query....

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by fleckzuerst, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. fleckzuerst macrumors newbie

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    i have a macbook pro, processor intel core 2 duo 3.09 ghz, 4GB RAM, i need to work with "Etabs", for design and calculating reinforced concrete structures and runs on windows and the requirements are

    Processor:
    Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better
    Memory:
    for 4 GB or more 64-bit systems

    The question is this... A friend say "if i use boot or parallels the laptop will work with half of his ram capacity". which program is better for this application? should I sell my mac and buy a dell? upload your RAM to 8GB?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    run windows under bootcamp then there's no osx overhead.
     
  3. fleckzuerst thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you, i will try to run under bootcamp, if i use boot how is the performance? can i get a better speed under boot than parallels?
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Bootcamp will always be faster than Parallels/VM ware since Windows is the only thing running. With Parallels and the like you are running Windows as an virtual machine within Parallels over OSx. There is a fair amount of overhead.
     

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