. you can check your RAM usage in Activity Monitor (in Utilities, which in is Applications).

    i doubt its the CPU, but i could be wrong.
  3. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    As mentioned above when you open different applications, RAM is being stored to reopen those previous page (aka multitasking).
    When you restart all those RAM gets released.
    This helps you play your game more smoothly.
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Somehow I doubt this has anything to do with CPU throttling...

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