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ive been using my aluminum macbook for gaming for a year, running windows 7 32 bit on via bootcamp and very successful playing lfd2 and mw2 etc etc.

havnt played games all fall college semester and since last summer i deleted my windows partition and upgraded to snow leopard, also to have more room for video/photo data for client jobs.
but im getting into games again and a friend is too so i want to install windows again but this time i want to get more performance out of my dated rig.
i was reading that windows 7 64 bit will install on my macbook and that would use more of my ram and give me more graphics performance ( under windows 7 32 bit, even though i had 4gb of ram, it said around 2 gb available for use).

also another choice is running windows xp sp3 since its a less demanding system all together i heard it will run things better, even though i wont have dx10/11 effects but i dont really care about that.

basically.... stick with win 7 Ultimate 32? go to 64 bit? or windows xp
post #2 of 12
XP is ancient dont use it..


and also, what kind of GPU does that mac book use?
post #3 of 12
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XP is ancient dont use it..


and also, what kind of GPU does that mac book use?
This, dont use XP..
post #4 of 12
There really isn't much reason to not use 64bit at this point-only older hardware drivers that might not support it or be wonky.
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Win 7, XP has finally been beaten.
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post #6 of 12
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My Mac has a nvidia 9400m 256mb. I know it sucks but it's done the job. I'm don't really care about fancy effects as long as i can okay the game smoothly on lowest settings lol
post #7 of 12
I'd go for Windows 7 64, if you can get it running. But it really doesn't matter much, if you're only after purely playing the games and don't care about highest settings or benchmarking.
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Originally Posted by kofman13 View Post
My Mac has a nvidia 9400m 256mb. I know it sucks but it's done the job. I'm don't really care about fancy effects as long as i can okay the game smoothly on lowest settings lol


lol ouch. What games do you play?


Yeaah go for windows 7 64 bit.
post #9 of 12
or dont have a mac
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post #10 of 12
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My Mac has a nvidia 9400m 256mb. I know it sucks but it's done the job. I'm don't really care about fancy effects as long as i can okay the game smoothly on lowest settings lol
Then just use Windows 7 x64. Problem solved.
    
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