For the past 3 weeks or so, I’ve encountered a LOT of issues between the latest Nvidia drivers and Photoshop (stick with me here…): some combination of the latest Nvidia drivers and the latest Photoshop updates have caused Blue Screens of Death, constantly. This forced me to attempt an extreme solution: DISABLING my integrated GPU.
This stabilized Photoshop, but then I went to open SketchUp Pro 2022, and I got the dreaded message box that said SketchUp can’t run without a GPU that supports hardware acceleration.
But here’s the thing: I disabled my integrated GPU (per the Photoshop issue), and forced SketchUp to use my Nvidia Quadro driver (the only GPU now available!). I did this in the Nvidia settings:
Only when I RE-enabled my integrated GPU would SketchUp open.
So here’s my question: When I disable my integrated GPU, and force SketchUp to use my Nvidia Quadro drivers, why is SketchUp NOT seeing hardware acceleration?!? It’s as though it’s still using my integrated GPU, even though I’ve specified to use the Nvidia GPU.
I have the latest Nvidia drivers. I just can’t get SketchUp to open when those are the ONLY drivers my computer is using.
Sorry, not sure I understand. SketchUp is telling me that it can’t open because it can’t run without a GPU that supports hardware acceleration…which my Nvidia GPU clearly does…even though I’ve told Windows to only use the Nvidia GPU to run SketchUp.
I’m not sure what you are suggesting (or maybe asking)…
Are you using a laptop with an external monitor connected through a dock? Some models, idiotically, use only integrated graphics for external monitors. Updating a lot of drivers and firmware might help.
If you are no longer with Windows 7 please update your profile to show what your configuration actually is like.
Good lord, this is bonkers. How can docks NOT utilize the display adapters IN the computer, and rely on something else, when you plug in an external monitor?!? Why would that EVER be a good idea?!?
Regardless, I have worked with Adobe customer tech support, and seem to have a solution to the Photoshop blue screen issues…by reverting to an earlier version of Photoshop. This means that I’m able to enable my internal GPU again, which means that SketchUp is now able to open.
I’m still not entirely convinced the SU wasn’t trying to use my internal GPU instead of my Nvidia card. I guess I can test it by unplugging everything from my dock, disabling the internal GPU, and then seeing if SketchUp will open.
I’ll post results after I attempt that.
Thanks, all. This has been (mostly) helpful.