Crossover using 9400M even if 9600 is selected

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pdechavez, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. pdechavez macrumors regular

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    I really think when I choose better performance, crossover games still uses the 9400M because I have a 9600M gt 512MB video card in my unibody macbook pro but there is no difference between the 2 in framerates... can anyone clarify this?'

    thanks!
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I don't think CrossOver has the driver implementation to choose the video card chosen by the OS.
     
  3. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

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    So what do you mean? whatever the OS is using, is what is being used by crossover?
     
  4. quotemeas macrumors regular

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    Since CrossOver runs in OS X, OS X would logout and login back in order to switch between the two GHX cards. If you select the 9600 (in System Preferences) and the MBP does the required logout routine; then you, and therefore, CrossOVer are running under the 9600. If you do not select the 9600 and no logout routine is performed; then yes, CrossOver (and OS X for that matter) is still using the 9400.
     
  5. quotemeas macrumors regular

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  6. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm, theres hardly any big difference between the 9400 and the 9600, even tho my 9600 is 512MB..
     
  7. Glueeater macrumors regular

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    I haven't experience with Crossover Games, as in it epic failed when I tried it. But I'd venture to guess it's not the greatest performance you can get out of your graphics card.

    Bootcamp isnt all the terrible.
     
  8. kolax macrumors G3

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    You jumped to that conclusion by running a game in CrossOver....software that is emulating Windows?

    Come on, use your head. If you want full performance, you need to install Windows via Boot Camp.
     
  9. Fidgetyrat macrumors regular

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    Also since crossover can't seem to get past direct x 7.1 performance, its natural that the 9400 is more chip then you need at the moment.
     
  10. gumbyx84 macrumors 6502

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    Crossover has limited DX 9.0c and nearly perfect DX 8.x support. Don't know where you got DX 7.1 from.
     

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