Software patch that allows you to trick video card into thinking it's a higher end?
September 8, 2004 9:33 AM   Subscribe

I have and Nvidia GeForce2 MX/Mx 400 64Mb video card and work a lot in AutoCAD and 3DSMax 6 in 3d.
I understand there is a software patch that allows you to trick the card into thinking it's a higher end card (Optima, I believe) and taking advantage of the 3ds-specific drivers made by Nvidia, without cracking the case, soldering anything, etc.
Does anybody have any experience doing this kind of thing? I am using XP Pro, 0.5 Gb, 1.5 Ghz.
posted by signal to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I think you're looking for might want to look into RivaTuner, a utility for "tweaking" Nvidia display adapters; it seems to recognize and/or use the SoftQuadro patch.
posted by bachelor#3 at 10:51 AM on September 8, 2004

That's it, I think. Have you actually used it?
posted by signal at 12:45 PM on September 8, 2004

No, I haven't, sorry. All I can suggest is the forums at the site. The mod seems pretty popular, as I've read a number of users refer to their "softquadro'd" card.
posted by bachelor#3 at 2:53 PM on September 8, 2004

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