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Old Oct 31, 2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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Name Change on graphics card Bootcamp

Well, the only reason I am posting on mac and pc games is because i use bootcamp to play around here and there. Not to long ago I purchased BF3 when EA was having an anniversary sale. So when I finally tried to play, BF3 told me my drivers were too old. So I took the advice from a couple of guys on here and deleted my old apple drivers and installed one given to me. It worked I am grateful for that, but just recently i noticed the name changed from the original 6770m hd to the now 6700m. I think somewhere in an old thread i read that it was normal, the graphics card was still the 6770m hd but the name change was from the installation of the up to date drivers i downloaded. Is there a confirmation on this from anyone who has done the same? Thanks.

tl;dr- old graphics identified 6770m hd, after deleting, installing new one, named changed to 6700m
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:08 AM   #2
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This is normal, once you upgrade from the default bootcamp ones it will list the device as a slightly different name, mine changed to a more generic name. I think this is because the driver package supports more than just one card, it supports the whole series of cards under that naming convention.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for clearing it up for me man. Much appreciated. Just wondering, which MBP model do you have?
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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Thanks for clearing it up for me man. Much appreciated. Just wondering, which MBP model do you have?
Its the one just before yours, in my signature are it's current specs, march 2011!
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 02:39 AM   #5
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Its the one just before yours, in my signature are it's current specs, march 2011!
Cool. Do you game often?
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 06:19 AM   #6
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Cool. Do you game often?
Aye I play pretty much every day on it, still works fantastically well! Hopefully it will last me in to 2014 and then I can upgrade again!
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 06:59 AM   #7
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Aye I play pretty much every day on it, still works fantastically well! Hopefully it will last me in to 2014 and then I can upgrade again!
Should last you that long.
My 2010 i7 15" is still going strong and it is rendering 3D files for more than 12 hours a day at full CPU usage. I have also played games for hours on end since I got it. It has no problems what so ever, apart from the performance being well lower than what I need now its still going strong.
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