Vista on 17" MacBook Pro... v. graphics

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  1. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    So I decided to try Vista again after the boot camp update... Originally I had issues with it, then I hoped they would fix it in the update, but still the same. In order to use the Aero theme, I need to dumb down all of the graphics. Otherwise, every few seconds, the screen pauses, goes black, comes back then I get an error about a fatal video driver crash. Are there any other 17" MacBook Pro users running Vista to tell me if they are having the same error or not? My friend has the 15" MBP, and he has no issues, however he has a lower resolution. The graphics card is an ATI Radeo X1600. Everything is 100% up to date. Any ideas?
     
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    Not to be rude but....

    who cares? Run OSX and have no problems at all.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    who cares? I care. I need windows to run things i do for school because my school does everything with .NET. Also, Vista was free, so I'm working with that.
     
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    ATI vista drivers are still pretty shaky; and the MBP's video adapter is problematic even in XP because it doesn't like to work as a "regular" X1600 since it's a mobility chipset, but the mobility drivers don't really like it either.`
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    sooo i have to keep classic theme or aero with no advanced graphical features?
     
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    i dunno why, but vista runs perfectly on my 15" MBP. and the one i got has the exact same video card as the 17" :dunno:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    i believe it has to do with the resolution. im running at 1680x1050. my friend has a 15 with no issues at all though
     

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