Problems with win7-gaming on MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by katten, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. katten macrumors newbie

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    Ahoy.

    I am the lucky owner of a MBP from july, the i7-model 15". I recently installed Windows 7 in order to play more games than possible in OS X, including CS 1.6, but I've run into some problems.

    I plugged in my Samsung Syncmaster 959nf using a standard issue Apple VGA-converter (picture below), but I can't run CS 1.6 with 100 HZ in 640x480 or 800x600 like I can on my stationary XP-PC.
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    How come? Do I need some extra software, is it a known Win7-problem, or is it the converter or GFX that causes this problem?
     
  2. Teqnilogik macrumors member

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    What happens if you lower the refresh rate to the standard 60 Hz?
     
  3. bleaknik macrumors newbie

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    Looks like other folks are having problems with the syncmaster 959nf and Windows 7...

    http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-support/22889-samsung-syncmaster-959nf.html

    It may behoove you to try to find monitor specific drivers like the chaps in that forum suggest. Though, I can't rule out that MDP to VGA adapter... I haven't played with it, but I know my Macbook Pro (2008) DVI adapter doesn't output to a full 1900x1200 resolution; but it does with the VGA adapter.
     
  4. katten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Funny thing is: OS X can run 640x480/100hz/32bit. Win7 can't. This is probably due to the driver.

    Which one would you recommend for gaming (FPS-games), GeForce 330M 512mb?
     

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