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Well, I was recommended not to use anything newer to 266.58 WHQL as it could cause BSOD's at F@H, and also the cards get stuck at 3D clocks when you close the client unless you restart.
And they also cause baldness.

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post #12 of 24
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what i noticed with these drivers, whenever i either quit folding or the card drops below 100% for more then a minute, it down clocks to 2d clocks and refuses to go back to what my OC is without a full restart.
Same problem for me. It used to happen when the overclock wasn't stable, but on the 280.26 drivers it happened at stock speeds. I had to reboot to get 3D speeds back.

I upgraded to 285.something and haven't had a single issue since. I advise everyone to do the same.
post #13 of 24
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Well, I was recommended not to use anything newer to 266.58 WHQL as it could cause BSOD's at F@H, and also the cards get stuck at 3D clocks when you close the client unless you restart.
They get stuck at 2D clocks, not 3D clocks

Same thing happened with boinc. Since upgrading to 285.38 beta I haven't had a single issue yet.
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The new WHQL drivers should be out by Monday.

I really hope all the Folding issues are gone, because those are the ones I'll be using since I'll be playing Battlefield 3.
I just upgraded to the 285.38 beta drivers, and so far so good. I'll be keeping an eye on things to see how they work out.

I'm hoping you're right about the WHQL drivers being out soon, I really don't care for running beta drivers, but I always really want the SLI profile for The Witcher 2 :[
 
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And they also cause baldness.
No more haircuts? Sounds good to me, sign me up!

*downloads Nvidia driver that causes baldness*
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Just an update:

First of all, I have been missing out on some serious PPD without using a dummy plug. And lastly, I am folding away quite happily with my 285.38 drivers!
 
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I just upgraded to the 285.38 beta drivers, and so far so good. I'll be keeping an eye on things to see how they work out.

I'm hoping you're right about the WHQL drivers being out soon, I really don't care for running beta drivers, but I always really want the SLI profile for The Witcher 2 :[
According to ManuelG, which is an Nvidia employee, they should be out the day before Battlefield 3 launches, which makes it Monday then.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?s...&#entry1310428

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Just an update:

First of all, I have been missing out on some serious PPD without using a dummy plug. And lastly, I am folding away quite happily with my 285.38 drivers!
Are you on SLI enabled? If so, yeah, without a dummy plug or a monitor connected to the 2nd card, the PPD drops quite a lot.
    
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The non-BF3 285 drivers are supposed to fix that. I'm on the BF3 drivers and I haven't had that issue yet though.
I am also on the BF3 drivers and using GPU tracker v2, the GPU clients keep crashing. Did you have to do any special tweaking or were they just install and go?
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Are you on SLI enabled? If so, yeah, without a dummy plug or a monitor connected to the 2nd card, the PPD drops quite a lot.
Well after trying this out for a bit, still not a perfect solution. My GPU1 client is at 12 completed units while GPU2 is at 16. I never assumed SLI was the issue. I guess I'm going to have to look into more solutions. Enabling and disabling SLI may have to just happen for now, just a nuisance as it requires a restart.
 
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Well after trying this out for a bit, still not a perfect solution. My GPU1 client is at 12 completed units while GPU2 is at 16. I never assumed SLI was the issue. I guess I'm going to have to look into more solutions. Enabling and disabling SLI may have to just happen for now, just a nuisance as it requires a restart.
Yep same here, I just disable SLI.
    
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