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    Starcraft II question
    Ok so i have played starcraft II since the past 4? 5 months. for 4 months, i have used windows xp to play (minimum graphics though) and it worked all fine without ANY lag.

    (Just so you know, i don't like to play games on the mac. better on the windows because it is faster)

    Now i have installed windows 7 and also upgraded the ram. The game runs really laggy now. Does anyone know why this is happening?

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    Starcraft II question
    Ok so i have played starcraft II since the past 4? 5 months. for 4 months, i have used windows xp to play (minimum graphics though) and it worked all fine without ANY lag.

    (Just so you know, i don't like to play games on the mac. better on the windows because it is faster)

    Now i have installed windows 7 and also upgraded the ram. The game runs really laggy now. Does anyone know why this is happening?

    Ram 4gb
    HDD 500gb
    NVIDIA geforce 9400m
    2.00 ghz dualcore.

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    I would recommend opening up task manager, and seeing if there is anything hogging your cpu, i.e a virus scan or something.

    have you pushed any of the graphics settings up?

    I was getting lag on a very powerful machine until I turned down things like AA.

    oh and by laggy, do you mean a fluctuating FPS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooluk96 View Post
    Ok so i have played starcraft II since the past 4? 5 months.
    Quite an accomplishment! Is it a World Record?

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    Isn't it an illusion that Starcraft II runs slower on a Mac than Windows, because the game got released on both. So I think you would be better of buying the Mac version than the Windows version.

    Correct me if I am wrong.

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    Part of the problem is that Windows 7 is a rather bloated OS. Here's an idea… you are entitled to the Mac version as well as the Windows version. Install it in OS X and see how it plays. You may be surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Math View Post
    So I think you would be better of buying the Mac version than the Windows version.
    The disc is multi-platform.

    yes, it is an illusion. it should play exactly the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    The disc is multi-platform.

    yes, it is an illusion. it should play exactly the same.
    Unless he downloaded it from the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Math View Post
    Unless he downloaded it from the Internet.
    Hence why i said "disc".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Math View Post
    Unless he downloaded it from the Internet.
    Disc or no disc, you can still download either version once you have registered your license.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    Disc or no disc, you can still download either version once you have registered your license.
    I suspect the TS didn't pay for the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Math View Post
    I suspect the TS didn't pay for the game.
    Based on what? That's not an accusation one should fling around lightly.

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