OS X Full screen freeze during games

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  1. rockmassif, May 12, 2013
    Last edited: May 12, 2013

    rockmassif macrumors newbie


    May 9, 2013
    Hello to all

    Has anybody experienced any freezing while gaming in fullscreen?
    I have this issue constantly with civilization V and sometimes with borderlands 2 while trying to exit to the menu.
    Sometimes i can move the mouse and the rests remain frozen sometimes not.
    If i choose to play them in window mode everything runs fine. I have an iMac 27" 8gb 2.9ghz late 2012.

    As am i a bit new to mac community, first mac ever after almost 15 years using windows, is there something to do apart from cmd+opt+shift+esc when this happens? Usually i am force to hard reset my mac but i don't thing this would be the appropriate solution.

    Does it seem like a hardware problem? i have also tried batman arkam asylum and it runs pretty smoothly.
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    My kids experience it playing Minecraft on a 2012 iMac / 8 GB RAM / GTX 675MX (1 GB).

    Not all the time, but about 50% of the time. It happens when the game is switched from windowed mode to full-screen mode.
    Usually CMD - ALT - ESC (force quit) helps. Other times I use ssh from another Mac to (soft-)reboot the iMac.

    Anyone else?

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