8600M GT Issues in Vista

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  1. stgben macrumors newbie

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    I installed Vista through Boot Camp on a new Santa Rosa MBP. Installation was smooth and everything seemed to work fine except for the graphics card, which as of now has not been detected. Under 'Display Settings', the monitor is listed as: "(Default Monitor) on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter."

    Here is the relevant Dxdiag output:
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    Display Devices
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            Card name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
         Manufacturer: (Standard display types)
            Chip type: NVIDIA
             DAC type: 8 bit
           Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0407&SUBSYS_00A0106B&REV_A1
       Display Memory: n/a
     Dedicated Memory: n/a
        Shared Memory: n/a
         Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (1Hz)
              Monitor: 
          Driver Name: vga
       Driver Version: 6.00.6000.16386 (English)
          DDI Version: unknown
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
     Driver Date/Size: 11/2/2006 01:53:58, 10752 bytes
          WHQL Logo'd: Yes
      WHQL Date Stamp: 
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4747-11CF-D933-D0370EC2CB35}
            Vendor ID: 0x10DE
            Device ID: 0x0407
            SubSys ID: 0x00A0106B
          Revision ID: 0x00A1
          Revision ID: 0x00A1
          Video Accel: 
     Deinterlace Caps: n/a
         DDraw Status: Not Available
           D3D Status: Not Available
           AGP Status: Not Available
    If you have any ideas please let me know!
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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  3. jon4lakers macrumors regular

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    It's things like this that make this forum so great. Nice work:)
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. The question is whether that driver is compatible. As it is for the desktop 8000 series. Plus, though I am not certain, I think GPU's for Intel Macs still use specially coded ROM's that may not be recognized in Vista without a driver specifically from Apple.
     
  5. stgben thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I ran the Nvidia driver for 32bit Vista, while running 32bit Vista. As soon as the Nvidia installation screen came up it claimed that it could not detect that the machine was in fact 32bit Vista. I'm going to install Windows XP and see if I have better luck.
     
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    i hope i don't have this issue..i'm installing vista now. btw..i hear people overclocked their gpus and such so they must have used different drivers than the apple ones, so i'm sure there's some way to get the normal nvidia drivers working.
     
  7. emex macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm, I have a new Santa Rosa MBP and am getting the same issue.
     
  8. stgben thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. hirschab macrumors member

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    wow, this is kinda disturbing, cause vista is one of the main things I'm gonna be doing with my mb...
     
  11. stgben thread starter macrumors newbie

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  12. A Pittarelli macrumors 6502

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    ive got a 8600gt in my vista box and it works fine. well the video card does, vista sucks ass
     
  13. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    LOL :D
     
  14. Nermal Moderator

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    The easiest solution would be to wait for the updated release of Boot Camp.
     
  15. RustyM macrumors regular

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    But that would require waiting! How we going to put the petal to the metal without running some windowz fps benchmarks. ;)
     
  16. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    calm down...the computers just came out today! I'm sure there will be a fix soon. Let the computer be our more then a few hours before you get worried!
     
  17. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    does anyone know how to fix the lack of ethernet drivers? Unfortunately, I can't use vista on my new mbp b\c I don't have wireless in my house and the ethernet drivers don't work.
     
  18. mavere macrumors member

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    Can any of you people running Windows right now check how underclocked the 8600M GT's clockspeeds are? I think you have to enable coolbits or download some small overclocking program.
     
  19. MGLXP macrumors regular

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    You can also check by installing 3DMark05 or 06.

     
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    I hate to point out the obvious irony, but...
     
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