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  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


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    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. >_>"

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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    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.


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