This Is How You Can Use Nvidia’s GeForce Shadowplay With Older CPUs

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Nvidia’s Shadowplay is an amazing tool that takes advantage of the company’s latest GPUs in order to capture footage at 1080p with a minimum performance hit. This tool is currently in a beta phase and although it works pretty well on a variety of systems, Nvidia has locked it to specific CPUs. This obviously means that if you own an older quad-core system, you won’t be able to use it. Thankfully, there is a workaround for this requirement so keep reading.

All you have to do is replace the target parameter of the GeForce Experience shortcut (make sure to create it one) with the following one.

“C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA GeForce Experience\GFExperience.exe” -shadowplay

And there you have it. We can confirm that this workaround works as we were able to capture footages from various games. To Nvidia’s credit, Shadowplay works amazingly well on our Q9650, so here is hoping that the latest builds of this program will let us use it without having to use such a workaround.


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