Mac Pro & Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by srfval, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. srfval macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I want to install Windows XP Pro64bit on my MAC Pro. I Already have the 32 bit up and running great.
    Do you think it would be best to install the 64bit version or should i stick to the 32bit?

    Are MAC Pro's 64bit???

    Are there any known issues with the 64bit version?

    Thanx!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The professional line of Macs has been 64-bit since the introduction of the G5 in 2003.

    You'd be better off with 64-bit Vista. I'm not sure if, when they added 64-bit support to Boot Camp, they added it for 64-bit XP as well.
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    IIRC, a few members have posted that the drivers for XP64 aren't included in Boot Camp, and have been unsuccessful in getting a functional install.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  5. srfval thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanx alot guys! edesignuk the thread helped alot!

    Thanx!
     
  6. Supaklaw macrumors regular

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    I have tried all 4 flavors of Windows (32/64 bit XP/Vista) and for me personally found games run better on XP 64bit. It's first advantage over the 32bit Xp is all your RAM above 2 Gb will be recognized, and a huge speed boost. The main disadvantage is you probably will have to manually install the sound drivers off the boot camp disk, it won't auto-install. If you hunt around there's pretty much three things you need...

    Realtek audio driver (on the Leopard/bootcamp disk, using Explore)
    Ethernet driver (this link should be on the forum here, one on Leopard disk may work)
    Graphics driver (off brand's website)

    or try this: http://rapidshare.com/files/85474135/BootCampDrivers64.zip

    and you're good to go.

    Give it a try, my experience is it's less bloated than Vista 64-bit and less wonky. (Vista at first was very smooth for me until a few games crapped out on me and I deleted it) It's not supported though so depending on your needs, it might be a dead end.
     

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