http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=9886527 3ds Max 2008 Qualifications Notes on Operating Systems Caveats on operating systemWindows Vista AllCaveatsWorkaroundResolutionUsers running Windows Vista must turn UAC off before installing any Backburner-related services and/or applications. Also, UAC must remain off while these applications/services are running Turn off UAC on Vista OSA fix for this bug is currently being investigated and may be addressed, in whole or in part, in a subsequent Update or Upgrade releaseDuring object creation, Vista does not refresh properly using keyboard entry with the Create buttonthere is no workaround for the momentA fix for this bug is currently being investigated and may be addressed, in whole or in part, in a subsequent Update or Upgrade releaseWithin the Edit Poly modifier in 3ds Max 64-bit, the Detach action will reduce the name of the new “Clone” or “Detach” object to two lettersthere is no workaround for the momentA fix for this bug is currently being investigated and may be addressed, in whole or in part, in a subsequent Update or Upgrade releaseFile save overwrite warning after selecting existing filename in Save Image dialogUser can click in a blank area of the Save Image dialog before clicking the Save buttonA fix for this bug is currently being investigated and may be addressed, in whole or in part, in a subsequent Update or Upgrade release Graphics Cards and Driver Versions Autodesk 3ds Max 2008 is qualified for the following graphics cards using the specified driver, with the listed Operating Systems, and any of the workstations or notebooks listed in the Workstations and Notebooks tables. Please see the Detailed Driver Notes and Settings for applicable settings and potential Limitations specific to your graphics card. Important: Graphics drivers are usually different for different Windows operating systems. Autodesk has tested only drivers listed under each OS. While it may be possible to use earlier or later drivers successfully, Autodesk cannot guarantee their performance or behavior. If you encounter problems with a driver, we strongly suggest that you contact the graphic card vendor to report your problem. Graphic CardsWindows XP SP2 32-bit Windows XP SP2 64-bit Windows Vista Enterprise 32-bit Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bitATI8.353.1.1 8.353.1.1 8.3188.8.131.52 8.3184.108.40.206ATI FireGL 7600, 8600, 86508.44 8.44 8.44 8.44NVIDIA Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 4600, 5600162.50 162.50 162.50 162.50NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500, 3400, 3450, 3500, 4400, 4500, 4500X2, 5500 162.50 162.50 162.65 162.65 Graphic Cards Qualification Results Notes Where Graphics Controllers are configurable, you must have at least 32MB of texture memory (TRAM). Due to the differences in the manner in which hardware vendors approach display memory, we suggest that you consult your hardware vendor to ensure that your configuration will support your required resolution. Autodesk recommends the use of "Span Mode" for Dual Monitor configurations using Nvidia cards. Graphic CardsWindows XP SP2 32-bitWindows XP SP2 64-bitWindows Vista Enterprise 32-bitWindows Vista Enterprise 64-bitATIFireGL 3400PassedPassedPassedPassedFireGL 3600PassedPassedPassedPassedFireGL 5200PassedPassedPassedPassedFireGL 5600PassedPassedPassedPassedFireGL 7200PassedPassedPassedPassedFireGL 7300PassedPassedPassedPassedFireGL 7350PassedPassedPassedPassedFireGL 7600PassedPassedPassedPassedFireGL 8600PassedPassedPassedPassedFireGL 8650PassedPassedPassedPassedNVIDIAQuadro FX 370PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 570PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 1500PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 1700PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 3400PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 3450PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 3500PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 4400PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 4500PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 4500 X2PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 4600PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 5500PassedPassedPassedPassedQuadro FX 5600PassedPassedPassedPassed Portable Computers Qualification Results Portable Computers Windows XP Sp2 32-bit Windows XP Sp2 64-bit Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bitDELLPrecision M65 Intel Core2 