Geforce 4 to Quadro 4 without hardware modif ?

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Old 05 May 2002   #1
Geforce 4 to Quadro 4 without hardware modif ?

hi does anyone knows if there is a way to hack the geforce 4 adapter to Quadro only via software (like geforce 2 .. )
Old 05 May 2002   #2
Well the good 'ole soft Quadro doesn't work, but you could try a program called NVmax. It won't trick your PC into thinking it is a Quadro but it will let you use hardware overlays and sideband addressing among other optimizations.
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Old 05 May 2002   #3
Currently, no.
In the future...I doubt it.
The reason: The Geforce 4 and the Quadro4 use different GPU's.
This unfortunately means that there is no way in hell, even with soldering and moving resistors, that you can turn a GF4 into a Quadro. Your pc may see the card as a Quadro, but the reality of it is that all the lovely Quadro features are never enabled.
NVmax can enable some hidden features but not even close to all of them.
I did use NVmax to enable Sideband adressing and Fastwrites on my rig, and threw in a little overclocking to boot, but that's it.

Hope this helps


Ian Wendt

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Ian Wendt

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Old 05 May 2002   #4
thanks guys....
i knew... :-(

in the future... when my wallet will be BIG... i'll buy a real Quadro adapter... ;-)
Old 01 January 2006   #5
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