NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Moderators: slegrand, Site Moderators, PandeGroup

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby PantherX » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:08 pm

Just upgraded from 197.13 to 197.75 and didn't have any problems with F@H. Using Win7 64-bit on GTX 260 SOC
ETA:
Now ↞ Very Soon ↔ Soon ↔ Soon-ish ↔ Not Soon ↠ End Of Time

Welcome To The F@H Support Forum Ӂ Chrome Folding App (Beta) Ӂ Troubleshooting "Bad WUs" Ӂ Troubleshooting Server Connectivity Issues
User avatar
PantherX
Site Moderator
 
Posts: 6321
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:33 am

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby rhavern » Sun May 02, 2010 9:11 am

My mixed shader (8800GTS 320/512, GT 512; 9800GX2, GTX+) multi-GPU XP-32 boxes (3) are all running 191.07 and I've got one single GPU running 197.13. No problems on any.
Folding since 1 WU=1 point
ImageImage
User avatar
rhavern
 
Posts: 484
Joined: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:45 am
Location: UK

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby Arnette » Tue May 11, 2010 1:06 pm

An alternative to dummy plugging if you're only running 2 nvidia cards is to select the secondary card as your PhysX processor.

You can do this in the Nvidia control panel, and by doing this it gives the secondary card a "job" so it can be detected in windows 7/vista without a monitor attached.

Believe it only works on low-mid end cards, nothing entry-level. I've run it with a 9500gt/9600gt/240gt
Our Folding@Home Teampage --> http://www.lbsfolding.info
User avatar
Arnette
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:30 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby rpropper » Wed May 12, 2010 7:36 am

I recently upgraded from 191.07 to 197.45 about a week ago, based on the advice in the "Prepping for GPU3" FAH blog post. Ever since, I've noticed that scrolling and switching between tabs/windows on my machine is significantly slower; plus, there's been a 1000-2000 PPD drop (!). Everything was extremely smooth and reliable with 191.07, and now I'm regretting the upgrade.

My hardware: GTX 260, Intel Q6850 @3GHz, Windows XP Pro 32-bit, 4GB RAM.

Is this experience unusual? Is something wrong with my machine, or is this driver inherently slow on GTX 260's? I'm sorely tempted to revert to 191.07, but maybe there's some debugging I can do with my current configuration.
rpropper
 
Posts: 45
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:38 am

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby jaxawier » Wed May 12, 2010 10:04 am

I also updated to 197.45 recently.
xp32 on all, and a bit early but it seems the "good stuff" aka gtx 260 and gts 250 got a slight performance improvement with the update.
my 9800 gt green versions lost some performance/ ppd with less than the others got (a few 100´s here and there).
To sum it up,overall gain, and it seems one favorite forum for me to visit,besides this one,also works a whole lot better when I fold,they didn´t before the update (they may have done something on that forum though,it is beoynd me).
Image
jaxawier
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:42 pm

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby DocJonz » Thu May 13, 2010 3:55 pm

Are any of you guys over-clocking your GPU's?
I'm overclocking the Shaders (only) using RivaTuner - wonder whether this is causing the problem with the more recent drivers?

The shaders are 1242 MHz as std (using two GTX 260's per machine), and these were overclocked with no issues at 1502 MHz using driver version 181.20. Looks like when one hangs (after a few days), the PPD drops down to half on that card when restarting the client. Even down at 1452 MHz the problems still occurs - will look to take it lower/remove it and see if it still hangs every now and then ...
User avatar
DocJonz
 
Posts: 360
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:31 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby rpropper » Thu May 13, 2010 7:39 pm

Mine's a stock GTX260; no overclocking. It was working fine with 191.07. and both folding and general machine use are noticeably slower with 197.45.
rpropper
 
Posts: 45
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:38 am

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby kiore » Thu May 13, 2010 9:13 pm

DocJonz wrote:Are any of you guys over-clocking your GPU's?
I'm overclocking the Shaders (only) using RivaTuner - wonder whether this is causing the problem with the more recent drivers?

The shaders are 1242 MHz as std (using two GTX 260's per machine), and these were overclocked with no issues at 1502 MHz using driver version 181.20. Looks like when one hangs (after a few days), the PPD drops down to half on that card when restarting the client. Even down at 1452 MHz the problems still occurs - will look to take it lower/remove it and see if it still hangs every now and then ...


On GTX 260s this may be the force 3D clocks issue that 200 series cards especially 260s have.
Image

i7 7800x GTX 1080ti , OS= win7. AMD 3700x RTX 2080ti OS= win10
kiore
 
Posts: 996
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:45 pm
Location: USA

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby jaxawier » Fri May 14, 2010 12:30 am

I overclock the shaders on gtx 260 to 1458,gts 250 to 1890,9800 gt at 1600 but mine are lower clocked to begin with.
went from 191.07 to this, had a less good experience with drivers in between,happy this ones worked out.

Have to adjust my former statement a bit after more time with this driver, gt 9800 are as they had been,had some work where they where lower than "normal" though just when I posted last time.
jaxawier
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:42 pm

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby Leonardo » Sun May 30, 2010 7:44 am

Ohhhhhh, ouch, back to 196.21. :eo

I installed 197.45 on four systems today. Three of the four systems crashed or froze within an hour of the installation.

The four systems are all similar:
Windows 7/64
4 X GPU each (2 X video card each - 9800GX2s, GTX 295s, GTX 275 Co-op, or combinations thereof)
All GPU clients running GPU2
Q6600 running SMP2

I changed nothing other than the Nvidia drivers. I was thorough, completely uninstalling the old drivers first, cleaning out remnants afterward with Driver Sweeper and CCleaner.

I guess 197.45 is working for a lot of people, as I'm not seeing many problem posts. I reinstalled 196.21 on the computers and they've been stable since then. Beats me. :ewink:
Image
User avatar
Leonardo
 
Posts: 597
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:09 am
Location: Eagle River, Alaska

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby rpropper » Sun May 30, 2010 9:01 pm

Hmm, the new GPU core (at least, I think I've got the new one: "Version 2.09 (Thu May 20 11:51:02 PDT 2010)") seems to be playing a lot better with my 197.45 / GTX 260 configuration. Maybe it was worth the upgrade after all?
rpropper
 
Posts: 45
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:38 am

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby kiore » Sun May 30, 2010 10:34 pm

Loaded the 197.45 on one of my multi gpu rigs winXPpro 32 and disaster, nothing works, think I better run a driver cleaning program before I try that again. :roll:
Any freeware recommendations?
kiore
 
Posts: 996
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:45 pm
Location: USA

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby Leonardo » Mon May 31, 2010 3:38 am

Adam, check out the GPU3 area. There's a bit of material already under discussion concerning the 257.15 beta drivers...in addition to this thread.

Edit: Oh, I posted too soon. I see that you've probably already browsed the other areas concerning the drivers.
User avatar
Leonardo
 
Posts: 597
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:09 am
Location: Eagle River, Alaska

Re: NVIDIA 197.45 Driver?

Postby AnnDempsey » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:01 am

Adam A. Wanderer wrote:So far, so good. v257.15 is as good as any driver. (I'm using the 64bit version).



same here! :)
AnnDempsey
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:43 am

Previous

Return to NVIDIA specific issues

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron