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Message 1004582 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 9:08:36 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)


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Message 1004595 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 10:34:35 UTC - in response to Message 1004582.

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)




16/06/2010 8:00:49 PM NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 275 (driver version 25721, CUDA version 3010, compute capability 1.3, 896MB, 700 GFLOPS peak)


I see no difference except for 3010 CUDA version now. :) Sucks to be the people that "lose" Video ram.

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Message 1004630 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 12:31:44 UTC - in response to Message 1004595.

oué :)

CPU-Z 244 MB total :)
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Message 1004635 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 13:00:17 UTC - in response to Message 1004630.

but you don't have to use dummy plugs etc anymore :-)

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Message 1004640 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 13:27:13 UTC - in response to Message 1004635.

but you don't have to use dummy plugs etc anymore :-)


Was already possible with the previous version 257.15

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=60204&nowrap=true#1000832


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Message 1004649 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 14:10:00 UTC - in response to Message 1004640.

but you don't have to use dummy plugs etc anymore :-)


Was already possible with the previous version 257.15

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=60204&nowrap=true#1000832
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But that was a beta version.

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Message 1004703 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 16:38:20 UTC - in response to Message 1004649.

but you don't have to use dummy plugs etc anymore :-)


Was already possible with the previous version 257.15

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=60204&nowrap=true#1000832
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But that was a beta version.


beta => 257.15 version

final yes :) 257.21 version WHQL

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-257.21-whql-driver.html

# This is the first driver release from the Release 256 family of drivers (versions 256.xx to 259.xx). This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. Learn more about Release 256 drivers here .

# Adds support for CUDA Toolkit 3.1 which includes significant performance increases for double precision math operations. See CUDA Zone for more details.

# Adds a new NVIDIA Control Panel feature for ultimate control over CUDA GPUs, allowing the user to effectively choose which GPU will power each CUDA application.

# Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
# Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
# Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.

# Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.



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Message 1004706 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 16:43:03 UTC - in response to Message 1004703.

but you don't have to use dummy plugs etc anymore :-)


Was already possible with the previous version 257.15

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=60204&nowrap=true#1000832
Helli

But that was a beta version.


beta => 257.15 version

final yes :) 257.21 version WHQL

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-257.21-whql-driver.html

# This is the first driver release from the Release 256 family of drivers (versions 256.xx to 259.xx). This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. Learn more about Release 256 drivers here .

# Adds support for CUDA Toolkit 3.1 which includes significant performance increases for double precision math operations. See CUDA Zone for more details.

# Adds a new NVIDIA Control Panel feature for ultimate control over CUDA GPUs, allowing the user to effectively choose which GPU will power each CUDA application.

# Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
# Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
# Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.

# Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.



But does it run seti as fast as the older drivers? Wonder if the Lunatics or Sutaru has checked them out?
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Message 1004709 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 16:47:32 UTC - in response to Message 1004706.


But does it run seti as fast as the older drivers? Wonder if the Lunatics or Sutaru has checked them out?

This driver package is not the same for all cards.
But for e.g. GTX 295 cards this is the only driver that works properly.
So for some of us there is not much choice, is you want Win7 that is.
And still XP 64 seems to be faster, on my cards anyway.
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Message 1004745 - Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 18:33:36 UTC

I'm running XP x64 Edition, it doesn't seem faster with the new drivers as such, although i have noticed a few small bug fixes and a small performance gain in PCMark score when i tested my GPU. I'll test optimized applications later today.
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Message 1012380 - Posted: 5 Jul 2010, 20:40:18 UTC

These drivers are the cat's meow.

I can't attest as to whether they affect crunching speed on the GPU with either the stock app or the opti version.

But so far, they perform flawlessly.

I have installed them on all 4 of my GPU rigs...
2 running XP x64 with GTX295's and
2 running Win2K Advanced Server with GTX260's.
Win2K is not a choice when downloading the drivers....but although not officially supported, the 32 bit XP version contains the 2000 drivers, which installed flawlessly, including the settings tool in the taskbar, which the 190.62 drivers did not. They did not install the settings tool and gave 2 missing dll errors upon booting. 257.21 solved all that.

The best thing about this driver is all GPUs now OC to my settings and downclock automatically when there is no GPU work to do, saving a lot of power in the idle state.
If there is a small penalty in speed with the new driver, I am more than willing to give that up for the other benefits.

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Message 1027042 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 8:31:43 UTC - in response to Message 1004706.

But does it run seti as fast as the older drivers? Wonder if the Lunatics or Sutaru has checked them out?


Thanks for the flower! ;-)

I made a forum search because of something.. and found my nickname here.. X-D

Now the 258.96 nVIDIA driver is available..
Someone made a test on a WinXP system compared to the currently fastest (for WinXP and GTX2xx) 190.x driver?

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