MBP Upgrade to 4GB and Parallels

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GoxKok, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. GoxKok macrumors member


    Apr 23, 2007
    Im running a MBP 2.4 Ghz and I recently ordered 4GB of RAM off of OWC (after many recomendations from MR!). Im running boot camp with XP right now for great game performance, but I have one question about parallels:

    Will 4GB let games run just as well in Parallels as they do now in Bootcamp with 2GB? Or will the VM still slow things down?

    Thanks in advance! Im excited for my new RAM :D
  2. Airforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006

    No. Parallels has very limited DirectX support. You would be better staying with your boot camp install for games if you want full DirectX 9.
  3. vm7118 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2007
    NJ, USA
    vmware fusion supposedly has full dx9 support, although i have no idea how that translates into real world apps.

    i'm still waiting on my $10 up-to-date of leopard before i install fusion or parallels. once that happens (probably by the weekend :p), i will also be running boot camp/fusion on a 4gb ram MBP w/leopard.
  4. Airforce macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Fusion Beta supports directx 9 unless the game requires shaders.

    The current version of Fusion only supports 8.1

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