CUDA for Quadro FX 5500? There is no device supporting CUDA


I have a problem installing CUDA.

I installed the CUDA Toolkit, Drivers (185.85) and SDK v2.2 for Windows XP Pro 64-bit (SP2).

When I run deviceQuery.exe I get:

CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking)

There is no device supporting CUDA.

Device 0: "Device Emulation (CPU)"

  CUDA Capability Major revision number:		 9999

  CUDA Capability Minor revision number:		 9999

  Total amount of global memory:				 4294967295 bytes

  Number of multiprocessors:					 16

  Number of cores:							   128

  Total amount of constant memory:			   65536 bytes

  Total amount of shared memory per block:	   16384 bytes

  Total number of registers available per block: 8192

  Warp size:									 1

  Maximum number of threads per block:		   512

  Maximum sizes of each dimension of a block:	512 x 512 x 64

  Maximum sizes of each dimension of a grid:	 65535 x 65535 x 1

  Maximum memory pitch:						  262144 bytes

  Texture alignment:							 256 bytes

  Clock rate:									1.35 GHz

  Concurrent copy and execution:				 No

  Run time limit on kernels:					 No

  Integrated:									Yes

  Support host page-locked memory mapping:	   Yes

  Compute mode:								  Default (multiple host threads can use this device simultaneously)


Why no support for CUDA? Is it the card or something else wrong?

nvcuda.dll is properly installed in my system32 folder.

On this webpage:

The Quadro FX 5500 is not listed. However, both the 4800 and 5600 are listed, which seems odd they would skip it.

Can someone verify for me whether or not this card is officially supported?

NVIDIA’s model numbering conventions are somewhat inexplicable and frustrating. Model numbers are not chronological. According to Wikipedia, the Quadro FX 5500 uses a GPU from GeForce 7 series, before NVIDIA redesigned their GPUs for CUDA. Both the 4800 and 5600 came out later.

Thanks for the reply!

I guess I’m outta luck then.