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Another quick update. My machine is down right now so I can't test out the BIOS on the card. I should have new RAM on Monday though so hopefully the last bit of testing and a release out there for everyone :)

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Hi everybody, if anyone can lend a hand with a OpenGL problem in a HD2600 XT.
The profile system appears as XT, but the OpenGL Extensions Viewer tells me that are using a HD2600 Pro, part in the xBench give me just 82 points in OpenGL.
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If anyone knows how to fix this I will be very grateful.

In advance thousand thanks MacOff

Excuse my poor English

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Hi everybody, if anyone can lend a hand with a OpenGL problem in a HD2600 XT.
The profile system appears as XT, but the OpenGL Extensions Viewer tells me that are using a HD2600 Pro, part in the xBench give me just 82 points in OpenGL.
Attached File  Imagen_2.png   121.52KB   390 downloads
If anyone knows how to fix this I will be very grateful.

In advance thousand thanks MacOff

Excuse my poor English



thats just cosmetics

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Hi LastExile, thank you for responding.
I do not think that is something cosmetic, since earlier in the xBench gave me 142 points on OpenGL and after upgrading to 10.5.2 the result is 82 points. Is this something cosmetic?

Again thanks MacOff

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Just wanted to post my success

Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2400
Type: Display
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x94c3
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-B1480A-236
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.236
Displays:
DELL 1907FP:
Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported


My video card is a Radeon HD 2400 XT (DEV_ID 94C1) with the core@650MHz and memory@500MHZ. I could not make it work so I flashed the card firmware to a Radeon HD 2400 PRO (DEV_ID 94C3) slightly underclocked - the core@525MHz and the mem@400MHz - but I don't complain, everything works fine.
I tested the new firmware with some OpenGL demo - i go down from ~15FPS to ~12FPS that's ok, my main issue would be that the fan speed in the new firmware is set at 32% so it's a little noisy. The temperature is really OK since it's slightly underclocked and the fan blows much faster (initially was 13%IDLE, 19% full load, now set at 32%).
So for those with not-working HD2400 (and with different ID's like 94C1) you can try to flash your card's firmware with the PRO one (beware this is dangerous!).

Any ideas how to reduce the fan speed? Or how to make it work with 94C1 ? (Natit will not recognize the card when I have the original firmware).

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Just wanted to post my success

Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2400
Type: Display
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x94c3
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-B1480A-236
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.236
Displays:
DELL 1907FP:
Resolution: 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported


My video card is a Radeon HD 2400 XT (DEV_ID 94C1) with the core@650MHz and memory@500MHZ. I could not make it work so I flashed the card firmware to a Radeon HD 2400 PRO (DEV_ID 94C3) slightly underclocked - the core@525MHz and the mem@400MHz - but I don't complain, everything works fine.
I tested the new firmware with some OpenGL demo - i go down from ~15FPS to ~12FPS that's ok, my main issue would be that the fan speed in the new firmware is set at 32% so it's a little noisy. The temperature is really OK since it's slightly underclocked and the fan blows much faster (initially was 13%IDLE, 19% full load, now set at 32%).
So for those with not-working HD2400 (and with different ID's like 94C1) you can try to flash your card's firmware with the PRO one (beware this is dangerous!).

Any ideas how to reduce the fan speed? Or how to make it work with 94C1 ? (Natit will not recognize the card when I have the original firmware).


Can you give me the link of firmware as i got ATI radeon HD 2400 cards

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Hi everybody, if anyone can lend a hand with a OpenGL problem in a HD2600 XT.
The profile system appears as XT, but the OpenGL Extensions Viewer tells me that are using a HD2600 Pro, part in the xBench give me just 82 points in OpenGL.
Attached File  Imagen_2.png   121.52KB   390 downloads
If anyone knows how to fix this I will be very grateful.

In advance thousand thanks MacOff

Excuse my poor English


I am having the exact same problem and I thing that it caused from the fact that there is a problem with opengl.framework.
When ever I try to play a game or something that uses open gl ver 2.0 or ver 2.1 the program crashes.
Any help please

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Hi DimitrisT, if you solve the problem or find something about this. Please do know at this post.

Greetings MacOff

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I have a Sapphire Radeon 2600 Pro, installed the driver.. shows up fine in Profiler,

BUT

Games look like {censored}! I can't get anything higher than 800x600, and there's ZERO anti-aliasing. Anyone else having problems with games? The display itself looks fine, 720p movies seem to play fine (though that could just be the CPU/ram), so I'm wondering does this driver actually enable full capabilities of the card?

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Hi
I'm really new in the MAC world
I've just installed Kalyway 10.5.1
after restarting I get the Grey screen with the logo and the loader and then it goes to hundreds little screens of the actrual screen. So in other words I CAN'T USE LEOPARD :huh:
I have an ATI 2600 XT with 512 DDR3
Could you please give me any sujestions of what may be going on and how could I fix it?
Thanks

Pablo

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@DimitrisTHi DimitrisT, if you solve the problem or find something about this. Please do know at this post. Greetings MacOff

First off all I would like to pose my system,
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H
Proc: Amd 4600+
4 x 1 GB DDR II (667)
250 Gb Western Digital Hdd
Saphire HD2600Pro
Samsung S-ATA DVD -RW

I used the Leopard-10.5.2-AMD-EFI-Rev2, with nattit for the Video Graphics. That's all.

I have connected my computer to my LCD TV, via DVD-HDMI and I have Full HD 1920x1080@60 with CI/QEAND

NOW THE PROBLEM.
Definitely, my problem is with opengl.framework because I did some testings yesterday and I found out that if I copied opengl.framework from 10.5.1 I have strange results even when I try to log in, (it does not login any more). Furthermore I found some drivers (I don't remember where, I downloaded a lot of different files from a lot of places so I lost track), that gave me full resolution, better Gl tests in Xbench (132), but no CI/QE. Damn !@#$!@#$!@@#$%. I am trying again tonight !!!!

