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EVGA GTX 480 here. CUDA not working yet.
I installed mine using this method:
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=214219
XBench results are similar/slower to my 4870 (scoring 230 and 170), GLView results are much better (~960fps).

Any comments?
I think we'll have to wait for the official Fermi drivers to be released.

Rodrigo.

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GeForce GTX 285

I have the exact same card you have... but how do you update the universal driver? the update i downloaded was for windows....

And how do I install the CUDA support...

Thank you very much

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SAME PROBLEM gtx 470 no cuda work..


QUOTE Vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer string: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 OpenGL Engine
Version string: 2.1 NVIDIA-1.6.18

OpenGL version as determined by Extensionator...
OpenGL Version 2.0
Supports shaders!
Supports BGRA -> BGRA Shader
Supports VUYA Shader -> BGRA
Supports UYVY/YUYV ->BGRA Shader
Supports YUV 4:2:0 -> BGRA Shader
Testing for CUDA support...
Didn't find any devices that support CUDA.
Completed shader test!
Internal return value: 7

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Hi hope someone can help, I'm trying to add my flashed gtx 260 it reads as a gtx285 in terminal.

sudo nano /Applications/Adobe\ Master\ Collection/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5.app/Contents/cuda_supported_cards.txt

A new window appears, here, simply paste, at the end of the file, the name you copied earlier for your graphic card.

NOW

PRESS CTRL + X
ANSWER "Y" (stands for YES, I want to save the file)
Press enter until you get out of the editor.

If I do the above, I cannot answer yes to get out it keeps adding new windows that do not have a yes how can get past this. I'm not that bright with computers so please be kind....

2009 mac pro with 10.6.4 cuda 3.17

I'm stuck here GNU nano 2.0.6 File: ...pp/Contents/cuda_supported_cards.txtGeForce Modified

GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 275
GeForce GTX 260

[ Error writing /Applications/Adobe Master Collection/Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/A ]
^G Get Help ^O WriteOut ^R Read File ^Y Prev Page ^K Cut Text ^C Cur Pos
^X Exit ^J Justify ^W Where Is ^V Next Page ^U UnCut Text^T To Spell


I'm stuck in the endless loop, I cannot click return/enter, any ideas?

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I got lost at the universal installer update, I think this is what they are referring to, first result.

http://www.nvidia.co...p;q=osx drivers

Crossing my fingers. I could use a hardware boost in my editing, rendering with my 3.1 (oc'ed) duocore is terrible for iphone 4's 720p video. I am in the middle of a project now!

crossing fingers now, restarting after installing these drivers. If not I have a cloned system waiting for me but I would love my 1gig 9800gt to save me some rendering time.

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I have a picture included of all the proof, for following each stage. If I missed something and you notice it please let me know. I am assuming it was a success although I have not noticed any time saving speed increases in rendering. I only rendered one sequence and it appeared to take the same amount of time as it did to work before. The Sequence does have an effect applied to it (just a slow down in time). I am hoping to get some time saving power boosts from doing all this.

Also a note, I will have to update this part. I have a dvi->hdmi going to a television of mine. I recieved a black screen upon restarting after initial install of "universal driver installer" finished. I unplugged the dvi->hdmi and went with just the dvi-vga I have. I am not sure if this is the reason for the black screen or if that was from a fresh install of software, I have noticed this happens after installing new things sometimes. Anyhow just trying to add a succcess story... Good luck everyone.


Thanks Manolox for the post and everyone else who reported!

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Works perfectly in my GTX285 (Officially supported)

I recently updated my SL 10.6.4 to 10.6.5 and unfortunately My GTX285 is detected as Unknown Nvidia card.

I've edited the cuda)spoorted_card.txt file and add "Unknown Nvidia card" into it and Adobe MPE works!

Now Just wanted to restore the detection problem. "Unknown Nvidia card" looks ugly in my System Profiler ;)

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Something odd happened. upon opening Prem Pro, I got a message saying that the project I opened had been using mercury engine and that this system was not using it. Looking at my gpu activity during usage of Prem Pro shows no gpu usage for renders or anything else. Looks like I will have to dig back in and see what changed.

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I looked over everything in terminal using gpusniffer, that checked out good. I checked my cuda_supportedcards txt file that also checked out, good. I then went looking in the project settings to see if I had to turn it on and it was already one. I just dont notice when it's working. Mercury engine does not help with rending audio files, r any other rendering that I know of. It helps with live previews tho. I see my gpu % activity go up about 4-11 % when scanning through the timeline. I am editing HD video so I am sure its helping. Need new computer for this stuff tho, painful editing on a duocore oc'd to 3ghz with 4gb of ram. My mobo wont support more ram either :-(. My ram is always 90+% used and more when running Premiere.

