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Message 1283447 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 4:27:41 UTC

Just for info ..

NVIDIA driver 306.23 WHQL was released (Sep/13/2012).

Experiences (operating system, GPU)?


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Message 1283554 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 12:11:12 UTC - in response to Message 1283447.

Upgraded to new version yesterday and have no problems. Did notice that the driver only crashed once since then, so maybe that problem has been corrected. 301.42 was always blinking out on me, but it didn't affect any processing.

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Message 1283567 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 13:17:29 UTC

I need 290 for Einstein@home so I am not upgrading.
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Message 1283581 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 13:32:43 UTC - in response to Message 1283567.

I need 290 for Einstein@home so I am not upgrading.

Why do you need 290 for Einstein? Mine is running just fine on 306.23, as you can see.

We had a conversation a few days ago about a Quadro FX 1800 running slow with the newer drivers, but with your computers hidden at both sites I can't tell if that 'old hardware' problem applies to you too.

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Message 1283600 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 13:58:30 UTC - in response to Message 1283588.

Any performance reports?

The kitties hate to do upgrades and then ditch.

Dunno whether anyone's doing any benchtesting these days - just Claggy, I think. I'm still at the "phew, it works - and doesn't break Rom's memory size detection fix for BOINC v7.0.36, thank goodness" stage. That slow Quadro is at round about the 9600GS level, so that doesn't tell you anything about the performance of modern Fermis and Keplers.

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Message 1283642 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 16:04:39 UTC - in response to Message 1283624.

hi there
After i updated a driver working on SETI only one GPU with two task at same time but the other GPU is idle and its not showing/working....working normaly in windows but not on seti.
I have no idea where to look to fix that, so for any tips i would be appreciated. I have 2x460 1gb, win 7.
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Message 1283651 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 16:27:24 UTC - in response to Message 1283581.

I need 290 for Einstein@home so I am not upgrading.

Why do you need 290 for Einstein? Mine is running just fine on 306.23, as you can see.

We had a conversation a few days ago about a Quadro FX 1800 running slow with the newer drivers, but with your computers hidden at both sites I can't tell if that 'old hardware' problem applies to you too.

I will try the 306. I remember I had trouble with 3xx driver before, that is why I downgraded to 290. SETI ran fine with the 3xx driver.
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Message 1283654 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 16:46:03 UTC - in response to Message 1283651.

I need 290 for Einstein@home so I am not upgrading.

Why do you need 290 for Einstein? Mine is running just fine on 306.23, as you can see.

We had a conversation a few days ago about a Quadro FX 1800 running slow with the newer drivers, but with your computers hidden at both sites I can't tell if that 'old hardware' problem applies to you too.

I will try the 306. I remember I had trouble with 3xx driver before, that is why I downgraded to 290. SETI ran fine with the 3xx driver.

Depends on your card type. If it's pre-Fermi, it's quite probably not worth upgrading, too early to tell. I looked, but I don't think you posted at Einstein about problems.

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Message 1283661 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 17:08:09 UTC

Using Freds Seti performance program it should be easy to test the new drivers.

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Message 1283683 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 17:55:43 UTC - in response to Message 1283642.

hi there
After i updated a driver working on SETI only one GPU with two task at same time but the other GPU is idle and its not showing/working....working normaly in windows but not on seti.
I have no idea where to look to fix that, so for any tips i would be appreciated. I have 2x460 1gb, win 7.
thanks in advance


i have fix my problem with reading that thread here...

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=69049

Thanks Morten to find my problem to fix it

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Message 1283745 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 20:21:15 UTC
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The people forgot my benchmark tests which I made in past .. ? *confused*



For you interested ..

My last test which was with 301.42 WHQL ..

On my system (Intel Core2 Duo E7600, GTX260 O/C, WinXP 32bit) still 275.33 is the best/fastest driver.


I don't know if it's worth to test 306.23 on this old hardware ..


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Message 1283755 - Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 20:39:15 UTC - in response to Message 1283661.

Using Freds Seti performance program it should be easy to test the new drivers.

On my gtx560 there's no difference worth talking about


301.42

Results: Device: 0, device count: 2, average time / count: 304, average time on device: 152 Seconds (2 Minutes, 32 Seconds)

Results: Device: 0, device count: 3, average time / count: 446, average time on device: 148 Seconds (2 Minutes, 28 Seconds)

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306.23

Results: Device: 0, device count: 2, average time / count: 305, average time on device: 152 Seconds (2 Minutes, 32 Seconds)

Results: Device: 0, device count: 3, average time / count: 447, average time on device: 149 Seconds (2 Minutes, 29 Seconds)

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Message 1284103 - Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 15:26:05 UTC - in response to Message 1283661.

Using Freds Seti performance program it should be easy to test the new drivers.



Can you provide a link to this utility?

Thank you in advance

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Message 1284112 - Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 15:46:01 UTC - in response to Message 1284103.
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Using Freds Seti performance program it should be easy to test the new drivers.



Can you provide a link to this utility?

Thank you in advance


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Message 1284215 - Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 19:30:32 UTC

Upgraded two days ago and no problems so far.
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Message 1284377 - Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 3:50:25 UTC - in response to Message 1283651.

I need 290 for Einstein@home so I am not upgrading.

Why do you need 290 for Einstein? Mine is running just fine on 306.23, as you can see.

We had a conversation a few days ago about a Quadro FX 1800 running slow with the newer drivers, but with your computers hidden at both sites I can't tell if that 'old hardware' problem applies to you too.

