Hello, I have a question about Windows 7 RC (x64) on my Unibody Macbook.

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  1. jordanh91 macrumors member

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    Well, I was looking through Device Manager, and I noticed an unknown device called "Coprocessor", and I was wondering if anyone else saw this, and if they know what it is...

    Also, I have a bit of a headache concerning my Boot Camp sound drivers. With nothing plugged in, the headphone port emits red light (S/PDIF I'm presuming) and no sound is output from the internal speakers.
    Any way to fix that? :confused:


    ...Also, first post. :D
     
  2. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

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    For the headphones port... plug in a pair of headphones then remove it. The port is stuck in "Optical" mode.

    As for the coprocessor, download and install the BootCamp x64 Update for Vista, available here: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/bootcampupdate21forwindowsvista64.html

    EDIT: I know it's an update for Vista, but it works in Win 7 RC :)
     
  3. jordanh91 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried the headphones thing, and it didn't work. D:
    Its still stuck in optical mode...:confused:
     
  4. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

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    Do you have a TOSLink optical cable? If not try a toothpick. There's a little switch inside the port that needs to be flipped to take it out of Optical mode. Warning though.. BE GENTLE!
     
  5. Toofan macrumors member

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    I wouldn't worry about the coprocessor personally. To the best of my knowledge, it's basically a miniprocessor your CPU offloads work to, to perform FLOPS (Floating Point Operations). The coprocessor is built into your CPU in modern intel architecture. Often, when running a VM, I get messages which tell me the coprocessor is not running at a constant speed, and as a result of that, the system clock may run too fast or slow. Unless you NEED windows 7 on your Macbook, avoid fudging around with boot camp, throw it in a VM (using VMWare Fusion, they have an article on how to install Windows 7 in their blog).
     

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