> I wanted to update my drivers to get the acclerated cuda rendering in Premiere CS5. THEN I checked the Nvidia site and they say my 310m card is not supported! wtf!? because the sticker on the laptop with nvidia logo says "geforce 310m CUDA 1GB". so wouldn't that mean i could use the drivers?
That sticker means that the card has CUDA technlogy built in. It doesn't mean anything about whether Premiere Pro can use this card for CUDA processing. The system requirements for Premiere Pro are here, including a list of which cards provide those features:
See this thread for details about CUDA and Premiere Pro CS5:
So I've been reading that it's possible to "hack" the
cuda_supported_cards.txt" and add my card so Premiere detects it and i
can switch to the accelerated GPU. Any thoughts about this? I've been
reading that many people have successfully done this.
How much would the CUDA driver really speed up my editing in Premiere
keeping in mind that my system is not so powerful (i-5,4gb
RAM,etc...). I read that if the system is kind of low (like mine) that
the increased speed won't be so noticeable compared to a more
powerful system. so therefore is it worth me racking my brains on how
to get this CUDA thing operating?
Also I'm a bit confused to which nvidia driver i should update to.
I've been on the nvidia site and they recommend a certain driver for
my system (, then when the details pop up before i download, under
"supported cards" that my Ge Force 310m is not supported! this doesn't
make any sense.
I need to update to version 266.58 WHQL, and there seems to be many
different versions of this driver. Are they all the same?
Then i found another link that specified my 310m card
But i'm scared to run this thing because last time I ran what i
thought was the updated driver, my screen froze at a black screen and
I had to roll back my drivers to fiz the problem.
what do you think?
p.s: thanks a lot guys for helping me out. I'm really not a computer
wiz, just learning now...late bloomer
It would not hurt anything to try enabling your 310M. Properly adding your card to this file will not hurt anything. Even with a underpowered laptop it will help. Also with your laptop you really need a second full speed interfaced 7200 RPM disk drive to be practical with CS5 and this laptop does not have any way to do that. Your screen resolution is below the minimum Adobe required so you may have problems with the user interface. Your single 5400 RPM drive is a handicap you might get by editing with SD DV format video but it absolutely will not work with higher compressed formats of the HD form.