How to NOT Reduce to ONE Core?
Yes, it's possible. Just recently I've gone on a little quest to find a driver I could use in dual-core mode so that I wouldn't need to reduce to one core at all and the results are in. The magic driver combo is 173.68 with stereo driver 162.50. It works good so far on my 7800GTX and if I don't report back here, it means I've had no problems with it. So if you have a 7000 series card or below with a dual-core AMD CPU, you can try this driver combo and see how it works for you. These are the other combos I've tried with the results:
7800GTX-185.20/162.50 - does not trigger glasses. Does work in multicore. Lasersight image scrambled.
7800GTX-177.83/162.50 - does not trigger glasses.
7800GTX-177.66/162.50 - triggers glasses. Dual-core works. Lasersight image scrambled.
7800GTX-174.74/162.50 - reboots computer when s3d enabled.
***7800GTX-173.68/162.50 - triggers glasses. Dual-core works. Good Lasersight image.
7800GTX-163.71/162.50 - triggers glasses. Does not work in multicore.
What I was looking for was a driver that...
a ) didn't crash in dual-core mode,
b ) triggered the shutterglasses, and
c ) had a properly functioning lasersight.
If you are willing to forsake b and use ED-Activator instead, then you could use combo 185.20/162.50 but then I think you will wind up losing sync alot unless you're using interlaced mode or something. Hmmm, blue-line-code could be an option for some people but I don't see it in the output list for 162.50 even with ShowAllViewerTypes set to ffffffff.
If you don't care about the Lasersight, then you could try combo 177.66/162.50.
Note that none of these drivers work regarding custom Lasersights. They all have the effect of no Lasersight visible when a custom Lasersight is selected. I guess an alternate way to get a custom Lasersight would be to edit the built-in Lasersight images in the proper dll. I'm pretty sure it's nvimage.dll but I think that probably crosses a hacking line and it's not that important anyway.
Just use 173.68/162.50 and see how it works. I know they say not to use differing versions in your combos but it's working fine so far. Try at own risk.http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/drivers/52
laptopvideo2go and 3dguru are my two main sources for drivers other than nvidia. They have way too many drivers to test. Please report if you find any better combos but we should probably start a separate thread for that. By the way, you can use laptopvideo2go's inf files to install various drivers onto your laptop if it has an nvidia chip that you wouldn't normally be able to install to. You can PM me if you need help with it. You just replace the inf file and do a normal install although there's some risk I guess.
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