Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

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Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby RipD » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:39 pm

I've been having all kinds of odd problems. Did some research and it appears the versions after 362.00 are having issues. I couldn't get 354.51 to install correctly and Windows 10 had to use a restore point after the install failed. Sticking with 362.00 until I hear things are better.
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby toTOW » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:32 pm

Which GPU ?

I'm testing the latest driver (364.51 with Vulkan support) on my 980 Ti / Windows 7 64 bits, and they're doing perfectly fine ...
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby Duce H_K_ » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:44 pm

If PPD stays the same with 362.00+ versions of Forceware - I just don't see any sense to update 362.00(or even 358.87) to something new.
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby RipD » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:38 pm

toTOW wrote:Which GPU ?

I'm testing the latest driver (364.51 with Vulkan support) on my 980 Ti / Windows 7 64 bits, and they're doing perfectly fine ...

GTX 970 for me. Not sure issues are limited to this card.
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby boolean » Fri May 06, 2016 12:45 am

No, they aren't. I'm experiencing the same issues with >362.00 versions of Forceware on Maxwell.

They seem to be related to Nvidia i.c.w. Windows 10. I've resurrected my prehistoric W7 64-bit PC from the dead and did some testing after swapping the GFX. No issues or whatsoever.
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby foldy » Fri May 06, 2016 10:00 am

OpenCL issues are also reported with some BOINC projects with Nvidia driver > 362.00
http://boinc.fzk.de/poem/forum_thread.php?id=1205
I have confirmed that the new Doom 365.19 drivers:
- Do NOT fix the OpenCL/CUDA miscalculations (Internal NVIDIA Bug ID: 200197534)
- DO fix the Poem@Home TDR/crashes (NVIDIA Bug ID: 1754468)

So... If you do any distributed computing involving OpenCL/CUDA calculating, I recommend that you **stick with 362.00** for correct calculations, until the next driver release which should have the miscalculation fix.
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby toTOW » Fri May 06, 2016 12:04 pm

Indeed © ... but as long as FAH works, I'm fine :D
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby FldngForGrandparents » Wed May 11, 2016 5:21 pm

I am running two separate workstations dedicated to folding on Ubuntu 14.04. They both have an identical GTX 980 in them. One runs on 361.42, the other 346.96. On a core 21 the older driver seems to perform better. On core 18 the newer driver seems to perform better. I will hopefully have more affirmative information on this once I start parsing the log files.
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby Nicolas_orleans » Wed May 11, 2016 9:01 pm

I can confirm that on my Ubuntu 14.04 setup, 346.96 is better than 361.42 on core 21 (TPFs are 3-7% higher with 361.42 on my cards). Haven't spent enough time with 361.42 to check core 18. Back on 346.96 for now.

Also, as a remark, 364.19 is unstable with this 14.04 setup / 3.13 kernel (GUI corruption, CPU soft lockups).
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby bruce » Wed May 11, 2016 10:52 pm

Any comparisons with 352.63?
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby mmonnin » Fri May 13, 2016 11:19 pm

346.96 is faster than 352.63 in Linux. I had another member at OCN switch to 346.96 from those drivers and saw an immediate improvement. Him and I both have 980Ti cards. I was running a 100mhz lower clock speed with 346.96 and had better PPD numbers. He switched and is now decently better than me. He said 50-75k PPD better just by switching.
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Re: Issues with latest Nvidia drivers - back to 362.00

Postby giganews35 » Sun May 15, 2016 9:47 am

^^^He's right you know. I'm also now at a lower clock 1499Mhz. 346.96 is the golden Linux driver!
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