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Message 1078244 - Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 9:02:21 UTC

I have some problem with GPU 8600 GT on 6.10.58
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17.02.2011 10:38:32 SETI@home Message from server: A minimum of 254 MB (preferably 384 MB) of video RAM is needed to process tasks using your computer's NVIDIA GPU

but i have 256Mb on board GPU...
before CUDA works fine, than i update drivers on GPU and CUDA stopped working.

can someone help me?

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Message 1078281 - Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 13:10:51 UTC - in response to Message 1078244.

You have your answer already. ;-)

The newest drivers are more memory aggressive, reporting less free memory to the system. You'll have to revert back to your older drivers if you're going to use a video card with the bare minimum amount of RAM.

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Message 1078285 - Posted: 17 Feb 2011, 13:36:07 UTC - in response to Message 1078281.
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thx man, i`ll try

upd: now works well, thank you for help.

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Message 1087738 - Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 10:14:58 UTC - in response to Message 1078285.

HI..

What version drivers did you use?
i have the same card..

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Message 1088010 - Posted: 18 Mar 2011, 7:43:58 UTC - in response to Message 1087738.
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No need to ask - as you can see:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=5511799

he is using:
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT (256MB) driver: 19562


P.S.
Some (e.g. Sutaru Tsureku) say that 190.38 is the fastest driver for this kind of GPU:

[* Tests has shown that 190.x is the current fastest driver for CUDA calculation on 7/8/9xxx / GTS250 / GTX2xx GPUs. If you're also a gamer / or you have the new fermi graphic card (GTX4xx/5xx) / or you have Windows7, you could/should use 197.x+ . For to be sure, you should make a test which driver (190.x / 191.x / 195.x / 197.x) is the fastest / the best choice, for your system.]



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