Windows On Mac :: What Windows OS For Flight Sim X And Other Gaming?

Jul 13, 2009

I Would like to install a Windows OS for gaming etc....? What version do you guys recommend? in particular would like to install Flight Sim X with Add-ons, and other various ongoing enhancements. I am curious about downloading Windows 7 RC 64 bit, what do you think? Otherwise will purchase Vista Home Prem 64 bit. Does anyone have experience running Windows 7 and Flight Sim X etc?

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Windows On Mac :: Microsoft Flight Simulator X?

May 23, 2009

I have been having bad problems with my PB 17" and will probably sell it and my MB to get a 2.4Ghz. 15" MBP.

I also play Microsoft Flight Simulator X on my MB w/bootcamp. This game is very taxing on the 2GB of Ram and the pitiful integrated Intel GMA X3100 "graphics processor", which gets around 10fps. This game is still usable with this computer, but I want to know a few things...

1. For people who use this game on any Intel Macintosh, what FPS do you get?

2. Would getting the 2.66Ghz. MBP w/512MB of VRAM be way better than the base 2.4 MBP with only 256MB of non-shared VRAM?

3. If I get the 15" MBP, what is the best way to move the Bootcamp partition with the games to the MBP from the MB? (the FSX game folder is around 35-40GB in size because of all the add-ons)

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Dec 28, 2009

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Dec 28, 2009

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The games works far better than on any genuine desktop or laptop PC i have ever played it on. The graphics are smoother with better FPS and the game is generally a lot faster and generally better. My mac just keeps impressing me!

I was just wondering if anybody else on here is a Flight Simulator X fan and if you're playing it on a mac? If you are, let me know!

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Nov 18, 2010

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I would mainly play games like:
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My thought on Windows XP would be that it's lighter therefor possible better gaming performance.
My thought on Windows 7 would be that it has up to date drivers, which games would take advantage from, therefor increasing the gaming performance.

My System:
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May 17, 2009

I currently have 268GB on my hardrive.

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1.
Now I am trying to conserve hard drive space but should i get the 16GB 32bit or the 20GB 64bit version of windows 7 and how much space should i allocate for the partition?

2.
Games i will be playing:
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3.
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Oct 5, 2009

Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

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I'll cut to the chase. Microsoft are offering a free upgrade to Windows 7 if you buy Vista at the moment so that's not the issue. The issue is 32bit or 64bit for a gaming box - which is the best version to get for performance and compatibility with gaming on windows?

I'm looking to purchase either the 32bit or 64bit version of Vista (with the free upgrade to the corresponding Windows 7 version).

Which is the best to get? 32bit or 64bit? I've been reading that some games don't work well with 64bit Windows. Lots of conflicting articles and comments.

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I looked at some solutions that were said in the threads. One example was to set your fans at 3500RPM or 4500RPM (Or at any speed you wish) in Mac first, then restart to Windows to have the same speed.

I tried that and it worked once, but after I put it to sleep mode and resumed it from standby/sleep mode, the speed went back to 2500RPM..Are there any permanent solutions (Driver updates, programs that speed up fans,)?

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RAM:128 MB RAM
CD-ROM: 8X CD-ROM
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