i am posting here because i need an answer fast by an employee in the know
(the last similar post was moved to 'hardware' but 'hardware' doesn't seem to get as much traffic)
I want to set up 3 displays on a win 7 pc and PPRO cs5 5.03
i tried a quadro 4000 and a geforce 9800gt but PPRO didn't like it
(AE and photoshop didn't seem to mind though which was interesting)
so that last poster to my other thread said to use 2 identical gpus:
so i'm inclined to get another quadro 4000
but would like more info:
will PPRO cs5 5.03 work with 2 identical quadro 4000 gpus?
thanks in advance,
I'm sorry to state this, but no version of Premiere Pro uses more than one single GPU. Period. This means that the second GPU goes completely unused except to provide support for additional monitors. The one GPU that Premiere Pro uses for MPE GPU acceleration is the one that's set to primary, usually the card that's installed in the primary PCI-e x16 slot.
In addition, 5.0.3 did not like the combination of your two different GPUs because the drivers for the two GPUs conflict with one another (specifically, the Quadro drivers won't work at all with unhacked GeForce cards while the GeForce drivers won't work with unhacked Quadros, and the two drivers caused compatibility conflicts with one another).
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i'm not looking to gain any type of benefit form the 2nd gpu
except that i can run more monitors to spread out the PPRO panels
i understand that there is no advantage
however, in your knowledge, can i effectively run ppro cs5 5.03
with 2 quadro 4000s (while only benefiting with 1 gpu for PPRO's MPE)?
thanks a lot,
i just installed an indentical quadro 4000
and after adjusting to 'turn off' the cuda processing on
the 2nd card (from within the nvidia control panel)
PPRO cs5 5.03 win 7 works deliciously...
thanks for all who helped out
and may the force continue to be with you,
>adjusting to 'turn off' the cuda processing on the 2nd card (from within the nvidia control panel)
IF, of course, the nVidia driver for the the 285 has the option of turning cuda off for the 2nd card
i agree with john:
you need to make sure you can tweak
global settings in the 'performance monitor' of the nvidia control panel
if you can't deselect cards then it's probably a bust
i bought the 2nd card knowing that i could get my money back
if it didn't work: so i experimented and it worked...
hopefully all will work out with others duplicating cards...
it is really cool to have access to 4 monitors now
it's like you have to work at filling up the 4th one with something valid
otherwise it's like a blank screen patiently waiting...
>really cool to have access to 4 monitors now
I used to have a 24" monitor on my (home hobbyist) computer... until my wife wanted to "test" have dual monitors connected
Once she had both running (well... once **I** had both running on her computer) she wouldn't give me back my "test" unit
Since I don't physically have room on my desk for 2 monitors... I went out and bought a 27" model (not at home, I think it's a Samsung)
She's happy, and I got to buy the biggest monitor that will fit in my corner workstation
If I wanted to, I could now actually watch a movie on my computer
this probably belongs in the video lounge
about now, but would it not be interesting to take bets
from forum members on about how long it takes your wife
to want to swap back your 24" monitor for the new 27"...
thanks again for the help,
it seems like the nvidia control panel that allows you to
specify which gpu to use for cuda in the global settings panel
is dismantled after quadro version 267.79
the 2nd quadro was overheating so i moved it up a slot in the case
but the had to reinstall all the drivers
i went with the 275.xx most recent and the nvidia control panel interface had changed
(i think) (it gets confusing after awhile)
however, once i installed the 267.79 drivers with NVIEW
everything started up sweetly and we are back in busybusines
have a nice night,
>want to swap back your 24" monitor for the new 27"...
No bets... she does NOT do anything more complicated than pushing the power button on the front of the computer, so I would have to be the one to do a monitor switch... and I won't
As for your problem with the nVidia driver version, this seems to be a fairly common thing with BOTH nVidia and ATI... where different driver versions have different features
My 1st editing computer was a Jan 2002 Alienware (before they were bought out) Pentium 3 with an nVidia card and Premiere 6
I found via doing an update, and then having to roll back to a previous driver, that P6 would properly work only with ONE specific nVidia driver... any older or newer version and P6 would not work properly (been a long time since that computer was replaced, so I don't remember details)
Now that you have everything working the way you want... make a drive backup to USB hard drive so you can restore everything if needed
Hardware crashes or virus infections happen, so you should buy AND USE software to make a full backup of your hard drive to an external USB hard drive... plus, making step-by-step backups during a new install or major program addition makes it easy to go back a step if something doesn't work
This backup and then restore is, of course, only to the same computer with a new drive (or the same drive as long as you don't mind writing over everything) since doing a restore to a new computer won't work due to Windows and many programs having activation information that is keyed to your hardware (which is why Windows will force you to RE-Activate if you change very much hardware)
The product I use is at http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-linux.htm
Image runs off of a bootable CD via Linux (the Zip you download includes a program to make the bootable CD) and it reads EVERYTHING on the drive, even the hidden registration information, so everything is restored when needed... and you may restore the image to a brand new drive in case of a crash, and not have to re-install anything
Please note that I own no part of Image, and I don't get a referral fee (that is just a plain web link) but I use the program and it has saved me a LOT of trouble when I had a hard drive die... and I was able to restore everything and not have to re-install or re-activate a single program, from Windows on up
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