Graphics Card Issue with Nvidia 650m Help :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DeemalantaFan, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. DeemalantaFan macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    So I was playing Half Life 2 on my new 2012 Macbook Pro 15 baseline and I noticed that the fps dropped below 18 fps while looking at certain buildings. I went on my sisters early 2011 Macbook Pro 13 baseline and played Half Life 2 on hers, loaded the same level where the fps were dropping and there were no fps drops at all. I had both each at their recommend settings with native resolution then I matched the setting from my new 15in with the same setting on her 13in and still fps drops on my 15 pro. I don't know if I have a bad graphics card but the Nvidia 650m should out perform her Intel HD 3000, am I right or not? I just bought it and I'm still under the return policy for 7 more days, any help would be great, thanks! :confused:

    Macbook Pro 15.4 Base Mid 2012

    2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
    4GB 1600MHz memory
    500GB 5400-rpm hard drive1
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
    OSX Mountain Lion

    Macbook Pro 13 Base Early 2011

    2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    8GB 1333MHz memory
    320GB 5400-rpm hard drive
    Intel HD 3000 with 512MB shared memory
    OSX Lion
  2. theineffablebob macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2012
    Try resetting the SMC. Instructions should be on Apple's Support website.
  3. DimalantaFan macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    Just tried reseting the SMC and it still doesn't work.

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