Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by terin5124, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. terin5124 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    I need some choosing which computer to buy...

    I'm wondering if the Mac Pro is the computer that I need. I need a computer that will run a 3D visualization software under Windows.

    I want to get a 3.2Ghz Mac Pro with 16GB of third-party memory, with a Quadro FX 5600 graphics card, using two 30" ACDs. The reason I want a Mac Pro is primarily because a want a Mac.

    My question/worry is: Will the Windows software that I need to use run exactly as well or better under XP through Boot Camp on this Mac Pro as it would on a similarly spec'd PC?

    It seems that some say XP only runs 32-bit under Boot Camp. Also, is this graphics card, processor, etc. fully supported in XP? And what about the hard drives?

    If boot camp won't work, is there a better solution? Should I just buy a PC?

    Thanks in advance, I just need some clarification before I make this big purchase.
  2. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006

    i think 64 bit support has arrived, though i could be wrong...(though it'd be the first time....:D)

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