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Driver continuously Stop working
« on: May 21, 2013, 11:05:36 am »
May 21, 2013, 11:05:36 am
Hi everybody,
I'm a 3.0.1 Lumion user.
I have a Mac Book Pro i5 2.4 GHz with Bootcamp Win 7 and a NVIDIA GeForce GT330M (I think 256M, is it possible?)

3 days ago, because of frequents crashes of Lumion, i decided to update di Nvidia driver, and I have now the latest one, since I've done that, everytime I open Lumion  (an empty scene too) the driver starts to crash repeatetly, and I'm forced to quit the program. What happens?


many thanks

Re: Driver continuously Stop working
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 11:47:10 am »
May 21, 2013, 11:47:10 am
Please update to the latest version of Lumion, then let us know if the problem still persists.

Re: Driver continuously Stop working
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 12:33:04 pm »
May 21, 2013, 12:33:04 pm
The 3.1.2 version? ok, I'll do it.
But above all, do you think that my nvidia card should be able to support Lumion?

Re: Driver continuously Stop working
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 01:04:08 pm »
May 21, 2013, 01:04:08 pm
Yes 3.1.2 is the latest version.

Please see LUMION 3: Minimum hardware requirements

There's a link there to the Passmark site which will help you to also gauge the cards performance.  Mobile cards are not as powerful as desktop.

Also, there's quite a lot of discussion in the general forum on hardware, some recent and relevant to M series for laptops etc.

Re: Driver continuously Stop working
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 05:19:25 pm »
May 21, 2013, 05:19:25 pm
I'm really sorry but I'm quite noob =(
I read that I have to dedicate a minimum of GB of RAM to my graphic card; how can I do that?

Re: Driver continuously Stop working
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 05:57:40 pm »
May 21, 2013, 05:57:40 pm
Hi brune91, sorry but there's no way to get Lumion to run on an Nvidia 330M graphics card.

It only has 375 PassMark points and you need at least 1,500 for simple scenes in Lumion:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GT+330M&id=108
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Re: Driver continuously Stop working
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 10:28:32 pm »
May 21, 2013, 10:28:32 pm
How is it possible that the latest MacBookPro does not have an adequate Graphic Card?
(They have the GeForce GT650M now: 1317 passmarks)

Re: Driver continuously Stop working
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 10:31:27 pm »
May 21, 2013, 10:31:27 pm
And why did Lumion worked for some days? I put in it a big model, trees, people etc..It was working!
Do you think that if I install an older version of Lumion, maybe it will work better?

Re: Driver continuously Stop working
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 04:33:45 am »
May 22, 2013, 04:33:45 am
Which earlier version were you thinking of?

Lumion 2.5 had less demands of the GPU, but then it has less features to use.  It requires around 1200 Passmark.

The more complex the model, and the more entourage placed in the scene, then the more performance is required to make the whole scene display in real-time 3D.

Re: Driver continuously Stop working
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 09:58:30 am »
May 22, 2013, 09:58:30 am
I see.
I am thinking about Lumion 2.0.1 for example! I know that there are less features, but it should be better than nothing....

(many thank to all for your replies  :) )