Problems with ATI in XP (bootcamp)!!!

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  1. user1524 macrumors member

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    helllo i installed bootcamp 1.3 on my new iMac and there seeems to be a rather annoying probem

    XP isnt deteting my ati radeon 2600 pro and says vga controller not installed :(
    i also ran all the drivers again , ran the ati setup but says its not compatible with the system hardware ... etc

    what do i do .... please help me i neeed my graffix card running asap ... most of my apps on windows are behaving like a bitch :(

    SOS SOS SOS

    thanks :)
     
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  3. user1524 thread starter macrumors member

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    the mac technician here says 1.4 is slightly faulty and causes many crashes in XP :S :(
     
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  5. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use it with XP but with Vista, but I haven't noticed any crashes so far.

    But Bootcamp 1.3 doesn't support the videocard in the new iMacs. So either use version 1.4, or try the drivers from the ATI website as suggested earlier.
     
  6. displaced macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know, these are the very same drivers as those provided in the various Boot Camp releases.

    I use the standard ATI Windows XP drivers downloaded from their main downloads area. Now, these do not normally support 'OEM' variants of ATI cards as found in all laptops. This isn't an Apple-specific issue -- many laptop manufacturers require that you use drivers provided by them rather than the ATI packages.

    However, there's a utility called the Mobility Modder which tweaks a standard ATI driver package to recognise OEM ATI chips such as those in Apple machines. I've had 100% success with this, letting me use the latest ATI drivers on my MacBook Pro without problem.
     
  7. user1524 thread starter macrumors member

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    @displaced : my mbp works perfect with regular bootcamp(1.3) setups

    this issue has popped up for the new imacs 24inch :confused:

    anyways ill try nall's suggestion hope it helps
     
  8. user1524 thread starter macrumors member

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    dam that didnt work too :( :confused:

    i checked my c drive and there are 2 folders amd & ati with all those sytem files and dll's etc ... yet doesnt work

    has anyone installed bootcamp 1.4 on the new iMac ? or can somebody find me a cure please ?
     
  9. edonetampa macrumors newbie

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    I have 1.4 on the new 20" iMac. Have not had any issues with the video card at all. Everything runs nice and smooth.

    No crashes in XP, either. Running Professional, not Home. Not sure if that makes a difference, but Pro has always been pretty stable.

    @displaced - As far as the drivers go, I have not been able to "unlock" the video card. I tried the driverheaven fix, and it still says it can't find the appropriate card, yada, yada, yada. Guess I will have to wait for Apple to support the card a little better, but I have not had issue one with XP since installing bootcamp.

    Overall, very happy with the machine and setup. So much so, I just trashed my old windows gaming machine. Took the hard drives out of it and now have a network drive via the Airport that everyone on the network can use.
     
  10. user1524 thread starter macrumors member

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    drivers got fixed with bootcamp 1.4 i just hope its stable now :)
     

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