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

jrutherford at stclaircollege.ca jrutherford at stclaircollege.ca
Wed Feb 21 12:32:21 EST 2007

Is Rivatuner legal???  I used it on my P3 Dell with a crappy geforce 2 gts
and it runs houdini fine but I'm still waiting for the FBI to smash down
my door.

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