VISTA: Aero on the macbook

UberMac

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I haven't tried but one of the big selling points of the graphics chip in the MacBooks (even if it is integrated) is that it DOES support Aero. So assuming the drivers are floating around in windows update/the intel site everything should work hunky-dory I believe!

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Mord

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as i've discovered from hours of work and anger you need 1GB ram and you need to replace the two 945G drivers with the lakeport driver in device manager, by updating the driver and manually selecting the lakeport driver,
 

Nermal

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For those of us who haven't been keeping up to date with Vista, how do you tell whether Aero is running?
 

Mord

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stuff is seethrough, which is odd because i can do that on my 600MHz ibook and i dont need a DX9 card.
 

Voidness

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Hector said:
stuff is seethrough, which is odd because i can do that on my 600MHz ibook and i dont need a DX9 card.
Actually, it's not just seethrough. What Microsoft calls the "Glass Effect" blurs everything behind a window realtime, and that requires a DX9 chip, just like the ripple effect in Dashboard.
 

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UberMac said:
I haven't tried but one of the big selling points of the graphics chip in the MacBooks (even if it is integrated) is that it DOES support Aero. So assuming the drivers are floating around in windows update/the intel site everything should work hunky-dory I believe!

Uber
I remember reading somewhere that the GMA 950 only support Aero on 1024x768. Anything higher than that is not supported. Of course, I could be wrong.
 

Mord

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it's 64MB up to 1280x1024 and up to 1920x1200 for 128MB and up to 2560x1600 for 256MB vram
 

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My GMA950 was using 224mb in windows Vista.

Aero does work see my other thread.

Doesnt change the fact that the OS is a bloated pig. Its about as good as os 10.2

Good one microsoft :(