Bootcamp & The Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by devmage, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. devmage macrumors member


    Aug 9, 2006
    I finally installed Bootcamp and XP on my Mac Pro and ran into a few issues I didn't turn up any results for.

    First I appear to be missing 1GB of system memory in windows. Windows Reports 2GB and The Mac reports 3GB which is correct. It is like Windows isn't seeing one of the banks of memory. I have the original 1GB with an additional 2GB.

    I have that lovely internal speaker problem which I read about and I'll deal with I guess :)

    I have a few things that still show no drivers. I have one "USB Human Interface Device", all my devices are there so I'm not sure what it is. Under Other Devices I have a "Base System Device" and under System Devices there is a series of Intel(R) PCI Express devices that have no drivers. I tried having windows look in the place where the driver disk left everything but it doesn't find anything. I could have sworn I read someone installed on a Mac pro and had no missing anythings maybe i'm wrong.

    Other than that it seems to work fairly well other than it being windows of course :) Any hints on the issues would be greatly appreciated.

    Oh and when I installed using the Bootcamp assistant to a separate drive in the Mac Pro the drive ended up being named untitled and I can't seem to rename it, any idea how to do that?
  2. theblotted macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Windows can only allocate 2GB of RAM. same for me, i got 4GB of RAM.

    what internal speaker problem?

    all USB drivers show up here. try reinstalling driver CD that came w/ BootCamp.

    did you paritition using FAT32 or NTFS? if FAT32, you can change that in OSX, or put "." before the name to make it disappear. NTFS, change the name in Windows.
  3. aneks macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2006
    The 2gb memory thing has been discussed a lot online. Basically windowsXP (32bit) can use up to 4gb of memory but it reserves certain ammounts to assign to devices such as PCI-e and other ports. Normally under XP you can force windows to recognise 3gb in the OS but unfortuantely due to the way bootcamp and the current mac pro hardware works you cannot get this trick to work. Basically its 2gb until they change the way bootcamp works or you can install Vista or Win64.

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