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Message 922190 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 19:12:28 UTC

I have a Gforce 9800GT Cuda card. I downloded the latest drivers for it two days ago and it was a bust. Using IE8 all items the browser had to download made the browser flash like a strob light. I had to roll everything back to the previous driver. Has anyone else had any issues?

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Message 922191 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 19:20:52 UTC - in response to Message 922190.

Not yet, just installed 190.18 today for CUDA 2.3 and it's going nicely.

Only issues I had were trying to push my GPUs OC too far :P

But I'm on Linux so...

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Message 922197 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 19:50:11 UTC - in response to Message 922191.
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i've seen on my (9400 gt pci)windows xp 32 bit, a problem with flashplayer and java with driver 190.38.. i rolled back to 186.18 and didn't see it anymore.... sometimes it's a good idea to visit the forums of gpugrid and other projects and nvidia that use gpu to see if there are problems with the drivers...
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Message 922206 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 20:22:26 UTC - in response to Message 922197.

Thank you for your repley. I have looked EVERYWHERE to see/learn about this broblem.

I have found no one talking about this issue. That's why I asked you heavy users.

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Message 922207 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 20:27:07 UTC - in response to Message 922197.
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Hi, no probems with the latest drivers 192.38(I believe) for my 9800GTX+ and WIN XP 64. CPU= QX9650 @ 3.5GHz.
If you set your preferences in your ACCOUNT, so when [i]activity is sensed it stops processing CUDA, actually better, cause the card is pretty busy with CUDA.
Haven't installed the new CUDA 2.3 drivers, yet. They go in BOINC or project DIR?
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Message 922209 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 20:43:05 UTC - in response to Message 922207.

My box is a Core 2 Quad q9400@2.66, Vista 64.

And as I said before a GFoerce 9800GT

All I know is that when I install the latest driver my IE8 freaks out.

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Message 922213 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 20:52:11 UTC

9500GT + Nvidia 190.38 + Cuda 2.3 and using IE8 with no problem.

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Message 922214 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 21:04:14 UTC

I had numerous problems with 6.6.38 & 190.38. Rolled back on all rigs to previous versions & now ok. However, I forgot to roll back wife's machine & it's running ok.

When I checked to find out why, I found that I had upgraded to 190.38 BUT did not upgrade boinc - still running 6.6.36. Going to give it till Friday (makes it 7 days since upgrade) & if it is still running ok, will update others.
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Message 922216 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 21:11:26 UTC - in response to Message 922207.

Hi, no probems with the latest drivers 192.38(I believe) for my 9800GTX+ and WIN XP 64. CPU= QX9650 @ 3.5GHz.
If you set your preferences in your ACCOUNT, so when [i]activity is sensed it stops processing CUDA, actually better, cause the card is pretty busy with CUDA.
Haven't installed the new CUDA 2.3 drivers, yet. They go in BOINC or project DIR?



ugh, driver is 190.38 no beta above that has be released.... i think dillin02 and i have seen the same thing, faults in compatibility with 190.38 and IE8 and java.. as both my and his are doing the same thing.. flashing and acting nutzo...

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Message 922224 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 21:30:13 UTC
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19038 has had several computation errors. Also I found if you run the windows experience index while cuda tasks are running they start failing as well.

I have noticed the machine is a lot more laggy while trying to use it. I think the new driver might be giving the seti process to much time and my desktop not enough. I will have to reimage the system and try it with the old driver again.
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Message 922229 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 21:51:23 UTC - in response to Message 922216.

ZPM! I am so glad that I am not crazy. However I am sad that you are having the same issues. Please let me know if you figure it out. I will do the same for you.

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Message 922231 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 21:52:35 UTC - in response to Message 922224.

i've noticed that the screen will pause for like 1 sec and catch back up under this driver too... under gpugrid and seti.

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Message 922233 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 21:54:58 UTC - in response to Message 922231.

Has anyone wrote to Nvidia about this?

