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So I finally got around to trying this out on on my PC since my mobo the extreme 4 has support for it, bottom line I installed it and even the games it says are compatible based on its own list in the control panel don't even launch when its turned on like they just crash. As soon as I disable it they work fine. What the heck? Am I doing it wrong lol

Or is this just a worthless hype software that doesn't even let you play games it says its compatible with?
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I had the same problem, check that vt-d is enabled in the bios.

Last time I tried it, it had a vram memory leak, and it at least doubles your vram usage even without the leak. Bottom line, it's not worth using, unless they fixed the vram problems.
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I had the same problem, check that vt-d is enabled in the bios.
Last time I tried it, it had a vram memory leak, and it at least doubles your vram usage even without the leak. Bottom line, it's not worth using, unless they fixed the vram problems.

Hrm a tad bit confused by my bios, I know for 100% fact this board supports lucid virtu mvp it is on the box and the asrock website...

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ you can sell all about it if you scroll down a bit on the main page for the mobo.

But in the bios under cpu config it shows VT-X supporterd under northbridge however it says VT-D is unsupported. No idea what is going on here lol Also intel virtualization technology is enabled in bios.

Oh well it sounds like this software is worthless anyway from browsing the internet / searching here on OCN for threads about it.
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I used this program for the first time today actually. I have the asrock extreme4 motherboard. I tried using it with my 680gtx and it wouldnt switch automatically. In my opinion this software is buggy and I have read nothing bad reviews on it. I personally would just stick with plugging in your video cable to the gpu and not worry about the virtu mvp.
    
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I used this program for the first time today actually. I have the asrock extreme4 motherboard. I tried using it with my 680gtx and it wouldnt switch automatically. In my opinion this software is buggy and I have read nothing bad reviews on it. I personally would just stick with plugging in your video cable to the gpu and not worry about the virtu mvp.

Yea it sucks lol completely useless it seems.. Can't even play games it says it can play...
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Hrm a tad bit confused by my bios, I know for 100% fact this board supports lucid virtu mvp it is on the box and the asrock website...
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ you can sell all about it if you scroll down a bit on the main page for the mobo.
But in the bios under cpu config it shows VT-X supporterd under northbridge however it says VT-D is unsupported. No idea what is going on here lol Also intel virtualization technology is enabled in bios.
Oh well it sounds like this software is worthless anyway from browsing the internet / searching here on OCN for threads about it.

I know extreme4 supports it (I have the same mobo). There's an option in the bios that you need click on to enable its support. (Maybe you have to update the bios as well. )

I wouldn't say it's completely worthless - you do get a massive boost in benchmark scores and IMO, it does seem a little bit smoother (but it may just be placebo). However, for me the extra VRAM usage kills it, since I often have more than one game window up at a time.

If you do movie encoding and things like that, it's definitely worth to install for Intel's quick sync. I'd say either way, it's worth at least trying and seeing if you like it.
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My experience with Lucid Virtu is that it can raise your 3DMark scores, but I've tried it on games and it makes them play choppy, like there are stutters. Verdict: FAIL for game performance.
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I'm having problems with Virtu MVP too with my latest machine. It worked fine on my old machine with ASRock Extreme4 motherboard (Z77), but the new one has an ASRock Z77E-ITX motherboard, and Lucid's causing program launch errors with games that used to work with it before. I've got "Intel virtuailzation technology" enabled in the BIOS along with "VT-d", but no luck. Certain games will not launch until I unselect them from the list of applications in Virtu, even if I disable virtual sync and hyperformance. Been rather sad about this, as I'm not sure why it's not working on the new system. Could be the motherboard, could be something else I'm missing.

I do wonder if it's something to do with me using beta nVidia drivers (says to use WHQL drivers for AMD/nVidia/Intel in the ASRock's Virtu manual... though that could just be a general suggestion, not an absolute one).

edit: Nope, just tried the latest WHQL nVidia driver - still no go.
Edited by ElevenEleven - 11/11/12 at 6:58pm
   
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You will need to use an nVidia WHQL driver released BEFORE the virtu mvp driver, eg: if you use MVP version 2.1.115a, released Aug 3rd, you will need to use nVidia 301 WHQL driver, released 22nd May
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That's quite an old driver frown.gif What happened with Lucid's support of newer drivers =/
   
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