Why does my MBP run so slow on flash games?

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

  1. argebrit macrumors newbie

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    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?

    thanks!
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    The skinny:

    Flash sucks on any machine.

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

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    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
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    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 68040

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    windows has gpu acceleration for flash
    osx does not
     
  5. tiwizard macrumors regular

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

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  7. tiwizard macrumors regular

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    not really... flash just doesn't work very well on the Mac
     

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