Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

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Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby J_Man » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:14 pm

Greetings,
Since Dell now has released a driver with support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M, when will we see the support in Folding@Home so that I can begin folding on my Dell Latitude E6400? :)
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Re: Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby uncle_fungus » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:47 pm

Welcome to the forum J_Man!

If you have installed CUDA supported drivers, then if the client doesn't detect your GPU, start it with the `-forcegpu nvidia_g80` flag.

i.e.

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Folding@home-gpu.exe -forcegpu nvidia_g80
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Re: Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby J_Man » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:27 pm

Thanks, worked fine on my systray folding installation if I start it through cmd. :)
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Re: Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby toTOW » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:49 pm

J_Man wrote:Since Dell now has released a driver


Why wait for poorly supported manufacturer drivers when you could run that latest official driver with a minor modification to the inf file (from laptopvideo2go) ?
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Re: Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby Onelife » Fri May 22, 2009 4:51 pm

I loaded up all the new stuff on my Latitude E6400 and I have the GPU2 Core Folding....and the performance is.....VERY disappointing.

I have been folding at almost 1500 points a day with SMP.

I can't tell if the SMP is down from the GPU core, or just from the natural variation of the different cores. I am getting about 1000 PPD from my SMP and about 300 PPD from the GPU. Hardly worth doing.

My 8800GS in the desktop PC nearby is knocking down a consistent 3700 PPD.
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Re: Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby patonb » Fri May 22, 2009 7:30 pm

Don't forget.. a 9800m GT is basically a 9600 GT. 9600m GT is a 9400 GT etc.

My e2180 only gets 700ppd too, So your laptop is out doing my desktop.
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Re: Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby damaddog » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:18 pm

I have a Dell Latitude E6400 with the Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M video card in it. I loaded up all the latest Nvidia drivers and Cuda stuff but when I try to run the Folding client I keep getting error that either my video card is not compatible or I don't have the right driver installed. I have 197.13 driver installed and CUDA 3.0 installed. I have tried CUDA 2.3 and older video driver from Dell and still get same error. I tried above where I downloaded the Console version of the Folding client and used the -forcegpu parameter and it starts up but says the machine is unstable.

I looked at the CUDA website and the NVS 160M video card is compatible (http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_gpus.html). Does Dell somehow block withe firmware?
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Re: Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby codysluder » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:55 pm

damaddog wrote:I looked at the CUDA website and the NVS 160M video card is compatible (http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_gpus.html). Does Dell somehow block withe firmware?


That would be a good question for Dell.

How many shaders are accessible by CUDA?
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Re: Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby damaddog » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:11 pm

Looks like only 8. I know most likely it will not finish a WU before it times out but on their website (Nvidia) it says the 160M is CUDA certified. So I assume that it should work.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_nvs ... specs.html
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Re: Dell now has support for CUDA on Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M

Postby bretth603 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:05 pm

damaddog wrote:when I try to run the Folding client I keep getting error that either my video card is not compatible or I don't have the right driver installed. I have 197.13 driver installed and CUDA 3.0 installed. I have tried CUDA 2.3 and older video driver from Dell and still get same error. I tried above where I downloaded the Console version of the Folding client and used the -forcegpu parameter and it starts up but says the machine is unstable.


1) Are you also using the -forcegpu parameter with the systray version? This is required to get the client to work properly with that card.

2) The NVS 160M uses the G98M chip, which is the "mobile" version of the G98 chip. I have the G98 chip and some WUs instant EUE (unstable machine error) on that chip (as reported by myself and several others). I suspect the NVS 160M will have the same problem. This might be what you are seeing with the console version. It will work fine on 34xx, 57xx, 59xx, and 105xx WUs, but will instant EUE on 6xxx and 101xx WUs. (By instant EUE I mean the core barely even starts before it crashes.)

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