Can't display more than 640*480 on my Mac Pro in Boot Camp?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macincar, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. macincar macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2006
    I just tried to install XP on my new mac pro, but the odd thing is the Windows can't display more than 640*480! I was expecting playing some games. Is that because I use a VGA port monitor? Cause there is question mark about VGA stuffs in the Hardware Manager. Maybe I need a DVI port monitor?:eek: Who knows how to solve this?
  2. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Sounds like you might need the drivers my friend...listen to bigandy:)

    Are you screen spanning?

  4. macincar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2006
    I have installed the drivers. Still! Don't know what's wrong.
  5. macrobat macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2006
    what kind of graphics card do you have? I think you need to change the settings in the driver software for you graph card nvidia of ati
  6. macincar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2006
    Mine is ATI X1900XT, I have installed driver disk, how to change the settings of the drive software?
  7. tomfowler macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2004
    I had the same problem. The bootcamp driver CD did nothing for my video drivers. Goto and download the latest driver

    If you are like me, Internet Explorer would crash trying to load the default home page and I couldn't even get an address bar to enter the address. If this happens, just set your homepage to a blank under the Internet Options in control panel and then goto ati and get the drivers.

    You will also eventually get CLI application crashes until you install .NET version 1.1. You need BOTH .NET 2.0 and 1.1.
  8. macincar thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2006
    thanks tomfowler!!It works!! I'm going to enjoy some game now!!
  9. tomfowler macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2004
    Glad it worked out for you. Now if you come up with any reliable solutions for the wireless keyboard in WindowsXP, let me know. The mouse works great, the keyboard requires turning off and then on again.
  10. DeadSirius macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2006
    I'm in the same boat, but I can't find .NET anything on that site. (Yes, I'm a nitwit.) Where exactly are these downloads? My Windows install won't look past the "Default" monitor either.
  11. m3henn04 macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2006
    I am having the same issue as the original post here but my other problem is that when I do try to use my DVI port on my LG monitor I get absolutely no picture at all.

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