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#1 psykick5

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

So most games I have no problem running at high to very high settings at a solid 30 fps, but for some reason GW2 at minimum settings hardly runs at 30 fps. Now I know you guys have heard the same things to find out someone has a 4 year old video card or some dual core from  ages ago. Not in this case.

I have the retina MacBook Pro.

I am running Windows 7 x64 with (if you aren't familiar with Mac specs):
Ivy Bridge Core i7-3615 QM (quad 2.3GHz)
8GB DDR3-1600
Nvidia GT650M clocked past the speed of a GTX 660M
Running it at 1650x1080

It seems really weird that this kind of computer couldn't run it more smoothly.

#2 tijo

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:25 AM

Can you check the temperatures and clocks while you're gaming? GW2 has a tendency to hammer the CPU and GPU, in WvW or crowded events those framerates are normal, but in most PvE you should be getting a tad more at 1650x1080.

Also make sure your nvidia drivers are up to date and that you aren't running the thing on battery.

Also, to make sure everything is covered, you're using bootcamp and not running windows in a VM. Yeah, I know stupid question, but at this point, we've seen everything at least once around here. Well, almost everything, thee's always something else to surprise you.

Edited by tijo, 30 January 2013 - 03:26 AM.


#3 psykick5

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:34 AM

Well of course I'm bootcamping :)

I don't know the exact fan speeds/temp but they don't sound like they're maxing out. I sure hope it doesn't max out my CPU... that would be kind of sad.

#4 tijo

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:50 AM

In WvW, it will definitely push your CPU, in normal PVE it shouldn't though. Still, there should be a way to look at the temps.

Edited by tijo, 01 February 2013 - 05:50 AM.


#5 talliwackr

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:16 AM

See if Afterburner will run:
http://event.msi.com...er/download.htm

#6 Quaker

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Check that you are actually running off the GT-650m and not the Intel HD4000. You could also try putting the GT-650m back to stock clocks.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

Isnt the mac client still in beta? And that gfx card isnt that good. :P

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

View PostOjikes, on 02 February 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

Isnt the mac client still in beta? And that gfx card isnt that good. :P

In case you didn't read the original post:

View Postpsykick5, on 29 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

I am running Windows 7 x64

So, it's the Windows client.

#9 tijo

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

View PostQuaker, on 02 February 2013 - 02:34 PM, said:

Check that you are actually running off the GT-650m and not the Intel HD4000. You could also try putting the GT-650m back to stock clocks.

The retina runs exclusively on the 650m in windows, so he is running on the 650m for sure.




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