iMac 2007 vs MacBook 2008

Discussion in 'iMac' started by alischmally, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. alischmally macrumors newbie

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    Hey there!

    I'm am totally clueless when it comes to how computers work, so I was hoping I could get some help!

    I'm trying to figure out if the iMac will be an improvement from my MacBook. I bought it on eBay for decent money, so it's not gonna get here for a couple days.

    The one thing I am interested to know if if the Sims will run well lol I know... ridiculous, but still!

    My MacBook has: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, Intel GMA X3100 144 MB, and is running Lion.

    The iMac has: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, ATI RADEON HD 2400 XT, and is also running Lion.

    Also, I have next to no idea what any of that means.... but I hope you do! Any help would be greatly appreciated!! :)
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    The HD2400 is faster than the x3100, but it's still very slow.
    I would be looking for a newer iMac with at least the 2009 models with ATI 4670 if you want a real upgrade.
     
  3. alischmally thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks :)

    I appreciate the info. Right now I run the game on the lowest graphic settings, but it still lags a bit.... Will the iMac at least help with the lag? I don't really care if the graphics need to be low for that. I just want the game to run smoother lol
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The iMac should help. I have that same model. While it can't play the latest games nicely in Boot Camp, it can play the Sims pretty well.
     

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