New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

Graphics drivers


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Aleksandrs

 
Member Since: Aug 07, 2010
Posts: 4
Aleksandrs is on a distinguished road

Aleksandrs is offline
Hey guys just got a new 27" iMac with i7 and Radeon HD 5750 GFX card. I just used Bootcamp to get Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on so I can play my games that Mac OSX can't play. I have Windows all on, working and updating etc, but it won't detect the graphics card and when I try to look for drivers, I install some package that begins with C (I can't remember the name, I'm normally an nVidia guy, but the AMD/ATI site said its what I should be installing), but it doesn't do anything.

I have reason to believe that although Apple claim its a HD 5750, its actually a HD 5850 Mobility card (or something?), so again this has confused me with trying to find drivers.

I haven't put any sort of Mac drivers onto Windows but it sounds like something that I would have to do, so when I put in the Mac OSX CD there was nothing in there about Boot Camp apart from the fact the CD itself was called it.

Can anyone shed some light for me please? Is it a certain graphics driver for the Mac that I don't know about or is there more to this? Cheers
QUOTE Thanks
SammySlim

 
Member Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posts: 937
SammySlim is a jewel in the roughSammySlim is a jewel in the rough

SammySlim is offline
Make sure you're running BootCamp version 3.1. If not, download it here: Boot Camp Software Update 3.1 for Windows 64 bit It's a Windows executable, so run it within Windows.

Wasn't clear if you put the Mac OSX disk into your iMac while it was in Windows - you won't see any of the drivers if you look at it from within OSX. You should start there if you haven't tried that.

The video cards Apple uses in the new iMacs are (according to other posters) actually Mobility 5850 cards, as your surmised, so if the foregoing doesn't fix things for you, you should try to install the laptop versions. I have not tried this myself but if you search the forum there are a number of relevant threads where others have obtained the proper drivers.

Cheers
QUOTE Thanks
Aleksandrs

 
Member Since: Aug 07, 2010
Posts: 4
Aleksandrs is on a distinguished road

Aleksandrs is offline
Thanks for the reply. I put the Mac OSX cd in while on Windows. The title of the CD was Bootcamp, but the only options on there was something to do with cd/dvd and also to install mac osx from windows (or something like that I think).

I haven't put any bootcamp stuff onto Windows so thanks for the link, will try that out.
QUOTE Thanks
Aleksandrs

 
Member Since: Aug 07, 2010
Posts: 4
Aleksandrs is on a distinguished road

Aleksandrs is offline
I was stupid enough to not look at the contents of the CD before dismissing the idea. Got it all up and running! Cheers.
QUOTE Thanks
SammySlim

 
Member Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posts: 937
SammySlim is a jewel in the roughSammySlim is a jewel in the rough

SammySlim is offline
Glad to hear it!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Help installing Windows using Boot Camp | Macbook pro w/ bootcamp videocard issue »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
graphics card upgrade mac_virgin Apple Desktops 1 11-28-2009 10:39 AM
Why is there no updates to graphics card on macs DrEwTiMe42o Apple Notebooks 3 10-08-2009 11:24 PM
Can I attach an external graphics card to a notebook? Kola Apple Notebooks 3 09-18-2009 09:35 AM
New Windows BROADCOM (300 mbit!) and NVIDIA drivers T1mur Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 0 01-08-2009 12:00 PM
G3 graphics card datasmog Other Hardware and Peripherals 3 05-09-2004 11:36 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?