Macbook Pro 2.2 GHz Question

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  1. loumt123 macrumors newbie

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    I have a new macbook pro 2.2ghz model. I had one previous to this that was replaced due to defect. I fear I may have a problem with this as well, but I am not sure. I've read of problems regarding games with the new mbp. I get tearing in alot of games I've tried except lego star wars 2. Prey is the worst..I turn Vsync on and it still tears like crazy. Both games are run in osx. I do not have a windows partition for games. I also get tearing when watching some videos online (not dvds). http://www.gametrailers.com/player/24429.html from about half way through onward I get tearing (where there is alot of action taking place). Does anyone else with this model mbp experience this? I'm curious as to what it could be and any help would be greatly appreciated. I am willing to try anything to help diagnose the problem. After the first failed mbp I was assigned a specialist to make sure everything ran right and when I mentioned this the specialist admitted to knowing nothing about the gaming and graphics card, so I'm hoping the REAL specialists here can help me. Thank you for your time.
     
  2. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    Just went to your link and I experienced no tearing or problems, at all.
     
  3. loumt123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for checking that out. I think I may have this one sent in as well :(.
     
  4. loumt123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    http://www.gametrailers.com/player/24432.html I also get some tearing/(flickering?) in this video as well. It happens whenever there is action...guns going off...lights flashing...i see a ton of horizontal tears. Once again thanks for checking it out. I'm getting in touch with apple as we speak.
     
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    I think he means that everything looks blury, like when you have a bad lcd-screen with e.g. 60ms response time
     
  7. loumt123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am seeing that a lot too! The other day, I had my MBP hooked to a LCD TV with a VGA cable watching some 720p x264, I noticed the tearing a lot and I thought it was just my crappy VGA cable, but now that I saw the video you linked and I know it's more than that. For me, the problem seems to be towards the bottom half of the movies mostly, I haven't really noticed anything on the top half of the videos that I played.

    FYI, I have a MBP 2.2ghz, 2GB ram as well.
     
  9. loumt123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's unfortunate; does anyone have any idea why this is? I thought It was just the lack of drivers when trying games but I'm seeing it in these videos...in Apples own browser.
     
  10. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

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    I see it too in the videos you linked to.:(

    But I also watched a HD Halo 3 trailer from the same site and it looked fine

    I'm therefore willing to bet that this is not the MBP's fault, but rather the video's.
     
  11. loumt123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is not the only site whos videos I've noticed this in, though. Does that make any difference? I don't want to be stuck with this problem for the duration I have the mbp...
     
  12. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

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    Its certainly possible, though a highly unlikely occurance.

    Anyways, I just watched a Devil May Cry 4 video and it was flawless(also from the same site the OP linked to), so now I am very relieved, and even more certain that the problem lies with the videos that the OP linked to, not the computer.

    I'm no film whiz, but I do know there are tons of different techniques for editing and compressing video. Also from what I hear, game trailers are usually done half-assed when compared to the real thing. I wouldn't worry about this unless you start seeing in constantly in EVERY video you watch.

    Not certain why you're seeing this in games though
     
  13. loumt123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It hasn't been happening in every video. I've heard of some tearing and problems after the firmware update...so I'm hoping to see some differences with the new firmware update when they release it. I've only been trying game demos...no full versions yet. Sometimes the demos don't come updated and then the patch only works on the full version. Plus I heard some of aspyrs games are buggy anyway. Lego Star Wars 2 worked flawessly, though. Thanks for the help!
     

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