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post #11 of 44
Quadro cards are the same as the geforce ones, except they've passed more rigorous testing for the applications they're designed to run. They're more pixel perfect...

If it's g92 based quadro it should be the same as an 8800GT/GTS. (CHECK THE CORE THOUGH)

The PCB should be the same (don't quote me on this, check for yourself) - if it is, try flashing with an 8800GT BIOS or compatible one. You might get what you're looking for.

But you should've done your research a lilttle better...
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I tried the normal and performance driver. From what i hav heard you have to use special drivers to get any Quadro Boost out of them Via autocad or 3ds. BUT I mainly use Rhino3d and that does not have a special driver.
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But you should've done your research a lilttle better...
I spent many days contemplating this decision and doing lots of research. The truth is, i guess i should have talked to first hand users instead of biassed opinions.
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think of it this way. it could have been much worse - it could have been YOUR money. i say be grateful it wasnt.
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post #15 of 44
there are 5 special drivers for them do you have the right ones installed
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Originally Posted by mnishimura00 View Post
think of it this way. it could have been much worse - it could have been YOUR money. i say be grateful it wasnt.
Very true. If things keep up in the company then we will be upgrading our workstations in a year anyway.
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The only one i didnt try was the partner driver. Autocad and 3ds driver didnt do much and i dont really use them at all anyway.
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post #18 of 44
just a helpful reminder, the edit button is your friend.

sorry to hear about your troubles man, it does sounds a bit fishy though that the cards wouldn't perform like they should.
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post #19 of 44
I work for Garrett Turbo and I use the Quadro FX1700 128mb for designing turbos and other parts. It performs like a dream in Catia (type of CAD). My cpu is outdated though and meshing takes a long time. (Xeon 3.4ghz)
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Its all good. I just needed to vent i guess. Could it be that even with lower grade drivers, the GT's overclock and 1GB memory is pushing it farther? My work system is 3.2ghz dual core and my home is 3.0 quad but all the programs i use are not optimized for multicore anyways so i would think the dual 3.2 would be better (at least for now)
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I work for Garrett Turbo and I use the Quadro FX1700 128mb for designing turbos and other parts. It performs like a dream in Catia (type of CAD). My cpu is outdated though and meshing takes a long time. (Xeon 3.4ghz)
Have you ever messed around with Rhino3d before? What drivers do you think would be best. I assume autocad for wireframe but i hardly ever use wireframe.
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