NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby uncle fuzzy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:57 pm

Any driver from 185.85 up will contain CUDA 2.2, which is what they say will be required for core 15.

http://en.fah-addict.net/news/news-0-21 ... o-fold.php
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby Sidicas » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:45 pm

197.45 = driver overkill..
I think the notice for people to upgrade their drivers was primarily targeted at people running Linux with the CUDA wrapper and people with dedicated folders that they don't game on...

Any gamer is definitely going to have a new enough driver to run the GPU3 client..
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby Zagen30 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:30 am

According to the official announcement http://folding.typepad.com/news/2010/04/prepping-for-the-gpu3-rolling-new-client-and-nvidia-fah-gpu-clients-will-need-cuda-22-or-later.html "We are doing internal testing now and will do closed beta testing hopefully soon." I've seen "soon" refer to many different periods of time on this project, though, so read into that what you will. I don't know how long the closed betas usually take.
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby geokilla » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:39 am

No need to update drivers so quickly unless you like getting the latest drivers. Yes GPU3 is around the corner for NVIDIA folders, but it'll still be a while before it's released to public. I say it'll be out when the Chimp Challenge ends.
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby 7im » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:02 am

Zagen30 wrote:According to the official announcement http://folding.typepad.com/news/2010/04/prepping-for-the-gpu3-rolling-new-client-and-nvidia-fah-gpu-clients-will-need-cuda-22-or-later.html "We are doing internal testing now and will do closed beta testing hopefully soon." I've seen "soon" refer to many different periods of time on this project, though, so read into that what you will. I don't know how long the closed betas usually take.


How long it takes is usually how long it takes. However, that long is always different. ;)
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby Zagen30 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:45 pm

7im wrote:
Zagen30 wrote:According to the official announcement http://folding.typepad.com/news/2010/04/prepping-for-the-gpu3-rolling-new-client-and-nvidia-fah-gpu-clients-will-need-cuda-22-or-later.html "We are doing internal testing now and will do closed beta testing hopefully soon." I've seen "soon" refer to many different periods of time on this project, though, so read into that what you will. I don't know how long the closed betas usually take.


How long it takes is usually how long it takes. However, that long is always different. ;)


I figured the answer would be something like that. :D
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby ParrLeyne » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:01 pm

geokilla wrote:...when the Chimp Challenge ends.

:?:

Translation please.
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby 7im » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:45 pm

ParrLeyne wrote:
geokilla wrote:...when the Chimp Challenge ends.

:?:

Translation please.


http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=105244

It's called the Chimp Challenge because of how it got started.

A little smack talk between two monkey subteams. One on Overclockers and one on MaximumPC.

They put together some rules and came out swinging on the 5th day of May
It was taken quite seriously by both teams and a battle ensued that lasted for many days

The following year was between the same teams and hand to hand combat was involved. The third year things expanded and the top four teams in production put on the gloves. Wanting an even larger clash of the titans last year the top 8 teams in folding production went at it.

This year the same eight will be invited and another team will join, the Hardware Canucks.

It starts at 12:00 noon Pacific time on May 5th and ends when the first team crosses the finish line at...


2 MEEeelion points. The rest of the teams keep going to log their place in the bottom 8. ;)
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby bruce » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:49 am

7im wrote:How long it takes is usually how long it takes. However, that long is always different. ;)


It's even longer when it's not "soon" but "hopefully soon."
I don't know how long the closed betas usually take.


That also takes as long as it takes. The goal of each stage of testing is to uncover bugs if there are any and fix them.

If bugs are uncovered, it takes a lot longer than if the WUs are being returned with only an occasional error. In the cases where errors are reported, it doesn't make sense to release the code from beta until they're fixed. That wouldn't be the kind of a release that you'd really want anyway.

Recently the ProtoMol core was released with a "known bug" which causes a restarted client to reject the checkpoint. viewtopic.php?f=24&t=14093 For many people, knowledge that this bug still exists is sufficient and they are willing to run that way until there is a fix for it. For others, it's as if the world had ended, with many questions about how to avoid being assigned these projects.
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby DocJonz » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:52 am

I was running the 182.50 drivers happily(!), so looking to upgrade to something more recent.
Have now tried 197.45 and 197.13 and both have caused client problems (running dual GTX 260's on WinXP32) - 197.45 dropped PPD of one card to half its rate and the cards would intermittently hang, 197.13 gain normal PPD on both cards but would also intermittently hang. Any recommendations on another recent version to try?
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby toTOW » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:08 am

I have no issue with 197.45 on two 9800 GTX+ and a GT240 (yes, in the same machine) ... but I'm using XP.

A friend with Seven had to add dummy plugs on each of his cards (one 9800 GTX and two 8800 GTS in the same machine) to prevent the client from hanging randomly .... probably some mysterious driver resets from the OS :(
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby derrickmcc » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:18 am

I am running 196.21 on 2 machines, both WinXP32, one with one GTX260 sp216 card and one with 4x GTX260 sp216.
Both run with no problems except when my sons start gaming :shock:
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby toTOW » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:33 am

Rule number one of the GPU folder : always pause (or exit) the client before launching a game :mrgreen:
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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby noorman » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:40 pm

DocJonz wrote:I was running the 182.50 drivers happily(!), so looking to upgrade to something more recent.
Have now tried 197.45 and 197.13 and both have caused client problems (running dual GTX 260's on WinXP32) - 197.45 dropped PPD of one card to half its rate and the cards would intermittently hang, 197.13 gain normal PPD on both cards but would also intermittently hang. Any recommendations on another recent version to try?
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I have been running 100% OK with 191.07 for months on end. You might try these ...

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Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby ra40 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:00 pm

My 3 cards 2-8800GT and GTX260 hummed along fine with 195.62. Passed over 196.21 and went to the 197.13, the box running the two 8800GT cards will hang and web browsing with even text based pages does not scroll smoothly. The GTX260 system seems fine. Win XP here too.
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