is it ok to play games on mac books?

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  1. Barcafan89 macrumors member

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    It gets hot and sometimes the fans blow i was worried in case it would get damaged. I play games like world of war craft and unescape minecraft and such I also use my mac for college work video editing and stuff.
     
  2. emilioestevez, Apr 23, 2016
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    I wouldn't play games that will stress your machine and turn it into a toaster oven, but MBPs are definitely capable of playing the latest games, albeit w/ reduced settings.

    P.S. Hala Madrid. We're gonna win the league. :D
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Game all you want. The CPU will throttle down to control the heat long before anything is damaged.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Your computer is programmed to take care of itself, don't worry about it. It's a machine. A tool. Do you worry you're going to damage your hammer when you're using it for its intended purpose? Of course not. Same goes for a computer.
     
  5. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    Someone give me a good game to get into!!! (rmbp 15 2015)
     
  6. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    I would say it's OK to use your computer for any purpose it's capable of. The computer serves you, not vice versa. If you play muscular graphics games on any laptop you'll hear the fan blowing hot air out, and if the laptop doesn't have a fan - talking about you, weedy Macbook - it just isn't fit for combat.
     
  7. zoneee macrumors regular

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    unfortunately it has very poor performance, at some point the CPU and the GPU will throttle because of heating. it happens especially on the discrete GPU models.
    on the one with integrated GPU, the graphic power is even worse, unfortunately.
    i had 4 different macbooks in last 2 years, tried to game with them, even on windows 10, and the only decent performance i had was with a program called throttlestop, my processor throttled at 2 ghz so the gpu wouldnt downclock.
    pretty ridiculous if you ask me.
     
  8. samxv macrumors newbie

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    Try this
     
  9. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    The dGPU may fail after a couple of years.

    Unfortunately, Apple is more concerned about aesthetics rather than durability.

    That's not true at all. MacBook Pros are notorious for the dGPU failing after a couple of years.

    Nope. The dGPU might fail after a couple of years (or less)
     
  10. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    If your into RPG's. GOG has Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition on sale right now.
     
  11. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    What is it? its only giving me the option to download
     
  12. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502

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    Notorious? As I recall there are only 2 particular chipsets with issues:

    The 2008s with nVidia 8XXX series GPUs, which was industry wide as I recall it was a problem on nVidia's end.

    The 2011s with Radeon 67XX series GPUs, which was actually Apple's fault. Solder issues between the chips and the LB.

    Certainly those particular models are notorious. But I don't think you can extend that to the whole of the line over the last 10 years.
     
  13. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - And also 2010 with GT 330M. And Retina Mid 2012 with 650M. And Early 2013 with 650M.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203554
    http://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/
     
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    I don't agree with Apple's stance on the defective GPU but it's only particular year(s) of MBP that has this issue. It's not fair to say that all MBP has this issue.
     
  16. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    If it gets too hot, it either 1) throttles itself to reduce heat or 2) automatically shuts down. It's designed to handle the heat, so have fun!
     
  17. tubeexperience, Apr 25, 2016
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    2008
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013

    Quite a troublesome record there!
     
  18. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    I've never had a laptop with a dGPU that didn't give me any trouble. It's been a consistent exhibition of overheating, driver issues and weird crashes for years now. I've also hardly ever used the dGPU. This time around, I specifically want my next laptop to not have a dedicated GPU.
     

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