Bootcamp and Fusion question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by smcline06, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. smcline06 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    Hey I have a few questions and I just grabbed a 13in 2.4 alu (Yep I’m a new switcher)

    First off, just wow on the Mac I love it to death coming from a PC, It’s great to have something that doesn’t feel like a plastic toy in my hands’!

    So my goal is to Boot Camp Windows 7 + Mac OS X, I have yet to upgrade the RAM on my unit so it’s still at 2GB (waiting for my work to start carrying it) and I’m also using Fusion 2.01.

    Now the Question x32 or x64? Which would run smoother under a Virtual Machine from within Mac. I know in Boot Camp 64 would be the obvious choice especially when I upgrade to 4GB but will Fusion pose more strain to the system emulating 64 or would it be no difference towards 32?
  2. UltraNEO* macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2007
    The difference various according to what applications you'd be running within windows. For VMware, it's good for most things except graphic intensive applications, mainly because the virtualized OS doesn't have direct access to the videocard, therefore for the most part video is still software bases as no drivers loaded. Under Bootcamp.. The OS runs as if the Mac is a genuine PC.
  3. smcline06 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009

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