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While attempting to run a game in bootcamp on a rMBP, the CPU gets hotter until it throttles and the game stops working. Is this normal? A machine like this shouldn't have this problem. I haven't touched it and fans are maxed with CPU still at 90 degrees.

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May 13, 2013 12:09 AM

All right, here's what's going on. I have been trying ot run a very graphics intense game on my Macbook Pro with Retina Display through bootcamp on windows 7. When I start the game up, it runs beautifully.... for about ten minutes. Five minutes in, the fans start to whirl loudly. By ten minutes in, performance begins to degrade noticibly and the game starts to stutter. I live with the stuttering until it becomes completely unreasonable and I shut down the game. When I come back to my computer several hours later, the process repeats.


Here is what I believe is happening. When I start the game, the CPU immediately begins to heat up, as CPUs do. Ten minutes in, the CPU has heated up past the safety limit and begins throttling itself back so as to protect itself. Over the course of the next little while, it continues to throttle itself until it finally doesn't have enough power to properly run the game at any reasonable speed, at which point, I get frustrated and quit. My concern is this. I understand that mobile rigs aren't necessarilly the most game friendly, however, this computer should be more than capable enough to handle some light gaming. (Mind you, I'm only playing ten minutes in when the game starts to lag.) Is this something I need to bring into Apple? Is this normal?


Thanks for your help!


MacBook Pro with Retina display, Windows 7


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