iMac 2007 vs MacBook 2008

alischmally

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Original poster
Jan 20, 2012
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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!! :)
 

cluthz

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Jun 15, 2004
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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.
 

alischmally

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 20, 2012
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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
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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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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