Hardware
   >> Video Cards
Thread views: 19892 View all threads**

Nik_52
(Stranger)
05/03/17 06:50 PM
Graphics drivers... Report this article as Inappropriate to us !!!Login to Reply

Just a reminder that your Graphics CARD maker may have the fastest 'game' driver, but not the best 'technical' driver. For that, check out the CHIP maker...


I've just about completed a self-build of CAD Tower #3 to run turboCAD Pro, Poser11Pro, DazStudio etc etc. It has three WD Black HDDs, an AMD octo-core CPU, 32 GB RAM and a Gigabyte 990x mobo that supports SLI etc for gaming. I put in two twin-DVI Gigabyte nvidia GTX 750 Ti cards to run my three 21" wide screens.


{ I don't play games; I just need a vast work-space to hold multiple views, provide lonnng borders for lots of menu bars... }


Would those same-brand mobo and graphics cards play nice together ? No...


Neither graphics card was recognised until I reset the mobo BIOS. Though the first card popped up with two screens, the second card would not support Windows' 'extend onto' for more than a few seconds before 'vanishing'. Gigabyte latest driver fared no better. After working through their trouble-shooting list, I came to a link to nvidia site. Five minutes to find my cards, five to down-load the latest nvidia driver, five to install.


This time, all three screens popped up as they should...


Phew.


Currently browsing on old 'desktop' PC while loading Poser & CAD archive from NAS onto CAD Tower. I did a lot of work with Poser 4, TurboCAD and Floorplan etc, accumulated a LOT of freebies, but *that* CAD Tower #2 died in a storm. I managed to salvage much of my 3DS & Zip collection from its D: but C:'s programs and sprawling runtime were toast. Worse, my old NAS would not load my back-ups' XP directory tree onto this Desktop PC's 8.1. By the time I could afford to replace the hardware, my programs were too old to re-register....


I've added a bunch of freebies & bargain basement models while slowly building my new CAD Tower, so I'll be needing multiple external runtimes to keep everything tidy...






Entire thread
SubjectPosted byPosted on
*Graphics drivers... Nik_52   05/03/17 06:50 PM
.*Re: Graphics drivers... mariah190282   07/09/20 03:01 PM
.*Re: Graphics drivers... David964   10/05/17 11:05 PM
.*Re: Graphics drivers... Nik_52   08/08/17 04:03 PM
.*Re: Graphics drivers... David964   10/05/17 11:07 PM
.*Re: Graphics drivers... flygamer   02/15/18 01:16 AM
.*Re: Graphics drivers... WilliamR   06/13/18 10:45 PM
.*Re: Graphics drivers... David964   10/05/17 11:06 PM
.*Re: Graphics drivers... alexjuvion   08/16/17 03:39 AM
Jump to

 




© 2020 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
670 Aberdeen Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us
ShareCG™ is a trademark of Internet Business Systems, Inc.

Report a Bug Report Abuse Make a Suggestion About Privacy Policy Contact Us User Agreement Advertise