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Will running bootcamp slow down my iMac?

349 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 8:34 PM by Kappy RSS
pye-face Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 9, 2012 8:20 PM

Hello there.


Not so long ago I purchased an iMac (VERY annoyed when a few weeks later they anounce the new iMac...). It's system specs are:


  • Processor  3.4GHz Intel Core i7


  • Ram (Memory)  8GB


  • Graphics  AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB


  • Memory  1TB

It's also running on the latest OS X Mountain Lion. I have been considering for the last few day to but Windows 7 on the iMac using bootcamp, there's nothing wrong with OS X but there are some programs that I would like to use that aren’t available on the Mac. But before I just go ahead and put Windows 7 on my iMac I have a few questions.

  1. Will it degrade the performance of my iMac? Now this question has been asked quite a lot but what I mean is that will it put a lot of stress of the components and that when I come to removing Windows 7 the damage is done and the iMac become slower and not working at it's best.
  2. Will it make my iMac slower in general, so when using OS X will it become slower at all.


Thank you for reading my enquiries and I hope to hear some feedback.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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