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Using a Windows 8 MSI GT70 laptop, can't Activate GPU

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm
by fuderiki
I recently bought a MSI laptop,
It's a Gt70, it's running on Windows 8, and it's featuring a GTX 780 M GPU.
That was one of the main reason why I bought it.
But when I launch blender and go to the préférences to check the "GPU processing" option.
Blender doesn't seem to recognize my Gpu.
My Nvidia drivers are updated, and other applications recognize my Gpu and are able to compute with Cuda.
Only Blender doesn't seem to work.
What should I do to make it work?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:06 pm
by fuderiki
I finally found the solution,
It was just about transferring my blender folder to the "Programs" folder of Windows 8, then it started to work !
And it's wonderful !

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:20 pm
by stiv
Woo woo! Thanks for reporting back.

Hey There..

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:40 pm
by kramazeek
After sorting out your issues what is your opinion of the MSI GT70 in regards to rendering times? I'm looking for a decent laptop to run blender on and was considering an MSI. Could you offer some insight as you have been using this laptop for awhile? Thanks much! :)