My sister is a roman history buff. She bought Rome II Total War on Steam (it was on sale!!!), and attempted to run it on her lowly macbook, only to discover that the fans ramped up, making it unenjoyable to play. So now, I've tried playing it I have a 3.5 Ghz i5, and a m290x graphics card. My first thoughts upon playing the game were-- wow, these graphics are super crappy. So I began to maximize my graphics settings. STUPID STUPID STUPID my mac began to crawl, at 7 frames a second. And then it began to hang. control command eject time. Taking a more sensible, and incremental approach, I started to benchmark at what I thought might be appropriate settings, toggling things on and off to see if the framerate rose dramatically, or alas, dropped. And then, it began to hang. control command eject Since control command eject is hardly a recommended routine, I'd thought I'd ask here... Given a machine of my specs, what settings are appropriate, and which will cause instability?