Will this game ruin my macbook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by flimzy, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. flimzy macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2013
    I have a macbook pro retina 15.4 inch intel core i7 2.6 GhZ. Modern Warfare 2 was just recently ported to mac . The specs were posted on steam.

    Operating System: 10.9.2 (Mavericks)
    CPU Processor: Intel i3 (Dual-Core)
    CPU Speed: 2.2GHz
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 13 GB
    Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 4850
    Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 640M
    Video Card (Intel): Iris
    Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB
    Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Currently, MW2 for Mac may not be accessible to users in Russia, Poland, and Japan

    NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2:
    • ATI RADEON HD 2000 Series
    • ATI RADEON HD 6490M, 6630M, 3870
    • NVIDIA 9000 Series
    • NVIDIA 320M, 330M
    • Intel HD 3000, 4000, 5000

    NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)

    My question is, could I run this properly, without harming my mac, or causing it to overheat? If i play this game on my mac will it break it or ruin it because it is a game that will be using alot of cpu?
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Well, heat will shorten the life of any electronic component. Unless your computer has an undiagnosed defect, however, you will have gotten rid of the system long before the increases in temperature will take its toll.

    In other words, buy the game, play, and enjoy.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    There is no game, or software, for what matters, in existence, that can 'ruin' you macbook pro. Of course you should not run your laptop on 100% load 24/7, as its is not really designed for that kind of usage.
  4. flimzy thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2013
    its actually an intel i7 2.3 ghz if that makes a difference.
  5. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    If a $2000+ computer broke because you played a game on it, it wouldn't be a very good computer...

    The computer's firmware will turn it off automatically in the rare instance that it did overheat. I own the same laptop as you I think, and I played that same game yesterday. Have fun.
  6. flimzy thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2013
    Thanks so much
  7. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    People these days paranoid everything.

    I would suggest you not to use it too. Frame it and hang it. Wait, it may fall so just put it in a safe.
  8. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2010
    You have a powerful computer, use it and enjoy it!
  9. romesk90 macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2014
    maybe not ruin, but cause issues...possibly "ruining" components.

    But, the game should be no issue. Give 'er

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