>Both cards have 512MB RAM
Not enough ram for CUDA operation in Premiere Pro... Also, having 2 cards will sometimes cause problems
2 cards and 3 monitors http://forums.adobe.com/thread/875252
Dual Card SLI http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872941
I was able to get everything working when using CS5.5; any help would be greatly appreciated.I wonder if that is correct, because the card does not have sufficient VRAM. You need at least 896 MB VRAM for the 'hack' and dual cards are not supported as well.The FX4500 will not work due to insufficient memory.
John and Harm; Thanks, that explains the Premiere issue.
Any thoughts on AE as far as Open GL? Is that also from not enough VRAM?
I just managed to get Photoshop to stop crashing by turning off Aero, but it still won't allow more than basic GPU support which seems odd. Unless it is the 2 GPU problem. Because in CS5.5 I was able to select Normal and Advanced modes. I don't recall which mode prevented it from crashing but I got it to work without disabling Aero.
When I indicated I had everyhting working in CS5.5 I should qualify that. I upgraded to CS5.5 from CS3 just before the CS6 launch so although I seemed to have AE and Photoshop playing nice with my GPU's I had not had an opportunity to put Premiere through its paces.
Thanks again for your swift response; looks like replacing graphics cards is in my future.
>looks like replacing graphics cards
Take a look at http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-680
I do not have one, but I have read some discussion on this forum of that card... I think it has 4 outputs? (go read to be sure)
Dave, do you know that you only need one card to replace your existing two cards. The new GTX 600 series supports 3 to 4 output devices
John and Bill; Thanks for the recommendations I will take a look.
Guess what? Your particular Quadros are too old. The FX 4500 came out before CUDA was even in the planning stages. In fact, the FX 4500 was based on the GeForce 7800 GTX, which does not support CUDA at all. You will need to completely replace both of your system's GPUs before you can even use GPU acceleration in Adobe at all.
Thanks, thats what I've concluded. Now I just have to determine what will fit and how much it will cost. My work station is now 5 1/2 years old, a bit long in the tooth but far from dead. My wife would render me a saprano if I suggested a new work station.
The rest of your system is also old - so old that Premiere Pro CS6 barely runs at all. In fact, high-end workstations that are five-and-a-half years old such as yours will be as slow as or slower than even a cheapo i3 single-CPU build with integrated (onboard) Intel graphics in Premiere Pro or After Effects CS5.5 or CS6.