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Message 1278503 - Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 23:24:14 UTC
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I thought it was just my machines, but it seems more people are having this problem. Usually when an update comes out I download it for all of my systems. Any of my systems without any Nvidia cards are running fine. But anything with a card has a minimum of 10-15 errors. I have multiple different cards on different systems. One older system in particular has never had any errors and now has 11 errors, it is an old system with a 8600GTS card, but was flawless until all of the updates. Has anyone found the most stable version of seti/Nvidia drivers that do not have so many errors?
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Message 1278675 - Posted: 1 Sep 2012, 5:41:03 UTC - in response to Message 1278503.
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I thought it was just my machines, but it seems more people are having this problem. Usually when an update comes out I download it for all of my systems. Any of my systems without any Nvidia cards are running fine. But anything with a card has a minimum of 10-15 errors. I have multiple different cards on different systems. One older system in particular has never had any errors and now has 11 errors, it is an old system with a 8600GTS card, but was flawless until all of the updates. Has anyone found the most stable version of seti/Nvidia drivers that do not have so many errors?


I assume you're using Lunatics opti-apps, and you appear to have 301.42 across the board. That's a good stable combination for Fermi cards, and SHOULD work OK with the older cards as well.

EDIT: You've got errors on both CPU and GPU work. There are alot of different codes, so my guess is that it's not related to NVidia drivers or Lunatics. The only one I can speak of with certainty is the error code (-12),and that is a normal error that you will encounter from time to time on GPU work.
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Message 1278689 - Posted: 1 Sep 2012, 6:03:16 UTC - in response to Message 1278503.

Usually when an update comes out I download it for all of my systems.

Why? Most of what's in those updates is bug-fixes for games. Are you playing a lot of (newer) games on all your systems? It's really not necessary to update your drivers ad nauseam, just to have them 'up-to-date'. When your work runs faultless using a certain driver, why the need to update? What could a newer driver do to better that performance?
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Message 1278800 - Posted: 1 Sep 2012, 11:16:06 UTC - in response to Message 1278675.

Yes, I have errors for both GPU and CPU, but only on systems that have a GPU. The other systems that have only a CPU seem to not have any errors. I have not played any games for about the last month and if I do play I turn of SETI first and restart after I am done. I have not installed optimised after the latest updates have come out unless it is still seeing the old optimised?
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Message 1278814 - Posted: 1 Sep 2012, 12:00:59 UTC - in response to Message 1278800.

I have not installed optimised after the latest updates have come out unless it is still seeing the old optimised?

What 'latest updates' are you talking about ('latest' updates for Windows? for BOINC? for NVIDIA? ...)

No update (even for BOINC) will change your 'optimised' (SETI apps),
Only new Lunatics Installer or detach from SETI ([Remove] SETI) can change/delete them.


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Message 1279315 - Posted: 2 Sep 2012, 17:26:57 UTC

I just got back from out of town, I will look at what I have installed, I had updated BOINC version and Nvidia drivers, I thought they would overwrite any of the previous Lunatics installation. I wanted to get them running stock with no errors before I install Lunatics. I will go through the computers later tonight and reinstall. Thanks.
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Message 1298398 - Posted: 24 Oct 2012, 12:44:53 UTC

It appears my NVidia card is consistently erroring. I have the following configuration followed by the error. Please help!

10/21/2012 9:40:21 AM | | No config file found - using defaults
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.28 for windows_x86_64
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Running under account john
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz [Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9]
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Processor: 256.00 KB cache
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall nx lm vmx tm2 popcnt aes pbe
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Memory: 5.90 GB physical, 11.81 GB virtual
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Disk: 653.44 GB total, 551.94 GB free
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 660M (driver version 306.97, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.0, 2048MB, 8382398MB available, 730 GFLOPS peak)
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 660M (driver version 306.97, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 2048MB, 8382398MB available)
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | rosetta@home | URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 1566392; resource share 80
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6778928; resource share 80
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | WUProp@Home | URL http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/; Computer ID 41128; resource share 15
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | WUProp@Home | General prefs: from WUProp@Home (last modified 01-Oct-2012 08:42:43)
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | WUProp@Home | Host location: none
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | WUProp@Home | General prefs: using your defaults
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Preferences:
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | max memory usage when active: 604.64MB
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 4232.45MB
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | max disk usage: 10.00GB
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | don't compute while active
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | don't use GPU while active
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
10/21/2012 9:40:23 AM | | Not using a proxy


Stderr output
<core_client_version>7.0.28</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
Incorrect function. (0x1) - exit code 1 (0x1)
</message>
<stderr_txt>
setiathome_CUDA: Found 1 CUDA device(s):
Device 1 : GeForce GTX 660M
totalGlobalMem = -2147483648
sharedMemPerBlock = 49152
regsPerBlock = 65536
warpSize = 32
memPitch = 2147483647
maxThreadsPerBlock = 1024
clockRate = 950000
totalConstMem = 65536
major = 3
minor = 0
textureAlignment = 512
deviceOverlap = 1
multiProcessorCount = 2
setiathome_CUDA: CUDA Device 1 specified, checking...
Device 1: GeForce GTX 660M is okay
SETI@home using CUDA accelerated device GeForce GTX 660M
setiathome_enhanced 6.09 Visual Studio/Microsoft C++
libboinc: 6.3.22

Work Unit Info:
...............
WU true angle range is : 0.361654
Optimal function choices:
-----------------------------------------------------
name
-----------------------------------------------------
v_BaseLineSmooth (no other)
v_GetPowerSpectrum 0.00024 0.00000
v_ChirpData 0.01323 0.00000
v_Transpose4 0.00250 0.00000
FPU opt folding 0.00238 0.00000
CUFFT error in file 'd:/Projects/SETI/seti_boinc/client/cuda/cudaAcc_fft.cu' in line 62.

</stderr_txt>
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Message 1298461 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 0:07:20 UTC

I also have been told that my NVidia 560 Ti errors are adversely affecting the system. Since I don't know how to stop receiving work for my GPU I guess I will have to bail out of SETI.

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Message 1298469 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 1:16:29 UTC - in response to Message 1298461.
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Have you tried checking your online preferences? Personally, though, I'd try to fix the problems as the GPU can outproduce the CPU any time. My friend's 560 Ti is an amazing value for crunching.

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Message 1298561 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 7:52:14 UTC - in response to Message 1298461.

Since I don't know how to stop receiving work for my GPU I guess I will have to bail out of SETI.

What's wrong with asking for help?

project preferences (they are part of Your account).
Edit them.
Uncheck "Use NVIDIA GPU"
Uncheck "If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications?"
Save preferences through the "update preferences" button.
Open BOINC Manager.
Advanced view.
Projects tab.
Select Seti.
Click Update.

From that time forward BOINC will only request CPU work from Seti.

As for your actual problems, if you want to fix them, you could try to update your videocard drivers. Was 266.44 even a driver geared for the 5xx range of Nvidia? I thought it needed 275 and up to work correctly.
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