Optimized for GeForce

Splashtop has recently optimized their Remote Desktop products for users who have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card in their computer and/or Tegra 2 CPU in their tablet.  What this translates to is higher frame rates and lower lag time that will lead to a better experience for all remote desktop usages, especially multimedia.  Users will notice that their videos, movies, games, and other graphic-intensive content will be even more lag-free and smoother.

 

Hardware requirements:

  • GeForce 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 series notebook or desktop GPUs with at least 512MB FB
  • Currently does not support SLI or Optimus configurations

Driver / OS requirements:

  • Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit
  • NVIDIA driver 275.33 and later

Current Limitations:

  • Only supports single display configurations.
  • Will not re-direct protected content playback on the PC.
  • If you get a black screen by enabling this feature, please disable it to work around the issue.  See the first comment under this article to know more details.

note.gif  Notes:

  • If SLI is enabled, this will conflict with GeForce optimization.  Please remember to disable SLI when GeForce optimization is enabled.
  • If SLI is enabled, this will prevent Splashtop THD from being able to play games/movies in full-screen mode.  Please disable SLI if you want to play games/movies in full-screen.
  • During our usage cases, we found that enabling or disabling SLI did not require a computer re-start.  However, if a re-start is requested in your case, please share the details about this with us regarding your system info (for example Win7/Vista, 32/64 bits), etc.
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    Randy Green

    gForce GTX 460, 275.33, win7 64 bit

    Registry patch worked.




    14_DataProxy.exe.log
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    Martin Daigneault

    Registry fix is working.

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    Eric Stoddard

    This worked for me.

    GTX 460

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    Trevor Pearson

    Are you saying that unless your Windows PC is running Windows 7 32bit or 64bit that you will not get any benefit from this Geforce optimization?   Can you also make it clear that if you are using the Android Splashtop client you will only see any Tegra2 support in Honeycomb 3.2 OS otherwise like me people could be disappointed until you guys choose to release a Froyo 2.2 equivalent.

     

     

     

     

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    Victor (Splashtop)

    @Trevor, yes, in order to get the GeForce optimization you also need a driver that supports this.  Currently, the supported driver is only on Win7.    For Tegra2 optimizations, yes this requires Honeycomb and our Splashtop HD app to have the optimization.  This is due to the APIs available in Honeycomb as compared to Froyo.

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    Norases Vesdapunt

    Works great, GeForce 8800 GT Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit

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    Josh Harrison

    Splashtop is no longer optimized with the recent NVIDIA 280.26 driver update.

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    Jaff

    Hi Josh,

    Could you share us more info about your nvidia display? we can't find any problem with 280.26.

    And how do you know the optimization disappeared?

    thanks.

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    Josh Harrison
    Sure, its a Geforce GT230 card going to a single 22" monitor. I've been using Splashtop on my iPad since March and when I installed the new NVIDIA update noticed that Splashtop seemed slightly choppy, as it was prior to the optimization a couple months ago. So I looked at the streamer window and it no longer "optimized for Geforce" in the lower right hand corner. I went ahead and downgrade the drivers and the optimization returned. Both the logo and the smooth streaming.
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    James Dornan

    I have a Toshiba thrive and I am experiencing the same issue of getting a black screen. This fix did not help me at all and I really could use this service asap

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    Tim

    I'm experiencing this problem on my Windows 7 64 Bit desktop with a NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT.  NVIDIA driver date is 2/23/2011, version 8.17.12.6724.  I will send the log files tonight and try the disable optimization fix.

    I find that when I first log into my desktop PC, I get the black (or is it blank?) screen but sound is OK.  I then exit Splashtop on my iPad and start it up again.  The second time I log in, all is well.

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    Tim

    I upgraded my NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT driver to 275.33 with no change in behavior.

    I did some scenario testing and notice I would only get a blank screen if my PC was in Lock mode.  It it wasn't in Lock mode, I did not get a blank screen.

