Why does my MBP run so slow on flash games?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by argebrit, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. argebrit macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
    Hi. I have recently purchased a second hand MBP from a friend, its one of the older models with the silver keyboard, has 2.33 GHz intel core duo processor, 2GB ram, 160GB HD and runs fine. I have one problem though, when I load flash games or when I try to play a flash game it slows right down and runs slower than crawling speed. Is there any way I can speed it up or will it always be like this?

  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    The skinny:

    Flash sucks on any machine.

    It sucks even more on a Mac.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Flash is highly CPU intensive and depending on the size and complexity of the Flash game, it might be too much for your CPU.

    Have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities / ) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see if Flash takes up that much CPU.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example

    Maybe you can provide us with a link to that Flash game, thus others with similar machines could try it and see, if it bogs down their Macs too.
  4. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    windows has gpu acceleration for flash
    osx does not
  5. tiwizard macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    Yeah it does, but it still sucks.
  6. argebrit thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
  7. tiwizard macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    not really... flash just doesn't work very well on the Mac

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