new intel Imac user needs advice -Windows games

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by macdougal, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. macdougal macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I have an iMac 20-inch 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB memory
    250GB hard drive
    ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT with 128MB memory
    Bootcamp/ Windows Vista

    Anyone know if most PC games for Vista will play well on this Mac? I'm looking at Half Life and Halo to start with. Still confused when I research the minimum graphic card requirements listed for various games.
  2. TFMTASAD macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2008
    You should be able to run these two games just fine. RAM might be an issue with VISTA but I suggest you try and see if you need more. You are going to struggle running most recent games but older games like these are going to be fine.
  3. TheLordsServant macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2008
    You should easily be able to run those games. I can even run COD4 at 1680X1050 and have it very playable. And the two games you mentioned are a lot less stressful. I have the same exact model as you do with only 1.5GB RAM. And, Half-Life 2 and CS:Source run really awesome on it.
  4. Dagless Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Pssh, it'll run Halo and Half Life 2 extremely well. I've got a weaker system that plays them above games in my monitors native resolution with everything on full (cept AA in TF2 and Portal).
  5. Cole317 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    hey i have the same mac setup as you and was wondering how well yours works for most of the windows games.
    as for the original thread question, my old imac was the 2.4ghz version which is a little like yours and it had 1gig of ram and it ran mac games pretty decent, but ya, with vista it might be a little ram hog but i think it will do fine
  6. macdougal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I haven't bought/run any of the games yet but will post once have tried. Thanks for all the posts all.
  7. 28monkeys macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2008
    Bangkok, Thailand

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