How you got this card to use hardware MPE in the first place is a mystery to me, since it requires at least 896 MB of VRAM (that is including the Windows overhead for the GUI). It will not work because of lack of VRAM. EOS.
What I would advise you to do is pick up a ~$150 GTX 550Ti 1 GB card which will put you back into business and get rid of your FX 1800 card on eBay possibly for much more than you spend for a new 2nd generation Fermi card which has 3 times as many CUDA cores as your card.
I imagine that they either didn't use to enforce the RAM limit or had a lower limit. Or they used to only look at total RAM and not available RAM.
Why a fresh install didn't give me the old requirements is what confuses me most.
I've heard of other FX 1800 users being able to use the card, which is why I bought it in the first place. From what I've seen at other forums no other FX 1800 user has been able to find a solution to this and all encountered the same problem with recent updates. I imagine most give up and buy a card.
Its silly to me to throw away a perfectly functional card or to disable use arbritrarily for something thats been working fine. I've got all these CUDA cores sitting there that could speed things up immensly, and premiere just ignores it because I might not have enough ram for *some* projects? (Red or 2K footage that I will never actually use) for the 720p footage I am working with 768mb is more than enough.
Aaron.Ottho wrote:I've got all these CUDA cores sitting there that could speed things up immensly, and premiere just ignores it because I might not have enough ram for *some* projects?
Do you realize that you only have 64 CUDA cores? The lowest end GTX 550 Ti of this new series has 192 cores and the GTX 580 has 512 CUDA cores
By the way if you look at our 300 plus PPBM5 Benchmark Results you will not find one FX1800 listed.
Yes I do realize that it has fewer cores.
But I had amazing performance even with those few cores. And I have not been able to get permission to buy a new card from the company because this one is so new. Its very frustrating.