Bootcamp Gaming?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by W00DI, Sep 6, 2009.


Which one for gaming?

  1. XP (always great, always reliable)

    5 vote(s)
  2. 7 (The next greatest OS)

    22 vote(s)
  1. W00DI macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2009
    I'm thinking about gaming with bootcamp with my 13" uMBP 2.53 ghz. Should I install windows 7 ( nice with some great features and top of the line os) or windows xp (reliable and doesnt use much of the cpu or ram does not take up much space on HDD)

    What do you prefer?
  2. Exegesis48 macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    Why is there no Vista option? (and you might want to ask about 64 vs 32 bit versions).
  3. iPoTmon macrumors newbie


    Mar 23, 2009
  4. W00DI thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Because vista sucks...Is there any big difference in 64 bit for gaming?
  5. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    For Gaming? XP by far. Win7 is brand new (pricer and less support) and uses more resource. Until Win7 service pack busts out something fantastic or if some new drivers really boost performance or something..... there's no real reason to get Win7 over XP for gaming.
  6. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005

    At least its faster than XP at running the only game I play in Bootcamp - Unreal Tournament 3.
  7. Exegesis48 macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    Vista sucked HORRENDOUSLY a year ago. Since then Microsoft has released SP2 and things are generally better. XP is outdated and if you have 4GB or more of memory in your mac, XP will not manage your system properly.

    I am a huge fan of Windows 7, but it's not officially out there yet, and I've had a couple problems here and there getting some things to work on Windows 7. And there's no room to really complain as it's not an official product yet.
  8. RKpro macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2008
    I've tried XP, Vista 64 bit and currently use 7 64 bit.

    Sometimes I play LFS, and with Vista I had the lowest fps, about 85-95. Windows 7 is a lot better, it gave me about the same (if not more) fps than Windows XP, I have fps limited to 100, and it never dips below that.

    However, Windows 7 takes up a massive 15GB. I plan on getting an 80GB or 160GB SSD soon, so it looks like I will go back to XP when that happens. I streamlined an XP CD for my EeePC with nLite that takes up less than 1GB when it's installed. I'll do something similar for my mbp.
  9. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Isn't Windows 7 supposed to take far less than Vista, which should surely be less than 15 GB?
  10. Buskape macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    NGC 4889
    Windoes 7 is the best, it will give the best performance, plus it's free until next year so it's a total advantage. Way to go. ;)

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