Windows 7 Bootcamp Gaming Questions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Adomian, May 13, 2012.

  1. Adomian macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2012
    Sorry for the vague title, but I have a few questions about Bootcamp used with Windows 7 for gaming.

    First, does Windows 7 run well with Bootcamp? Is it too different from actually having a PC or is it pretty much the same? I have a mid 2011 iMac, 3.4GHZ quad core i7 processors, AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048MB graphics card, 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, running Mac OSX Lion (10.7.3). Will I get around the same fps on Windows as I do on native Mac games?

    Second, are all games compatible with Bootcamp? Is it basically like having a PC, or is it glitchy?

    Third, when installing Windows on Bootcamp, do you make a partition for it? I assume you do, so can anyone recommend a size for the partition? (I have about 900GB out of 1TB available and plan on doing mostly gaming). Also, can all partitions be accessed in both OSs? So if I save something in Windows, will I be able to access it in Mac? And when I'm in Windows, can I save stuff to my Mac partition (for instance Word Documents, not system files)?.

    Fourth, when using Bootcamp, do you actually shut down your computer and boot it into the different OS or does it run in a window or something?

    Fifth, will installing Windows slow down my Mac OS at all?

    Thanks to anyone who answers this! Feel free just to answer any one of these questions, I just got them all out here.
  2. Wardenski macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2012
    1. Yes, it will run like a PC
    2. See above, any problems you have an ordinary PC will have
    3. Yes, personally, I donated an entire HD for it I can access my Mac HD from Windows and vice-versa
    4. Yes, you need to reboot
    5. No

    Once in Windows, update your GPU drivers to the latest from ATI for instant fps boost.

    Virtually every single game will work much better in Windows.
  3. Adomian thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2012

    Thanks, Wardenski. That's pretty awesome.

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