I have an iMac 27" (Quad-Core i5 & 4GB RAM & ATI Radeon HD 5750 w/1GB). I only use Boot Camp on the machine to run my Windows only games like Flight Simulator X: Acceleration. Would I get the same amount of gaming performance that I currently get in Boot Camp if I bumped the RAM up to 8 GB and used Parallels 6? Any help is appreciated!
Answer by TheTechDude · Feb 21, 2011 at 07:46 PM
You cannot use more than the amount of ram that is in your system. Your iMac has 4GB then in parallels you can only use like 3 GB because there has to be ram left over for Mac OS X.
Answer by Mitte · Feb 21, 2011 at 07:41 PM
I don't own a mac or anything and I have absolutely no experience with such things, but I'm gonna say no. You're Imac has to work so hard to even run paralells and than it has to run a game also. Maybe it could, but I'm gonna say it's not a good idea.