Games run a little choppy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zakg6, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. zakg6 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    Hi, I have the late 2008 15" MBP:
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 256 MB

    I have Windows 7 32 bit on a 64 GB partition and when i try to play pretty demanding games, eg: fifa 12, call of duty etc...

    The gameplay is a bit choppy, is there any way to fix this, I think 2 x 2GB is the max ram this macbook can take and I dont think you can change a graphic card in a laptop so I guess my options are limited...

    Oh also, I think this version of macbook has 2 graphics cards, one for performance and one for battery saving-ness, how do i check which one windows is using :eek:
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    If it's a late 2008 unibody, it will take 8GB RAM
    I'm sure windows is using the correct GPU.

    It won't help you with gaming, the machine is just too old for that now :(
  3. zakg6 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    well even if it could get 8GB RAM i think win7 32bit only supports 4...

    its been 3 years and this $2000+ laptop is incapable of running modern games:( i guess ill stick to the xbox
  4. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    Uhm yes, that's a wise choice. Macbooks were never intended for gaming.
  5. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2010
    Correct. 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows can only support 4GB of RAM. In order for Windows to take advantage, of more than 4GB of RAM, you'd need to upgrade to the 64-bit version, which would be $89.95 from, or $99.99 from; $89.99 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Upgrade; $99.99 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Upgrade
  6. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    32-bit Windows 7 under Bootcamp has a bug that limits it to little more than 2GB of RAM installed. It is recommended that you install 64-bit even if you don't have more than 4GB of RAM.

    And it should help with gaming a little bit.
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    As everyone say, Macs arent made for gaming purposes.
    If you want to do hardcore gaming, get a console or a high end Windows PC.

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