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Message 922237 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 22:11:33 UTC - in response to Message 922233.

yea, i finally got around to registering and and it is posted on the forums of nvidia... lets just hope they watch those forums and adjust for next driver release.....

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Message 922249 - Posted: 29 Jul 2009, 22:39:29 UTC - in response to Message 922237.

I have no issues.
But I configured BOINC not to use the GPU while programs are running.
Only after 0.25 minutes of user inactivity.

Currently my GPU usage is 0 as I type this, with temperature 51degC and 59% memory usage.
Wait 15 seconds and GPU usage is 96%, temperature climbs to 72degC and memory usage is up to 69%.

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Message 922324 - Posted: 30 Jul 2009, 2:13:11 UTC

I run 2 CUDA machines, one is XP Home + GTS250 the other is XP MCE + 2 8600GT's. Both are using 190.38 drivers, V2.3 dll's and V6.6.36 BOINC client running on the GPU 100% of the time and I run dual monitors. Both boxes are OC'd to 3.2 GHz

I've had no problems as described, both machines work smoothly. I don't play games but all media players work with no skipping or other problems. Browsers are Firefox and Opera, I only use IE when absolutely neccessary. Maybe the problem is more to do with IE ?

The only quirk I've noticed is a recently developed tendency for for BOINC manager to disconnect from the running client and needing a restart to reconnect. I'm not sure whether this is a side effect of the new WU's, the new drivers/dll's or ReSchedule running in the background.

@ Fred - The new dll's go in the \projects\setiathome.etc directory. Rename your old ones to .old just in case you want to roll back :-)

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Message 923547 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 9:39:54 UTC - in response to Message 922324.

Hi Brodo, I already did that, but I do notice little 'hick-up', sometimes when moving the mouse, it doesn't respond directly, takes a (fraction) of a second.
No serious problems though.

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Message 923711 - Posted: 5 Aug 2009, 7:18:17 UTC - in response to Message 922324.

I run 2 CUDA machines, one is XP Home + GTS250 the other is XP MCE + 2 8600GT's. Both are using 190.38 drivers, V2.3 dll's and V6.6.36 BOINC client running on the GPU 100% of the time and I run dual monitors. Both boxes are OC'd to 3.2 GHz

I've had no problems as described, both machines work smoothly. I don't play games but all media players work with no skipping or other problems. Browsers are Firefox and Opera, I only use IE when absolutely neccessary. Maybe the problem is more to do with IE ?

The only quirk I've noticed is a recently developed tendency for for BOINC manager to disconnect from the running client and needing a restart to reconnect. I'm not sure whether this is a side effect of the new WU's, the new drivers/dll's or ReSchedule running in the background.

@ Fred - The new dll's go in the \projects\setiathome.etc directory. Rename your old ones to .old just in case you want to roll back :-)

Hi Brodo,

I'm pretty sure those disconnects from the running client are caused by Reschedule, I'm seeing the same thing since I installed that little jewel :-)

You don't have to restart the boincmanager, it's also possible to connect to 'localhost' in the advanced options, connect to computer.

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Message 924032 - Posted: 6 Aug 2009, 8:24:02 UTC

I have noticed that with the 190.38 driver version (Vista 32) my 9800 GT does not use DVI-D anymore when showing the desktop (1600x1200), it uses DVI-A. Previous driver I used was 182.50 and it did use DVI-D which gives a slightly better picture. I remember having similar issue with some earlier update as well. When I restart the computer monitor states that during post it is actually using DVI-D 1600x1200 but when the graphics kick in the signal changes to DVI-A 1600x1200.

The card is from MSI and so was the driver 182.50 now the driver is directly from Nvidia. Could this be the reason?
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Message 924121 - Posted: 6 Aug 2009, 17:34:53 UTC

After I have installed 190.38 (9600 GT/Vista 32) everything was fine. After one week or so, my Media Center, which I use for watching TV, began to flash between red/green. But I just had to diable the stereoscopic 3D-Function in the Nvidia Systemmanager.
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