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GT330M okay for Fallout New Vegas??

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October 6, 2010 5:32:07 AM

Hello dear forum members,

I wish to play Fallout New Vegas on my 2010 MacBook Pro 15" on Windows 7 and these are the specs of my notebook:

2010 15" MacBook Pro with Windows 7 64-bit boot camp

Intel i7-620M processor with a turbo up to 3.2 GHZ, 2 cores 4 threads,
Nvidia GT330M with 512MB video memory and
4GB DDR3 RAM.

Can my MBP support Fallout New Vegas? I know that my RAM is okay (2GB is the requirement) and CPU is fine as well (Core 2 Duo 2.0GHZ is minimal requirement). My concern is my GPU which is the dinky little GT330M.... Is it gutsy enough to take on Fallout New Vegas??

The system requirements as released by Bethesda list the minimal GPU requirement as the Geforce 6 series. I'm assuming that these requirements refer to the desktop models of the Geforce 6 series whose clock speeds hit a max of 540 MHZ while my dinky GT330M hits a speed of 575 MHZ.

Any comments? I'm fine with playing Fallout New Vegas on low details.....been playing Fallout since good ole Fallout 1...

Thank you

PS: Anyone knows how to enter the bios of MacBook Pros???

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October 6, 2010 4:30:29 PM

Should be ok on medium to high details, slightly better performance than an ATI Mobile 4650 and superior to the old NV9700.
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October 6, 2010 9:07:37 PM

Have you tried playing Fallout 3 on your MacBook?

From what I've read, Fallout NV will be using a heavily modified GameBryo Engine (used in both Oblivion and FO3), but I don't know what the impact will be on overall performance.
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October 7, 2010 1:04:19 AM

Hi Jaguarskx

I was unable to play fallout 3 on my MacBook Pro because Fallout 3 does not appear to be compatible with Windows 7 and/or hyperthreading. I say this because I had an earlier Asus F83VF on C2D and Windows 7 and that Asus could support Fallout 3 and it has also been suggested on various online forums that hyperthreading might be the culprit.

However, I've played Fallout 3 on my 2009 iMac on a GeForce 9600M and it works fine so the Macintosh should be able to support it??

Thanks for all the replies people.

To Das Stig, you mean it is possible to play on a medium setting?? I thought it would be on low setting
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October 7, 2010 3:53:56 AM

ivanlyf_2010 said:
Can my MBP support Fallout New Vegas? I know that my RAM is okay (2GB is the requirement) and CPU is fine as well (Core 2 Duo 2.0GHZ is minimal requirement). My concern is my GPU which is the dinky little GT330M.... Is it gutsy enough to take on Fallout New Vegas??


I have a 1GB GT330M on my laptop and it plays Fallout 3 fine on Windows 7 x64, but I don't have New Vegas. Fallout 3 does have a problem with quad-core CPUs, but there's a .ini file change you can make to fix it; I've forgotten what it is, but it's on the Steam Fallout 3 forum if you can't find it elsewhere.
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October 7, 2010 3:21:21 PM

@ivanlyf_2010 it should be with maybe a few fine tuning adjustments, trade offs have to be made.
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October 14, 2010 12:13:45 AM

MarkG said:
I have a 1GB GT330M on my laptop and it plays Fallout 3 fine on Windows 7 x64, but I don't have New Vegas. Fallout 3 does have a problem with quad-core CPUs, but there's a .ini file change you can make to fix it; I've forgotten what it is, but it's on the Steam Fallout 3 forum if you can't find it elsewhere.


Really? There's a fix for that?

Thanks!

I'm going to search for it
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October 17, 2010 12:59:44 AM

Best answer selected by ivanlyf_2010.
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October 17, 2010 1:04:36 AM

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