I just started developing CUDA projects and want to test it on my notebook (ASUS U45J). However when I try to update the driver to 260.61, the installer keeps saying “cannot find compatible graphics hardware…” stuff and stops. I tried to use the on-line auto driver selection service and it returns the following:
The manufacturer of this system requires that you download the driver for your GPU from their support site.
The GeForce M series and GeForce Go series notebook GPUs use drivers that have been customized by the notebook manufacturers to support hot key functions, power management functions, lid close and suspend/resume behavior. NVIDIA has worked with some notebook manufacturers to provide notebook-specific driver updates, however, most notebook driver updates must come from the notebook manufacturer. Additionally, the desktop GeForce graphics drivers will not install on Geforce M series and Quadro M series notebook GPU’s.
Does this mean I can’t run any CUDA programs (at least I can’t with the current driver) before a new driver from ASUS that supports CUDA is released…?
If this is true, I think the 310M spec on the nVidia website is very misleading. It’s possible that most big-brand NB companies have their own driver for the reasons list above, and thus it is impossible to trivially have CUDA features on those NBs. Sadly the 310M spec saying CUDA-support is one of the main reasons I bought this notebook…