[RC5] CUDA for Windows questions
rfikel at yahoo.com
Wed May 6 10:00:13 EDT 2009
Roderick Fikel wrote:
> I have a few quick questions regarding Cuda. I just purchased a new "gaming" system and have been thinking about the GPU crunching that some of you enjoy. Up until now I have ignored all the CUDA talk because I didn't have a system with a V card that would run it. Basicly I am a newby to the whole Cuda thing.
> I've spent the morning reading about Cuda and the Cuda forums over at Nvidia. But I don't feel confident that installing the driver won't hose my nice shiney new system. So here are a couple quick questions
> Will installing CUDA drivers for my video card replace the current drivers that shipped with my system or will they work along side the original drivers?
> Will installing the CUDA drivers make game play less enjoyable or limit the system?
> After installing the new drivers will the graphics controlls be replaced?
> Would my wife notice the changes? (LOL)
> System specifics
> ASUS GT50vt-x5
> OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
> Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
> Other OS Description 64
> System Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
> System Model G50VT
> System Type x64-based PC
> Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz, 2133 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
> BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 210, 1/8/2009
> SMBIOS Version 2.5
> Locale United States
> Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.22150"
> Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
> Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
> Total Virtual Memory 8.17 GB
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What video card do you have installed? Have you run the dnetc client
before? I'd say using the latest nvidia drivers you would probably see a
difference in your games(your wife would be very happy depending the
game she plays) in both visual and performance. I'm currently using a
GTX 260 with the dnetc cuda client and play my games without any trouble
and get about 18k stat units a day
NVidia GeForce 9800m GS
The wiki didn't have it listed as a supported card, but Nvidea does. I thought I already had the latest drivers. I have been runing the Dnet client for years. Since it's first project I'm pretty sure.
So is there a possibility that I already have cuda drivers installed or is it folly for me to think that?
Driver details: date: 9/19/2008 ver 220.127.116.1114
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