OpenGL + Windows 7 = WTF

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by fruitpunch36, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. fruitpunch36 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone. I have a Mac Mini with the 320m video chip and OpenGL is REALLY bad in Windows 7. When I play a game like Counter Strike 1.6 or Minecraft, I get an average framerate of 2fps or so. I am using the drivers that came with the Bootcamp disc. DirectX works just fine, I'm getting 30fps in Bad Company 2 and about 70 on Counter Strike Source. Any suggestions?
     
  2. yrh0413 macrumors newbie

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    why did you get yourself a mini for gaming anyway?:confused:
     
  3. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    You could try nvidia's reference driver... it's not apple-provided but sometimes the 'official' vendor drivers can work better.
     
  4. fruitpunch36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was going to do that, but since the site didn't say it was supported for Apple products I opted out and I planned on installing XP instead, where OpenGL worked fine. Since I was going to install XP anyway, I tried the drivers and they worked! Thank you so much! I'm getting around 300fps on Minecraft Classic now :D
     
  5. Verix, Jan 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011

    Verix macrumors regular

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    When installing laptopvideo2go (modified) drivers fps will go up massively, there's also no harm really since you don't have brightness settings and all that like on the macbook. There's only positives to updating your drivers..
     
  6. fruitpunch36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok so the official drivers work fine up to a point. They start lagging even more than the old ones at random times but at other times they work perfect. Any suggestions to make them not lag at all? (By lag I mean 1-3fps). The problem seems to be completely random and restarting helps but also sometimes it fixes itself after a while.
     

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