macbook pro 2.5ghz 512mb 8600

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  1. gingerling macrumors newbie

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    I am really considering going to a Mac rather than a PC.
    How well will a MBP 2.5ghz 512mb 8600m run WOW?

    At max settings will I get good frame rates?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Are you sure you want to get a MacBook Pro just to run WoW?
     
  3. gingerling thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. durant0s macrumors regular

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    I've yet to try WoW on mine, but I have the 2.5 ghz with 4 gigs of RAM and I can run Warcraft 3 fine, while burning a disc, d\ling stuff, and IMing people. Though it will get hot when your using the graphics card a lot so be ready.
     
  5. katorga macrumors regular

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    Works fine for me

    I run WoW in Bootcamp and in OSX with no problems on my 2.4 MBP. It gets HOT. I prefer bootcamp because I can install faster nvidia drivers and use RMclock to keep the temps down a little.

    Heck, I even run Guildwars on OSX using wine. Works like a champ.

    All said, it runs things about as well as a mobile 8600 can, which is a lot worse than a desktop 8800.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes, the 2.5GHz MacBook Pro will run WOW fine on Max settings. :)
     
  7. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    I play wow on my MacBook C2D 2.0GHz, 4GB ram, intel GMA950 and the only time the screen stutters is when there's about 10 other players on my screen.

    A MacBook Pro 2.5GHz, 2GB ram, 512 8600m gt should be fine:p
     
  8. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    My brother is getting a MBP like yours, 17", for WOW. Ill tell you how it runs on friday. They only difference is 7200rpm hard drive.
     
  9. mongrol macrumors regular

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    Wine or Crossover? I was under the impression that GL was broken on Wine on OSX.
     

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