Video/Graphics Card Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 2thdrbill, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. 2thdrbill macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2012
    I have 3 month old Macbook Pro with following:
    Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4
    2.4 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory - 8 GB 1333 MHz DDrs
    Video Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
    - AMD Radeon HD 6770M
    Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac (7.0.15095)
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Service Pak 1)

    Problem: I am running a HD 3D program called Sidexis that is used to create color 3D models from CT scan. For some reason it will not generate the 3D model and movements are slow and "jumpy". I have 4GB of Ram dedicated to partition. I think Parallels is using the Intel HD graphics 3000 (512 MB) card which is not adequate. Is the solution to have Windows utilize the AMD chipset? if so, How do I do that?
  2. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    The problem may be parallels itself. Parallels doesn't really use either GPU, it creates a virtual GPU for the VM to use.

    Try it out in bootcamp, with specialized software that is sometimes the only way to get adequate performance.
  3. 2thdrbill thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2012
    So, with Windows 7 and Parallels already installed how/ what do I need to do to change to Bootcamp and Windows 7? I see with Mac OS X Lion you have to use new Windows 7 install???

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