Game issues...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by The Toddfather, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. #1
    After playing Big Bang Chess or 3D Solitaire, my MBA becomes very jumpy and I have to reboot. Any ideas?

    I apologize if this has been covered before, but I haven't found it posted in a search.
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Can you describe this "jumpyness"? Perhaps you should strap your computer down :p
  3. The Toddfather thread starter Guest

    The curser will move across the entire screen with just a small movement and is almost impossible to control.
  4. masterpace macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    Hey Toddfather. Seems like we're in the same boat. I love my MBA and for sure, that's a great portability masterpiece. But for gaming, there's a big issue. It looks like your "jumpering" issue is caused by the CPU throttling down. That implies it can reduce its frequency down to 200 MHz (as personally observed) and even shut down in rare instances. Simply put, that thing overheats too much. At least, mine cannot handle any intense 3D gaming properly for more than a few minutes. It's not that the CPU or graphics chip are not able to handle it. It seems like it just overheats. But for most applications, including web browsing and video watching, my Macbook Air is quite alright.
  5. The Toddfather thread starter Guest

    Very disappointing. Thanks for the input, I thought I was going batty.
  6. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Whats up with MBAs overheating? It seems like every second MBA has this problem! O_O

    Is Apple becoming too big and greedy?

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