Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 17, 2009
    Will i see a performance increase in games ?
    Hi all

    My current system is:

    Nvidia 8600 GTS 256mb
    AMD 64 dual core 3800+
    2gb ram
    windows XP

    I play alot of games and looking to upgrade to windows 7 64 so i can take advantage of direct x 11. Will I see any performance increase if i did upgrade because I only have 2gb of ram and this is the minimum for windows 7 ? Should I just stick with XP. It just seems a waste to have a 64bit processor and not be getting the most from it. Thx


  2. #2

    CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    Might help but I don't expect higher FPS. >_>"

  3. #3

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    First of all, you can not upgrade from XP to Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit. XP is not an upgrade path, only Vista is. You would have to install Windows 7 clean which is OK, but you need to be aware of that.

    With Windows 7 64 bit you would be able to utilize whatever amount of memory that your AMD chipset and motherboard allows. You would not be limited to 2 GB. Your nVidia card is not the greatest for gaming but it should do OK for most. You might consider swapping (if possible) that card out for a fast ATI instead.

    Thanks for asking in the Mac forums.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How to increase Mac's Performance?
    By jasonjamie in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-10-2014, 12:53 PM
  2. Increase Performance with Memory Upgrade
    By macFBoy in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-19-2008, 10:33 AM
  3. Performance increase with dashboard disabled?
    By iRock in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 05-18-2008, 11:33 AM
  4. performance increase from upgrading harddrive
    By Virusyn in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-05-2007, 02:55 AM
  5. Will Tiger Increase Performance on G5?
    By Vetteman in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-13-2005, 11:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts