Feb 11 2007, 04:31 AM
Since I have a lot of rendering to do soon I am thinking of ways to maximise my rendering capabilities. I will be upgrading my PC to Duo2Core and was hoping to use my DuoCore iMac too. However, when I have done test renders I have found that the rendering speed on the iMac is nearly half the speed as my PC. I have also noticed that shaders can do strange things…
So I thought how about Boot Camp. I know others have tried it but I just wondered how well it actually works. For the cost of another copy of Windose I could double my rendering speed.
Does anyone know if it works with Net Render?
Feb 12 2007, 10:11 AM
I'm a little wary of Boot Camp right now with it still being Beta and unsupported.
I've read that some 24" iMacs fail to turn on the internal monitor when booting into Windows. There's been no fix found for it and no clear indication as to why some machines have this problem and most don't. I'd hate to spend $300 for Windows XP and then find myself staring at a black screen.
I believe it's going to come out of Beta when it's released with Leopard, which should be in the next few months.
Feb 12 2007, 10:27 AM
Some issues in Bootcamp are related to the Apple Brightness.exe loaded at startup, which gives control on the LCD brightness of the iMac. In my case, it was freezing the computer after a few seconds. Just disable it in the startup sequence fixed the problem.
Otherwise I like it. I haven't tried if V14 multicore support work though, I haven't upgrade yet.
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