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i have an Intel Imac, 2.0 GHZ Core Duo, 1.5 GHZ of RAM running Tiger

whats a better solution for botting Windows... Parallels Desktop or the BootCamp Beta?

i want to boot windows only for Gaming purposes and to use 3d studio Max

i need opinions, feedback is appreciated

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Parallels doesn't support 3D graphics yet so bootcamp

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cool, thanks for the feedback

i got another question.. has anyone here using bootcamp for gaming and 3d graphics? how is it compared to using a PC for that sort of stuff?
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Paralells you are running Windows below Macintosh.
So imagine:
you are running Windows AND OS X at the same time.
Even if your video card is supported in paralells, there is no way it will compete 100% with bootcamp windows.

Now if you go open Microsoft Office in Parallels, you probably won't notice the difference between paralells and bootcamp. But go start up a game that takes up 512mb of ram you'll notice it in a heartbeat.

Why?

When you use bootcamp, you are running Windows *natively*. That means there is no OS X backend, the performance is so well done it is as if you were running it on a PC itself of the exact same hardware! I have tested video game performance and it has been the same as if you were playing on a PC.

Ram doesn't have ghz btw... but with 1.5 gb of ram you should be just fine with playing games out there via bootcamp.
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Ram doesn't have ghz btw...
ahahah my bad about that, i wasnt watching my own typing, anyways, thanks a great deal for the feedback, i really appreciate it.. ill definetly consider the boot camp beta

sorry to be a burden, but i ahve one more concern about boot camp . . i am aware of the partition that i will have to create . . say if i want to remove that partition and just have OS X running on my computer just as i had before installing boot camp, how easy of a process would that be?

again im sorry for being an annoyance

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