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Message 983192 - Posted: 24 Mar 2010, 19:57:38 UTC - in response to Message 983186.  

New host ID, oldest Wu was sent 6 Nov 2009 8:18:54 UTC

All tasks for computer 5337951

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Hmm, and why did it get a new host ID? Would adding hardware automatically create a new host ID, but keep the totals?

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Message 983585 - Posted: 25 Mar 2010, 18:38:49 UTC

The 197.13 version was releasd into production this morning!!!.


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Message 984401 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 7:43:31 UTC
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17/02/2010 18:19:28 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19562, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)
17/02/2010 19:15:06 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19621, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)

27/03/2010 08:36:09 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19713, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 244MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)


256MB RAM => 244MB RAM

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Display Devices
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        Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 
     Manufacturer: NVIDIA
        Chip type: GeForce 8400 GS
   Display Memory: 499 MB
 Dedicated Memory: 243 MB
    Shared Memory: 255 MB

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Message 984431 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 11:33:54 UTC - in response to Message 984401.  

17/02/2010 18:19:28 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19562, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)
17/02/2010 19:15:06 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19621, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)

27/03/2010 08:36:09 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19713, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 244MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)


256MB RAM => 244MB RAM

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Display Devices
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        Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 
     Manufacturer: NVIDIA
        Chip type: GeForce 8400 GS
   Display Memory: 499 MB
 Dedicated Memory: 243 MB
    Shared Memory: 255 MB


Interesting, so that means the driver is now reporting less memory available (or its using more).

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Message 984492 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 17:09:58 UTC - in response to Message 984431.  

My system is still reporting the proper amount of memory after upgrading the driver:
NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 9500 GT (driver version 19713, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 1024MB, 90 GFLOPS peak)

I suspect something other than the driver is taking up more memory on your card.

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Message 984494 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 17:28:47 UTC - in response to Message 983175.  

Found another CUDA-blower, this time bloating the database by 13,331: host 5337951. This is beginning to get a bit worrying.

Yes, with advance of GPU computing current quota-based protection system is completely obsolete.
It can't effectively block damaged host even if it does CPU+ single GPU computations, but if it has few GPUs... no way to stop database polluting at all now.
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Message 984510 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 18:25:57 UTC - in response to Message 984431.  
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17/02/2010 18:19:28 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19562, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)
17/02/2010 19:15:06 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19621, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)

27/03/2010 08:36:09 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19713, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 244MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)


256MB RAM => 244MB RAM

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Display Devices
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        Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 
     Manufacturer: NVIDIA
        Chip type: GeForce 8400 GS
   Display Memory: 499 MB
 Dedicated Memory: 243 MB
    Shared Memory: 255 MB


Interesting, so that means the driver is now reporting less memory available (or its using more).


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27/03/2010 07:41:03 [---] NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19621, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)

27/03/2010 08:36:09 [---] NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19713, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 244MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)

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Message 988705 - Posted: 12 Apr 2010, 20:58:53 UTC
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I've posted to Nvidia's Forum asking what has changed in the 197.xx drivers to cause Boinc and CUDA-Z to report less memory, No replies yet, feel free to add comments there:

Cuda-Z and Boinc report less Memory with 197.xx drivers

On my laptop, the reduction of reported memory caused Collatz to no longer send Cuda tasks, needed 126Mb, had 113Mb, reverted to an app_info for now,
on the Desktop PC, (with 2 OS's) the reduction in reported memory caused downloaded Stock Seti Beta 6.09 tasks to not start because of lack of memory, needed something like 384Mb, had 382Mb.

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Message 990101 - Posted: 18 Apr 2010, 13:30:42 UTC - in response to Message 988705.  

http://cuda-z.sourceforge.net/

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8400 GS => 243.562 MB total Global

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Message 990585 - Posted: 20 Apr 2010, 3:32:43 UTC - in response to Message 990101.  
Last modified: 20 Apr 2010, 3:34:00 UTC

I had this same problem when switching to the 197.13 driver. It didnt really matter for the MSI 9500 GT 512MB card but for my BFG 8600 GT 256MB card i couldnt get any new astropulse tasks, at the time thats all that was sending out, as it reported my memory at 243MB so i went back to the older driver 196.21. Same with the 197.25 driver.

Claggy please fill us in if you get any reply.

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (499MB) driver: 19713
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT (256MB) driver: 19621

Windows 7 x64 an both machines, BOINC 6.10.43 on both as well.

Im also wondering if i should switch back to 196.21 on the 9500GT. Could this failure in reporting total ram affect performance of the card? Thanks for any information.
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Message 1004580 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 9:06:29 UTC

17/02/2010 18:19:28 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19562, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)
17/02/2010 19:15:06 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19621, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 256MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)

27/03/2010 08:36:09 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 19713, CUDA version 3000, compute capability 1.1, 244MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)


16/06/2010 10:28:29 NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400 GS (driver version 25721, CUDA version 3010, compute capability 1.1, 244MB, 43 GFLOPS peak)


voila ! :)
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Message 1004628 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 12:25:02 UTC

I may get more life out of that 9600 GT yet!!

Seriously.. it is either time to buy new fans for it, or retire it for something faster. But I am a multi-tasker.

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