So I have a i7 quad 3.4 and GTX 570 - which is one of the cards that Adobe lists as certified to run hardware MPE. Card is installed and driven properly.
My question is: before I actually upgrade, do I have to do anything else (install a new something, buy another piece of software, set-up CUDA cores... whatever) to run MPE on hardware mode? Or do I just turn the setting on CS5.5 project setting to MPE hardware acceleration then be good to go?
Please help 'cause I cant seem to find this anywhere.
If there is indeed something I need to work on, please guide me through would you guys? I'm rather novice.
No, you don't have to do anything special. If you have one of the appropriate cards and set the Renderer setting in the project settings to Mercury Playback Engine Hardware Acceleration, then some things will be processed by CUDA on the GPU.
This might help, too:
Also it is a good practice to update your nVidia driver with the latest from nVidia's website. If you installed the drivers from the included CD-ROM driver disk they may be outdated. I would also recommend doing a "clean install" of the nVidia driver when updating--this option is available in the Custom (Advanced)
driver install menu.