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I am not sure where this question should be asked so i will ask it here.

I am wanting to run windows using boot camp with my Macbook Pro, and I have a few questions:

- do I need my original OSX disk.

- which is best for gaming, 3D studio Max, and other image editing software; XP or VISTA? I would assume XP as it requires less system resources and has less bugs presumably.


Seen as this topic is mine I will ask this one more question. Is my macbook pro 4GB compatible? I have OSX Leapard. If I got VISTA, wold it be then? In fact if I got VISTA would it be possible to go even higher? 8GB with 2x4GB?

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1) No
2) XP

What is the processor speed of your Macbook Pro? That will help us determine whether it can handle 4GB.


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Hi Kash!

You say no to not needing my OSX disk. I read that this disk is used to update all the drivers and such. Not having it just means I need to download all the updated drivers?

Here is an overview of my hardware:

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro3,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP31.0070.B05
SMC Version: 1.16f10
Serial Number: W8807107XAH
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled
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I thought you meant during the actual Windows setup. You will need the disc afterwards. Sorry about that, I should have been clearer.

And by the specs you gave, it look as though your computer can definitely handle 4GB of RAM.


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I thought you meant during the actual Windows setup. You will need the disc afterwards. Sorry about that, I should have been clearer.

And by the specs you gave, it look as though your computer can definitely handle 4GB of RAM.
I will need to do a sprig cleaning to find that thing if i am thinking of bootcamp then.


As for the 4GB thing, can the Leapard handle that much? Or is it limited like the xp?
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As for the 4GB thing, can the Leapard handle that much? Or is it limited like the xp?
I am 90% sure it can handle that much, as it is an option in the BTO section in the store.
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Yes, Leopard can handle 4GB no problem as it is a 64-bit OS.


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1. No
2. XP

Run, run as fast as you can in the opposite direction from Vista!

I have a dual boot gaming PC, (Vista Ultimate and XP Pro) and I wouldnt BURDEN a Mac with Vista if I was paid to. XP Pro is fine. No, you wont get Direct X 10, but these machines arent really powerful enough to maximize DX10 games anyway.

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