View Full Version : Need help with computer setup PLEASE

09-22-2007, 07:29 PM
I have an NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 256 MB that was installed on my computer. I rendered a scene with a glass bowl, water, backdrop, etc. and the render time was 14 hrs 10 min. Setting in render globals: all Ray Trace on, Caustics on, Final Gather radiosity on. I removed my GPU and the render time dropped to under 1 min? That blows my mind. It seems the GPU is slowing calculations way down. Anyone got ideas? Should I just get rid of the Graphics Card or what?

09-23-2007, 12:52 AM
lol, how can you see that render time dropped to under 1 min
with no gpu installed ;-)

09-23-2007, 04:31 AM
Motherboard is nForce 6100M-M1 with onboard graphics, it doesn't support the open GL, but renders a lot faster. I prefer to have GLSL shader over Multitexture any day, so I reinstalled GPU. What's strange is that I rendered the sames scene and objects (both saved so the settings are the same) and only taking 2min 30sec.:confused: