Ok so I searched around and apparently this is the best place to put this in. I got this macbook pro back in June, its the Late 2008 2.66Ghz 4 gigs of ram, and 320gig 5400rpm. So far the machine has been nice. I have a windows bootcamp with installed and it has shown to be pretty quick with the exception of CAD 2010 which seems to run a little sluggish which I figured could be normal being a very demanding application. On to the game performance and what has me concerned. I recently installed sims 3 and its expansion, and began playing. Everyone on youtube seems to say the game runs flawlessly on the 9600m gt with everything on high, people even seem to be playing it on the 9400m. For some reason I have to turn the graphics down to medium to be able to get anything above 12 frames per second, and even then, it gets pretty laggy. I have the power preferences set to performance, and it is basically the same, I run a little bit slower with the 9400m not much of a difference. I thought to myself, maybe its the Sims game, not coded right, too demanding, whatever. I moved on the famous world of warcraft where people seem to get over 80 frames per second religiously in hopes of benchmarking the system, well, with the 9600m I cant seem to get over 30 frames per second, which leads me to believe something is wrong with my system. I there anything beyond the power setting in the system preferences that I have to do to turn the 9600m gt that Im missing out on. Is there anyway to test the card to see if it is running/running well. I dont want to jump to conclusions but something is up.