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Message 12034 - Posted: 22 Aug 2009 | 8:36:09 UTC

Post at Guru3D.com here, with links to files for XP32, Vista/7 32 and 64. It shouldn't be too long until they appear on nVidias site. Anyone feel brave enough to try them?

An interesting side note: in post 24 a user complains that all 190 series drivers are switching clock speeds in an uncontrolled way on his system with Win 7 and a GTX 285. In games as well as if its just sitting on the desktop. This sounds similar to what PoorBoy and others have been reporting.

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Message 12036 - Posted: 22 Aug 2009 | 9:46:19 UTC

I have 2 GTX 260s. One with 216 shaders is happy with 190.38. The other with 192 shaders was never happy with anything except 182.xx so was on F@H. I have installed 190.62 on the 192 260 and ran OCCT for awhile and looked better than ever did, no artifacts or driver resets. So it has some GPUGrid WUs and we will see what happens. Fingers crossed.

Vista 64 and Boinc 6.6.36 on both.

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Message 12040 - Posted: 22 Aug 2009 | 14:54:25 UTC - in response to Message 12036.

1st one errored out. Back to F@H for this card. :-(

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Message 12044 - Posted: 22 Aug 2009 | 20:33:41 UTC - in response to Message 12040.

Seems likely for me too.... the combination of 190.62, 6.6.38, and 260 (192's) has completed 2 out of todays allotment of wu's the rest all errored out

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Message 12057 - Posted: 23 Aug 2009 | 12:44:33 UTC

First WU (73-KASHIF_HIVPR) on new GTX 260 and 190.62, BOINC v6.10.0 finished A-OK.

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Message 12059 - Posted: 23 Aug 2009 | 13:21:57 UTC - in response to Message 12034.

Post at Guru3D.com here, with links to files for XP32, Vista/7 32 and 64. It shouldn't be too long until they appear on nVidias site. Anyone feel brave enough to try them?

An interesting side note: in post 24 a user complains that all 190 series drivers are switching clock speeds in an uncontrolled way on his system with Win 7 and a GTX 285. In games as well as if its just sitting on the desktop. This sounds similar to what PoorBoy and others have been reporting.

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I did get 3 260 Cards back Friday on a RMA and put 2 in 1 Box, within minutes 1 Wu erred & when I checked 1 of the Cards had reset it's self to a lower clock speed. I reset it but when I checked later 1 or 2 more Wu's had erred too so I just switched back to Collatz on that Box & it's been running fine since. I'm going to try the 190.62 Drivers & a few more Grid Wu's later on it but I'm not expecting any miracles at this point.

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Message 12077 - Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | 13:31:08 UTC - in response to Message 12057.
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First WU (73-KASHIF_HIVPR) on new GTX 260 and 190.62, BOINC v6.10.0 finished A-OK.

Four completed out of 4 now, v190.62 is working fine here.

http://www.gpugrid.net/results.php?hostid=48008

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Message 12081 - Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | 15:40:46 UTC
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The 190.62's didn't do anything for me, I tried them on 2 of the Cards I got back on as RMA replacements. 1 of the Cards wouldn't run the Wu's for more than a minute or two before erring the Wu. The other card ran for awhile & then erred & reset itself to a lower clock speed or just the opposite by resetting & then erring the Wu.

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Message 12085 - Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | 19:21:28 UTC

Poorboy, what brand are the bad cards?

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Message 12089 - Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | 22:05:25 UTC - in response to Message 12059.

I did get 3 260 Cards back Friday on a RMA and put 2 in 1 Box, within minutes 1 Wu erred...


I don't want to sound arrogant.. but this is just what I expected :/

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Message 12090 - Posted: 24 Aug 2009 | 22:22:29 UTC - in response to Message 12085.

Poorboy, what brand are the bad cards?


10 bucks says EVGA!

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Message 12104 - Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | 14:13:36 UTC

1 was a EVGA & 4 were BFG's, still waiting for 2 RMA'ed BFG's, all the cards run the Collatz Wu's okay so that's what I'm running on them for now.

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Message 12146 - Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | 10:46:19 UTC - in response to Message 12081.

Poorboy, could you try to generate some errors on one machine with a 190 drivers so that we can look at the problem.

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Message 12189 - Posted: 28 Aug 2009 | 17:12:55 UTC

my 250 and 9800GTX+
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but Collatz Wu's okay (((
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Message 12224 - Posted: 30 Aug 2009 | 14:59:20 UTC - in response to Message 12189.
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I have a 9800GTX+ running ok under 190.62 - at least it is now. GPUGRID stresses the hardware much more than other CUDA projects, you can and do get the situation where other WUs that stress the hardware less, run, and GPUGRID's dont.

It often occurs when the driver is corrupted. Deinstall 190.62 via windows, reboot into safe mode, run Guru3D's Driver Sweeper and get rid of all the old driver bits you will find there, reboot (it will go into 640 mode - thats fine), then reinstall 190.62.

There is yet another example of this kind of corruption over on the number crunching forum - in that case it was SETI CUDA running, and GPUGRID didnt.

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Message 12243 - Posted: 31 Aug 2009 | 21:49:23 UTC
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Today I lost 2 WUs on my GTX295 after a emergency shutdown. The card runs at 95°C (normal is 68-72°C) and 100% fan speed (normal is 55%). After rebooting the next WU runs fine, like all the other WUs since installing the 190.63.

The error was in line 66 (Mersenne Twister) in this WU

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The other core had a fft_data_swizzle_in error in line 78

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Under this circumstands (card is running hot) it looks difficult to run GPUGrid without babysitting. Such a card is not a cheap card :(
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Message 12336 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009 | 21:33:29 UTC - in response to Message 12243.
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Can you be sure the card reached this temperature due to GPU-Grid? I don't think they changed their algorithm that drastically. Heating a chip up that much more would require an enormous increase in code efficiency (granted you don't start running useless loops).

Could it be that the fan control software failed to set the fan to 100% due to some hickup?

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Message 12340 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009 | 21:44:38 UTC - in response to Message 12336.

i'm going to say that the auto fan did auto adjust to the temp.

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Message 12344 - Posted: 3 Sep 2009 | 21:51:08 UTC - in response to Message 12340.

That's what the software reported. But is it true?

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