3D Vision & NVIDIA Optimus Problems
I have an ASUS N61-JV laptop that has an Nvida 325M graphics GPU in addition to an Intel Graphics Media Adapter. The system runs the Nvidia Optimus capability that saves power by only using the Nvidia GPU when it's needed . So far so good - it's a nice laptop. The problem comes when I try and load 3D Vision to run on an external Viewsonic or Samsung 120hz screen.

When I try and load the 3D Vision system it only goes so far with the installation before it says that "Primary Adapter does not support3D". Device manager shows 2 graphics adapters ( I am running win 7 64 bit). I have tried everything and cannot get the external monitor to be attached to the Nvidia GPU. Optimus doesn't seem to have a manual override and slides in automatically.

I have trie dthe Nvidia control panel but cannot see any monitirs at all in the "configure multiple displays" option.

Anyone out there no what I am doing wrong or any hints?

Does 3DVision work with Optimus?

Thanks


Descntrader
I have an ASUS N61-JV laptop that has an Nvida 325M graphics GPU in addition to an Intel Graphics Media Adapter. The system runs the Nvidia Optimus capability that saves power by only using the Nvidia GPU when it's needed . So far so good - it's a nice laptop. The problem comes when I try and load 3D Vision to run on an external Viewsonic or Samsung 120hz screen.



When I try and load the 3D Vision system it only goes so far with the installation before it says that "Primary Adapter does not support3D". Device manager shows 2 graphics adapters ( I am running win 7 64 bit). I have tried everything and cannot get the external monitor to be attached to the Nvidia GPU. Optimus doesn't seem to have a manual override and slides in automatically.



I have trie dthe Nvidia control panel but cannot see any monitirs at all in the "configure multiple displays" option.



Anyone out there no what I am doing wrong or any hints?



Does 3DVision work with Optimus?



Thanks





Descntrader

#1
Posted 04/02/2010 08:21 PM   
Haven't tried it myself, but it should work, considering the right GPU is active at the right moment. By that I mean that when the 3D Vision is being installed and the 3D Vision setup Wizard is running you should be working on the Nvidia GPU and not the Intel one. Then of course while playing a game it should be also running on the Nvidia card, but that is more likely to not need additional attention from your side. I suppose there is no Optimus profile for the 3D Vision so that it is actually running on the Intel and that is probably why you get the error message, try forcing the Nvidia GPU as default or create a profile for the 3D Vision setup and Wizard to use it so that you'll be sure that it is nor running on the Intel GPU and write here if it did help or not.
Haven't tried it myself, but it should work, considering the right GPU is active at the right moment. By that I mean that when the 3D Vision is being installed and the 3D Vision setup Wizard is running you should be working on the Nvidia GPU and not the Intel one. Then of course while playing a game it should be also running on the Nvidia card, but that is more likely to not need additional attention from your side. I suppose there is no Optimus profile for the 3D Vision so that it is actually running on the Intel and that is probably why you get the error message, try forcing the Nvidia GPU as default or create a profile for the 3D Vision setup and Wizard to use it so that you'll be sure that it is nor running on the Intel GPU and write here if it did help or not.

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#2
Posted 04/03/2010 01:10 PM   
Hi Bloody, Can you help me? I have the same problem with a gtx-850M on a acer V3-772G with windows 8.1, so I would like to try your advices. Could you tell me (or send me the links) on how to: - forcing the NVIDIA GPU as default (my insyde bios 1.15 does not have a tab to set the default GPU) - create a profile for the 3D vision Setup and wizard so they run on the 850M? thanks in advance for any help.
Hi Bloody,

Can you help me?

I have the same problem with a gtx-850M on a acer V3-772G with windows 8.1, so I would like to try your advices.
Could you tell me (or send me the links) on how to:
- forcing the NVIDIA GPU as default (my insyde bios 1.15 does not have a tab to set the default GPU)
- create a profile for the 3D vision Setup and wizard so they run on the 850M?

thanks in advance for any help.

