MB running windows

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by popz41, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. popz41 macrumors newbie

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    Heres my delima:
    I had my heart set on buying an upgraded 15 MBP, until yesterday I saw the black macbook, and damn is she sexy. My question is, how well will the MB run windows, including some games (counter strike,DOD,Warcraft) without the true graphics card? I would plan on putting 2 gigs of ram to help her out. Im also hoping for the laptop to last me through college.

    Thanks
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    I have a black MB and an Intel iMac, each with 2GB of RAM. They both run Parallels with Windows just great. For games, they say that the MB won't run games so well under Boot Camp, but I don't really have the experience to say. I have a feeling that the 950 in the MB will run many games just fine. Under Parallels, neither of my machines is a gamer.

    Enjoy your black MacBook!
     
  3. BAspecialCake macrumors member

    BAspecialCake

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    It all depends on the type of the game...

    WoW should run okay. Counterstrike DoD unsure.
     
  4. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    I had both, parrallels and bootcamp on my MBP, and I decided to stay with bootcamp because parrallels doesnt support some types of games. I play Age Of Empires III, and it looks and plays great on my MBP, 2.0, 2GB ram.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If I can run Half-Life 2 on an Celeron 2.4 GHz with Intel 865 Graphics...
     
  6. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    It will run Windows very swiftly. Windows XP runs smoothly on a 2.0GHz Celeron with 512MB of RAM, and a Macbook is considerably (2x++) more powerful than that. I have no knowledge of Warcraft, but CS and DOD should run smoothly without any hiccups on a Macbook. Even though it has integrated graphics, they are powerful enough to run even some of the DirectX 9 games acceptably if not well at moderate settings.
     
  7. drummerbooker14 macrumors 6502

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    i'm not very knowledgable on graphics cards, but i have an ibook g3 with 32mb of vram and i run call of duty smoothly and my imac g5 with 64mb bram runs all of my games smoothly so i think you should have no problem:D :D :D
     

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