Terrible speed and low framerates w/MBP ... ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by natejohnstone@g, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. natejohnstone@g macrumors regular

    natejohnstone@g

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    I have a new 17" MBP (2.66, 4GB ram, 2 video cards, etc.). I have been having so many problems with this thing that I just did a full erase-reinstall. I've only loaded one thing so far ... World of Warcraft ... to test if I have any improvement--I don't.

    In WoW I'm running framerates of 20-40 (my brother is in the 70s on his 13-in MBP, and that only has 1 graphics card!). Outside of WoW, I'm getting pinwheels all the time with multiple windows open, and firefox is very slow to respond.

    I can't figure this out. Could one of my graphics cards be non-functional?
     
  2. bmb012 macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you're running the more powerful card, and not the power saving one?
     
  3. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    Even though your MBP has two graphics cards it can only use one at a time. Try switching to the one you are currently not using and try that. Also, are both computers running WOW at the same settings?
     
  4. natejohnstone@g thread starter macrumors regular

    natejohnstone@g

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    Yes they were both using the same settings.
    How do I switch to the other card?
     
  5. natejohnstone@g thread starter macrumors regular

    natejohnstone@g

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    nvm I know how to switch graphics settings. I'm using the "faster" card, so this problem remains.
     

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