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Bad Gaming Performance in Macbook Pro 15" Early 2011


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I a few months ago purchased a Macbook Pro 15" version early 2011. I trying a few fairly old games but performance sucks. For example a 2009 game Bioshock (an original genuine copy of Mac version) even in lowest graphics does not run smoothly, lags time to time and makes the notebook heat like ****.

Do you think guys, there's something wrong with my computer or is this normal for macbook?..
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I think there may be something wrong with your computer, as i have no problem running games like wow, nfs most wanted and civ 5 on the 15''. I have the lower end 2.0i7 model. I also have windows installed and am playing COD-mw3, bf3 and swtor, they're running pretty well...bf3 was barely playable though...their low settings looks high enough..I think I finished crysis 2 and saints row the third without any problems, but with the medium settings...

Why dont you try playing a full hd movie and see if the video lags? If it does then send it back to apple for maintenance,..

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Question on the GPU drivers. I have always installed the latest drivers manually on a PC, do the GPU drivers on a MacBook update themselves via the updater?
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Graphic card upgrades are part of Apple's system software updates.

Any AV software or MacKeeper or such installed? Plenty of free space on the hard drive?

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Full specs on the MBP would help too.

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No audio video software or mackeeper is installled. Thanks guys.
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