NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT running BootCamp Win XP x64?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by markusm, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. markusm macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone upgraded their mac pro to run the new nVidia GeForce 8800 GT graphics card and use BootCamp Win XP x64?

    I found a driver on the nVidia website that seem to suggest that the card can be run using XP x64.
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp64_169.21_whql.html

    it isn't linked straight from the card page however.

    Just wanted to check here before I go and spend $280 on the card.
    I am running the ATI card right now.

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    Never mind... after reading more barefeats.com reviews I realized that my ATI 1900 is actually superior for my needs. Sorry for taking up the bandwidth.
     
  2. Siron macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if it's relevant but I run Vista Business 64 under Boot Camp with no problems. I found the drivers ay nVidia so if they have Vista 64 I'm sure they have XP 64.
    Alan
     
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Win XP x64? That's your first problem...

    Really though, are you running an old program or something? Because honestly, XP x64 is absolute crap. Even Windows enthusists would say so. If you must go x64, go with Vista. It's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. So many bug fixes have been released, and there's a lot of driver support. If you're a serious PC gamer at all, then you'd go with Vista x64.

    Just give it a shot at least. I think you'll be surprised.
     
  4. Siron macrumors 6502

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    I agree, I have found so far that Vista 64 (Business version to utilize two quad cores) runs very quick indeed. It closely rivals the Mac for boot and shut down times. 32 bit games (or programs) get installed in the "Program Files (x86)" folder to differentiate them from 64 bit apps which install in "Program Files" folder (at least I think that's the reason).
    Alan
     
  5. markusm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am running Softimage XSI which only runs on Win XP Pro x64. It's really nice running Mental Ray on 8-cores with 9 GB of RAM. Love it.

    Vista, I would do it if XSI ran on it. I don't mind the OS. I really don't care as long as my app runs on it efficiently.
     

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