MBP 15 i7 2.66 Bootcamp Gaming win 32 or 64

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whatusername, May 16, 2010.

  1. whatusername macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
    Has anybody compared gaming under Win7 32 vs 64. Im not that thrilled with the performance on Battlefield 2, but am currently running win 32. I wonder if 64 and its ability to use more RAM will help with gaming experience. Also, I've seen many threads on trying to update the Nvidia drivers, but not many responses on whether it helped much, considering what had to be done just to get the drivers updated....is it worth it.

    I wish Apple would address the outdated drivers.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Definitely 64-bit unless there is some issues with driver (could someone clarify that?). 4GB will definitely help in games and if you ever want to upgrade it to 8GB, 64-bit is a must
  3. whatusername thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2010
    I've thought about updating to 8gb, but haven't heard anybody say they've experienced an improvement when it comes to gaming.
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
  5. vasuba macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Having a system with 4GB of ram or more means this is a no brainer question. You use 64bit. 32bit Windows cannot recognize all 4GB of ram.

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