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Sims 4 makes Mac hot

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Sims 4 makes Mac hot

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Downloaded Sims 4 to my MacBook Pro 13in,2017, 10.14.5 Mojave today. I played for about 5 minutes and my Mac got real hot and the fan got loud. Why is this? 

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Because the game requires a lot of power to run and 13" MacBook Pros have integrated Intel chips which aren't designed for the demands of gaming. You can improve it a bit though. Lower your in-game graphics in Game Options and always make sure your Mac is on a hard flat surface so air can circulate underneath it. Ideally you want to elevate it a little.

Apple have a great page here explaining integrated and dedicated/discrete GPUs - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204349 (scroll down to the bit tour shared memory near the bottom)..


Using CC/Mods is at your own risk, EA are not responsible for making the game compatible with 3rd party content, the creator is. 



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@Katietreakle

Because the game requires a lot of power to run and 13" MacBook Pros have integrated Intel chips which aren't designed for the demands of gaming. You can improve it a bit though. Lower your in-game graphics in Game Options and always make sure your Mac is on a hard flat surface so air can circulate underneath it. Ideally you want to elevate it a little.

Apple have a great page here explaining integrated and dedicated/discrete GPUs - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204349 (scroll down to the bit tour shared memory near the bottom)..


Using CC/Mods is at your own risk, EA are not responsible for making the game compatible with 3rd party content, the creator is. 



The Sims 3 Mac Help Thread - | - The Sims 4 Mac Help Thread -
- The Sims 3 Mac super patch 1.67 - | - Origin Reset Tool for Mac -
- I am not affiliated with EA in anyway -
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