[Sidefx-houdini-list] GPU refresh issues (win x64)

Dragos Stefan ds_list at dsg.ro
Wed Feb 21 11:24:38 EST 2007

Yes, please do. I just ordered a workstation with a G8800 GTS and I'm 
interested in possible workarounds.


Jeff Wagner wrote:
> Please do make the list!
> -jeff
> Gregory Karydis wrote:
>> Found a solution!
>> [Many thanks to Jeff Wagner for the eye-opener]
>> The environment variable trick works (albeit slow as already 
>> mentioned) but it helped me to a great extent to identify the source 
>> of the problem.
>> nVidia drivers for non Quadro GPUs have a bizzare way of handling the 
>> OGL spec.
>> The solution came in the form of RivaTuner.
>> With that ever so useful app you can force the nVidia driver to work 
>> in compatibility mode while using all of it's resources so you get no 
>> lag whatsoever.
>> This works with any Forceware drivers out there and can be applied to 
>> any version of windows from Win XP to Vista 32bit or 64bit.
>> In effect it uses the same environment variable but instead of 
>> running from the CPU it runs from the GPU.
>> Since this works rather well, I will make a step by step guide and 
>> post it in the forums one of these days.
>> Thanks,
>> gregory

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