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    Bootcamp questions and RAM capability.

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    Bootcamp questions and RAM capability.
    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?

    Thanks!

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    Bootcamp questions and RAM capability.
    Kash's Avatar
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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.

    June 2007
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    Bootcamp questions and RAM capability.

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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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    Bootcamp questions and RAM capability.
    Kash's Avatar
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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.

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    Bootcamp questions and RAM capability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kash View Post
    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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    Bootcamp questions and RAM capability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rist View Post
    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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    Bootcamp questions and RAM capability.
    Kash's Avatar
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    Yes, Leopard can handle 4GB no problem as it is a 64-bit OS.

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    Bootcamp questions and RAM capability.
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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.
    My stuff
    MBP 15" | 2.5ghz(Pen) | 4GB Ram | 320GB 7200 HD | 8600GTM

    160Gig iPod | 80Gig iPod | 8Gig Nan | 4Gig Nan

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