Can't install new Catalyst drivers.. why?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Noted, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. Noted macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I have the ATI Radeon X1600 256mb card on my MacBook Pro.

    I'm currently using the Boot Camp ATI drivers but when I try to update them with the new 7.1 Catalyst drivers, I get an error saying my card is not supported and then another error saying I have to make sure I have standard VGA drivers installed. What does all this mean? Can we not update the drivers on Boot Camp?

    It says in the specs for Catalyst that it supports my card.
  2. Carlsen macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2007
    Try the Omega drivers. They are universal for all ATI cards, more customizable and (some say) they yield better bench results.

    I use them myself (MBP), and my framerate in EVE has improved MASSIVELY. I don't have any numbers since I don't know how to read out the FPS in EVE - but it has gone from barely playable in 1024x768 fullscreen to easily playable in 1440x900 fullscreen. So.. more FPS in an even higher resolution.

    Go for it.
  3. thebeephaha macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2006
    Seattle WA
    I can vouch for Omega being AWESOME. Much better than stock ATI any day. The only issues I've found have been with multi display support.
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    You'll have to use the mobility mod tool. You obviously haven't noticed that you don't have an ATI Radeon X1600 in your mac. You have a mobility Radeon X1600.
  5. TheJayWay macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2007
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    I tried the Omega drivers and it darn near crashed my system! It said it was the wrong driver and defaulted to the uber old VGA driver! I had to reinstall the BootCamp drivers to get full functionality back. Any Ideas?
  6. Dj-Grobe macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2007

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