I followed all the steps listed. But, when I tried to "add" CS5 to the nVidia Control Panel, I browsed to the PremPro exe and hit "open", but it didn't add it to the list. All the CS4 programs are there, but no CS5.
You do not add CS5 in nVidia... you edit the CS5 text file... so go back and reread the link...
... which includes - Find the file: "cuda_supported_cards.txt"
OK, it worked. But, the link had some other steps. From the link...
Step 3. Find the file: "cuda_supported_cards.txt" and edit it and add your card (take the name from the line: CUDA device details: Name: GeForce GTX 295 Compute capability: 1.3
So in my case the name to add is: GeForce GTX 295
Step 4. Save that file and we're almost ready.
Step 5. Go to your Nvidia Drivercontrol panel (im using the latest 197.45) under "Manage 3D Settings", Click "Add" and browse to your Premiere CS5 install directory and select the executable file: "Adobe Premiere Pro.exe"
Step 6. In the field "multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration" switch from "multiple display performance mode" to "compatibilty performance mode"
Step 7. That's it. Boot Premiere and go to your project setting / general and activate CUDA...
I was trying to do step 5, etc.
Anyway, I'm good to go. Thanks,
Bear in mind that the GTX 295 is a dual-GPU card. But Premiere Pro CS5.x currently supports only one GPU - and future Premiere Pro CS releases will continue to support only single GPUs for the foreseeable future. As a result, your GTX 295 gets half-unused every time you run CS5 in GPU-accelerated mode, which ends up with that GTX 295 being as slow as a GTX 260 or GTX 275.
SunGator has a GTX 480; the reference to the GTX 295 comes from his quoting from the MPE hack link!
Sorry, I missed that.