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How to optimize gaming on a macbook pro using windows xp bootcamp?

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I just got the macbook pro for work with 4 gb of ram, 2.66 ghz and I believe a 512 mb graphics card.  I just installed Rainbow vegas 2 and Assasin's creed on the xp bootcamp and was wondering if there is anything i can do to boost the game's performance, i.e. I can't seem to find a nvidia utility (should I download one for the xp side?).

Thanks, I haven't actually tested the games out yet, but was wondering if I needed anything else before hand.  

Thanks in advance.  
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Have the drivers for your Macbook Installed correctly on the Windows Side?

Go into Device Manager and Confirm this. One of the Mac OSX Install Discs that comes with the machine should Auto-run a  bootcamp drivers installed upon inserting it into the cd drives. Follow the onscreen instructions and it will install of the the compatible drivers and Utilities for the Graphics card on the system. Other than that, check ou the Nvidia website to see if they have any advanced graphic utilities for the Macbook.

I doubt you will find anything...this is the reason why i build my own PC's and run windows natively if i want a gaming machine. Mac Limits your options far too much.
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Thanks, yes I have installed all of the drivers.  I will eventually build my own desktop but right now work gave me a pretty nice laptop.  ONe quick question, how do I get my logitech usb mouse to work while in bootcamp?  I'm pretty sure I installed all of the drivers.  The mac mouse works.

Thanks
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What model USB mouse is it? Is the computer simply not recognizing it?
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Yah won't recognize it while in bootcamp side of partition.  I have a logitech mouse.  Maybe I'll go to logitech using the laptop mouse and then download something from logitech?

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Okay going to download setpoint.exe on my mac side and then transfer over to the pc side.  Just in case I can't get online on the XP side since I'm at the airport.  
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Okay that's what it was, I needed to locate the mouse model that I had and download the setpoint exe file for the bootcamp xp side.  I couldn't believe it, played Rainbow Six Vegas 2 in full settings on my mac!  Simply amazing.  
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Thanks, got it working pretty amazing.  
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