T7400 @ 2.16 ghz ; 2GB Ram ; NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 350MPassedPassedPassedPassedPrecision M90 Intel Core2 T7200 @ 2.0 ghz ; 1GB Ram ; NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 2500MPassedPassedPassedPassedPrecision M4300 Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor ; NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 360MPassedPassedN/A*N/A*Precision M6300 Intel Core2 T7700 @ 2.4 ghz ; 2GB Ram ; NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 1600MPassedN/A*N/A*N/A*Precision 390 Intel Dual Core @ 1.86GHz ; 1GB RamPassedPassedPassed***Passed*** LENOVOT60p Intel Core2 T7600 @ 2.33 ghz ; 2GB Ram ; ATI FireGL Mobility V5250PassedN/A*PassedPassedT61p Intel Core2 T7700 @ 2.4 ghz ; 2GB Ram ; NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 570MPassedN/A*PassedPassedZ61p Intel Core2 T2500 @ 2.0 ghz ; 1GB Ram ; ATI FireGL Mobility V5200PassedN/A**PassedN/A** HEWLETT-PACKARD8510w Intel Core2 T7700 @ 2.4 ghz ; 4GB Ram ; ATI FireGL™ Mobility V5600PassedPassedPassedPassed8510w Intel Core2 T7700 @ 2.4 ghz ; 4GB Ram ; NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 570MPassedPassedPassedPassed8710w Intel Core2 T7700 @ 2.7 ghz ; 4GB Ram ; NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 1600MPassedN/A*PassedPassednw8440 Intel Core2 T7600 @ 2.33 ghz ; 2GB Ram ; ATI FireGL Mobility V5200PassedN/A*PassedPassednw9440 Intel Core2 T7600 @ 2.33 ghz ; Ram : 2gig ; NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 1500MPassedN/A*PassedPassed Workstations Qualification Results Workstations Windows XP Sp2 32-bit Windows XP Sp2 64-bit Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bitDELLPrecision 390 Intel Dual Core @ 1.86GHz ; 1GB RamPassedPassedPassed***Passed***Precision 670 2x Intel Xeon Dual Core @ 2.8GHz; 2GB GHzPassedPassedPassedPassedPrecision 690 2x Intel Xeon Dual_core @ 3.2GHz; 2GBRAMPassedPassedPassedPassedPrecision T3400 Intel Core2 [email protected] 2.66GHz; 4GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassedPrecision T7400 2x Intel Xeon Quad E5345 @ 2.33GHz; 8GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassed FUJITSU-SIEMENS Celsius R540 2x Intel Xeon 5150 @ 2.66GHz; 2GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassedCelsius M440 2x Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.8GHz; 4GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassedCelsius M450 Intel Core2 6700 @ 2.6Ghz; 2GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassed HEWLETT-PACKARDxw9400 2x Dual-Core AMD Opteron 2216; 4GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassedxw8600 2x Intel Xeon E5440 @ 2.83GHz; 8GB RAMPassedComing shortly... Passed***Passed***xw8400 2x Intel Dual-Core @ 2.66GHz,; 4GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassedxw6600 Intel Xeon E5440 @ 2.83GHz; 8GB RAMPassedComing shortly...Passed***Passed***xw6400 2x Intel Dual-Core @ 2.66GHz,; 4GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassedxw4600 Intel Core2 Quad Q6700 @ 2.66GHz; 4GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassedxw4550 Dual-Core AMD Opteron 1220 @ 2.4GHz; 4GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassedxw4400 Intel Core2 6700 @ 2.66GHz; 2GB RAMPassedPassedPassedPassed LENOVOThinkStation S10PassedN/A*Passed***Passed***ThinkStation D10PassedPassedPassed***Passed*** APPLE Mac Pro - Dual 3.0 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (Nvidia Geforce 7300GT) PassedN/A*PassedN/A** No OS available *** Windows Vista Business was used for this permutation Driver caveats and limitation VendorsDrivers versionShort Description WorkaroundFinal StatusWindows Vista Enterprise 32 - 64 bitAlternatingly Select hight Poly object Confirmed on Drivers: 162.62 162.50 100.65 In Direct3D mode, when maximized, viewports will be completelly black upon attempting to display objects with high polygons count. 3dsMax will need to be restarted to get a new viewport Card Affected Quadro FX 5500: Failed Quadro FX 4500: Failed Quadro FX 4500X2: Failed Quadro FX 3500: Failed Quadro FX 3450: Failed Quadro FX 3400: Failed Quadro FX 1500: Failed 1. If you press CTL / ALT / DEL and then hit Cancel, 3ds Max will unfreeze. However, you can only do this once per session before having to restart 3ds Max 2008. 2. Using OpenGL or Software display modes will elininate this problem. However, you may experience performance issues and DirectX Shaders won't be visible. The issue was reported to Nvidia (incident #358749) and has now been fixed with driver 162.50.