Boot Camp slowed down my Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ghall, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I installed Windows on my Mac using Boot Camp, and it seemed to have a speed impact. Well, I got rid of my Windows partition, and now my Mac is much faster. Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    The ONLY way it could negatively impact your speed is if you don't have enough RAM and your Windows partition is so huge that OS X barely has enough swap space to run. Otherwise, it's simply a partition of your hard drive, which doesn't really negatively impact performance at all.
     
  3. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, is your harddrive pretty much filled? You need about 10GB free to have a comp run at the top of its game.
     
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    That whould explain it. Thanks.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    A much better (clearer) way to say what I said. :)
     
  6. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, sorry about stealing what you said. I just figured I could sum it up a little more easily.
     
  7. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Suprisingly, Windows is less demanding of my system compared to Tiger, since I have yet to recieve my 2GB of ram. 512 is just not cutting it for Tiger, and Windows is built for all the crap boxes of the world so it's no suprise that it copes with small amounts of memory.

    Granted, I lose basically every feature that I can't live without by using the Windows partition.

    Then again, all I use it for is games. Like the windows operating system was meant to be used..... like a toy.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Which you definitely did! :D
     

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