OS Neutral Low FPS with Upgraded 15 MBP and Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by kylemerosi, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. kylemerosi macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm having an issue with low FPS in games with an external monitor. I have a late 2011 MBP with 2.0 i7, 16GB ram, AMD Radeon HD 6490M, and boot camp x64 windows 7. I recently bought a 24" U2412m Dell monitor to hook up to the laptop. While playing Tera Online my FPS is right around 15 while playing full screen 1920x1200 with 60 hertz refresh.

    I feel that I should be getting much better FPS than this, does anyone have any ideas? Is my graphics card simply not capable? I've heard that one problem might be having different refresh rates on the two monitors? Though I'm not sure why this would affect the game running on only one monitor. I would like any help, as I would like to be able to take advantage of this monitor instead of wasting it's space.

    Thank you for helping
     
  2. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

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  3. arashb macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if this will help but you can safely overclock these gpu's by undervolting them. If you wanted to try that. I'm pretty sure the refresh rate on the Mac is at 60 hertz as well. But the resolution on your MBP isn't that high, so I'd say lower the resolution so the two screens match.

    Cookie for you.
     

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