21574 Views 26 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2012 1:43 PM by The hatter
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2011 8:38 AM (in response to suchy101)I guess that after installing Apple Boot Camp updated to 3.2 you may have to uninstall the version of the driver and program (or rollback driver portion) and then install the Catalyst driver for mobile device.
some have trouble, but many are able, and it is a very common question (ie, asked over and over constantly here)3.2GHz 8GB DDR3 1600 GTX 460 3 x SSD, Windows 7, Mac Pro 8800GT Corsair SSD F90
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2011 8:45 AM (in response to The hatter)thanks for the response.
I did have a browse before I posted but did not find anything TBH.
I will give it a go. I have some reservations as to how uninstalling the current driver will make a difference for the new one to recognize the hardware any different (ie it says now there is no compatible HW to install the driver) but hey - still worth a try.MacBook Pro 15' 2011, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2011 8:50 AM (in response to suchy101)I think whatever Apple installs as part of Boot Camp 3.x has caused trouble, so uninstall the program, uninstall the driver (device manager, do NOT uninstall the DEVICE though), then restart. Microsfosft could/should detect 'new hardware found.'
I don't have a MBP, and funny enough, people often dont' come back to say how they got theirs to work3.2GHz 8GB DDR3 1600 GTX 460 3 x SSD, Windows 7, Mac Pro 8800GT Corsair SSD F90
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2011 9:01 AM (in response to The hatter)Nope, whatever I do, I keep getting a message that "ATI Catalyst Mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatible hardware/software on your computer. Your computer does not contain a proper graphics adapter".
Did anyone managed to install standard AMD drivers on these new 2011 MBP's?MacBook Pro 15' 2011, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2011 9:09 AM (in response to suchy101)What gpu do you have?
Catalyst Windows 7 64-bit Radeon 5xxx series
I don't know what you mean by 'downloaded' rather than "installed"
There is a separate Catalyst Control Center but you don't want that.
You want the full package.
The following notebooks are not compatible with this release:
•Any notebook launched after this driver release
•Switchable Graphics enabled notebooks using Intel® chipsets.
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/AMDCatalyst112ReleaseNotes.aspx3.2GHz 8GB DDR3 1600 GTX 460 3 x SSD, Windows 7, Mac Pro 8800GT Corsair SSD F90
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2011 9:10 AM (in response to The hatter)I have quoted exactly that ATI says to me - and it is right. I am using the exact files you link to and if you notice, the driver is only 1.1MB in size - therefore it detects hardware first, then downloads what is needen and installs it.
As I mentioned in my initial post - I did install the Catalysst Control Centre only just fine, but it was missing PowerPlay. Thought I need to update drivers but this is where I am stuck.MacBook Pro 15' 2011, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2011 9:27 AM (in response to suchy101)actually, since I uninstalled the driver it now is being shown as "Standard VGS Adapter".
The Catalyst Package installs just fine but the driver is not installed ...MacBook Pro 15' 2011, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2011 11:01 AM (in response to suchy101)Okay, didn't realize until today that ATI just used a 'stub' installer to grab the full package. So I take it you can't download manually and keep the copy, or not as easy. All my experience is actually with nVidia for the last 5 yrs.
At least Windows you can uninstall a driver, or rollback a current version to prior. Use to be that Driver Sweeper 2.x was also needed but I don't think that is true now, but might be worth a shot.
http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/3.2GHz 8GB DDR3 1600 GTX 460 3 x SSD, Windows 7, Mac Pro 8800GT Corsair SSD F90
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2011 5:05 AM (in response to The hatter)okay, so basically stuck in square one.
It seems that there are a separate MAC drivers on AMD website, that are designed for BootCamp specifically :
Step1: MAC graphics
Step2: Apple BootCamp,
but these are the ones I had since the beginning - no PowerPlay, no power management.
Has anyone had some luck with this ?MacBook Pro 15' 2011, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2011 6:42 AM (in response to suchy101)This just smells of total bull and no one should get to call this a supported setup, operating system or configuration if you have to go through this.
I thought Boot Camp 3.2 or something by now. Leopard was suppose to be the end of the beta phase for Boot Camp (even though 2.0 was the same as 1.4 so there was nothing to fix).
Here we are with Windows 7 being out for nearly 18 months.
Mod drives and Laptop2Go is too much like calling a hackintosh a supported system, or do ALL PC laptops have to go through this?3.2GHz 8GB DDR3 1600 GTX 460 3 x SSD, Windows 7, Mac Pro 8800GT Corsair SSD F90
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 4:16 PM (in response to The hatter)I have been unable to install the latest Catalyst drivers as well.
I managed to do so on my iMac i7 with the small installer but with my MacBook Pro 17" i7 from 2011 the drivers just won't install. The 11.4 beta didn't do anything either. I really hope though to get support for our Books in the next Catalyst release. Trust me the BootCamp drivers don't give you all the power your Mac has. New drivers are gonna speed things up big time. They did so on my iMac and I can't wait to get Catalyst on my MacBook ProiMac 27" i7 (8GB RAM, 2TB HD) MacBook Pro 17" i7 (8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2011 5:55 AM (in response to Daniel Drogies)thanks for that man.
It is at least good to know that :
1) I am not the only one with the issue
2) there is something to wait for (as I am expecting performance/usability increase)
On a side note: years and years ago, when laptops were a novelty, it was very normal that 80% of software (and especially games) just did not work due to proprietary drivers that were released by the laptop manufacturers. Naturally things got a lot better and eventually the problems became non-existent and now a laptop matches a desktop (not in raw power, but it runs everything nowadays).
Here we come to Apple MacBooks. It is my very first Mac and I decided to get one because I am all for well though and actually ENGINEERED design that WORKS (vs constant shape and form changes of other manufacturers for the wow-bling effect instead of actual usability). Other reason was it runs Windows in case I do not like OSX. Well, I do not like OSX because : mouse acceleration issue which is absolutely ridiculous, and lack of certain software that I need (total commander equivalent, binaries lecher to name a few I stumbled upon during 2 day try-run).
Well to be frank - I am getting a huge dejavu of the old days on both OSX and Windows so far.
Sorry for the essay but I just head to let some steam off guys.
Lets hope things will get better quickly with those Catalysts.
BTW : I have raised a TechSupport ticket with AMD a week ago - no response whatsoever so I dunno ....
peace.MacBook Pro 15' 2011, Windows 7