I will try the 306. I remember I had trouble with 3xx driver before, that is why I downgraded to 290. SETI ran fine with the 3xx driver.

Update.

Einstein@home is working.
SETI working too.
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Message 1284483 - Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 15:33:46 UTC - in response to Message 1283745.
Last modified: 16 Sep 2012, 16:03:05 UTC

I don't know if it's worth to test 306.23 on this old hardware ..

Probably not, my tests on my 9800GTX+ showed a large slowdown on Cuda 5 drivers for legacy (pre-Fermi) GPUs:

x41z Cuda32, Cuda41 and Cuda42 v6 Bench on the 9800GTX+ (Win Vista x64, 301.42 (Cuda42 drivers)):

WU : PG0009.wu
setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe -verb :
Elapsed 529.981 secs
CPU 532.587 secs
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda32.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 335.452 secs, speedup: 36.70% ratio: 1.58x
CPU 8.923 secs, speedup: 98.32% ratio: 59.69x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda41.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 332.427 secs, speedup: 37.28% ratio: 1.59x
CPU 8.408 secs, speedup: 98.42% ratio: 63.34x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda42.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 332.899 secs, speedup: 37.19% ratio: 1.59x
CPU 8.190 secs, speedup: 98.46% ratio: 65.03x

WU : PG0395.wu
setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe -verb :
Elapsed 566.564 secs
CPU 575.566 secs
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda32.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 63.213 secs, speedup: 88.84% ratio: 8.96x
CPU 9.781 secs, speedup: 98.30% ratio: 58.85x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda41.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 66.359 secs, speedup: 88.29% ratio: 8.54x
CPU 8.954 secs, speedup: 98.44% ratio: 64.28x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda42.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 66.369 secs, speedup: 88.29% ratio: 8.54x
CPU 8.377 secs, speedup: 98.54% ratio: 68.71x

WU : PG0444.wu
setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe -verb :
Elapsed 486.205 secs
CPU 494.164 secs
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda32.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 55.309 secs, speedup: 88.62% ratio: 8.79x
CPU 9.719 secs, speedup: 98.03% ratio: 50.85x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda41.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 58.290 secs, speedup: 88.01% ratio: 8.34x
CPU 8.299 secs, speedup: 98.32% ratio: 59.55x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda42.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 58.266 secs, speedup: 88.02% ratio: 8.34x
CPU 8.549 secs, speedup: 98.27% ratio: 57.80x

WU : PG1327.wu
setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe -verb :
Elapsed 271.874 secs
CPU 272.846 secs
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda32.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 34.870 secs, speedup: 87.17% ratio: 7.80x
CPU 8.908 secs, speedup: 96.74% ratio: 30.63x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda41.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 34.253 secs, speedup: 87.40% ratio: 7.94x
CPU 8.268 secs, speedup: 96.97% ratio: 33.00x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda42.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 34.351 secs, speedup: 87.37% ratio: 7.91x
CPU 8.658 secs, speedup: 96.83% ratio: 31.51x

9800GTX+ on 306.23 drivers:

WU : PG0009.wu
setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe -verb :
Elapsed 529.981 secs
CPU 532.587 secs
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda32.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 346.910 secs, speedup: 34.54% ratio: 1.53x
CPU 9.750 secs, speedup: 98.17% ratio: 54.62x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda41.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 343.920 secs, speedup: 35.11% ratio: 1.54x
CPU 8.861 secs, speedup: 98.34% ratio: 60.10x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda42.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 342.913 secs, speedup: 35.30% ratio: 1.55x
CPU 9.079 secs, speedup: 98.30% ratio: 58.66x

WU : PG0395.wu
setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe -verb :
Elapsed 566.564 secs
CPU 575.566 secs
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda32.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 73.200 secs, speedup: 87.08% ratio: 7.74x
CPU 10.655 secs, speedup: 98.15% ratio: 54.02x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda41.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 74.323 secs, speedup: 86.88% ratio: 7.62x
CPU 9.266 secs, speedup: 98.39% ratio: 62.12x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda42.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 74.225 secs, speedup: 86.90% ratio: 7.63x
CPU 9.781 secs, speedup: 98.30% ratio: 58.85x

WU : PG0444.wu
setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe -verb :
Elapsed 486.205 secs
CPU 494.164 secs
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda32.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 64.693 secs, speedup: 86.69% ratio: 7.52x
CPU 9.859 secs, speedup: 98.00% ratio: 50.12x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda41.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 65.651 secs, speedup: 86.50% ratio: 7.41x
CPU 8.845 secs, speedup: 98.21% ratio: 55.87x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda42.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 65.762 secs, speedup: 86.47% ratio: 7.39x
CPU 8.798 secs, speedup: 98.22% ratio: 56.17x

WU : PG1327.wu
setiathome_6.03_windows_intelx86.exe -verb :
Elapsed 271.874 secs
CPU 272.846 secs
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda32.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 49.712 secs, speedup: 81.72% ratio: 5.47x
CPU 9.500 secs, speedup: 96.52% ratio: 28.72x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda41.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 47.098 secs, speedup: 82.68% ratio: 5.77x
CPU 8.689 secs, speedup: 96.82% ratio: 31.40x
Lunatics_x41z_win32_cuda42.exe -verb -nog :
Elapsed 47.021 secs, speedup: 82.70% ratio: 5.78x
CPU 8.440 secs, speedup: 96.91% ratio: 32.33x

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