[b]I recently learned about this new program from NVIDIA, called CUDA. I have been trying to get my laptop to run the program since yesterday. I have yet to succeed.

My laptop Specs are:

Intel Core2 Quad Q9000 2.0GHz (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz 2 x 2048MB
17.0in. WXGA+,LCD,ANW,M17X
1GB Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M - SLI Enabled (NB10E-GT1)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW)
Internal 300Mbps Dual-Band a/g/n 2x2 MIMO
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR

It’s the Alienware M17x

If my laptop can run CUDA, please tell me how.

Thank You![/b]

It should be able to. What are you trying to do, specifically? Develop CUDA-based applications, or just run a CUDA-enabled program?

i wanted to try the program badaboom, with CUDA of course.

could you tell me how to install CUDA?

it keeps giving me the error “The NVIDIA setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit.”

I really dont get it.

The ability to run a CUDA app, is given to you through a CUDA enabled driver. (Providing your GPU is CUDA ready.)

Are you running the latest official Nvidia driver for your GPU?

Right…like Talonman said, you don’t install CUDA, it comes with the nVidia display driver. I highly doubt that you’re running a driver so old that it doesn’t have CUDA. In any case, update to the latest graphics driver for your system (remember to use the laptop drivers, not the desktop drivers…they are actually separate installers). Failing that, I think that the best place to get support would be at the badaboom forums:

I don’t know which drivers are on windows, but even bleeding edge ubuntu doesn’t include the correct drivers. read the getting started .pdf to find out which you need (I think its x.10 or higher) for me the drivers are still beta but work fine.