need information please for iMac and Boot Camp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eianto, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. eianto macrumors newbie

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    The ATI drivers from AMD ATi can they be downloaded and installed after you have installed boot camp with XP/Vista?

    I want to test some games

    If so please let me know
    iMac 24 2.4 4gb mem ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB of GDDR3:eek::confused::)
     
  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    There is a method apparently, but I just get 'no supported hardware found' when I tried the drivers on ATI's site.
     
  3. eianto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I Installed It Amazing>.......................................
     
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  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I think the most common method (and the one I used) is to download the latest Catalyst drivers and then run Mobility Modder:

    http://www.driverheaven.net/modtool/

    There are detailed steps on that site. If you follow them you will be able to install the latest Catalyst drivers on your iMac with no problem.
     
  6. eianto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    easy to do do not need to go there!

    1. download boot camp 1.4b
    2.install boot camp and make the drivers disc
    3.install a legit copy of xp or vista
    4.after installing use the drivers disc created and run it
    5. then do windows updates
    6. download ati drivers for your card min was 2600 pro
    7. install it. it will stop installing after just say okay
    8 right click on my computer>properties>device manager
    9 click display adapters
    10 right click your adapter
    11 update driver
    12 locate the driver where the ati drivers where uncompressed C:/ATI/Support select th .inf
    13 it will install
    14 reboot and voila!

    IT WORKS 100%
     
  7. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Well, yes, obviously there is this "brute force" method but I found the great advantage with Mobility Modder being that it "OEMs" the official ATI drivers so that they install normally and you can also install the Catalyst Control Center, etc. It is the closest thing to ATI issuing official drivers.

    It's also a lot easier.
     
  8. RebelScum macrumors 6502

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    AMEN. Mobility Modder saved me from some INSANE headaches. Do you knwo whether there an OSX solution?
     
  9. raysmd macrumors member

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    even with out mobility modder, you can install Catalyst Control Center. it's up to you which method you choose.
     
  10. RebelScum macrumors 6502

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    How? The GPU in the iMac is a mobility card and as such is crippled to prevent OEMs from messing with it. There is no driver update support for this particular mobility GPU. Mobility Modder removes that limitation, so the driver thinks the iMac GPU is the desktop version. How can you install Catalyst Control and the Driver without first hacking the driver?
     

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