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NVIDIA Quadro 4000/K4200/M4000/P4000 Video Card Configuration

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Description

Monitors

Card Configuration

Turning Off Shadows Under Windows

Screen Resolution and Refresh Rate

Description

The NVIDIA Quadro 4000/K4200/M4000/P4000 graphics cards offer PCI-Express (PCI-X) interface performance. At the present time these cards offer very good performance for 3D stereo VrTwo and VrThree (VrLiDAR) and other Vr Mapping programs that support 3D stereo viewing.  The Quadro 4000/K4200/M4000/P4000 is compatible with the NVIDIA 3D Vision Package which consists of a graphics card, 3D supported LED monitor, stereo glasses, and 3D emitter.

 

The NVIDIA Quadro 4000/K4200/M4000/P4000 graphics cards have been tested for Windows 7 and Windows 10. The use of Windows XP is no longer recommended (2016). Before configuring the graphics card, a recommended driver should be downloaded from the NVIDIA web page at http://www.nvidia.com.

 

Graphics Card

Memory (GB)

Microarchitecture

Release

NVIDIA Quadro 4000

2

Fermi

2010

NVIDIA Quadro K4200

4

Kepler

2013

NVIDIA Quadro M4000

8

Maxwell

2015

NVIDIA Quadro P4000

8

Pascal

2017

Monitors

Please see Monitors for more information on 3D stereo monitors for Vr Mapping.

Card Configuration

In Windows 7 or Windows 10, right mouse click on the desktop and select "NVIDIA control panel"

 

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The NVIDIA Control Panel

 

Select "Manage 3D settings" from the "Select a Task" panel on the left. Duplicate the following settings. If a setting is not listed below it may remain at its default setting.

 

Setting

Value

Enable overlay

On

Stereo - Display mode

On-board DIN connector (with NVIDIA 3D Vision)

Stereo - Enable

On

Vertical sync

Off (optional)

 

NVIDIA Emitter

The NVIDIA 3D Vision stereo emitter

 

If "Use on-board DIN connector (with NVIDIA 3D Vision)" is not available as an option to “Stereo - Display mode” make sure the NVIDIA emitter's USB cable is plugged in and the light on the front of the emitter is dim green. On newer computers, the use of the synchronization cable from the 3-pin connector from the graphics card to the emitter is not needed. Only the USB cable is needed.

Screen Resolution and Refresh Rate

Select "Change resolution" from the "Select a Task" panel on the left.

 

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The NVIDIA Control Panel

 

Select a screen resolution under the PC section under "Resolution:" then select 120Hz for the "Refresh rate:". Some monitors will display a list of resolutions under "Resolution:" entitled "Ultra HD, HD, SD". If this is displayed, scroll down to the "PC" section, as shown above, and select a resolution from the list.

Turning Off “Show Shadows Under Menus” and “Show Window Contents While Dragging”

The display of shadows under menus may cause display problems in the stereo window with some Windows configurations. To turn this feature off, type "Appearance" in the "Type here to search" area in the lower left portion of the screen and select "Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows - Control Panel". Uncheck "Show shadows under windows" and uncheck "Show window contents while dragging".

 

The display of window contents will cause the stereo display software to repaint graphics multiple times when a window is being dragged over a graphics window and it is advisable to turn this feature off by un-checking it.

 

Document revised: December 2017