User profile for user: Until now, booting into boot camp XP required reboots to get a boot without a scrambled screen. Not sure if you’re ever heard of this problem, but I figured I would explain it some in case this crops up with other readers. This is probably the reason for the absence of garbled Vista booting. Please follow the instructions in the updater application to complete the process.

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You might want to leave well enough alone anyway if you’re not seeing any issues – but the page I linked to has a download link for it also. It only started happening a couple months ago. There may have been several different card firmware versions shipped in the past.

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Posted on Sep 22, Here’s more info on what I am referring to: Apple TV Speciality level out of ten: I have not had a problem with a scrambled display in bootcamp. There are no installation instructions from Apple, etc. See below for change info and system requirements. So far, so good.

If so it’s not related to the X graphics card specifically. Did the QS show the same issue? Yes – Theodore C. People in other forums tell me I need call Apple and beg for a replacement X card.


z As I’ve been reading these posts, I haven’t seen anyone yet who has successfully installed a Windows version of the XT and seen it work on the Mac side.

I had to change the original URL to the firmware update download page, but you may have used the same one.

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The above atj thread URL from no longer works. Software Update did not and probably will not notify me there is a firmware update available for my version of the card. There is a thread where we discuss it at: The display is running at x native rez through the DVI port.

Line hasn’t shown up yet. However, I have heard you have to flash bios or something, but I don’t understand what this means. Now it’s what I imagine all PC users see, instead of a blocky, pink mess I get the black screen with the green loading bar, sweet Restarting the computer sometimes solves the problem but cycling the monitor on and off doesn’t ever solve the problem. I haven’t tried switching to the other DVI port or using the VGA cable, mostly because I can’t be bothered to try since the problem is so minor and sporadic.


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To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. Not sure what firmware version is in your card but Apple system profiler will show the version and EFI driver version. The hatter The hatter.

Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. I haveimages in it referenced and it is much faster scrolling the thumbs now for some reason. You are welcome to post this up.

Sep 22, 3: While there are fewer differences than there used to be between Windows and Mac, we’re still not to the point where you can just go out and buy any old Windows video card and throw it in the Mac Pro. The updated version is I will check my firmware version later tonight. Might want to check out the Wiki entry to get a good handle on what that means.

I also used the DVI connection with my Quicksilver, for the record.