What's wrong?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by patrickng89, May 9, 2010.

  1. patrickng89 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Hi all,

    my new mbp 15 inch'' lags alot when multi tasking btween game(heroes of newerth) and safari.

    it is not a very demanding game. the setup alone is only 300mb but its like dota. not sure why a new machine like this cant handle this sort of multi tasking.

    by lag i mean i get a lot of beachball when surfing safari. esp when opening up a new tab. i have alr off-ed topsites
  2. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    Safari eats up a lot of RAM.
    If you try to watch a youtube video, surf MacRumors, etc, you will see in Activity Monitor or "iFreemem" (useful app, shows in pi-chart how much free RAM you have on the menubar), it uses 1/3 of the RAM. Even if it doesn't, then the game is eating up RAM.
    I wouldn't recommend you to multitask while gaming at all. Put it this way. It's like working on your speech while having to type your essay. You can't, and you can't multitask even in that situation.
    BTW, I am Korean, so I definetly have Starcraft BW on my Mac. Even with all apps quitted, it eats 1.3GB+ of RAM.
  3. patrickng89 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2010

    Will installing more ram help? has anyone installed 8gb ram in the new mbp at all?

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