    But, even with the blank screen, I could still enter my password (blindly) and I would get the tone when I logged in.  I could then exit Splashtop on my iPad, re-start Splashtop, put in my Splashtop password, and then all would be well.

    I applied EnableNvFBC.reg and the blank screen condition didn't reappear in Lock mode anymore

    I'll open a ticket and upload my log files.

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    Ed

    Hello I want to know something. I have a fully functional PC tower,Windows 7, NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT, LCD 19" display.

     Do I need a lcd screen to use Splastop? I mean, Can I just transmit my PC tower directly into an Ipad or I would need always the LCD screen?

    Thanks.

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    Jaff

    @Ed,

    Splashtop Remote can connect to a PC with Streamer installed and launched without a physical monitor attached.

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    Joshua Eubanks

    I've had similar issues in not being able to log on. Windows 7 64bit with latest streamer version and the most recent NVidia driver from their website. Have a GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. Even tried with out actually loggin out, just shutting off monitor over the weekend. Frustrating. And I do not have the "optimized for GeForce" dialogue on my streamer panel. 

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    Arthur Cheng

    GeForce 610M still cant work

    with 1.6.5.4 streamer




    SPLog.txt
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    Si H

    I have a 8800gt and have tried all drivers, 275 - current 285.62 and I cant get it to use the optimization for geforce. Splashtop runs pretty good and if this optimization helps it even move, this would have to be the smoothest running vnc app I've seen. HELP ME OUT!

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    Si H

    Btw, I'm running Windows 7 64bit, and I have checked in the registry to make sure EnableNvFBC was set to 1. changing this value to 0 did nothing

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    Si H
    Ok I tried it on another pc and while I can get it to say Optimized for GeForce, once my iPad connects ( and sometimes as soon as the computer boots to desktop) the computer freezes for about 4 mins then bluescreens, which is a stop x116, crash in the nvlddmkm driver file. This happens every time with all drivers from 275-290, whlq and beta drivers. The computer has a gt 220 video card.
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    Denis Breznik

    I have drivers 285.62 and it doesnt show optimized for geforce anymore. On some older one it did.

    Does this even matter when we are talking Windows 7 to Windows 7 remote?

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    Jslabiak

    I have a GeForce GTS 450 card with latest driver (295.73) and cannot run Skyrim in full-screen mode always says run windowed as the streamer does not support direct access.  I am running Win7 x64.

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    Denis Breznik

    With a program like this you better dont have any problems because support on here is about non existent.

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    Jaff

    Hi all,

    If you can't play games in full screen with nvidia display, please check your case if SLI enabled, or your motherboard is integrated with Interl/nVidia together and Intel is the major display. All them will cause GeForce optimization failed. Please check above article again and this link for more info.

    http://support-remote.splashtop.com/entries/21074486-i-want-to-be-able-to-run-skyrim-with-thd-in-full-screen-mode

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    Andrew

    GeForce GT 130m, 301.42, win7 32 bit




    SPLog.txt
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    Si H

    seriously, this is getting old. I lost the optimization by running the latest drivers for my 8800gt. I tried the reg, didnt work.I checked in the registery and it does say its enabled, but the splashtop no longer shows it in the window. can we please have this fixed?

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    Leo Marcus Ong

    Hello, is there a way to reverse the registry change?

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    Craig Coffee

    Unfortunately I don't have SLI, and my Nvidia is set as the primary display/motherboard in PEG mode.

    Log states: [SRFeat01]:[VideoCap] driver doesn't support NvFBC! v=00000004 ccn=0 cc=0 icp=0

    Is there something I'm missing here? Is there a way to get a more detailed log of why this is failing?

     

    Thanks!

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    Craig Coffee

    By the way, this is desktop with a GTX 670, tried with both the latest Nvidia drivers as well as their beta drivers.

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    Craig Coffee

    So after manually registering NvFBC.dll with regsvr32 from the command line, it appears it is now optimized for geforce!!!!

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    Patrick Rooney

    This worked for me.  Downloaded the file, renamed it on my local PC and I can can access my PC from my iPad.  Thanks!

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