Macbook Unibody with Vista 64

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  1. bruinboy2000 macrumors newbie

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    I have a new Macbook Unibody 2.4GHz and have installed Vista 64-bit on it (after dealing with the work-around for the boot camp drivers). I've also gone to the Nvidia site and downloaded the latest drivers for it.

    However when I "rate" the machine with the Vista Experience evaluation my Video is only coming out as a 1.0. I'm thinking that there is something that I haven't updated or need to change because the 9400m chip should be far more powerful than that.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    The HDD ends up eating the score. It normally gets a 1.0-1.9 score.... don't know why
     
  3. southernbear78 macrumors newbie

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    When I "rated" my new unibody MacBook in Vista x64, it actually rated it pretty high (5.3) or something like that - that was after installing the bootcamp drivers via the method you noted in a prior post. That is with 4gb RAM and the included hard drive.

    After upgrading the hard drive to a Scorpio Black 320gb 7200rpm hard drive, the rating remained the same - the limiting factor was the video score of 5.3 (I believe).
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yeah, it happens also. I mean, this scenario I describe doesn't happen to everyone and it is a fixable state.
     
  5. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Were you running on battery when you rated your machine?
     
  6. Buffalo Bill macrumors newbie

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    Video Driver is most likely the problem

    I just installed Vista 32-bit on my iMac C2D 3.06, and I got a 1.0 video until the Apple Updater finally installed the correct nVidia drivers. Even the drivers on nVidia's website wouldn't budge it past 1.0. I now have a 5.6 Index. Since Apple doesn't support Vista 64, you may have to do a bit of fiddling to get the correct 64-bit video driver to work with the Vista Rater.

    Good luck, and be sure and let us all know what you find!
     
  7. CarcinogenX macrumors member

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    What bit of fiddling did you do? I'm in the same boat with WEI of 1.0.
    I installed Boot Camp drivers and got a 1.0 so I downloaded the Nvidia drivers for Vista 64 9000 series drivers for laptops, and still got a 1.0 :(

    Windows only uses the 9600GT, so it tears through the battery. I get about 1/3 of the battery life that I get with OSX. Apple Updater is not offering any solution either.
     

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