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Hi!

I must say, this hack did the trick perfectly! Thanks!

For the record, my video board is a GTX 460, it is not listed on your tutorial. Please see the image attached.

Attached File  gtx460cuda.png   1.13MB   110 downloads

My system:
Galaxy GTX 460 CG 1GB
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R with an i7-930 @2.8GHz
MacOS X 10.6.6

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is i possible to change something to run it with only 512MB Memory?

Texture memory: 0
Vendor string:	NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer string:  NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT OpenGL Engine
Version string:   2.1 NVIDIA-1.6.26

OpenGL version as determined by Extensionator...
OpenGL Version 2.0
Supports shaders!
Supports BGRA -> BGRA Shader
Supports VUYA Shader -> BGRA
Supports UYVY/YUYV ->BGRA Shader
Supports YUV 4:2:0 -> BGRA Shader
Testing for CUDA support...
   Found 1 devices supporting CUDA.
   CUDA Device # 0 properties - 
   CUDA device details:
	  Name: GeForce 9800 GT	  Compute capability: 1.1
	  Total Video Memory: 511MB
   CUDA driver version: 3020
CUDA Device # 0 not choosen because 765MB are required, and 511MB are present.
Completed shader test!
Internal return value: 7


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Does it works with After Effects?

Has anyone tried it with PNY Quadro 1800 or 2000?

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Someone help

I have an problem On step
D) ADD YOUR CARD TO THE LIST OF SUPPORTED CARDS.

A new window appears, here, simply paste, at the end of the file, the name you copied earlier for your graphic card.

NOW

PRESS CTRL + X
ANSWER "Y" (stands for YES, I want to save the file)
Press enter until you get out of the editor.

after press enter. it appears the error message on terminal:
[ Error writing /Applications/Adobe Master Collection/Adobe Premiere Pro CS5/A ]

How I have to proceed? Always of this message

Thanks

PS: They forget what it said

just change for this and works:

sudo nano /Applications/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5/Adobe\ Premiere\ Pro\ CS5.app/Contents/cuda_supported_cards.txt

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I am getting this same error - any tips? There must be a way around this. If I put in the name of my card (GeForce GT 240) in that new box that pops up and then press crtl x - it asks me yes or no, I type in Y and for whatever reason, the screen doesn't show 'y' - it shows '&t' (or something similar, I'm not on computer right now, so can't check it, but I think that is what it shows) - then I hit enter and it gives me the [ error writing] message.

Someone out there must have figured this out by now - I've been banging my head against a wall trying to get this to work for hours - please help.

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Go back and re-read the end of the post before yours, it's been edited to include the correct method which involves using the sudo command.

It's likely you are getting an error because you are trying to write to a protected folder - in this case the folder is a container for an app. you must have 'super user' status in order to execute a command like this (such as writing a file to a folder that is owned by another user, or admin group) and by using the "sudo" command, you are telling the system you have administrator privileges, and thus should be allowed to complete such an operation. It will ask you for your password, to prove that you do indeed have such rights.

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Thanks for the tip dward - I'll give it a shot. The original command is for sudo as well - but it has "Master Collection" in it - this is just Premiere Pro. So if I use this command will the cuda only work in premiere? Isn't it able to work in other adobe products as well (hence, the original master collection command)?

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Thanks for the tip - it works like a charm now!

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CUDA device details:
Name: GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Compute capability: 2.1
Total Video Memory: 1023MB

seems to work. premiere lets me choose when creating project if i want to use mercury.

is there any other way to make sure everything works as it should? that gfx is used full power?
tried some h.264 clips and i was expecting better results...

tx

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I have followed the instructions and successfully added my card to the CUDA supported card list, but I am still only getting software only for the mercury playback engine. I have a MacBook Pro 2.4GHz with a GeForce 8600M GT, a card which is listed. I have not updated the driver because there is no update available.

Any ideas what might be the problem, or what info I need to start to find it?

Many thanks
Sean

PS - first post - hope I have not broken any important protocols!

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@diestler - glad you got everything working!

@qbe - the hardware acceleration is mostly (possibly only) applicable for adding visual effects. There is an indicator in the list of effects window that tells you if an effect is hardware accelerated. Basically, as I understand it, Premiere offloads the visual processing of those particular effects from the CPU to the CUDA GPUs, which are highly optimized for visual tasks (being a graphics processing unit and all).

@winterdune - as far as I can tell, your 8600 isn't supported at all for this type of hardware acceleration. My conclusion is based on this list:

Scroll down to the "Automatic Method" section where the cards are listed...

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Thanks for that. The card is listed in the list at the start of this thread though...

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very thanks
is very helpful





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