bootcamp/vista=any tips for better gaming performance?
Posted 07 June 2010 - 05:14 PM
im using steam and there are a few good titles native to mac,so have a look anyone into games,
if you got any tips pls let me know,thanks from david.
Posted 20 June 2010 - 02:50 PM
Make sure you have installed all relevant service packs to Vista, I think SP1 for vista improved performance. I think Windows 7 performs marginally better at gaming also.
Many programs install startup items and tray items which chew up resources. You can use a program like Autoruns to remove unwanted startup programs. Just work your way through your startup items and disable the ones that you know you don't need. If you are unsure, google the startup item. For tray items, right click on the ones you don't think you need and see if there are options for that program, usually there is an option in the settings to not load the program into the tray.
Other than that, there are heaps of sites that give tips to improve performance (example here).
Given that your mac is pretty new, I would suggest that these tweaks won't have a major impact on gaming performance. It should run all current games extremely well anyway!
Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:16 PM
i did some research and came up with a free program called game booster,its free from io bit software,do a search anyhow,its brilliant,it automatically configures services for you,in gaming mode,its a gem,performance has increased for me by using it,frees up ram,and defrags games too,try it with windows n games,its a great thing to have if you game on mac-bcamp etc,cheers m-s
Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:27 PM
Game booster sounds good. I might look into it. I've just finished getting rid of a whole bunch of services relating to MS Office 2007 that I didn't use, like Groove folder sync and MS Onenote.
Plus I've got rid of the Western Digital software that comes with my external drive. It just chews up resources.
Cleaning up the various bits of junk installed alongside software is a constant battle!
Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:27 PM