6226 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2009 5:22 PM by TC Guy
Not sure if your system is S5000XVN or S5000VSA (or if either helps or makes any difference)
Intel S5000VSA board Downloads
Intel® Workstation Board S5000XVN
General troubleshooting system boot issues:
Intel Workstation Board S5000XVN FAQ
So the updated Intel 5000 series drivers did not resolve the DPC latency issues. HOWEVER, I have managed to solve the problem using this update from microsofts driver update site...
Company: Intel Corporation
Driver Manufacturer: Intel
Driver Class: Other Hardware
Driver Model: Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB1 Network Connection with I/O Acceleration
Driver Provider: Intel
Version Date: 12/4/2008
the problem was definitely the Pro/1000 EB drivers. I updated the bootcamp 2.1 version to the version listed above and DPC latency went from ~3500 µs to 40-60µs.
So Hey Apple, lets roll up the driver packages available in bootcamp so that we dont have to do all this leg work to run windows properly. Just a friendly suggestion
Hmmm. I'll try and get a WS2008/64 driver from the Intel site. It's a catch 22 because I can't use Windows Update until I can get a working network connection in the first place
On another matter, do you think it is possible to install WS2008/64 directly on a new Mac Pro without bootcamp and without Mac OSX installed at all? I read somewhere that WS2008 is EFI 2.x compatible which should make this possible. I guess it won't take long to find out, but I thought I'd ask!
The 2008/9 Mac Pro are fully EFI2.x and install should be smooth.
Otherwise, there is this:
I never had trouble with actual wired network access or anything, and I have 1st MP from '06.
Thanks for the info. So when it comes to installing non-Apple operating systems on a Mac Pro without bootcamp/OSX, is EFI 2.x compliance the determining factor?
In other words, is it fair to say that as long as the OS has native support for EFI 2.x (such as Windows Server 2008/64 or Windows 7), then you do not need Mac OSX or bootcamp at all?
If this is the case, can I simply boot the Mac Pro off of the Windows Server 2008/64 DVD and away it goes? Or does the ISO modification process described by Mac Tyler in your link also apply to Windows Server 2008?