Video Card Issues in Bootcamp and running video games

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Flakdragoon, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Flakdragoon macrumors newbie

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    Hi all!

    I'm new to these forums. My macbook is the new 2008 series with 2 gb of RAM, the Nvidia Geforce 9400m, and Intel processor with 2.4 ghz.

    I check on srtest.com and I am supposedly able to run games like Crysis very well. Yet, when I launch the new Warhammer: Dawn of War II game, I am at a loss. I can only run the gme on the very lowest settings at the lowest resolution in order to run without lag. Also, for some reason my bootcamp partition says I have only 1.72 gb of RAM.

    I have a feeling the partition is just not recognizing the power I have. Is there anyway to fix this? Thanks!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Crysis... on a MacBook...

    I think you may have misread something. ;)
     
  3. Flakdragoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I meant that as an example of the power that a macbook should have to run some videogames. I realize crysis would be impossible but I should be able to run Dawn of War II more easily than I am.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You have an integrated GPU and the game recommends an X1900 or 7800 GT to run.

    That's your problem: the 9400M.
     
  5. Flakdragoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Flakdragoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, eh, is there anyway to go about solving this? Overclocking?
     
  7. aluminumapple macrumors regular

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    you can overclock your nvidia.. but youd also have to max out your fan constantly.
     
  8. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    Overclocking is risky at best and you're not going to get enough of a performance boost out of integrated graphics to make it capable of running the latest games at anything but minimum settings. Also, the reason that you show less than 2 gigs of ram is that your 9400m uses system memory rather than having dedicated video ram.
     
  9. rewarden macrumors newbie

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    not happy with macbook

    Is that why when I try to run flight simulator x on bootcamp that it reports I only have 14 mb of memory? I only went for the macbook white because of the NvIdea card - didn't realise that it was integrated or I would't have bought it in the first place. I've had it for three weeks now and I've hardly used it because it won't even connect to my main computer wirelessly. I've tried every configuration I can think of which has resulted in my having to reinstall my pc system eight times over the last three weeks. Does anyone know what my chances are of returning it?
     

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