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Message 969604 - Posted: 10 Feb 2010, 17:48:19 UTC

I use SETI@ Home and it says I have no NVIDIA GPU do I need to install one? I have a new laptop and use Windows 7

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Message 969619 - Posted: 10 Feb 2010, 19:11:10 UTC

I have a similar question. I've been running SETI for awhile without problem, but all of a sudden, I'm getting messages that say "Your NVIDIA GPU has insufficient memory (need 254Mb)"

How do I fix this?

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Message 969647 - Posted: 10 Feb 2010, 21:42:49 UTC

Hi guys,

Jocks, I answered your question as well as I could on another section.

Tyler, your 8400M is only showing as having 128Mb of onboard RAM. As the message says, SETI CUDA needs at least 254Mb of onboard RAM to run. I'm afraid the only way to "fix" this is to get a new card. The graphics card does not get more memory from your RAM.


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Message 969667 - Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 0:53:43 UTC - in response to Message 969619.

Just to be clear, an nVidia card is not required to participate in SETI@Home. Using an nVidia graphics card is only an optional element to participating if you have one, or wish to purchase one.

Any "errors" indicating you don't have an nVidia card are only informative, not actual errors. They can be safely ignored otherwise.

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Message 969709 - Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 3:17:56 UTC - in response to Message 969667.
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try unclicking the "use nvidia gpu" tab in your preferences. as I mentioned on the WIndows post where you asked virtually the same question Jocks

FOr further reading check out Jocks post in the WINDOWS Q&A
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