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Guest Pixel Chick

I've just returned from a 2 hour session at the Apple "Genius Bar". They were not able to help me. Hopefully someone here can.

Running complex 2-D PowerPoint 2003 animations on Windows XP, my brand new MacBook Pro is being put to shame by a 5 year old Gateway M675 (which incidentally still has a parallel port and a floppy drive). The animations choke the Mac. The techs at the Apple store tried updating Bootcamp, running the files on their most powerful unit in the store, installing modified drivers, changing driver settings, changing resolutions, and changing PowerPoint settings.

Here are the specs on both:

Macbook Pro

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB GDDR3 SDRAM

2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 6MB shared L2 cache


Windows XP SP3 (Bootcamp)

PowerPoint 2003 SP3

Gateway M675

ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Series AGP, 64MB VRAM

Pentium 4HT


Windows XP SP3

PowerPoint 2003 SP3

PowerPoint's performance on Vista is also poor so I'm hoping to avoid that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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