Besides that I must say it is the BEST Operating System I've seen.

HiI'm really new in the MAC worldI've just installed Kalyway 10.5.1after restarting I get the Grey screen with the logo and the loader and then it goes to hundreds little screens of the actrual screen. So in other words I CAN'T USE LEOPARD :) I have an ATI 2600 XT with 512 DDR3Could you please give me any sujestions of what may be going on and how could I fix it?ThanksPablo


My friend download nattit from netkas, (google is your best friend) and kexthelper (again google is your best friend), and then try to boot safe mode pressing F8 at boot time and then type "-x". Install nattit with kexthelper, it's much easier than you think, cross your fingers and reboot.It worked for me and I had the same problems.

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Hi
I'm really new in the MAC world
I've just installed Kalyway 10.5.1
after restarting I get the Grey screen with the logo and the loader and then it goes to hundreds little screens of the actrual screen. So in other words I CAN'T USE LEOPARD :(
I have an ATI 2600 XT with 512 DDR3
Could you please give me any sujestions of what may be going on and how could I fix it?
Thanks

Pablo


Hi Proq, when load Darwin press F8 and continued type -x, this will boot into safe mode and you can install natit from Netkas.

Greetings MacOff

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Hi
Thanks for your comments.
It worked, right now have to figure out how to make the Ethernet card work.
Thanks again
you guys are doign a great job, now is time to learn and start contributing back

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Can you give me the link of firmware as i got ATI radeon HD 2400 cards


HI,
Here you go

http://www.techpower...p...=&memSize=0

I used the ATI firmware and atiflash to flash it.

Good luck!

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Awesome!!!!

You are great!

My HD 2600 PRO works fully!!!
Besides, dual display!

Thanks.

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HI,
Here you go

http://www.techpower...p...=&memSize=0

I used the ATI firmware and atiflash to flash it.

Good luck!


I hope it will work as i got 800mhz/600mhz and flash file is 525 / 400 let me trymate can you get me tools and how to flash it . i chked on site nothing is there just a bin file... anyway thanks

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Hi mcsmart,

Thank you for your guide.

I have one question- where can I find my Graphics card's PCI ID, and where should I add it in the info.plist file?
There are so many lines in that file, and I've no idea where I should look for it, and add it if needed.

Thanks again for your effort.

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Hi there.

Ok, I got everything working fine with Kaly 10.5.2 ADM_INTEL SSE3 EXCEPT my Gigabyte ATI 2600XT passive cooling.

The cards ID is 0x9588 and is already present in the actual Natit file so I did not have to change that! Together with the x2000 file I just get a screwed up screen like some of the guys already posted here.

Tryed installing the Leo graphics update...after that my pc crashes after 5 seconds into boot and restarts, so that was a bad idea. Even installing Natit again afterwards didn't change anything.

My last hope would be changing my 2600xt bios to some 2600pro? bios that works!??? But how can I know which one will work with my board etc. Can anyone give me a ID for an 2600XT or PRO which works for sure! and with my board?

Asus A8n - SLI
AMD x2 4200+
Gigabyte 2600xt passive 256 MB

Got Sound, LAN, USB, Firewire, CD/DVD all working when no graphics drivers are loaded.

Tryed both VGA and/or DVI....all show the same problem. (Corrupt screen, Leo is actually running just the graphics is screwed, many little white blocks with the mouse moving around as 1 pixel or something).

Any suggestions...would love to get the damn card working!
Thank you and keep up the good work!

Cheers

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Hi there.

Ok, I got everything working fine with Kaly 10.5.2 ADM_INTEL SSE3 EXCEPT my Gigabyte ATI 2600XT passive cooling.

The cards ID is 0x9588 and is already present in the actual Natit file so I did not have to change that! Together with the x2000 file I just get a screwed up screen like some of the guys already posted here.

Tryed installing the Leo graphics update...after that my pc crashes after 5 seconds into boot and restarts, so that was a bad idea. Even installing Natit again afterwards didn't change anything.

My last hope would be changing my 2600xt bios to some 2600pro? bios that works!??? But how can I know which one will work with my board etc. Can anyone give me a ID for an 2600XT or PRO which works for sure! and with my board?

Asus A8n - SLI
AMD x2 4200+
Gigabyte 2600xt passive 256 MB

Got Sound, LAN, USB, Firewire, CD/DVD all working when no graphics drivers are loaded.

Tryed both VGA and/or DVI....all show the same problem. (Corrupt screen, Leo is actually running just the graphics is screwed, many little white blocks with the mouse moving around as 1 pixel or something).

Any suggestions...would love to get the damn card working!
Thank you and keep up the good work!

Cheers


I was thinking about doing that too to my 2600Pro (9589)...not sure what to do though.

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Hi mcsmart,Thank you for your guide.I have one question- where can I find my Graphics card's PCI ID, and where should I add it in the info.plist file?There are so many lines in that file, and I've no idea where I should look for it, and add it if needed.Thanks again for your effort.

You can find it when you boot into Leo with the -x option and then you go to "About this Mac" menu and go into "more info" and select graphics and there it shows up! For ading it to the plist file please look a couple of posts back...it's described there.

I was thinking about doing that too to my 2600Pro (9589)...not sure what to do though.

I see you got an nforce4 board too...maybe that's where the problem resides? Now I am confused to hear that you got a PRO and it doesn'T work too!? WTF???So anyone with a nforce4 board got a ATI 2600 Pro/XT board working with 10.5.2?





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