Anyone with 2011 and Bootcamp / CPUz

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by OSMac, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Did anyone install Win7 yet via bootcamp?

    Be interesting to see CPU frequency idle and under load reported by CPUz.

    Its amazing how silent this machine is,
    just wondering what it runs the CPU at when idle ,
    and how it ramps up under load....
  2. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    Getting Boot Camp set up is my "tonight" project. I'll download CPU-z and take a look.
  3. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    It appears to run the CPU at 800MHz at idle. It boosted to 2.6GHz.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    How is windows 7 battery life? Trackpad drivers?
  5. macrumors 604


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Trackpad works good. I configured the single tap click and secondary tap. It doesn't have all the cool gesture features as OS X, but that is to be expected... :rolleyes:
  6. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    I don't know about battery life since it was plugged in, but it was running much hotter in Win 7 than in OS X, and the fan was on more often, so I'm guessing it will be worse. I'll tweak the power settings and see what happens.

    The trackpad works the way it always has in Windows, which is to say not as good as OS X but usable.

    I also noticed that I couldn't access or even see the Mac partition from within Boot Camp. Perhaps its because I activated File Vault on the Mac partition, but I'll check that out.
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Thanks for the info, is that the i5 13 that boosted to 2.6Ghz?
  8. macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    If you have file vault on, then (currently) you'll not be able to access your mac os partition from bootcamp.
  9. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Have optimized drivers been released for the new air yet & bootcamp ? It may explain some users reporting hotter than normal temperatures and such if these machines are running without optimized smc and fan control drivers ?
  10. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    It's the Core i7 in the 11".

    Thanks. I posted a question on Apple's support pages, and it appears people with the older Boot Camp versions are getting BSODs when they try to access encrypted partitions, so I guess having an invisible one is an improvement. It's too bad since I'd like the ability to access it as well as encrypt it. Overall, though, encryption is more important to me, so I think I'll leave it as is. Perhaps I could create an unencrypted "shared" partition.
  11. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010

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