Originally Posted by cehoyos
IIRC, you need a processor with SSE support, only later C3 ("Nehemiah" C5XL/C5P instead of "Ezra" C5C/C5N or "Samuel 2" C5B) support it.
Thanks Carl, with that tip I was able to find http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=114415
and other threads which appear to seal my doom. However, unlike that thread, I don't care about 3D -- I'm using this card in my HTPC for VDPAU ("PureVideo") MPEG acceleration. Will the old, old NVIDIA 96.* driver (which does not require SSE) do VDPAU? Alternatively, can I somehow disable all 3D functions for 256.* or in X so it'll run without SSE? Please say yes.