So my friend bought spore and couldn't use it because he didn't have an intel mac. So being the good friend that i am...i put it on mine and let him play a few times Anyway, i played it for about a total of like 8 hours or so. Then when i got to civilization stage and the game play slowed. Scrolling around was choppy sometimes, then i guess i tried to move to fast across the "world" or whatever its called on there, after that i just moved super slow and froze. I have not played it since. I just got a lil nervous reading about the gpu failures of my model of mbp. So the question is, should a non-unibody MBP 15", 2.4, 4gb ram, intel core 2, 256 GeForce 8600M GT, get slow and sluggish during a game like spore. And not just that, but freeze up so bad you have to pull the battery b/c nothing else works? Also, does this foreshadow any graphics failure Any help would be appreciated, i just think a computer of this caliber shouldn't be freezing that easily.