Hitching in games

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Martin 71, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Martin 71 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I recently purchased a macbook pro 13" running OSX Lion. It serves me well for the most part, but occasionally games such as tf2 and killing floor will "hitch" for a half to quarter of a second. It occurs the most in the beginning of gameplay and gets progressively less as gameplay continues. I believed that it could be caused by the vram being too loaded so I tried lowering the textures and that definitely reduced the effect. However, it does not eradicate it entirely. My settings are maxed except aa. fps is a steady 30-40 but the hitching is unbearable.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You are trying to play a relatively intensive game on an underpowered machine. Performance shortcomings should be expected.
     
  3. Martin 71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Indeed they should be, but a friend of mine has the same system but no stuttering. I ran the game at the same settings on his pro.
     

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