How well does a 2010 Arrandale MBP run with a second monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by complexcommunic, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. complexcommunic macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2010
    My last macbook pro was one of the first gen intel macs. It had a core duo processor, not even a core 2 duo. I used to use it with an external monitor, but eventually it started to make it lag like crazy and I believe it toasted the GPU.
    Now I'd like to use an external monitor again with my 17" arrandale MBP, but I'm worried that an extra monitor would just slow my machine down to a halt again. I mean, I can barely use Firefox with 50 tabs open without it slowing down.
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    first off 50 tabs is a lot
    second I watch 1080p movies on my HD tv form my mac while playing wow/sc2 or both at the same time on the mbp - no lag
    although i have to restart sc2 lots of times couse its bugged.
  3. ricriley macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2009
    Do you have anything to cool your MBP? I have a similar setup, I'm pretty sure that this sort of abuse would cause my MBP to melt though the desk!
  4. moel macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007

    50 tabs? are you feeling ok?

    Adding another monitor, will have negligable effect on the speed that firefox or any other app operates.

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