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Message 1208540 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 19:42:01 UTC

Hi all
I know latest nvidia drivers causes computing errors, like 295 series, so I rolled back to 290, but than it gives me trouble like like drivers errors.
It something to do with CUDA being deactivated somehow when monitor goes off by power management, or something similar.
So which drivers you would recommend as stable and working for win7 x64?
Sorry if it was already discussed around.

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Message 1208549 - Posted: 21 Mar 2012, 20:03:44 UTC
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295.73 has given me no problems, so long as sleep mode is deactivated in Windows. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Prior to 295.73, I used 285.62 for a LONG time, with no problems whatsoever.

EDIT: A good point of reference is to check the top systems here and see what they're using.
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Message 1212652 - Posted: 1 Apr 2012, 3:56:30 UTC - in response to Message 1208540.  

I upgraded my Quadro 600 to v.295.73 last week and didn't figure out 'til today that the monitor sleeping was the cause of the calculations reverting to back CPU. Disabling the sleep feature on my machine's power settings fixed the issue and now I'm back on track.

~ Just turn off your monitor manually when not in use ~
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