is there a working ati x1600 driver

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MacHamster68, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    so you can guess my question already
    just installed Vista ultimate 32bit on my iMac core duo in my signature just because i need to use microsoft office 2010 version for windows
    , everything works fine , apart from the GPU which is not recognized by windows and replaced with a poxy vga with 16mb

    where do i get that driver from as ati's website is more a joke then useful to find a simple driver , i dont need catalyst i want a driver, just a driver that works not more
    i am about to get a nervous breakdown and call a shrink
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Catalyst is the driver. You can also install Bootcamp off of the OS X DVD, and it will install the driver for you that way.
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
  5. MacHamster68, Apr 25, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011

    MacHamster68 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    thank you , but still the same result no matter how often i even show windows that ati catalyst thing or how often i let it run windows is totally refusing to see that there is a ati x1600 inside and still using a standard vga driver for a 16mb card
    not even on a hackintosh i came across such problems neither on my gaming rig's which obviously run windows natively
    or do i think to difficult

    update :

    YES i did think to difficult , after reinstalling OSX and then windows7 via bootcamp and not even try to install any downloaded drivers windows 7 updated the ati x1600 from alone after running windows update , now even windows 7 is using the native resolution :)

    and windows 7 is actually really speedy compared to snow leopard , can't beat tiger which runs on another partition but still a huge improvent over windows vista which made me switch to linux back then

    now i got a real all in one computer.. Mac OS 10.4/Mac OS 10.6/windows 7/LINUX (mint,debian ,fedora,red hat)all on separated partitions and all OSes work natively

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