#3
Posted 11/29/2014 11:08 AM   
Are you looking to use an external 3D Display? Also, Windows 8.1 has a lot of issues with stereoscopic gameplay as noted by a lot of people on these forums. [quote="D-Man11"]Only the owner of the laptop themselves can tell themselves if 3D Vision will work with their laptop or not. You'll need to have PhysX installed and then use the feature in the NVidia control panel to see what display outputs are hooked to which GPU. If none of the video outputs are connected to the Nvidia GPU, you can not use 3D Vision or 3D Vision Discover, they will not activate. Here's a excerpt from a guide, you can find the full guide at... https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/571045/?comment=3883815#reply (be sure to read the complete post by helifax at the link provided) [quote="helifax"][b]PART I.1 - LAPTOPS ONLY!!![/b] ======================================================================================================= - If you plan to hook a 3D monitor to your laptop first of all we need to be sure that you have a (mini) Display Port that is actually HOOKED with your nVidia GPU and not the Intel one. - In order to do this, on your laptop, go to nVidia Panel -> "Set PhysX Configuration" [url=http://www.iforce.co.nz/View.aspx?i=uqlnjqj1.1q2.jpg][img]http://iforce.co.nz/i/uqlnjqj1.1q2.jpg[/img][/url] - Here look under your nVidia GPU and Identity IF THE DISPLAY PORT IS [b]DIRECTLY[/b] hooked to it or not. In the above picture you can clearly see that the DP port is linked directly to the nVidia GPU and is not routed through the Intel Chipset (unlike the HDMI or the VGA that is linking directly to it) ======================================================================================================= [b]PART II - Looking for a (mini) Display Port to DL-DVI(D/I) ACTIVE adapter[/b] ======================================================================================================= - For 3D Vision you will need an ACTIVE adapter /converter. - [b]First[/b] note the type of cable your monitor is using: [url=http://cdn.overclock.net/d/d6/d62b2dd9_7801.dvid.gif][img]http://cdn.overclock.net/d/d6/d62b2dd9_7801.dvid.gif[/img][/url] - [b]Second[/b], after you found a converter that has both your connections (Display Port(mini) to DL-DVI-(D/I) [b]TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT BANDWIDTH IT SUPPORTS !!![/b] (This is where the PIXEL CLOCK from image 2 comes into place). You will want a converter with a bandwidth that is a bit higher than your monitor's pixel clock frequency or otherwise IT WILL NOT WORK!!! This is the tricky part since most adapters/converters don't specify this (in the internet specs), but if you ask directly the company that produces them you will be able to obtain this information! Best Regards, helifax [/quote] [/quote]
Are you looking to use an external 3D Display?

Also, Windows 8.1 has a lot of issues with stereoscopic gameplay as noted by a lot of people on these forums.


D-Man11 said:Only the owner of the laptop themselves can tell themselves if 3D Vision will work with their laptop or not.

You'll need to have PhysX installed and then use the feature in the NVidia control panel to see what display outputs are hooked to which GPU.

If none of the video outputs are connected to the Nvidia GPU, you can not use 3D Vision or 3D Vision Discover, they will not activate.

Here's a excerpt from a guide, you can find the full guide at...

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/571045/?comment=3883815#reply

(be sure to read the complete post by helifax at the link provided)


helifax said:PART I.1 - LAPTOPS ONLY!!!
=======================================================================================================

- If you plan to hook a 3D monitor to your laptop first of all we need to be sure that you have a (mini) Display Port that is actually HOOKED with your nVidia GPU and not the Intel one.
- In order to do this, on your laptop, go to nVidia Panel -> "Set PhysX Configuration"

Image

- Here look under your nVidia GPU and Identity IF THE DISPLAY PORT IS DIRECTLY hooked to it or not.
In the above picture you can clearly see that the DP port is linked directly to the nVidia GPU and is not routed through the Intel Chipset (unlike the HDMI or the VGA that is linking directly to it)

=======================================================================================================
PART II - Looking for a (mini) Display Port to DL-DVI(D/I) ACTIVE adapter
=======================================================================================================

- For 3D Vision you will need an ACTIVE adapter /converter.
- First note the type of cable your monitor is using:

Image


- Second, after you found a converter that has both your connections (Display Port(mini) to DL-DVI-(D/I) TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT BANDWIDTH IT SUPPORTS !!! (This is where the PIXEL CLOCK from image 2 comes into place). You will want a converter with a bandwidth that is a bit higher than your monitor's pixel clock frequency or otherwise IT WILL NOT WORK!!!

This is the tricky part since most adapters/converters don't specify this (in the internet specs), but if you ask directly the company that produces them you will be able to obtain this information!

Best Regards, helifax


#4
Posted 11/29/2014 02:11 PM   
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