I've been running my Quadro FX 1500 in parallel with a BFG GeForce 7800 GTX OC for quite a while now without any issues. This allowed me to both run games and run SolidWorks in full hardware acceleration. I have a monitor hooked up to each card.
Today, however, my trusty 7800 crapped out on me. BFG is doing the RMA, but is not going to be sending me a 7800 as it is way obsolete. So, for reason my own, I went out and got a new BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ and installed it. Now, my games run even better, but I cannot get the hardware acceleration in SolidWorks to work. Even worse, when I drag the SW window over onto my second monitor, which is liked to the Quadro, it can't even render a single frame. The previous incarnation with the 7800 would keep full hardware rendering going in both monitors.
I have danced Forceware drivers with both GeForce (175.16, 178.24, 178.31) and Quadro (169.96, 176.04), trying the Quadro with both the Quadro OR GeForce drivers. The original working system used 178.31 for the GeForce 7800, and 169.96 for the Quadro.
Frankely, I'm stumped. I can see if maying it's a hardware issue with the new card not communicating with the Quadro, but if the window is in the Quadro's domain, it should take over the rendering, right?
ASUS P5E (I know it's an ATI board with an Intel chipset, but no SLI is being run)
Core2 Duo E8400
4 GB DDR2 800
BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+
PNY Quadro FX 1500
I appreciate any input. I've found virtually nothing useful yet in the forums.
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