PC Games on iMac: bootcamp help!!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by HEB, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. HEB macrumors member

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    Hi, i have the second-latest 21.5" iMac w 8gb ram and i3 processor i think.1 tb hdd. Anyway, i have a winXP disc and want to install it to my Mac via bootcamp to play the highly anticipated game Skyrim. the requirements:

    "To meet the recommended PC specification, you'll need the following:

    * Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    * Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    * 4 GB System RAM
    * 6 GB free HDD space
    * DirectX 9 compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
    * DirectX compatible sound card
    * Internet access for Steam activation

    And here's the minimum requirements to get the game up and running:

    * Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    * Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or equivalent processor
    * 2 GB System RAM
    * 6 GB free HDD Space
    * Direct X 9 compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
    * DirectX compatible sound card
    * Internet access for Steam activation"

    [source: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Elder-Scrolls-Skyrim-System-Requirements-Pete-Hines-RPG,13821.html]


    I was wondering if it was possible to run this game on my iMac under windows XP via bootcamp. Help please?
     
  2. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    It'll run, but you'll probably need to tone down the setting a bit to Medium or something.

    It recommends a 4890 or better. Just a FYI, the 4890 is twice as powerful as the 6750M which the iMac uses.
     
  3. HEB thread starter macrumors member

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    cool, thanks! another question: could i just purchase Skyrim for my iMac via Steam?
     

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