Games on mac or bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macman784, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. macman784 macrumors newbie

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    I heard that the on under Windows that the GMA X3100 can acess 337mbs of ram.. but under OSX, it can only use 144mb to its advantage. Do u feel that games made for PC or Windows would run better on the X3100 under Bootcamp (FPS wise, ect.) then games made for Mac...?
     
  2. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the GMA X3100 works better in Windows Vista/XP, but Vista is a resource hog.

    I am sure games run better under Windows with atleast 2 GBs of RAM.
     
  3. macman784 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats with the newer drivers for windows right? Also, would it possible to overclock the X3100 chip when in windows..? if so, would it be a smart thing to do on a laptop.. possibly overheat?:confused:
     
  4. demonguard macrumors newbie

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    Although it's "technically" possible, it would be just plain silly to overclock an integrated chip.

    However, the latest drivers in XP provide hardware T&L which increases support for alot of games, plus the aforementioned ram access difference makes an impact also.
     
  5. jnash macrumors regular

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    never knew this, thanks for the info :) and of course it would be better to run under bootcamp then games for mac
     
  6. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    It's still integrated, and it is still bad.

    Just what type of games do you plan to lay?
     

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