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Which Quadro Driver?
Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:14 AM
◦Quadro Graphics Driver - Official release driver for Quadro and ISV certification support to all ISVs, OEMs and End Users.
◦Quadro Performance Driver - The driver released ahead of "Quadro Graphics Driver" from each major release to support the need of Press performance evaluation on Quadro.
◦Quadro Partner Certified Driver - All drivers certified by our ISVs partners.
◦AutoCAD Performance Driver – NVIDIA Powerdraft performance driver for Autodesk's AutoCAD software. Developed in close collaboration with Autodesk, POWERdraft is a free, downloadable software driver capable of delivering dramatic performance improvements when coupled with NVIDIA Quadro FX professional graphics solutions.
◦3ds Max Performance Driver – NVIDIA Maxtremeperformance driver for Autodesk's 3ds max software. Developed in close collaboration with Autodesk, MAXtreme is a free, downloadable software driver capable of delivering dramatic performance improvements when coupled with NVIDIA Quadro FX professional graphics solutions.
Or is there another driver available we should use?
Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:20 AM
I'm downloading the latest version now (296.35 released 04-3-12)
Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:24 PM
I havn't had any problems, and havn't found anything new
Guest_CNC Apps Guy 1_*
Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:35 PM
Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:13 AM
What driver are you using today?
I got replacement card today, FX 5800 and still unsure on which drivers to use.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:21 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:42 AM
I just got a new laptop M6600 with a 3000M and tried the 296.88 driver and it caused a bunch of flickering when placing dimensions or circles. Anyone using a 3000M and find a good driver?
Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:38 AM
The new Dell portable workstations actually have 2 video cards, the high dollar Nvida card
and an Intel graphics card ...
They do this to save power. The Nvida card is a battery killer so they added the Intel graphics
to save battery power .
On the M4600 refurb I bought, the Intel graphics was on by default.
You can set it to switch to the Nvidia card when it runs apps that require it but I could never get
it to switch over properly so I set it to run Nvidia all the time..
If you're having graphics issues with that laptop, I'll be you're running the Intel card.
I'll look in my laptop this evening and see if I can remember how I did it..
I do recall it was a PIA
Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:48 AM
The machine has a program that controls which video card is being used
form the Dell website
NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology intelligently provides graphics performance when you need it and can help extend battery life when you don’t.
Look for a program called Optimus
I don't remember if it's in the Control Panel, the Program list or both
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:48 PM
It was probaly a lowend tech trying to help me.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:57 PM
I seen Optimus in the Bios. If I disable Optimus will I loose my HDMI port? Verify is realy slow!
You should not, no.
The Optimus stuff is supposed streamline how the card works and pass off certain functions to the on-board stuff, disabling should allow the Nvidia card run based on the hardware and driver.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:58 PM
Try rebooting and launching the bios setup.. I think you can set it there
Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:14 PM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:21 PM
I will review the settings on my M4600 this evening and post my findings
Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:08 PM
You may want a bit more control and wish to manually decide what GPU to use. I am including the method that you can go into the Nvidia Control Panel to manually select the Nvidia GPU globally to become the default GPU.
Selecting a Preferred Graphics Processor
Open the NVIDIA Control Panel
* Select Manage 3D Settings
* Under the Global Settings tab, select High-performance NVIDIA processor
* Click Apply
You don't have to select the Nvidia GPU as the default GPU, you can also assign it for your individual games or programs that you feel require the extra power.
Assigning an application or program to the Graphics Processor
Open the NVIDIA Control Panel
* Select Manage 3D Settings
* Click on the Program Settings tab
* In 1: Select a program to customize, click on Add
* Browse to the application/game and open the executable file by clicking Open
* In 2: Select the preferred graphics processor for this program, click on the tab and select High Performance NVIDIA processor
* Click on Apply and the settings will be saved.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:10 PM
I changed the folowing - Optimus diasbled (bios), OpenGL rendering GPU set to "Quadro 3000M", and Power management mode to "Prefer maximum performance". I will have to compare times with my old workstation to see how much of an improvement I have.
I'm pissed that the Dell tech spent an hour messing with my system and he didn't even know what he was doing!
Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:53 PM
They were ranting and raving that there was no Quadro card in their laptop and they'd been ripped off.
You'd think someone from Dell would chime in to set them straight.
You obviously had a low end service tech, but to be fair, there is no way he could remotely
edit your BIOS.
As soon as he reboots he'll loose his remote connection, but this guy didn't even know enough to tell you about it.
The whole idea is to give you a low power video card for good battery life and a heavy duty graphics card for work or play.
In practice, I don't think it's working.
I'll bet half the people who buy an Omptimus equipped laptop think it's a piece of junk cause they don't know how to use it.
BTW.. did this fix the graphics issues?
Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:29 AM
The tech should have refered me to another person instead of wasting my time. I told him that I thought it was something in the bios but he ignored me. I also asked if they had instructions to get full power from the Quadro and he ignored that and asked to take control of the PC...it was like he was folowing a script or something. I think I'm going to call Monday and ask for someone that knows what their diong and complain about the time wasted Friday.
For $3500 you would think they would make it clear and easy for a customer to get full performance out of the PC!