Thanks. Actually, OpenCL is supposed to be supported for this nvidia card -- it, and two Radeon cards, are in the opencl_supported_cards.txt in Pr 6.0.2. The listing of supported cards on Adobe's web site is pretty clearly out of date.
But that second link describes what sounds like the same symptoms I'm having. I guess I'll go ahead and try to install CUDA, as that seems to work for others.
OK, CUDA works. Loaded the 5.0.37 CUDA driver from nvidia and that works -- at least it doesn't crash immediately. Selecting the OpenCL renderer still gets an instant crash. Not very reassuring, but I guess the OpenCL support is pretty immature overall and I can get on with evaluating Pr based on CUDA.
Thanks again for the pointer, John.
Glad the link I sent you solved your problem... at least with the CUDA side of the card
>listing of supported cards on Adobe's web site is pretty clearly out of date
I can't remember which Adobe staff member said this in the past, but someone did say that the tech staff had very little say in what the marketing people put on the web site... and I will GUESS that includes not having any influence with posting web site updates
I really have no idea how you could send a message to Adobe that the http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html page needs an update
I do have an Email address for feedback email@example.com but I've never used it... might be worth a try