Please see topic, I am sitting with a geforce 2 MX400 and winXP, and
have tried the rivatuner/softquadro setup, but it does not allow for
realview in Solidworks 2004 Service Pack 1.
Anyone had any luck with this?
Is there a workaround?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Frederik Daniel Hjort) wrote in
Hmm, I tried it with a gforce4 in SP0 and it did enable realview, but
since then I bought a quadro card so I don't know....
My GeForce4 TI4600 thinks it's an Quadro4 900XL, yes realview can be
enabled, but I get tired of it after a while. I only use it to show off, I
typically work with non-shaded with hidden lines shown as grayed.
So by extension, will a GeForce FX Go5200 hack to a Quadro FX?
This "hacking" thing is scary, but I'm tempted to try it. I would really
like to have the "RealView" capabilities. The part that bothers me is
messing up a brand new computer. I've downloaded all of the instructions for
the SoftQuadro hack, but there isn't anything that tells me what to do if
things go horribly wrong. Is it as simple as re-installing the GeForce
drivers? For that matter, is re-installing the drivers easy? Is there a
"Soft Quadro Hacking for Dummies"?
Dell Inspiron 5150
GeForce FX Go 5200
It's really a leap of faith, but afterward you'll be happier. The problem
with hacking your driver is the constant attempt to stay current. I'm sure
new improvements in my driver have been added or bugs fixed, but it's such
an ordeal to hack the driver, I don't like to do it as often as the new
drivers are released.
Well, it does NOT make it a Quadro card! But it does enable the card to
open multiple windows, though I don't recommend more than 10 or so! I also
get realview and rotating is smooth. I would recommend Quadros for thoughs
who can afford them (the prices have dropped quite a bit lately), if you
can't afford a real CAD card, the soft hack is the next best thing.
PS My favorite place to check current costs for computer related hardware :
I have GEFORCE4 440 GO 64mb card in my laptop. It works pretty good but i
am trying to get as much as i can for as long as i can out of it. I guess
the Soft quadro should work on it? anybody tried this card or another laptop
As I am well aware, the card itself will not become an actual quadro
card, as quadro cards have more memory and higher clock frequences.
However, I cannot seem to remember that they should have more memory
bandwidt, or more memory pipelines, so I believe that frequencies and
memory size about covers the differences, at least for the older
All the hack does is really to give access to some extra instructions
and functions that are useful when working with professional
applications such as SolidWorks. As both quadro and normal cards are
build on the same core (use the same chip), the normal geforce cards
are also capable of executing the advanced commands for the quadro,
the limiting factor really is the driver, and the driver for the
normal cards does not support these instructions. This is why you will
notice a performance gain when installing hacked drivers, as these
hacked drivers will also install the advenced instructions as they
think the card is a quadro.
I have a GeForce FX5600 that I have tried to hack with no joy. Has
anybody had any success in hacking this card to a Quadro, If so could
you possibly post the correct way do do this including which driver,
location of the softquadro bits ect.
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